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by mcb
Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Organ in Church again
Replies: 6
Views: 3473

Re: Website

...probably derived from that same CD... Yep, those are from the CD. I wrote about the organ a year or so ago for Music and Liturgy. If anyone missed it and would like to see it, I'll be happy to send the text of the article if you let me have your e-mail address. To answer Merseysider's question, ...
by mcb
Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: In quires and places....
Replies: 67
Views: 27227

The stated emphasis seems to be on the right of the whole body of the faithful to active participation. Great music can be consistent with, and even foster, that right. It would be poor consolation for an ordinary churchgoer to think that their exclusion from active participation was helping to pre...
by mcb
Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: In quires and places....
Replies: 67
Views: 27227

Re: In quires and places....

(Apologies that this post is on the long side! I've tried to get my thoughts in order, and this is as near as I can get. M.) Maybe the answer is that there's more than one way to do it, and different ways are right for different communities and different occasions. I don't know whether you've ever b...
by mcb
Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: A Soldier's Requiem
Replies: 8
Views: 11712

Re: Requiem Mass or for performance?

Elsewhere in this forum, I think it is noted that the great composers' Masses are, and probably were, unlikely ever to have been used at an actual liturgy Perhaps that's overstating it, though I'm sure VML and Musicus are right in suggesting that the concert hall is a more likely place for your mus...
by mcb
Sun Nov 07, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Unpopular psalms
Replies: 30
Views: 32658

Re: Vaguely on Topic....

Referring to the Psalm after the first reading, can somebody please bring me up to date - I thought latest docs were strongly advising we move away from paraphrase, and stick strictly to what's written? There's paraphrasing and there's paraphrasing... I imagine what Dot had in mind was finding a fo...
by mcb
Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: breaking of bread
Replies: 17
Views: 7041

Yes, please do, Presbyter. I've read LA and I don't know which bit of it you're hinting at.

M.
by mcb
Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One World Week - singers needed
Replies: 8
Views: 3786

I hope to hear at least some of these. Don't forget the Radio4 listen again facility, which I shall be using. I'm afraid they don't usually include the music from the Daily Service in the archived programmes on the Radio 4 web site. "For contractual reasons" it says somewhere. So catch it live if y...
by mcb
Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One World Week - singers needed
Replies: 8
Views: 3786

You're welcome! If anyone else is taking part in the great adventure and could make use of the midi files I'll be happy to send them.

M.
by mcb
Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choirs v Congregations
Replies: 69
Views: 27550

We do have someone in the congregation who sings very loudly but he has a learning disability, quite a good voice but in his own time... I truly believe God enjoys hearing him sing and it is not for me or anyone else to tell him to stop singing. Couldn't agree more! It's a tussle sometimes whether ...
by mcb
Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:12 pm
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Beatitudes
Replies: 6
Views: 9641

"Restored" from..?

M.
by mcb
Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Beatitudes
Replies: 6
Views: 9641

Re: Core repertoire- Beatitudes

please can they be Beatitudes, not Happitudes... Surely blessed and happy are very different words, Benedict and Felix in all their forms are not the same. Quite a hard word to translate, I think. The Greek is makarios , and in Latin it's not benedictus or felix but beatus . Maybe it's hard to tran...
by mcb
Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and the Tablet
Replies: 19
Views: 7671

Yes, really disappointing article. Annoying to find the Tablet confining an article on celebrating the sacred mysteries to a section entitled Parish Practice , as if it were on a par with doing the accounts or rewiring the PA system. As for the article itself, it seems to me a really meagre vision t...
by mcb
Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Psalms
Replies: 30
Views: 30947

I wonder if summer isn't a better time to extend parish repertoire? Only hardcore parishioners about Now your secret's out, Sid, does that mean 'Category A' parishioners? Anyway I doubt whether you're right - it's not the hardness of the core that determines whether people go away in the summer. If...
by mcb
Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Psalms
Replies: 30
Views: 30947

Re: YES!

Dot said: ...composers to turn their mind to the use of these texts in the context of Entrance Antiphon and Communion Antiphon. ... Sort of moves us slightly away from the concept of 'hymns and songs' - nothing wrong with that per se , but would greater reference to the psalms focus us more on our ...
by mcb
Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: What to do with potentially publishable music
Replies: 20
Views: 22675

Re: Yes, but...

What about the text though? Exodus 15, or any psalm; we may have written the music, but the text belongs to someone else, right? We need to ask for permission to use that first. If we publish and make a pot, won't the text copyright owner expect his cut? Yes, that's right in principle, though it de...