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by alan29
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Living Liturgy
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Living Liturgy

Nick Baty wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:40 am
My copy has just arrived. For a CTS publication, it's quite good.
That bad?
by alan29
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O God of every shining constellation
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: O God of every shining constellation

It's somewhere between Geoffrey Beaumont and John Rutter. Paul's a fine musician and a very nice guy – he's served Songs of Praise well over the years. In this version there's a brief glimpse of him conducting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00k5y7t .... but I think some of his special harmonisat...
by alan29
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O God of every shining constellation
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: O God of every shining constellation

Found this
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/o- ... ic/5160183

The tune is OK up to the rising chromatic - thats a wee bit too 1920's for me.
by alan29
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Lectionary for Sunday - the Holy Family - yr B
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

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

According to Universalis there are alternatives for all three readings and the psalm. The alternatives don't seem to be linked - do this lot or that lot. It looks like a free choice.
We shall be using the Year A psalm. I don't know about the readings.
by alan29
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 60050

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Christmas morning, outskirts of Oxford. Not a large congregation. Singing led by a very able cantor - who also read - and a very proficient organist. Sanctus and Agnus in English to those wretched missal tones - "Ho-LEE-EE" etc. Carols. A nifty Gloria that married the chorus of "Angels we have heard...
by alan29
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Holy Night
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: O Holy Night

Awful, isn't it.
by alan29
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

The other superb innovation is when the newly-weds process solemnly out down the main aisle and then canter smartly down the side aisle for 20 minutes of photos. Conundrum .... do I ..... a) stop at the end of the (inevitable) Mendelssohn, take the cheque and run .... or b) provide entertaining back...
by alan29
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

The scourge of wedding planners who have seen too many Hollywood chick-flicks. I have seen it once. They came in one at a time, giggling and simpering their way down the aisle to a CD of something they assumed I couldn't play - Pachelbel Canon (blooming cheek!) The CD was meant to cover the bride to...
by alan29
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 3164

Re: Magnum Principium

Apparently the New Zealand bishops have decided to revisit the translation. It would be an interesting development if not all English speaking countries used the same translation.
by alan29
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

Pretty sure the Missal knows nothing of singing during the peace.
And I seem to remember that there was an instruction a couple of years ago forbidding priests from leaving the sanctuary during it.
by alan29
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 4843

Re: Remembrance Sunday

We do the silence at the start of the 11am Mass, then business as usual.
by alan29
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 1627

Re: Ace Maria

You're right, it most certainly isn't Rossini ..... Not enough repeats.
by alan29
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 1627

Re: Ace Maria

Then theres the bride who wanted "that song from Robin Hood" expecting the schmaltzy Bryan Adams "Everything I do...." and instead got the song that was used for the old B&W TV series.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w7ALMIUy74
I'm not altogether convinced it was a mistake.
by alan29
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 1627

Re: Ace Maria

Then theres the bride who wanted "that song from Robin Hood" expecting the schmaltzy Bryan Adams "Everything I do...." and instead got the silly bit of the Rossini overture that was used for the old B&W TV series.
I'm not altogether convinced it was a mistake.
by alan29
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Muzak for the Mass
Replies: 7
Views: 1923

Re: Muzak for the Mass

There was Muzak for the in and out at the funeral I played for today. I don't like it, but I just take the money and run when it happens. A few years ago the group were playing at a wedding. We were given strict instructions that there would be a CD before the bridal procession. It was the Pachelbel...