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by mcb
Sat May 08, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops' statement on ICEL translation of Ordo Missae
Replies: 30
Views: 15329

This week's Tablet has an article which makes the bishops out to be more critical - lots of 'insiders' quoting various ways the bishops are said to be unhappy with the draft. And quite right, too, I reckon, having seen the draft the bishops have been considering. There are some good things about it,...
by mcb
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:04 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: What to do with potentially publishable music
Replies: 20
Views: 23456

Re: What to do with potentially publishable music

Hi all, I have a setting of Exodus 15... If I were to offer it for publication, what's the process? I'm totally ignorant about this, so any offers of guidance will be gratefully received. Hi Gwyn, Nothing to it - send a copy with a short covering letter (saying you'd like to submit the enclosed ite...
by mcb
Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:24 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Liturgically Inappropriate Music
Replies: 51
Views: 42620

Re: Hmmmmmmm ...

Pray tell, how wrong have I got it this time? No no, not wrong as such. I agree with you completely all the way up to the word "is". After that I think I'd want to say that the Mass is concerned at least as much with the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday as Maundy Thursday. The Mass celebrate...
by mcb
Sun Apr 04, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Liturgically Inappropriate Music
Replies: 51
Views: 42620

Re: On a slightly different tack.......

Peter O. wrote:Sunday Mass is a commemoration of the Last Supper


Hmmmmm....


M.
by mcb
Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Liturgically Inappropriate Music
Replies: 51
Views: 42620

Re: Liturgically Inappropriate Music

Farrell - Jesus, Lamb of God [Hear our Prayer]. I'd been using this for years until it was pointed out to me that, if used as a Lamb of God setting, the line "through this bread and wine we share" is not an appropriate text - it's more than bread and wine at this point. (Arch)bishop Kelly shared th...
by mcb
Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A flavour of ICEL to come?
Replies: 2
Views: 2609

Interesting reading. The Adoremus article seems rather slight - the author tries to press the right buttons as far as her readers' prejudices are concerned, so there are sideswipes at inclusive language and the swinging sixties. The quotations from Liturgiam Authenticam are larded with the author's ...
by mcb
Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: "Good" songs
Replies: 43
Views: 33693

Re: an aside

Just worked out which team it was that got beeped for starting with a rude word... and realised that one of the contributors to this thread supports them Yep, Gooner and proud, though I'll try to keep it out of this august forum. Unless we win the treble, in which case I reserve the right to bang o...
by mcb
Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: "Good" songs
Replies: 43
Views: 33693

Get your teeth into all that, mcb! Dot : twisted : (sic) Teeth, moi? I have to have my vegetables mashed up for me. Hymns are like clothes: repeated use can lead to fading. Or as we linguists might once have said, the information content of a message is inversely proportional to its probability of ...
by mcb
Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: "Good" songs
Replies: 43
Views: 33693

Re: Your Bird, Sir...

sidvicius wrote:Ka-Blam! Got 'im.


Yes, quite right, sorry Pews2... If I was less busy I'd be more polite! Welcome anyway.

Martin.
by mcb
Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: "Good" songs
Replies: 43
Views: 33693

Re: What people sing

pews2 wrote:"Abide with me" has been a favourite for generations and will probably remain so. It does not quote a single line of scripture,


(Apart from Luke 24:29, which provides the first line of the hymn and the inspiration for the whole, IIRC.

M.)
by mcb
Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Humankind
Replies: 18
Views: 10642

Re: Humankind

Ladies, do you feel excluded here? Not sure that the cultured and cosmopolitan types that hang around here count as a representative sample. But take someone of less than average educational attainments and less than average theological education, or a child for that matter, and ask whether they be...
by mcb
Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Humankind
Replies: 18
Views: 10642

Re: Humankind

They use the word humankind quite a bit in prayers, hymns and dubious scripture translations. Is this a way of saying mankind that's employed by those who do not understand how the English language works? The word itself seems pretty unobjectionable: the meaning is clear and unambiguous, and I woul...
by mcb
Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: "Good" songs
Replies: 43
Views: 33693

(i) Ubi Caritas by Bob Hurd, from the collection of the same name (OCP). There's a good simple singable refrain ('Ubi caritas est vera, Deus ibi est') which meets the 'hands free' criterion for an effective Communion processional song. The text of the verses is fairly faithful to the Latin original,...
by mcb
Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Top ten hymns
Replies: 23
Views: 13363

Re: Top ten hymns

how do you tell folks it is wrong to have a hymn to the BVM at Sunday Mass during May/October? I don't think I'd subscribe to the idea it's "wrong". We do occasionally finish with a hymn to Our Lady at these times of the year, and I've more recently had to defend it than to defend not doing it. The...
by mcb
Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Top ten hymns
Replies: 23
Views: 13363

Will those pretending that they didn't understand the intention at the outset of this thread say ten Ave Marias as a penance and stop being so silly. Steady now! I merely wanted to point out that my choosing the same hymn eighteen weeks in a row (or whatever) doesn't make it (or me) popular! And an...