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by nazard
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B

Sorry - next year B - a while away yet!
by nazard
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: St Anne's Leeds Midnight Mass
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: St Anne's Leeds Midnight Mass

Thanks for that. Is it published or on the net anywhere?
by nazard
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B

...Can't really see anyone singing "He, the Lord, is our God. He remembers his covenant for ever." You had me worried, as that was what I had rehearsed, and it was too late to change. In the event, it went off well and the congregation picked up the response immediately. Perhaps you could give it a...
by nazard
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: St Anne's Leeds Midnight Mass
Replies: 4
Views: 190

St Anne's Leeds Midnight Mass

I was very taken with this year's broadcast midnight mass from Leeds: I thought they did very well indeed. Did anyone recognise the setting of the Responsorial Psalm they used? I felt that the music carried the words well and was tuneful into the bargain, and would like to see if we could cope with ...
by nazard
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 1676

Re: Remembrance Sunday

The Gelineau 'Nunc Dimittis' (At last all powerful master you give leave to your servant to go' ) is very easy. It was in the first 'Praise the Lord' and other hymn collections. Thank you for this suggestion. I have gone for the Gelineau (Jelly Nose?) Nunc Dimittis, but written a new antiphon as th...
by nazard
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 1676

Re: Remembrance Sunday

nazard wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:41 am
...the third Sunday of Advent...
Mea culpa, I was of course looking ahead to the Holy Family.
by nazard
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 1676

Re: Remembrance Sunday

Yes - a lot has been lost for no apparent reason. I was looking at the readings for the third Sunday of Advent, meaning to choose the music, and I saw that the Nunc Dimittis features in the Gospel. We used to say it a lot until it suddenly disappeared. Are there any similarly simple settings of the ...
by nazard
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 1676

Re: Remembrance Sunday

Gloriously gloomy! Thank you for posting it. It may come in handy sometime.

The price was very nostalgic.
by nazard
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 4760

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Thomas, although I largely agree with what you write, I am not happy about your idea of putting a 16' stop on the great. Our venerable parish toaster, a Viscount, has a 16' Bourdon on the great, and it is a pain in the unmentionable. The problem is that poor organists like to draw it because it mudd...
by nazard
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 1676

Re: Remembrance Sunday

Our total list is rather different: Pre mass voluntary: Priere, A. Guilmant Opening hymn: To Christ the Prince of Peace (Narenza) Last Post, a minute's silence, Reveille Mass setting: Peter Jones' Parish Mass Offertory: O God of earth and altar (Cruger) Communion: Be still my soul (Finlandia) - I wa...
by nazard
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 1676

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday is coming up, and every year I get pressurised into playing "O God our help in ages past", to St. Anne, which I personally consider to be one of the plainest and most tedious tunes to have stayed in print for very long. However, I have found this descant by Alan Gray which livens ...
by nazard
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Magnum Principium

... I would love to see an authorised metrical version of the Gloria that parishes with no musians could sing to a hymn tune. To only be used when sung. Something to Long Metre would offer plenty of scope for a variety of tunes. ... That could be a good idea if done well enough. I cannot get excite...
by nazard
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4479

Re: First communion music

We could easily get bitter about such things, but its just the way of things. Remember the parable of the sower. You have to spread a lot of seed to get a crop, and it doesn't all work out. Just keep on sowing and rejoice when you achieve anything.
by nazard
Sun May 21, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 4174

Re: Pentecost sequence.

Sorry, it should be "Ad maiorem Dei gloriam." I am as bad at Latin as I am at music...
by nazard
Sat May 20, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 4174

Re: Pentecost sequence.

I think the issue of mediocre musicians, both choirs and instrumentalists, is a very important one. Personally I find badly performed music a great distraction from prayer. I have come across people who say things like: "it doesn't matter how it sounds, so long as we make a joyful noise to the Lord....