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by Howard Baker
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4088

Re: Offertory hymns

Peter said, a while back, that '...bread and wine to be transformed' was, strictly speaking wrong (thus making that Offertory hymn unusable?) as the elements are to be 'transubstantiated'. To nit-pick: 'transformed', in so far as it means just 'changed' is ok. Transubstantiation is one way (from Tho...
by Howard Baker
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy Thursday Compline
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Holy Thursday Compline

If any of you have a service of Compline on Holy Thursday and are short of pieces to sing, here are two sets of hymn words I produced a year or two ago: Opening hymn: 1. From your Last Supper, Lord, we come, from sharing bread and wine – your very Body and your Blood: Passover’s victory sign. 2. At ...
by Howard Baker
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 3527

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

Yes, I agree that "awaiting the blessed hope and the coming..." is obscure. It's a close translation of the Latin, and is a direct quotation from Paul to Titus, the meaning being that we are waiting for that which is our blessed hope, namely the coming of Jesus Christ... The previous Engli...
by Howard Baker
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 3527

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

Well, some of the most ancient creeds have "credimus" (and early Greek ones have "pisteuomen", we believe, too). So, you'd be in good company and I guess the earlier translators took these creeds into account. (Mind, it would be "... in Deum parentEM ..." - third declen...
by Howard Baker
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass for Canonisation of Mother Teresa
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Mass for Canonisation of Mother Teresa

Interesting that the Communion hymn at the Mass in St Peter's square was sung in Italian to Winchester Old (While shepherds watched...).
by Howard Baker
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43099

Re: Liturgical Tourism

The Greek "himas" is in fact in the accusative. It's the Latin pronoun that's dative.
by Howard Baker
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical blogs
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

Re: Liturgical blogs

Martin Barry's Salford Cathedral music blog lists a few of these:
http://salfordcathedralmusic.blogspot.co.uk/
by Howard Baker
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Traditional or Contemporary?
Replies: 98
Views: 19959

Re: Traditional or Contemporary?

"The main place should be given to Gregorian chant, all things being equal...." (GIRM) What do you take 'all things being equal' mean here?
by Howard Baker
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Psalm for the feast of the Transfiguration
Replies: 11
Views: 4619

Re: Psalm for the feast of the Transfiguration

Oops, yes. Sorry! I meant in relation to the music.
by Howard Baker
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Psalm for the feast of the Transfiguration
Replies: 11
Views: 4619

Re: Psalm for the feast of the Transfiguration

You might consider the attached, composed just this year by Colin Brumby, the Australian composer. You are free to copy and use it as you will - no copyright issues. It's not especially 'rousing' but has a response which would be easy for the congregation to sing. PSALM 96 (Transfiguration of the Lo...
by Howard Baker
Thu May 02, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Two Issues (Communion Hymns and Month of May)
Replies: 47
Views: 18280

Re: Two Issues (Communion Hymns and Month of May)

Tricky one that, the Marian hymn in May at Mass, especially because of 6 Easter, Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity, and if your folk have a strong devotion to Mary. Some congregations occasionally sing a Salve Regina or Regina Caeli at the Prayer of the Faithful, in place of the (alas now disputed!) ...
by Howard Baker
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Pope
Replies: 54
Views: 11616

Re: New Pope

Of course, women were allowed onto the sanctuary outside of liturgies.... to do the cleaning!
by Howard Baker
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Andrew Carwood
Replies: 36
Views: 7285

Re: Andrew Carwood

You can be resourced up to the hilt but what matters is how the principal musicians of celebrant, cantor and congregation sing the liturgy. Some of the best music in the country comes from cathedrals with fewer resources: Clifton, Hallam, Salford. They're the places I'd go to for inspiration. 'Best...
by Howard Baker
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Readings for the Easter Vigil
Replies: 30
Views: 7567

Re: Readings for the Easter Vigil

If... If... If... If... Well, yes. It would, in those circumstances, be wonderful. (At three hours plus, do you have an intermission? Kia-Ora at the offertory?)
by Howard Baker
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Learning the Ave Maria
Replies: 9
Views: 2374

Re: Learning the Ave Maria

Lovely!