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by blackthorn fairy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55503

Re: Liturgical Tourism

I have been in France too - went to Mass at the cathedral in Avignon on Sunday 30th September. No choir but congregation sang reasonably well, led by the usual female cantor waving her left arm. Kyrie and Gloria from Missa de Angelis (no music or words provided but I was able to sing it from memory)...
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

From my mempory of the 'olden days' we all sang everything - as JW remembers - with choir leading and congregation following on to the best of their ability. It was later that I came across the antiphonal singing style - sometimes as men/women. Never mind the congregation swooping on Credo III, we u...
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55503

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Two recent experiences: Firstly - a Dominican Rite EF Mass on Sunday 12th August - better than the last EF Mass I attended because I could hear the words (when spoken aloud) and so was able to follow and did not get lost! Disappointed though that we were asked not to join in the responses (as the se...
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55503

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Re the 'people of good will' bit: Two points (1) Yes, 'people' is fine (see also la gente in Italian and les gens in French - we are not the only language with a truly non-gender-specific noun) and could have been used in other places! and (2) how do other languages translate the 'of good will' bit?...
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Spring Assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: Spring Assembly

I meant to say, of course, thanks to all the organisers for an excellent event.
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Spring Assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Spring Assembly

I was at the Northampton Diocese RE centre at The Holy Ghost parish in Luton on Saturday for an excellent Spring Assembly. For once, I chose the 'words' option for the afternoon workshop (rather than the music one) and was v pleased to have done so - we looked at various texts from the Mass to great...
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Responsorial Psalm
Replies: 21
Views: 2524

Re: Responsorial Psalm

I have written my own (except where we have something else to use). We each have a large ring-binder with everything in the right order in each cycle, with rerefence details for other sources where necessary (e.g. see book such and such, page whatever) It was a big project many years ago but has sto...
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 139
Views: 69042

Re: The wickedness of face cream

This thread started some time ago with Jonah being called to go to Nivea - this morning in my church he was being called to go to Nirvana - not once but several times. Did he get there I wondered?
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria settings
Replies: 13
Views: 2721

Re: Gloria settings

Thanks High Peak for that offer! Only one problem - how do I send you a PM? I've never done this before.
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria settings
Replies: 13
Views: 2721

Re: Gloria settings

Thanks everyone for these suggestions. the Belmont Gloria is the one that they already know (and would like something a little livelier). I don't know it, so can't comment. I've also suggested refrain settings, which might suit them. They've got an organist and a lead singer, so they could do one of...
by blackthorn fairy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria settings
Replies: 13
Views: 2721

Gloria settings

I know we've talked about settings of the Gloria in the past, but I have just been asked by an Anglican colleague if I could recommend a v simple sung Gloria for a small congregation with no choir - with the new words (i.e. to people of good will etc). They have a leader but I'm not sure if she sing...
by blackthorn fairy
Sun May 07, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 8825

Re: Offertory hymns

I don't know about the Kyrie from a Mozart Mass, but Nottingham (77 77 metre) is found in Common Praise (number 581) and is ascribed to Wenzel Müller (1747-1835). As I learnt it at school, I went first to Songs of Praise (our school hymn book) but was surprised to find that Nottingham is not there. ...
by blackthorn fairy
Fri May 05, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 6760

Re: Pentecost sequence.

As for the Corpus Christi sequence, that has me stumped. I've tried to find something suitable and failed - it has many verses which are irregular. On a more ambitious note, if you have a good choir, you could try Finzi's Lo the full final sacrifice (which is based partly on this sequence in a trans...
by blackthorn fairy
Fri May 05, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 6760

Re: Pentecost sequence.

As above, we use Holy Spirit Lord of light (tune Veni Sanct Spiritus - Samuel Webbe) words translated by Edward Caswall, which is in Celebration for Everyone 261. We sing it as a congregational hymn in the right place. Works well.
by blackthorn fairy
Tue May 02, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Hymn Choices
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Re: International Hymn Choices

Another one that can catch people out depending on whether they are from the RC or CofE tradition is Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour - a super hymn, which we sing to Regent Square, and that's fine. However our ex-Anglican clergy are used to the wonderful St Helen (not in our book unfortunately)...