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by docmattc
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Trouble with Communion Processionals and beyond…
Replies: 66
Views: 16622

Re: The Trouble with Communion Processionals and beyond…

At the risk of causing a slight detour from topic, what is considered suitable to be sung during communion, in the light of the following from CTM: Many traditional Eucharistic hymns were composed for Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. They concentrate on adoration rather than on the action ...
by docmattc
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Trouble with Communion Processionals and beyond…
Replies: 66
Views: 16622

Re: The Trouble with Communion Processionals and beyond…

Where I was organist previously a communion processional was started after the choir received (I tried changing this to choir receiving last and starting the singing as the celebrant received but logistically it didn't work). Usually this music was either a repetitive chant (a la Taize) or something...
by docmattc
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 9167

Re: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year

I'm sure this discussion has been had in previous years. I'm of the opinion that the liturgical calendar takes precedence and where I used to play we had the silence post Prayer of the Faithful (10.30am Mass meant that this was at 11-ish) and we would sing "What shall we pray" (L 449) duri...
by docmattc
Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Jimmy Savill's Requiem
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Re: Jimmy Savill's Requiem

the OofS was on the BBC website but I can't see it in a quick glance before I go out to work. Lots of Durufle as I recall.
by docmattc
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Future of this Forum - for AGM on Saturday
Replies: 50
Views: 13515

Re: Future of this Forum - for AGM on Saturday

I now ignore anything that degenerates into a petty squabble where one person just has to have the last word over another. I've become adept at skipping over those bits and getting to the more interesting and helpful stuff. The problem is that it seems this happenes to most threads. I would no long...
by docmattc
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Out of the mouths of babes ...
Replies: 110
Views: 20035

Re: Out of the mouths of babes ...

No point in trying to discuss........... ..........anything much these days in this Forum. Perhaps it's time to close it down. I agree Fr Peter. There was a time when this forum was a useful resource and support for ordinary parish musicians (while still making us all think). I fear the very people...
by docmattc
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Preface Missal Chant
Replies: 32
Views: 8457

Re: Preface Missal Chant

I haven't talked to him about it, however mine used to sing the preface but hasn't done (in my hearing) since the NT (nor the doxology). He has been off ill a couple os Sundays, and I've been away a Sunday or two, so my sampling may not be statistically significant.
by docmattc
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Preface Missal Chant
Replies: 32
Views: 8457

Re: Preface Missal Chant

Perhaps Fr Ruff, who headed ICEL's music committee prior to the final revision, could be asked to write something for M&L regarding the genesis of the Missal tones in English?
by docmattc
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A jolly good read.
Replies: 13
Views: 4042

Re: A jolly good read.

The General instruction and (if in England or Wales) "Celebrating the Mass" (I'm assuming OF here)
by docmattc
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: David Haas
Replies: 53
Views: 11624

Re: David Haas

I'd add "Take up your Cross" to the list too, and "We will Rise again" The latter I played last at the funeral of a good friend earlier this year. The text (cf Isaiah) meant a great deal to her and is appropriate for funerals, healing services etc. For those struggling with the a...
by docmattc
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The traddies and the trendies
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Re: The traddies and the trendies

Gedackt flute wrote:I could go on, but won't bother.


And I sincerely hope neither will anyone else.
by docmattc
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: What's going well?
Replies: 55
Views: 13496

Re: What's going well?

Nick Baty wrote:Is Doc Matt referring to the Gloria from The New Celtic Liturgy?


Yes.
by docmattc
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: David Haas
Replies: 53
Views: 11624

Re: David Haas

As I said, I don't feel that these sweeping generalisations, for good or bad, about any composer's music is useful. In the past I have used 'You are mine' as a piece during a service of anointing the sick, and also at the funeral of a still born. I have used Mr Haas setting of the Psalm 104 in its p...
by docmattc
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: historical query re Prayer of the Faithful
Replies: 19
Views: 7994

historical query re Prayer of the Faithful

The Diocese of A&B website has the following in its guidelines for the Prayer of the Faithful: The Roman Rite does not, in fact, envisage the inclusion of devotional prayers in the Prayer of the Faithful. Following a mediaeval practice in England , the ‘Hail Mary’ has been customarily said after...
by docmattc
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: David Haas
Replies: 53
Views: 11624

Re: David Haas

As with all composers, some of Mr Haas' music would be suitable and other pieces less suitable, depending on the individual piece and indeed the opinion of the listener. It would also depend on the type of liturgy and position within that liturgy where the piece was employed. Generalising about the ...