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by Peter
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Proms

... I was not happy with the choice of congregational chorales at the Passion - why not one of the chorales from the Passion itself? The real highlights were both John Eliot Gardiner who have severely criticised in the past. The Berlioz Damnation of Faust and the late night Schutz and Bach were sup...
by Peter
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Muzak for the Mass
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Muzak for the Mass

A church in France I've visited a couple of times appears to use a mixture of live and recorded music but does so very effectively; I reported on it under the "Liturgical Tourism" heading here https://www.ssg.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1511#p21148 , so I won't repeat now what I wrote then. Re...
by Peter
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Ace Maria

Then theres the bride who wanted "that song from Robin Hood" expecting the schmaltzy Bryan Adams "Everything I do...." and instead got the silly bit of the Rossini overture that was used for the old B&W TV series. I'm not altogether convinced it was a mistake. The link in the second version of your...
by Peter
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Proms

Dare I, on a Catholic forum, nominate the trio of concerts that made up the Reformation Day on 20th August? :? The first was an organ recital taking Bach's "Orgelbüchlein" as its inspiration but including chorale preludes by other composers, up to the present day, as well. One of them was by Samuel ...
by Peter
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43098

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Finding Mass in provincial Netherlands can be tricky, so it was no surprise to find that today’s service in the Church of Our Lady of the Sea in Burgh-Haamstede turned out to be a Liturgy of the Word with Communion. Talking to the presiding layman, however, I learned that it is, for the moment at le...
by Peter
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4088

Re: Offertory hymns

The best hymns for this time are actually those that reflect back upon the Liturgy of the Word we have just celebrated, which means that they will relate to the scriptures of the day. We celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the light of what we have celebrated in the Liturgy of the Word. The b...
by Peter
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4088

Re: Offertory hymns

Here are some more possibilities - some very old! I hope I am not duplicating other suggestions: O Bread of Heaven, beneath this veil : Originally in the Crown of Jesus Music. Brilliant tune by Hemy! However it has a tendency to sound a bit slushy and sentimental if it is not performed cleanly and ...
by Peter
Wed May 03, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Octave
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Easter Octave

My understanding (FWIW) is that the Gloria is said/sung on every day of Easter week, but the Creed ... only on Easter Sunday and the 2nd Sunday of Easter... That's what my Weekday Missal says. However, it also adds that the Easter Sequence may be said or sung every day during Easter week - is that ...
by Peter
Wed May 03, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 3773

Re: Pentecost sequence.

Veni Sancte Spiritus (Laudate 301) is the setting we've always used at my church and I intend to use it again this year. At risk of going off topic, has anyone any bright ideas for the Corpus Christi sequence?
by Peter
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New look website
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

Re: New look website

One oddity I've just realised is that when you're in the Discussion Forum there is a link back to the Board Index but I can't find one to take you back to the SSG Home Page. It's not serious for me, as I have the Home Page rather than the Board Index bookmarked, so maybe that's why it took me so lon...
by Peter
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Composers group meeting in London on 19th Sept?
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

Re: Composers group meeting in Yeovil on 6th May

Since posting this yesterday I have received confirmation that the meeting is happening, so apologies for a false alarm. It seems that gremlins had infiltrated the Composers' Group mailing list but have now been sent packing.
by Peter
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Composers group meeting in London on 19th Sept?
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

Composers group meeting in Yeovil on 6th May?

Unlike the situation Dot reported at the start of this thread the year before last, we now have a meeting that is advertised on the website for 6th May in Yeovil, but I have received no e-mails about it since February of this year. I don't know whether there have been e-mails, which for some reason ...
by Peter
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4088

Re: Offertory hymns

We tend to use thematic or seasonal hymns. "Offertory" hymns are a last resort. I agree with this point: I too use thematic/seasonal hymns wherever possible, though the Masses I used to take may father to in his declining years (ten years ago, now) always went for "Offertory" hymns and cycled throu...
by Peter
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 2941

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

quaeritor wrote:I'm struggling with the maths (or the meaning?) here, Mary - am I missing something? :?:

Q

My interpretation FWIW is that if one person is especially pleased, one dissatisfied and the rest sufficiently content not to say anything you must be doing OK.
by Peter
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 3191

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

One interesting omission: the document starts "We, the undersigned..." but has no names or signatures at the end. Do we know who wrote it?