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by blackthorn fairy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria settings
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

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: 1342

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: 1342

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: 4072

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: 3768

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: 3768

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: 869

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: 4072

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: 804

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: 1223

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: 2678

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.
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 2724

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

I too have just re-read Musicam Sacram - and was pleased with what I read. It's all there really.
by blackthorn fairy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 3522

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

...and don't get me started on 'And also with you'!!
by blackthorn fairy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 3522

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

Yes Nazard - I agree. Some horrors in the new translation, but many more in the old. The Gloria was a travesty and I for one welcome back all the phrases that got pushed out last time.
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Baptism of the Lord
Replies: 11
Views: 1576

Re: The Baptism of the Lord

Point taken mcb - I just thought that as a feast of the Lord it should be on a Sunday (which was what I was told re the others) I also like to have a good ending of the Christmas season on a Sunday, ready to start Sundays of the Year the dollowing week. And another thing - we had only just welcomed ...