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by alan29
Thu May 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 4615

Re: Pentecost sequence.

The only excuse for making a congregation sit and listen is when something is sung exquisitely and and uses music that is beyond the capability of the assembly to whom the text belongs. I have yet to hear exquisite choral singing in a parish in 60 years. I have heard vast quantities of mediocre, bad...
by alan29
Wed May 17, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 4615

Re: Pentecost sequence.

Why not sing Caswall's 'Holy spirit, Lord of light' to the beautiful Plainsong of 'Veni Sancte Spiritus? It has always seemed to me that the translation was specifically crafted to be sung to that melody just as the usually given 'Christians to the Paschal Victim' translation of the Easter Sunday s...
by alan29
Wed May 10, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Re: Maria Parkinson?

Sometimes tunes settle to a more natural version.
I was very surprised to see scotch snaps in Take our Bread in Laudate. I have never heard them sung. And who else keeps a regular 4/4 going between the chorus and the verses.
by alan29
Tue May 09, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 4615

Re: Pentecost sequence.

Joyful?
by alan29
Sat May 06, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 4615

Re: Pentecost sequence.

As above, we use Holy Spirit Lord of light (tune Veni Sanct Spiritus - Samuel Webbe) words translated by Edward Caswall, which is in Celebration for Everyone 261. We sing it as a congregational hymn in the right place. Works well. So do we. The congregation join in with enthusiasm. That particular ...
by alan29
Wed May 03, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 4615

Pentecost sequence.

Looking for a simple, congregational and above all joyful setting of the sequence.
Any pointers?
by alan29
Tue May 02, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .

Indeed. Maybe Alan's"To my mind" , and MCB's "Yes, I think this is right", is focusing on the issue. In the absence of quality catechesis it's left for us to freely and broadly interpret. It's an interesting subject and one on which guidance is required. I won't hold my breath. :lol: Or maybe I was...
by alan29
Mon May 01, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Prof Eamon Duffy on liturgical music
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: Prof Eamon Duffy on liturgical music

and that it was better that there should be participatory music than that there should be excellent music...... And does it therefore follow that participatory music cannot also be excellent? Or that "performance " music is therefore excellent. This is what happens when an expert in one area pontif...
by alan29
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .

Your "light" example has nothing to do with acknowledging the thematic links the lectionary compilers have striven for. That is latching on to a single word. That would be desperate indeed. To my mind it would be not very Catholic or theologically aware to pick musical materials with no reference to...
by alan29
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: God so loved the world
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: God so loved the world

Thank you for your spade work there.
by alan29
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .

The people who compiled the lectionary were obviously wasting their time, then.
by alan29
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4870

Re: Offertory hymns

"Father I place" has a country and western song hiding in there somewhere.
by alan29
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 4870

Re: Offertory hymns

We tend to use thematic or seasonal hymns.
"Offertory" hymns are a last resort.
Would add Take this moment.
by alan29
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of the Saints
Replies: 16
Views: 2958

Re: Litany of the Saints

No its right. If there's no baptism there's no litany and no blessing of the font either ..... just bless water for the sprinkling.
I checked.
by alan29
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Drowning them in the Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Drowning them in the Sea

Thats what we always do. I thought "The word of thge Lord" was meant to be omitted. My sanity is challenged by the mass slaughter that is celebrated in both the reading and the gleefully bloodthirsty canticle that follows it. And don't get me started about the ethics of Abraham and Isaac. ...