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by Ian Coleman
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn to St Stephen
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

Re: Hymn to St Stephen

Abbotts Leigh also works well - but I guess you've made your choice. 'Ode to Joy' fits, but doesn't (for me) really do the job.
by Ian Coleman
Sun May 04, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns that conflict with Catholic doctrine.
Replies: 50
Views: 24344

Re: Hymns that conflict with Catholic doctrine.

On the main thrust of the thread, I had an interesting experience transcribing and arranging a song by the Christian Rock band 'Caedmon's Call' for my junior choir. It's called 'We delight in the law of your word'' (m) and I found I had to 're-orientate' the lyrics quite a bit. Without treading on t...
by Ian Coleman
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Palm Sunday for guitars and flute
Replies: 25
Views: 10685

Re: Palm Sunday for guitars and flute

Why does the Palm Sunday liturgy require any instrumental accompaniment at all? Be bold - be 'a cappella!'
by Ian Coleman
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Post Baptismal Catechesis
Replies: 7
Views: 3985

Re: Post Baptismal Catechesis

Well, I will shoot my mouth off - not having heard Francesco Donega's talk and all... But, it seems to me it's time to step back a bit from the whole RCIA model, which is itself somewhat 'neo-catechumenal'. Yes, I know that's a 'cart-before-horse' characterisation, but I am mindful of a point made b...
by Ian Coleman
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Secretary to the Department for Christian Life and Worsh
Replies: 35
Views: 14665

Re: New Secretary to the Department for Christian Life and W

This new team looks to me to be a group of Italian technocrats, which suggests that the Holy Father has done what Jesuits tend to do with issues that are on the periphery of their main apostolate - entrust them to "safe pairs of hands". Personally I think it's a shame that Uwe Michael Lang...
by Ian Coleman
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Adoremus in aeternum
Replies: 9
Views: 5273

Re: Adoremus in aeternum

I think the 'Doh-re-mi-re-doh' incipit for Adoremus is still the best known, although the 'la-soh-la-soh-fa-la-'doh-'doh-ti-la' is a finer melody. Incidentally, I suspect John is right to be suspicious of the theology behind the Antiphon - but there is another way of looking at it, if you take 'Sacr...
by Ian Coleman
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Traditional or Contemporary?
Replies: 98
Views: 32805

Re: Traditional or Contemporary?

Many good points have been made on the subject of chant Propers. Two details need highlighting however. Firstly, it is by no means clear that the Propers were developed by 'Cathedral or monastic musicians'; the origins of the Propers, and indeed the earliest strands of the Gregorian tradition are no...
by Ian Coleman
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Will Francis restore our liturgy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Re: Will Francis restore our liturgy?

No need! Like an ancient cathedral, it (or parts of it) are continually being restored...
by Ian Coleman
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Suggestions for a Choral Mass Setting
Replies: 11
Views: 6677

Re: Suggestions for a Choral Mass Setting

If your choir are really non music-readers, then going for a 4-part mass-setting may not be the way forward. Certainly anything polyphonic would probably need more effort than could be justified. I'd suggest the Proulx version of the Schubert 'Deutsche Mess', which you can find on the Decani website...