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by justMary
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 26354

Re: Offertory hymns

Our list for when "nothing stands out from the Liturgy of the Word contents so let's play a generic offertory hymn" is even shorter than yours:

All that I am
Fill My House
In Bread We Bring You Lord
Take Our Bread
Be Still for the Presence of the Lord
In Love for Me
by justMary
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: God so loved the world
Replies: 9
Views: 4812

Re: God so loved the world

Its a lovely thing, I agree. Are there any settings of that text for congregational use, I wonder. http://www.hymnary.org/text/god_so_loved_the_world_god_so_loved_the has a few entries for it - all have a 4-part score but all words are unison. I'd hazard a guess that the tune from any of them would...
by justMary
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 12266

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

My interpretation FWIW is that if one person is especially pleased, one dissatisfied and the rest sufficiently content not to say anything you must be doing OK. Indeed - or even well more than OK, moaners usually outweigh compliments. Personally I'm in a very happy place where I get very few compla...
by justMary
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 12266

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

1 exceeds expectations
50 / 100 / 300 / whatever- meets expectations
1 - does not meet exepctations

... sounds like a pretty good average to me.
by justMary
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy Meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 3226

Re: Liturgy Meetings

Why To start with, fellowship with your brother and sister Christians is never a bad thing. After than, provided everything is going to stay the way it is forever, then of course there's no need for meetings: everyone can keep doing exactly what they do now, nothing will change, no one needs to lea...
by justMary
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 10564

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

though the same style will not appeal to everyone And more importantly the same style will not evangelise / nourish / engage everyone. As I've got older and more musically aware, I've found spiritual riches in material which sounded like pretentious caterwauling in my younger years, and I've found ...
by justMary
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 10564

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

Priests receiving formation likely do know what good music sounds like. But they are also learning that their job is to save souls, not to teach them taste - a fuller op-piece about this here: m Also, they need to know far more than what good music sounds like: they need to learn how to achieve it: ...
by justMary
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 5375

Re: Come to the Manger

Hymns Old and New says it's by Gatty without mentioning Waddington, though it's the same harmony as in Laudate, which does acknowledge his arrangement, as does CFE.


Depends which edition you look at: HOAN Catholic 2009 does not mention Gatty, but does acknowledge Waddington as the arranger.
by justMary
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 21790

Re: Only 20 hymns

^Hail the day" is not exactly new or esoteric. Surely it was known in the parish at some time? How did it (and others) drop out of the repertoire? New-ish parish, formed approx 10 years ago. New part of the city, lots of young families, not so many older people, lots of immigrants. Some people...
by justMary
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 21790

Re: Only 20 hymns

No point dwelling on it - the idea of a 20 hymn repertoire is laughably ludicrous any way!! There are times I despair of this forum. While I'd like to be agreeing - I'm also aware that for some places it may be a reality. I'd hope that at least it's 20 hymns plus some settings of the Ordinary. But ...
by justMary
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 21790

Re: Only 20 hymns

Interesting exercise - I tried making a list of 20 based on what we actually have, not what I'd like us to have. There's one for every season (so Christmas and Easter are there), and only one day that I don't think we have anything for. Actually, this cheered me up a bit. With even minimal musical a...
by justMary
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria
Replies: 13
Views: 7810

Re: Gloria

organist wrote:The Lourdes Gloria has been suggested also David Saint. Any other ideas?


Some people here (including me) have had good experiences with the Gloria from Timothy R Smith's Mass of the Sacred Heart (published by OCP).
by justMary
Fri May 20, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Another type of mass
Replies: 18
Views: 7726

Re: Another type of mass

But I am discovering that hymns are what people also identify attending mass with as much as the mass itself. Indeed. I think that this is something with most liturgy-geeks seem to miss: no matter what the theological back-story is, people like singing hymns, for all sorts of reasons connected to t...
by justMary
Fri May 20, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 109217

Re: Liturgical Tourism

organist wrote: Also the first time I have seen a transgender at Mass


How can you know it was the first time?
by justMary
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass setting by Gordon Rock/other Masses
Replies: 30
Views: 15134

Re: Mass setting by Gordon Rock/other Masses

I would love to stamp the Clapping Gloria out of existence in my corner of the world. But I have one low-confidence musician who realistically can only manage things that I am sure the congregation will sing - when he's on, the choices are CG or none at all. Not rostering him is not an option, some ...