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by John Ainslie
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!
Replies: 13
Views: 4927

Re: Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!

Placet mihi adesse iuxta mare...

This actually scans correctly with the first line of the tune :lol:
by John Ainslie
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Notation software
Replies: 89
Views: 65894

Re: Notation software

Now's the time for a new product to enter the market. The Finn Brothers must be well beyond the point at which contractual obligations can stop them, and given the circumstances the London/Cambridge team can hardly be prevented. I would be inclined to buy a product from such a source. I don't know ...
by John Ainslie
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Invitation to be blessed at communion time
Replies: 12
Views: 4674

Re: Invitation to be blessed at communion time

After the 'Lord, I am not worthy' - or perhaps, given what is being said - before it?
by John Ainslie
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Invitation to be blessed at communion time
Replies: 12
Views: 4674

Re: Invitation to be blessed at communion time

I would go for option 1, with the single change of 'Catholic Church' for 'Catholic faith'. As JW points out, 'Catholic faith' would appear to embrace Anglo-Catholics, SSPX, etc. IMHO, the other options are too 'preachy', and would be intrusive if - as intended - the instruction is given immediately ...
by John Ainslie
Wed May 30, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Vacancies at RSCM
Replies: 0
Views: 2923

Vacancies at RSCM

I have been asked to advertise that there are currently four senior vacancies at the RSCM (Royal School of Church Music): Director, Deputy Director (Operations), Deputy Director (Education) and Regional Music Adviser (North). See http://www.rscm.com > Working for Us. I know that the RSCM would warml...
by John Ainslie
Wed May 30, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Centre Of My Life (Inwood)
Replies: 16
Views: 4706

Re: Centre Of My Life (Inwood)

Yes, Nick, it was sung as a processional. And when the choir received (last), SSG members present duly took over, unbidden, the singing of the verses. 'Ecclesia supplet', for those who remember their canon law! Sorry, musicus, still off topic - or should the matter of hymnless Masses become a new one?
by John Ainslie
Tue May 29, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Centre Of My Life (Inwood)
Replies: 16
Views: 4706

Re: Centre Of My Life (Inwood)

(I was struck, by the way, by how much better the Mass seemed for having no hymns.) I was also there, and I agree. But I find it difficult to put my finger on exactly why. Since you ask, mcb, here is the Order of Service: Entrance: organ variation on Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika - because Catherine was b...
by John Ainslie
Thu May 24, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Vatican II - 50 years ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Re: Vatican II - 50 years ago

Fascinating indeed. It reveals what Cardinal Cushing - a go-ahead prelate - said in his 1962 Lenten pastoral letter: The Church is in fact only adapting liturgical legislation to the present needs—both pedagogical and ascetic—of her members and to a changed and metropolitan society in which they mus...
by John Ainslie
Thu May 24, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Domine Salvum Fac
Replies: 16
Views: 6708

Re: Domine Salvum Fac

It really ought to be Domine salvam fac reginam nostram Elizabeth am , since Elizabeth is usually rendered in Latin as a declinable feminine noun. Not in ecclesiastical Latin. I have just checked the collect for the memoria of St Elizabeth of Hungary (November 17) and it reads: "Deus, qui beat...
by John Ainslie
Fri May 18, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The future of the liturgy?
Replies: 7
Views: 2159

Re: The future of the liturgy?

- The first on the transference of important feasts days like the Epiphany and the Ascension. I think we lose something of the liturgical richness by simply transferring them to the nearest Sunday and they lose their significance in the minds of some Catholics. I heard that at least some bishops no...
by John Ainslie
Thu May 17, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congregational singing of hymns
Replies: 147
Views: 53647

Re: Congregational singing of hymns

I think we need to be a bit careful about being tempted to equate hymn-singing with liturgical participation. I don’t think this is the intention of this thread: londonchurchman clearly enjoys singing hymns, and so do I. But hymns are at best secondary to the texts of the liturgy itself, especially ...
by John Ainslie
Wed May 16, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congregational singing of hymns
Replies: 147
Views: 53647

Re: Congregational singing of hymns

The standard of singing is difficult to judge because it cannot be accurately quantified. Judgement of how well a congregation sings differs from person to person. The baseline is in a different place for all of us, depending on our experience and expectations. As I posted here some years ago. I wo...
by John Ainslie
Mon May 14, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Domine Salvum Fac
Replies: 16
Views: 6708

Re: Domine Salvum Fac

old barmaid wrote:Surely since February 6th 1952 it has been 'Domine salvAm fac ' in Her Majesty's realms? It was in the Church choir I sang in throughout my teenage years - every Sunday at the end of High Mass.

Oops! :oops: You're quite right!
by John Ainslie
Mon May 14, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Domine Salvum Fac
Replies: 16
Views: 6708

Re: Domine Salvum Fac

Here you are, Gwyn - copied from 'Plainsong for Schools', part 1, compiled by the Society of Saint Gregory in 1930! dominesalvumfac.pdf You will have to replace 'regem nostrum Georgium' with 'reginam nostram Elizabeth' - an extra introductory LAH note for ' re -ginam', otherwise note for note the sa...