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by John Ainslie
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Realising Bishop Alan's hope
Replies: 53
Views: 27532

Re: Realising Bishop Alan's hope

The Offertory Procession texts (at first viewing) seem to present something of a challenge. I don't think you should feel under any compulsion to use all of a given text from the Missal or Graduale Romanum. In composing some trial chant settings, I discovered that, in many cases, the first phrase o...
by John Ainslie
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration ???
Replies: 8
Views: 5206

Re: Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration ???

We normally have a Holy Hour at 5.15 pm on the first Sunday of the month - we have an Evening Mass at 6.30 pm for which many of the regular Holy Hour attendees stay. So we decided to forget about synchronicity and keep to our 5.15 time. Our normal 20 congregation swelled to 40 or so. We used the two...
by John Ainslie
Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis' installation in his cathedral
Replies: 3
Views: 2588

Pope Francis' installation in his cathedral

Pope Francis is being installed in his cathedral church of St John Lateran this (Low) Sunday. Here is the liturgy booklet: http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/libretti/2013/20130407-libretto-cathedra-romana.pdf . As you will see, it is all in Italian apart from the music, which is mostly cha...
by John Ainslie
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Tenebrae
Replies: 16
Views: 9629

Re: Tenebrae

Note how this tone has two reciting notes, the second a fifth above the first. Do I misunderstand? - do you mean singing in parallel 5ths, John? - how is that shown in the notation? Q No I don't! But if the reverberation of the building has 'taken on' the lower pitch, the sudden leap to the higher ...
by John Ainslie
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Tenebrae
Replies: 16
Views: 9629

Re: Tenebrae

I remember Tenebrae at Buckfast Abbey in the early 1950s - and very beautiful it was. The account in Wikipedia is accurate: the monks had great fun making the strepitus with their books on the wood of the choir stalls. As a variant to the chant tones given in the Ordo Hebdomadae Sanctae , there was ...
by John Ainslie
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Chant Antiphons for Eastertide
Replies: 5
Views: 8645

Chant Antiphons for Eastertide

Some positive replies to my submission of antiphons for Lent has emboldened me to provide some for Eastertide.

Here they are.
easterchants.pdf
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Comments welcome.
by John Ainslie
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Readings for the Easter Vigil
Replies: 30
Views: 12806

Re: Readings for the Easter Vigil

musicus wrote:According to some sources, Pope Frances...

Well, that really would be a surprise!
by John Ainslie
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Regulation of New Hymnals and their use
Replies: 18
Views: 8612

Re: Regulation of New Hymnals and their use

The Responsorial Psalm in the Liturgy of the Word has a very particular status. It is an integral part of the proclamation of the Word of God from the Bible. That is why it must be taken to the letter from the version of Holy Scripture approved for the purpose by the local Bishops' Conference (or th...
by John Ainslie
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil
Replies: 19
Views: 9187

Re: EASTER VIGIL

What time are people starting this year? Sunset in London is at 18.31 (i.e. before the clocks change). Starting at 19.30 or later would ensure comparative darkness. No excuse this year! It must be emphasised that the Easter Vigil is to take place at night . It is not an evening event. Isn't 19.30 t...
by John Ainslie
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Making time for prayer before Mass
Replies: 25
Views: 10437

Re: Making time for prayer before Mass

Eucharistic adoration, being a type of reservation of the Blessed Sacrament, is a prolongation of the eucharistic presence established at Mass. It is therefore preferable to hold it after Mass than before, and even better with a host consecrated at that Mass. This also preserves the gradual revelati...
by John Ainslie
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Making time for prayer before Mass
Replies: 25
Views: 10437

Re: Making time for prayer before Mass

Hear, hear! A lot depends on the acoustics of the church, the floor surfaces, the noisiness of the narthex/porch and the soundproofness of the doors into the church, the social habits of the folk and a thousand other local circumstances. Some people might aver that reverently silent churches are unf...
by John Ainslie
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Year of Faith
Replies: 48
Views: 14960

Re: Year of Faith

Westminster lectures this Lent: Celebration of Faith: Sacraments FAITH MATTERS Lent 2013 THE YEAR OF FAITH: Celebration of Faith: Sacraments. Redeeming Beauty 28th Feb, 7th, 14th & 21st March 2013, 7pm – 8.30pm, Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P 1QJ. ‘O Worship the Lord in the B...
by John Ainslie
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Chant Antiphons for Lent
Replies: 1
Views: 4704

Chant Antiphons for Lent

I offer herewith some workshop-status chant settings of the Entrance and Communion Antiphons for the Sundays of Lent. As this website is 'non-commercial' and the texts are not mandatory set liturgical texts, this publication is not subject to approval from anyone! It might even encourage others to d...
by John Ainslie
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ordo Queries
Replies: 46
Views: 14418

Re: Ordo Queries

Does this mean that Alma Redemptoris gives way to Ave Regina on the Monday after The Baptism of Our Lord? Or does this happen from February 2nd? By tradition, after February 2nd. The General Instruction of the Divine Office (no 92) says that, at the end of Compline "one of the antiphons of the...
by John Ainslie
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ordo Queries
Replies: 46
Views: 14418

Re: Ordo Queries

To clarify (hopefully ): in the Ordinary Time section of the Missal, the 2nd to 33rd weeks are headed 'Nth Sunday in Ordinary Time'. But the 1st and 34th weeks are headed 'Nth Week in Ordinary Time' and begin with the rubric 'On the first/last Sunday of Ordinary Time there occurs the feast of...' So...