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by blackthorn fairy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Spring Assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 195

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: 195

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: 1281

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: 65958

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: 2026

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: 2026

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: 2026

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: 6189

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: 5489

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: 5489

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: 1190

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)...
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 6189

Re: Offertory hymns

As several have commented, there are some rather ghastly ones designated as for Presentation of the Gifts, so i usually go for seasonal or scriptural relevance. As for Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to thee (good words!), you could try it to Nottingham - this is the one I learned at sch...
by blackthorn fairy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Drowning them in the Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: Drowning them in the Sea

Yes - I always thought that it should follw straight on. In my Missal, the rubric clearly states 'The following Psalm is taken up immediately.' No mistake there.
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 1744

Re: Easter Alleluia

We don't. I think it would just be a step too far. We sing a Byzantine chant version (once), with the veses, and then repeat the alleluia at the end.
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of the Saints
Replies: 16
Views: 3412

Re: Litany of the Saints

We sing it - as always -unaccompanied to a version given to us some years ago by an assistant priest. Don't know where it came from.