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by alan29
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Drowning them in the Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 966

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. ...
by alan29
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Easter Alleluia

Despite all my efforts our PP pronounces the word "AlleluYER" and not "alleluYAH."
Its probably just as well we don't have to hear it three times in succession. :mrgreen:
by alan29
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of the Saints
Replies: 16
Views: 2988

Re: Litany of the Saints

I honestly can't remember the last time we sang it. It must be at least 20 years ago.
NB <whisper> we don't say it either. :oops:
by alan29
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Easter Alleluia

PP sang the dismissal with the fancy Alleluia.
Got it just sufficiently wrong to throw everyone. Nicely aleatoric response.
by alan29
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Easter Alleluia

We don't.
Is it still the rubric?
by alan29
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: God so loved the world
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: God so loved the world

Its a lovely thing, I agree. Are there any settings of that text for congregational use, I wonder. http://www.hymnary.org/text/god_so_loved_the_world_god_so_loved_the has a few entries for it - all have a 4-part score but all words are unison. I'd hazard a guess that the tune from any of them would...
by alan29
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

We have the normal quota, but with the Saturday 6.00pm moved to 8.00pm for tge Easter Vigil. Then two on Sunday, the normal 9.00 quiet Mass and the usual family mass at 11.00 with cream eggs for the kids. Will be packed.
by alan29
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 3535

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

Oops. I think it helps if like me you have been a parishioner for 30 years with wife and kids, are 6 foot 3, and have a moustache that bristles nicely when upset. Well........ We've been here and active in the two parishes here for 20 years, I have family here that goes back 4 generations and, alth...
by alan29
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 3535

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

Oops.
I think it helps if like me you have been a parishioner for 30 years with wife and kids, are 6 foot 3, and have a moustache that bristles nicely when upset.
by alan29
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy Meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Liturgy Meetings

Do these things need the formality of a regular meeting. All too often they end up as number picking exercises ..... dull. I agree about formation, but there are ways that include more than the musicians/readers etc. Any parish worth its salt will be chatting about the health of people etc over coff...
by alan29
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: God so loved the world
Replies: 9
Views: 1448

Re: God so loved the world

Its a lovely thing, I agree.
Are there any settings of that text for congregational use, I wonder.
by alan29
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 3535

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

My automatic response to negative comments was to listen politely and invite the person concerned to replace me the following Sunday.
Strangely I don't get so much moaning these days.
by alan29
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy Meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Liturgy Meetings

Well we had our annual pre-Triduum meeting the other evening. We are a combined parish where a another parish has joined us after the closure of their church. The people who have joined have largely gravitated to the Saturday vigil Mass, where their old musicians provide the music. I am part of the ...
by alan29
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Triduum accompaniment

I have theory. Plainsong all sounds much of a muchness. So the best way of musically signalling the Triduum to the musically less sophisticated is by having minimal organ. Modern stuff has much more obvious musical contrasts so there is less need to pare down the accomaniment to signal the season. I...
by alan29
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Triduum accompaniment

I take it at face value..... no singing=no playing.