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by Peter
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 209
Views: 51936

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Just one little change I'd make to Oops' CD cover: Every CD marketed should be obliged to carry on the front the message.... "You don't really need this just sing the Gospel Acclamation and the Sanctus and a few hymns that everyone knows". The congregational singing at the now-long-disappeared churc...
by Peter
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 209
Views: 51936

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Anyway they had a tape backing for some hymns which were standard fare. No acclamations. The problem with the tape backing was that it stretched people's voices too early in the morning. 40-odd years ago at the church my parents went to then (no longer in existence), we tried playing taped hymn acc...
by Peter
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei

Was it Haydn who said the thought of God always made him cheerful? He may well have said it, but I gather that his reply to criticism of the style of his Masses was that he preferred to praise God with a cheerful voice. Maybe that's the quote you're thinking of, Alan? Either way, it's a good princi...
by Peter
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 209
Views: 51936

Re: Liturgical Tourism

After the splendours of St Stephen’s, Vienna, the following Sunday saw me once again in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Roden, in the north of the Netherlands. As with all my previous visits there it was a Liturgy of the Word with Eucharist (LoW&E), because of the shortage of priests. Two laymen t...
by Peter
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 209
Views: 51936

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Visiting Vienna as part of an Interrail tour in the wake of an orchestra tour playing mainly Haydn, the obvious choice for me regarding Sunday Mass today was St Stephen's Cathedral, where Haydn sang as a choirboy (not to mention its other association with famous musicians). It didn't dissappoint. Th...
by Peter
Tue May 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

Apologies for the late addition to this thread, I hope not too late to be of help to Quaeritor. It's a while since I've played at Confirmation Masses and even then I had no influence over the choice of hymns, but those who did choose them did not seem to confine themselves to explicitly Spirit-relat...
by Peter
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congratulations, Bernadette!
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Congratulations, Bernadette!

VML wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:29 pm
... we sang the Vigil version of Christ be our Light: This is the night of new beginnings, last week.
So did we. It's one of my "must-haves" for the Vigil. A very well-deserved medal!
by Peter
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 2596

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Don't you mean, HP, that it's easier to negotiate with a terrorist than with a PP? He doesn't sound like much of a liturgist to me! Our Vigil is also at 8, which seems to have become the norm, but given the long-range weather forecast it could be wet, so we may have the fire indoors anyway. Still, i...
by Peter
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

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: 1160

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: 1077

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: 2098

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: 209
Views: 51936

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: 7674

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: 7674

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 ...