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by Southern Comfort
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 3187

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

The 200 signatories (and here were a few more who did not get included on the list) will be found here:

http://www.altaredei.com/?page_id=20

The guiding spirit is Aurelio Porfiri, formerly a musician in Rome, now operating in Macau, China.
by Southern Comfort
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm

As mentioned in another thread recently, you could select three of four Bévenot psalm tones of contrasting moods and use those for months at a time, matching the mood of the tone to the mood of the psalm each week. Where can one get hold of these Bévenot psalm tones? Here's a link: https://www.drop...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm

VML wrote: We have followed the advice I read somewhere from Dom Gregory Murray: The cantor's voice should be monastic rather than operatic. Neither a triller nor a shrieker be!


Wonderful!
by Southern Comfort
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm

I don't know how large your community is, but might it be possible for the entire community to sing the psalm? As mentioned in another thread recently, you could select three of four Bévenot psalm tones of contrasting moods and use those for months at a time, matching the mood of the tone to the moo...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: Come to the Manger

Regarding the disputed supertonic 7th, the opening chords are as follows (reading upwards) in G (the carol used to be printed in A but G is more usual these days): G-B-D-G, E-G-C#-A, F#-A-C natural-D or I - II7c - V7b In the second half of the refrain they are: B-G-D-G, A-E-C#-A, D-F#-C natural-D o...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: Come to the Manger

mcb wrote:Wouldn't II and II7c imply a C natural? These are V7c of V, etc, no?


Yes, I suppose you're right. It's so long since I did those Associated Board theory exams......
by Southern Comfort
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: Come to the Manger

Responding to various points: The tune is "traditional", adapted by Gatty. My suspicion is that it is the refrain which is trad. anon, and that Gatty added the verses, which could certainly be described as a bit mawkish. On the other hand, the gratuitous "Lord, have pity and mercy on ...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas on TV and radio
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: Christmas on TV and radio

Indeed. A dreadful ditty, I've only ever had to endure it once. Deo Graatias. I was brought up with Come to the manger , and don't think it's quite as bad as all that! Gatty was not the most wonderful of composers, admittedly, but Sidney Peirce Waddington's arrangement makes it a whole lot better, ...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office

To answer one of the questions, yes, the accompaniments at Westminster are improvised. One of the things about accompanying psalm tones is that they can get incredibly boring if you don't vary the accompaniment somewhat, even if not for every verse. Interesting to see Gwyn's two psalm tones. The fir...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Tambling - Mass of St Andrew?
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Tambling - Mass of St Andrew?

Kevin Mayhew?
by Southern Comfort
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Christmas Greetings

Dom Perignon wrote:We wish all of our readers, participators and SSG members a very happy and holy Christmas. We hope all your liturgies have gone well and that once they have all finished you all get the chance to have a bit of well-earned rest before the New Year!


Many thanks, Dom P !
by Southern Comfort
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 3530

Re: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year

Our diocesan Ordo has this:

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (Psalter Week 1)
Mass Proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time

Remembrance Sunday: One Mass for the Dead may be celebrated today [P]; Creed, no Gloria
by Southern Comfort
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cremation, scattering, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Cremation, scattering, etc.

The CDF’s ruling on cremation and the scattering of ashes http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2016/10/25/0761/01683.html#ENG is redolent of a sledgehammer to crack a walnut. The CDF says there is a problem with people (a) keeping the “cremains” (to use a horrible Americ...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 2574

Re: Choral Director Post

Oh, and something that does need looking at: in the Job Description, there is no mention of a CRB check or Safeguarding.
by Southern Comfort
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 2574

Re: Choral Director Post

mcb wrote:And forgive my grouchiness, but every time the Leeds music department post a job vacancy here the response is the same.


Could that be because the same problems to b*tch about are evident every time? :D