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by John Ainslie
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: English Proper Chants
Replies: 10
Views: 10413

English Proper Chants

I am pleased to announce the launch of English Proper Chants - chant settings of the entrance and communion antiphons of the Missal, ICEL translation. You can find them at http://www.benedicamus.org.uk/chants - the first two seasons'-worth are available now, the rest to follow in due course. If you ...
by John Ainslie
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eulogies
Replies: 12
Views: 6736

Re: Eulogies

As I wrote in a previous thread, I am all for eulogies at the beginning of a Funeral Mass, after the coffin has been received and the symbols of faith placed on it, and immediately after the priest's greeting and welcome of the relatives and friends of the deceased: at an emotional time in what for ...
by John Ainslie
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Chant Antiphons for Eastertide
Replies: 5
Views: 8645

Re: Chant Antiphons for Eastertide

Thanks, Gwyn.

I have a chant project in the pipeline, hopefully issuing forth in the next few weeks. Watch this space!
by John Ainslie
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 'A Big Heart Open To God'
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Re: 'A Big Heart Open To God'

The whole article I found fascinating and inspiring. It's very important to read the context of extracts and quotes. There's enough material in it for a whole week's retreat - or spiritual exercises.
by John Ainslie
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Adoremus in aeternum
Replies: 9
Views: 5707

Re: Adoremus in aeternum

There is a continuity between the one I now adore in the form of the Eucharistic Presence and the one I will adore face-to-face, so think I can say to him while he is the Blessed Sacrament that I will love him for ever. That is exactly my point. If I was to say/sing that I will adore Jesus for ever...
by John Ainslie
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Adoremus in aeternum
Replies: 9
Views: 5707

Re: Adoremus in aeternum

However traditional 'Adoremus in aeternum' is - I see that Allegri wrote a setting of it - the words are not good theology. We will not be adoring the Blessed Sacrament for all eternity, nor should we wish to. When we are past this earth, we are past sacraments. "We are God's children now; what...
by John Ainslie
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Traditional or Contemporary?
Replies: 98
Views: 35534

Re: Traditional or Contemporary?

Gradual Hymn? Explain, please. A hymn between the New Testament reading and the Gospel. Interestingly the 1549 Prayer Book and the 1905 English Hymnal both contain the propers for each Sunday which includes the Gradual, translated into English which were chanted at some high very high Anglican chur...
by John Ainslie
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Traditional or Contemporary?
Replies: 98
Views: 35534

Re: Traditional or Contemporary?

Gradual Hymn? Explain, please.
by John Ainslie
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Prayers for Anne Holt
Replies: 2
Views: 2797

Re: Prayers for Anne Holt

I have just spoken to Anne on the phone. It was only a TIA (transient ischaemic attack). She was discharged from hospital after 36 hours and is now at home and active again. She is very grateful for the prayers of her many friends.
by John Ainslie
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Prayers for Anne Holt
Replies: 2
Views: 2797

Prayers for Anne Holt

Anne Holt, secretary of the Society from 1988 to 1992, suffered a stroke earlier this week. Please keep her in your prayers.
by John Ainslie
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Out with the Inwood, and in with the oldwood
Replies: 10
Views: 6639

Re: Out with the Inwood, and in with the oldwood

What happens is that the people who have moved to England are not necessarily the ones who have much knowledge of or interest in their own Church music. I recall when the Westminster Music Committee was running a music day some years ago in a parish in central London. I discovered that the local ch...
by John Ainslie
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Realising Bishop Alan's hope
Replies: 53
Views: 27532

Re: Realising Bishop Alan's hope

Whenever the Entrance or Communion Antiphon is a psalm verse, you will find that this is taken direct from the Revised Grail Psalter, so not copyright ICEL but administered by GIA. Be careful here. Entrance and Communion verses are often not direct quotations of psalm or other scriptural verses, bu...
by John Ainslie
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Realising Bishop Alan's hope
Replies: 53
Views: 27532

Re: Realising Bishop Alan's hope

This is partly due to missal publishers including Entrance and Communion Antiphons without making it clear that these are not obligatory texts for singing... People like singing familiar things and different entrance, offertory, communion and recessional processionals each Sunday would probably hav...
by John Ainslie
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Realising Bishop Alan's hope
Replies: 53
Views: 27532

Re: Realising Bishop Alan's hope

Note in particular how with Mass Ordinary settings ICEL is prohibited from granting copyright permissions if the setting has not been 'approved' by the Bishops Conference music panel. My presumption (I hope flawed) is that this system is being steadily expanded to encompass more texts, including Pr...