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by blackthorn fairy
Fri May 05, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 17104

Re: Pentecost sequence.

As for the Corpus Christi sequence, that has me stumped. I've tried to find something suitable and failed - it has many verses which are irregular. On a more ambitious note, if you have a good choir, you could try Finzi's Lo the full final sacrifice (which is based partly on this sequence in a trans...
by blackthorn fairy
Fri May 05, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 17104

Re: Pentecost sequence.

As above, we use Holy Spirit Lord of light (tune Veni Sanct Spiritus - Samuel Webbe) words translated by Edward Caswall, which is in Celebration for Everyone 261. We sing it as a congregational hymn in the right place. Works well.
by blackthorn fairy
Tue May 02, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Hymn Choices
Replies: 7
Views: 4149

Re: International Hymn Choices

Another one that can catch people out depending on whether they are from the RC or CofE tradition is Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour - a super hymn, which we sing to Regent Square, and that's fine. However our ex-Anglican clergy are used to the wonderful St Helen (not in our book unfortunately)...
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 28337

Re: Offertory hymns

As several have commented, there are some rather ghastly ones designated as for Presentation of the Gifts, so i usually go for seasonal or scriptural relevance. As for Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to thee (good words!), you could try it to Nottingham - this is the one I learned at sch...
by blackthorn fairy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Drowning them in the Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 3330

Re: Drowning them in the Sea

Yes - I always thought that it should follw straight on. In my Missal, the rubric clearly states 'The following Psalm is taken up immediately.' No mistake there.
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 5303

Re: Easter Alleluia

We don't. I think it would just be a step too far. We sing a Byzantine chant version (once), with the veses, and then repeat the alleluia at the end.
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of the Saints
Replies: 16
Views: 8682

Re: Litany of the Saints

We sing it - as always -unaccompanied to a version given to us some years ago by an assistant priest. Don't know where it came from.
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 11395

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

I too have just re-read Musicam Sacram - and was pleased with what I read. It's all there really.
by blackthorn fairy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 13845

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

...and don't get me started on 'And also with you'!!
by blackthorn fairy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 13845

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

Yes Nazard - I agree. Some horrors in the new translation, but many more in the old. The Gloria was a travesty and I for one welcome back all the phrases that got pushed out last time.
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Baptism of the Lord
Replies: 11
Views: 5886

Re: The Baptism of the Lord

Point taken mcb - I just thought that as a feast of the Lord it should be on a Sunday (which was what I was told re the others) I also like to have a good ending of the Christmas season on a Sunday, ready to start Sundays of the Year the dollowing week. And another thing - we had only just welcomed ...
by blackthorn fairy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Baptism of the Lord
Replies: 11
Views: 5886

Re: The Baptism of the Lord

Yes - that was a grave mistake IMHO to transfer Epiphany and Ascention to the following Sunday. But don't forget that some feasts still retain their own day whenever that occurs (e.g. Ss Peter and Paul 29th June and Assumption 15th August and All Saints 1st November). However I think think if these ...
by blackthorn fairy
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 41
Views: 24840

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Gosh JW that's awful! I don't think I dare do a similar survey of my deanery (except that it's not a deanery any more, but a pastoral area - don't ask!) for fear of what I might find. What I do know (and I am the Hon Sec of the local Organists' Association) is that I believe I am one of only two Cat...
by blackthorn fairy
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cremation, scattering, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 4147

Re: Cremation, scattering, etc.

Good point - has anyone read 'The Amercan Way of Death' by Jessica Mitford? It is on my bookshelf. I also used to have 'The Loved One' which was Evelyn Waugh's satire on the American way of death. I must have lent it to someone and it never came home.
by blackthorn fairy
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cremation, scattering, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 4147

Re: Cremation, scattering, etc.

Yes, very silly and unnecessary in my opinion. What's the difference between burying a body (returning it to the earth) and scattering the ashes in a special place (returning it/them to the earth?) Someone in my parish told me how she sacttered her husband's ashes on the rose-bed in the garden,which...