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by mcb
Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Late arrivals at the Liturgists' Ball
Replies: 91
Views: 34409

presbyter wrote:...those avid readers, Mr and Mrs Tament and their daughter Tess - named after her paternal grandmother, Old Tess....


Oh dear me, their daughter seems to have come without her clothes on...

(Sorry.)
by mcb
Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Glory to God
Replies: 65
Views: 28843

We have three or four Glorias in current use: Bob Hurd's Missa Ubi Caritas (I get to play the drum for that one!!) Peter Jones' Coventry Gloria (I get to play the organ loudly for the final Amen !!!) We do those two plus: Glory to God in the Highest (John Bell) Gloria from Mass for John Carroll (Mi...
by mcb
Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Sibelius software & instant responsorial psalms. . .
Replies: 23
Views: 30378

I've since purchased the updates to version 2 and version 3 direct from Sibelius UK, there's never been a problem. Yes, I should have mentioned, I too have had no problem with getting upgrades from Sibelius. It's getting the initial discounted version which may not be straightforward for UK church ...
by mcb
Thu Jun 24, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Sibelius software & instant responsorial psalms. . .
Replies: 23
Views: 30378

Re: Education pricing

UK churches can buy software at educational rates, plus the VAT. ... Sibelius 3 (Mac or Windows) is £253 + VAT. Are you sure, Musicus? According to the Sibelius web-site the educational price is available to schools/colleges/students, but no mention of churches or charities. When I bought Sibelius...
by mcb
Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Are you indispensable?
Replies: 45
Views: 23174

I blush, I stammer, I fiddle with my tie...
by mcb
Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Are you indispensable?
Replies: 45
Views: 23174

Then there was the head of composition at college who said: "You just write tunes..." That was what my A-level music teacher said to me, and I suppose I took it as a discouragement, whether or not that's how it was meant. Actually what he said was 'you should write songs for the Eurovision Song Con...
by mcb
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Are you indispensable?
Replies: 45
Views: 23174

quite another presenting them to a group of folk who know what they're doing. Well quite, yes, I'm sure it would be... But you're safe enough at the composers group. It's a very sympathetic audience - much more so than unleashing a piece on a hostile and demanding public. (A much smaller audience t...
by mcb
Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Are you indispensable?
Replies: 45
Views: 23174

So, do I have my break ... or do I wear myself out ... ? Take that break. Not being able to turn my back on things because someone else is bound to do something half-baked in my absence is a condition I find I have to face up to repeatedly in myself. It's probably true that things will fall apart i...
by mcb
Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Rough Guide for new musical directors
Replies: 11
Views: 6182

and one called something like The role of the cantor , which I'll have to look at before I can give you the details, because I can't find it on the web (which probably means I've got the title wrong). Yep, it's actually: The Church Musician by Paul Westermeyer (Minneapolis, Augsburg-Fortress Press,...
by mcb
Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Rough Guide for new musical directors
Replies: 11
Views: 6182

Two books I've found helpful are: The Volunteer Choir by Frank Brownstead, and Pat McCollam (Pastoral Press, 1987) ISBN: 0912405376 How to Be a Successful Choir Director by John Bertalot (Kevin Mayhew, 2002) ISBN: 1840038659 Both, obviously, are aimed at church choir directors rather than more gener...
by mcb
Tue May 25, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops' statement on ICEL translation of Ordo Missae
Replies: 30
Views: 15805

Canonico wrote:We can't keep meeting like this. Perhaps the picture you post with your pseudonym might give a clue to where we might meet someday!


OK, ready when you are.

M.
by mcb
Tue May 25, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops' statement on ICEL translation of Ordo Missae
Replies: 30
Views: 15805

Good job I'm not a Bishop! Give it time! Newman uses both sensus fidelium and consensus fidelium in On consulting the faithful... . A lot of subsequent writers seem to use them synonymously. I expect we agree: there's no place for quasi-political posturing in any kind of consultation of the faithfu...
by mcb
Tue May 25, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops' statement on ICEL translation of Ordo Missae
Replies: 30
Views: 15805

At the same time, it's all very well asking peoples' opinion about things, but unless Catholics (ordinary or not) have the necessary experience and have done some background study into the topic under discussion you can very easily end up with, (in the words of the late Cardinal Heenan) 'Nothing bu...
by mcb
Tue May 25, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops' statement on ICEL translation of Ordo Missae
Replies: 30
Views: 15805

Wow - he sounds cross - and rightly so, I think. I can't say I agree. Bishop Jabalé's indignation looks somewhat synthetic to me, and perhaps not chiefly for domestic consumption. The arguments in his statement don't seem to me to withstand scrutiny. Since it was possible to extend the consultatio...
by mcb
Sat May 15, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hopeful endnote to 'New Organ in Church'
Replies: 2
Views: 2573

musicus wrote:Welcome to the forum.


I'll second that!

Martinico.