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by pdsfd
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4105

Re: Offertory hymns

Some hymns can sound better sung during the Preparation of the Gifts than as a Processional/Recessional hymn. I can think of a few; 'O worship the Lord', 'Surrexit Christus' by Taize, 'The Servant King' (especially on Palm Sunday) and 'Will you come and follow me' by John Bell.
by pdsfd
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 4428

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

We have a good 2-manual Makin digital organ in our church, installed in 1997 and with three decent sized exterior speakers (I think one is for the pedal board), it can sound pretty awesome when full organ and is probably slightly too powerful for an average-sized 1920s church building. It is fairly ...
by pdsfd
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7825

Re: Only 20 hymns

I don't choose the music in my parish, although I do have some input through requests every so often. These are 20 hymns we have sung probably around 5 times or more in at least 1 of the last 3 years, in no particular order: Praise my soul the King of heaven All people that on earth do dwell Tell ou...
by pdsfd
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 32
Views: 6862

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Started at 6.30, finished at about 7.55, still light at the end! The Exsultet was sung in full but we didn't have a fire and just had the 3 readings before the Gloria (Genesis, Exodus and Isaiah) and the psalms were (sadly) spoken which made up some time. Wandering off topic slightly but I have to s...
by pdsfd
Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Carols at Midnight Mass
Replies: 48
Views: 8926

Re: Carols at Midnight Mass

More than likely we'll start off with Away in a Manger for the procession to the Crib, followed by O come all ye faithful as the opening hymn, that's what we've done the last few years. Have to say I'm not a fan of Away in a Manger, I cringe a bit whenever we sing it - we usually sing it a couple mo...
by pdsfd
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Published settings 2
Replies: 35
Views: 5925

Re: Published settings 2

I like the revised version of Peter Jones' Coventry Gloria - initially I preferred the original but the new setting has grown on me more and more and this is now my preference. However, a Gloria that I particularly like is the Psallite Mass Gloria from 'At the table of the Lord'. On the face of it i...
by pdsfd
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congregational singing of hymns
Replies: 147
Views: 34012

Re: Congregational singing of hymns

In my own parish I suppose one irritation I have with regards to hymn singing is the reluctance to try out 'new hymns' or hymns that "no one will have heard of". Admittedly as we currently don't have a choir, albeit an excellent organist in charge of a very capable 2-manual Makin, you can...
by pdsfd
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congregational singing of hymns
Replies: 147
Views: 34012

Re: Congregational singing of hymns

In my own parish I suppose one irritation I have with regards to hymn singing is the reluctance to try out 'new hymns' or hymns that "no one will have heard of". Admittedly as we currently don't have a choir, albeit an excellent organist in charge of a very capable 2-manual Makin, you can'...
by pdsfd
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A year on, what are we singing?
Replies: 79
Views: 15760

Re: A year on, what are we singing?

Has Michael Joncas composed a new translation for his Mass for John Carroll Gloria? We're still using the non-translated Salazar Gloria, we are however using a new translation Sanctus (Missal Tone I think?) and a slightly altered Memorial Acclamation 'When we eat this bread', still to the same tune ...
by pdsfd
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy Week must haves
Replies: 29
Views: 7387

Re: Holy Week must haves

Well, in 2009, this is what our parish had Thanks, pdsfd. Have things not been so good in the last three years, then? as well as the superbly rhyming 3rd lines It's great to get to the end of the Easter Sunday morning Mass and sing never tiring be our choiring , and not have to mean it for a few da...
by pdsfd
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy Week must haves
Replies: 29
Views: 7387

Re: Holy Week must haves

Well, in 2009, this is what our parish had: Palm Sunday Opening: All Glory, Laud and Honour Processional: Ride on ride on in majesty Communion: My song is love unknown Recessional: Hail Redeemer, King Divine (I think) Mass of the Lord's Supper: Opening: Day is done Gloria: George Salazar Washing of ...