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by quaeritor
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The GIRM or not The GIRM
Replies: 7
Views: 2980

The GIRM or not The GIRM

An article in the currend issue of Music and Liturgy gives a link to the online GIRM ( m ). I had a quick look at this and found on the back of the title sheet the following: Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporat...
by quaeritor
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 32
Views: 8307

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

As a matter of interest, how do you, dear reader, cope with this Easter Alleluia? Exactly a you do, John - Celebrant does as directed, then Deacon intones the simple alleluia which is the response for the Gospel Acclamation, as he does every Sunday - works perfectly well, and he doesn't feel displa...
by quaeritor
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 32
Views: 8307

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Very similar to Keitha - 8.00 start - rather too daylight outside for the start, but dark by the time we processed in with candles and got to the Exsultet (sung by the Deacon - used to be my party piece before we had a Deacon - serves me right for enjoying it too much!) We had a pre-lit fire - a tri...
by quaeritor
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: ICEL Notation
Replies: 11
Views: 2950

Re: ICEL Notation

Perhaps they were secretly anti-chant and wanted to make it as unatractive and unsingable as they could so that no-one would use it - ? :twisted:

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by quaeritor
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: ICEL Notation
Replies: 11
Views: 2950

Re: ICEL Notation

Is ICEL only providing the pitches and leaving it up to us to apply our own rhythmic interpretations? I seem to recall that this point was made some time ago in connection with the Sanctus, and the tendency to sing the rather ugly "Ho-LEEE-EEE" copying the Latin version of the melody. It ...
by quaeritor
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Counselling needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 4615

Re: Counselling needed.

. . . . Birmingham hasn't given up on liturgy and music (!) . . . I'll join you, Keitha, in not mentioning the adviser by name - although many posting here will know him well - and yes, I had heard he was ill, but making progress, thank God,, and of course I wish him well - this is in no way pointe...
by quaeritor
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Counselling needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 4615

Re: Counselling needed.

think about contacting the diocese for help in refreshing the music. I'm not sure you'd get much of a result there, Oops - I get a distinct sense that music is no longer the current "big thing". We read more than a year ago (I think) that two dioceses had abolished their "heads of mu...
by quaeritor
Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Responses to the Prayer of the Faithful
Replies: 11
Views: 4975

Responses to the Prayer of the Faithful

Should these responses be sung? - does anyone do that? - are there any standard settings? (I have on rare and "special" occasions heard the Taize chant "O Lord hear my prayer" used, but that seems to me to go on far too long!)

Any suggestions gratefully received.

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by quaeritor
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help please! - Advent Matins Responsory
Replies: 4
Views: 2600

Re: Help please! - Advent Matins Responsory

. . . and regarding the link, I should have said - at page 47 as printed, which is page 49 (from memory) of the pdf.

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by quaeritor
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help please! - Advent Matins Responsory
Replies: 4
Views: 2600

Re: Help please! - Advent Matins Responsory

Thanks for the help, Kietha. I'm taking it that the "Office of Readings" is "the book formerly known as Breviary" and is the ultimate source book for this text. Is the translation you give that of 1972 (if I have that right), or is there a more recent one? I notice that it still ...
by quaeritor
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help please! - Advent Matins Responsory
Replies: 4
Views: 2600

Help please! - Advent Matins Responsory

Hello folks - I'm helping a rather ad-hoc little choir prepare an Advent carol service, and I thought it might be a good idea to open with the Responsory from Matins of the First Sunday of Advent. However, the one which they (and you) might have heard - the one in Carols for Choirs 2 (Palestrina via...
by quaeritor
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Notation software
Replies: 89
Views: 45411

Re: Notation software

So reports of Sibelius's demise were exaggerated then? - is the Sibelius/Finale debate still running? BTW, after my post above I noticed that the current website for Personal Composer states it was introduced in 1983, so I can offer no explanation for the file date I quoted (especially as I didn't b...
by quaeritor
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Notation software
Replies: 89
Views: 45411

Re: Notation software

I've just revisited this thread (and re-read the whole of it! - do I qualify for a gold star?) because I'm thinking (again!, but seriously this time) of moving away from Windows - fed up of continually having to re-learn stuff for what are in effect new operating systems, or new Office systems and t...
by quaeritor
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Farewell to uk (as we know it)
Replies: 8
Views: 3222

Re: Farewell to uk (as we know it)

I fell for it, HallamPhil - accessed this thread partly curious to see how you would give a liturgical slant to discussing "that vote", but also rather hoping to find a discussion of the morality of our supposedly mutually hostile "leaders" getting together to promise something t...
by quaeritor
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help sought
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

Re: Help sought

Thanks, IncenseTom - I was able to extract from that source just what I need for this evening - the "Mystery of Faith" acclamations neatly on one page - but what I am really looking for is a single sheet (A4 folded into an A5 leaflet) which has if I remember rightly all the assembly's resp...