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by Terry Quinn
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B
Replies: 9
Views: 639

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

Very interesting, SC.(We'll be sticking with Mr Inwood's "O blessed are those" )which seems to fit both choices of first reading. Can't really see anyone singing "He, the Lord, is our God. He remembers his covenant for ever." Paul Inwood’s version with its compelling accompaniment has been irresist...
by Terry Quinn
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The continued use of "old translation" mass settings
Replies: 14
Views: 3626

The continued use of "old translation" mass settings

Is this a Catholic Parish? In England and Wales? How do they get away with ignoring the norms for Mass laid down in G.I.R.M. and by the Bishops' Conference i.e. Peruvian Gloria, Israeli Mass, Memorial acclamation? Forward to the 1970s. This is a matter of great concern and annoyance to me. Why are ...
by Terry Quinn
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Second Sunday of Advent
Replies: 17
Views: 4774

Re: Second Sunday of Advent

[How are you fitting the newly translated "when we eat this bread..." To St Columba?]

You are welcome to the one we use which I put together when the revised trans. Took place. We sing it in 4 parts.
by Terry Quinn
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ nightmares
Replies: 47
Views: 18139

Re: Organ nightmares

Not very long ago I was engaged to accompany an accomplished and well known mezzo soprano during a funeral Mass. The ancient wheezy organ is in the west gallery, and it meant that I was seated with my back to the assembly. The singer was positioned a few feet behind my back, looking down the nave. A...
by Terry Quinn
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ nightmares
Replies: 47
Views: 18139

Re: Organ nightmares

Sub-title 'Organist' Nightmare' I was engaged to play the organ for a wedding, a few days ago, at a church which was unfamiliar to me. The stand in priest was charming but difficult to follow because of his strong, Asian accent. Announcements and cues for hymns, were unintelligible and the whole aff...
by Terry Quinn
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 8339

Re: All things to all people?

Music/Folk groups are, I feel, best positioned at the front of the church to best engage and lead the congregation. If however they are in full view, it can be most distracting and sometimes makes it impossible to focus on the Mass itself. All those mysterious looking instruments and other electrica...
by Terry Quinn
Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: What anniversary of the Election of Francis???
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

Re: What anniversary of the Election of Francis???

JW wrote: we'll be singing "God Bless our Pope" again before too long. AARGH!


AARGH!...........The note redoubles!
Still wondering how M&Liturgy came across this instruction; they seem to be the only ones to have heard about it.
by Terry Quinn
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: What anniversary of the Election of Francis???
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

What anniversary of the Election of Francis???

Music & Liturgy, issue No 350 tells us that on June 29 we mark the anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis as directed by the Bishop's Conference. I have been unable to find this reported anywhere else, nor have I come across anyone who has even heard of it. I am mystified! :?:
by Terry Quinn
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Psalm for the feast of the Transfiguration
Replies: 11
Views: 5204

Re: Psalm for the feast of the Transfiguration

I can recommend one from the GB-Smith "Responsorial Psalm Book for Sundays & Feast Days" (Collins). It is for the 7th Sun of Easter C. Music: Paul Johnstone. The words of verse 2 will need to be adapted but otherwise it is a straight sing. This setting gives a range of options and is j...
by Terry Quinn
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Greener grass?
Replies: 32
Views: 13318

Re: Greener grass?

HLOEH appeared on the English scene in Praise the Lord (revised edition) in 1972, but although I was one of that book's co-editors I have no recollection as to what was the source of the words. Perhaps one of us had access to the Caswall collection of translations. It's a fine hymn with plenty of b...
by Terry Quinn
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass from Leeds
Replies: 13
Views: 2632

Re: MASS FROM LEEDS.

By coincidence these were among my most favourite hymns during school days. 'Sweet Saviour Bless us' is such a beautiful hymn and In the days of Evening Benediction it was sung regularly. I have to confess that once a year we include it in our Mass, just because "a little bit of what you fancy....
by Terry Quinn
Fri May 11, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congregational singing of hymns
Replies: 147
Views: 36321

Re: Congregational singing of hymns

I recently spent a month in Catholic Malta attending four Sunday Masses each in a different church where there were huge congregations. The music and singing was abysmal. Each assembly had two or three leading the singing, accompanied by organ or guitars. No one else sang. How these musicians manage...
by Terry Quinn
Fri May 04, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 24 June Birth of John The Baptist
Replies: 51
Views: 9579

Re: 24 June Birth of John The Baptist

Peter wrote:It's no. 378 in Laudate and one of the hymns suggested in the latest M&L for this feast.

Somehow this had escaped my notice, so thanks for pointing it out. I will take up your suggestion of using 'Grenoble'
by Terry Quinn
Fri May 04, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 24 June Birth of John The Baptist
Replies: 51
Views: 9579

Re: 24 June Birth of John The Baptist

20 years ago our church of St. J the B. celebrated its centenary. When planning the music I had difficulty finding a suitable hymn. I cannot remember where I got the words for the hymn we used, but I set it to the tune, ‘Old Hundredth’. I would have liked to use ‘Gonfalon Royal’ but the congregation...