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by Southern Comfort
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 2282

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Sorry, Sorry, SORRY - just found SC's very comprehensive post from an old thread about Accompaniment on Good Friday - shouldn't have asked! Q (ps - anyone know how to do a link to a post in another thread? - meanwhile search on Laetare and all will be revealed.) [url]https://www.ssg.org.uk/phpBB3/v...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 2282

Re: Triduum accompaniment

High Peak wrote:Thank you for your replies, especially SC and KA; I concur with your "sensible compromise" approach but I'm in something of a battle for which I required additional firepower - I think you provided it. Now let's see whether it's decisive. :wink:


Keep us posted!
by Southern Comfort
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 2282

Re: Triduum accompaniment

We have this conversation every year.... We need to be clear that the former regulations — that the organ was not played during Lent/the Triduum — date from a time when parishes (not all) had in their repertoires some music that could all be sung unaccompanied (Gregorian chant, polyphony...). Today ...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 3160

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

Keraulophon highlighted . . . According to the diocesan website m ... ommission/ I wonder what they do? No mention of music. I think you can take it as read that with Frances Bibey on the Commission (actually its Secretary), and given her roles with SSG as a Trustee and Commissioning Editor of the ...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 3855

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

I would these people would put their pow into the real world and promote just good quality music in accordance with Vatican 2. Their basic problem is that they confuse idiom with quality. There is good and bad folk music, wonderful and horrible contemporary music, just as there are acres of serious...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 178
Views: 45736

Re: Liturgical Tourism

oopsorganist wrote:Hymn sung during communion did not catch the words something about Transfigure us


Bob Hurd's Transfigure us, O Lord ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5SQG4cX8vw
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 3855

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

alan29 wrote:Thats an illustrious list.


It's a noticeably conservative list.
by Southern Comfort
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 3855

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: 2454

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: 2454

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: 2454

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: 1788

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: 1788

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: 1788

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: 1604

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, ...