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by quaeritor
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Leaked draft of the new translation of the Mass
Replies: 24
Views: 18674

[quote="nazard"]There are a few places in the mass where there are phrases with no verb where you would expect a sentence with a verb. "Dominus vobiscum" is an obvious one . . . "Happy Christmas" . . "Good Morning" . . "Good health!" . . hardly a Lat...
by quaeritor
Sun May 27, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: What to do with a non-viable choir?
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

No altos eh? I offer this with some trepidation - expecting the devout to accuse me of offering the Lord "second-best" and the musical purists to accuse me of cultural vandalism - but . . . does it really matter? Of course you yourself will feel that the result is dreadful, and the other p...
by quaeritor
Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Exsultate Deo
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Have just had modest success with "Jubilate Deo" - Lassus - CPDL - commendably brief (2 pages) - neither "Exsultate" nor Palestrina, but it might suit your requirements.
by quaeritor
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sacramentum Caritatis
Replies: 22
Views: 7366

"Aequum . . " eh? - not sure if my Latin is up to this discussion, but has anyone thought to compare "Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare . ." which was usually translated with a little more strength than " . . truly meet and right, availing to salvation and oh-ok-...
by quaeritor
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Palm Sun / Good Fri Gospel Acclamation
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Help!!

How did I manage to post that last one all in red - thought I was just saving it to revise later - or is it only in red when displayed on my computer?

Apologies to all for continued technical ineptitude!

Fixed by Musicus
by quaeritor
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Palm Sun / Good Fri Gospel Acclamation
Replies: 8
Views: 2887

Originally - tho' I don't quite know when that was - there was no "response" (It always seemed odd to me that having decided not to acclaim "Alleluia" during Lent we should subsequently decide to replace it with a more-or-less literal translation, or at least one that conveys the...
by quaeritor
Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: So why do we hate choirs then?
Replies: 36
Views: 13316

docmattc wrote: It is incidentally this document, not just CTM which stresses that the choir are a part of the congregation. Why do you find this painful Quaeritor? It's good question - even if that's not really what I said (remember GIRM: " Among the faithful . . . the choir exercises its own ...
by quaeritor
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Folk Group
Replies: 39
Views: 13077

Thanks, Musicus - I was beginning to wonder if the iguana was a little code among the more established users meaning "we've covered all this before - let's talk among ourselves until these newbies go away" (javascript:emoticon(':)') Smile (You can see what I was trying to do with that emot...
by quaeritor
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: So why do we hate choirs then?
Replies: 36
Views: 13316

So much to respond to! - sadly I've only time for one quick point at the moment, but "I'll be back!" Alan 29 wrote "the choir is there to lead (and only lead) the singing of the assembly" I have often encountered this sentiment, repeated with much assurance, but where does it com...
by quaeritor
Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Folk Group
Replies: 39
Views: 13077

Thanks for the quote, mcb - makes my point even better than I had remembered. Pace , Nazard, - I do see the force of the argument from history (don't suppose there were many 64 foot pipes in the catacombs) but how old does a tradition have to be before it can be thought of as " the tradition&qu...
by quaeritor
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: So why do we hate choirs then?
Replies: 36
Views: 13316

So why do we hate choirs then?

In another context (the “Folk Group” thread) I did a word search for "choir" through GIRM and CTM and the results were rather revealing. I've often sensed a sort of national prejudice against choirs, (even within this forum?) but I didn't realise it came "from the top" (!). T...
by quaeritor
Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Folk Group
Replies: 39
Views: 13077

How much wisdom, Nazard - I only wish you could have a word with our PP who memorably announced to a meting of our Liturgy Committee: "I've had six parishes, and the choirs never needed to practice." Going back a bit, however, to Sidvicius's observation about the organ, "wot is held i...
by quaeritor
Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Diocesan Music Committee
Replies: 18
Views: 6814

Diocesan Music Committee

....but to go back to the beginning (with apologies for late arrival), good news, Presbyter, but how would the humble parish choirmaster get to hear about this new committee (well, not very new any more, I realise)? I guess it was just by chance that the "last post" link when I stumbled as...