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by Ephrem Feeley
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B
Replies: 9
Views: 331

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

Can't figure out how to upload attachments, but I can forward the setting of Psalm 104: He the Lord is Our God that we use to anyone who wants it... It's a simple refrain in A minor for assembly, with psalm tone verses for cantor.
by Ephrem Feeley
Fri May 05, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 4156

Re: Pentecost sequence.

At risk of going off topic, has anyone any bright ideas for the Corpus Christi sequence?
We use the tune Jesu Dulcis Memoria, which works well with the "Behold the Bread of Angels sent" text. One of the verses has an extra line, so we repeat the last line of the tune.
by Ephrem Feeley
Wed May 03, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 4156

Re: Pentecost sequence.

This is the one that we use in our parish. It moves along nicely.
http://www.giamusic.com/search_details. ... le_id=1427

Of course, the words might have to be adapted to suit the UK translation...
by Ephrem Feeley
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Carol Competition 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Re: Carol Competition 2016

This announcement is coming a little late, but it's important that the work of some fine young composers is fully acknowledged: ​ The task of this year’s competition was to write a carol for unison, SA or SSA choir, or for choir and congregation. Sixteen entries were received, and the judges had the...
by Ephrem Feeley
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: God so loved the world
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: God so loved the world

Its a lovely thing, I agree. Are there any settings of that text for congregational use, I wonder. There are a couple of congregational settings that use the quote from John 3:16. These are the ones that come to mind, and the weblinks: For God so Loved the World, by Marty Haugen (http://www.giamusi...
by Ephrem Feeley
Thu May 19, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Carol Competition 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1321

Carol Competition 2016

Hi All, I'd be grateful if you could pass on the following news, which is of especial interest to young composers. Composers who are 21 years of age or under are invited to submit a new carol for Advent or Christmas, suitable for upper voices. The carol can be for unison, SA or SSA choir, or for cho...
by Ephrem Feeley
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Musical accompaniment on Good Friday
Replies: 32
Views: 6995

Re: Musical accompaniment on Good Friday

True. Accompaniment also supports the voices, and gives an overall sense of harmonic shape to the piece that is otherwise missing in unaccompanied, melody-only singing. That said, and going back to the original post, Good Friday is a suitable occasion where the only music heard is unaccompanied sing...
by Ephrem Feeley
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Musical accompaniment on Good Friday
Replies: 32
Views: 6995

Re: Musical accompaniment on Good Friday

We made the bold step some years back to keep the organ silent for Good Friday. Of course, this eliminates some very attractive pieces which are built around the accompaniment, but it is a sacrifice worth making. It reinforces the starkness of the day - stripped altars, no entrance hymns, everything...
by Ephrem Feeley
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 178
Views: 44398

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Is this a record? Probably not - most churches in Ireland, including cathedrals, will give the choir summer holidays of two or three months, with no provision for music during this time. Surely it would be very easy to sing a simple missal Alleluia, or Eucharistic Acclamations. In our own parish, w...
by Ephrem Feeley
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 136
Views: 62758

Re: The wickedness of face cream

I must confess that, many years ago, I produced an overhead slide for assembly with the words for a hymn. What I actually put up was, "You shall cross the barren dessert,"

Sweet!
by Ephrem Feeley
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music Animator required
Replies: 43
Views: 10019

Re: Music Animator required

Some of us have neither an organ, nor a place to put one. Guitars, instruments and keyboard are the order of the day. Granted, a pipe organ does take up a fair bit of room, albeit mostly vertically. A good digital organ takes up around four square metres, with speakers mounted on the wall, so unles...
by Ephrem Feeley
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: School Masses
Replies: 12
Views: 3252

Re: School Masses

Apologies for the poor spelling: in a school setting, we're too used to dealing with principals. Of course it should be "principles of good liturgy". To go back to zarlino's original post, we believe that this model is sustainable and do-able in most Catholic schools, particularly those wi...
by Ephrem Feeley
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: School Masses
Replies: 12
Views: 3252

Re: School Masses

It's particularly heartening to hear of Gregorian chant being sung at your school. Could you tell us a little more about that? God bless! The germ of the idea to set up a Schola came from a one-time surplus of teaching hours that our school had back in 2009. Sometimes these would be used for sport,...
by Ephrem Feeley
Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: School Masses
Replies: 12
Views: 3252

Re: School Masses

I have been teaching RE and Music in Catholic schools in Ireland for nearly 20 years now - the past 11 years of which I've been in a great all-girls' secondary school with a strong tradition of music. I think what applies to church on Sunday morning applies right through the week too - and age shoul...
by Ephrem Feeley
Sun May 31, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Liturgy: Letter to the Editor
Replies: 28
Views: 5613

Re: Music and Liturgy: Letter to the Editor

I think the concern is over whether Gregorian chant will become something like a museum piece in the history of Christian music, sung by the rare cathedral choir, or included as concert items by specialist medieval groups. Certainly much of it will go that way. But there are many gems in the Gregori...