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by justMary
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 108899

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Is this a record? Probably not ... Now, now, you know as well as I do that 35 mins probably is a local record for how LONG a summer-time Mass can last! I hang out in a place about an hour up the road from blackthorn fairy's visit. The liturgy committee from a church very near to my apartment allege...
by justMary
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: REQUIEM IN LIVERPOOL
Replies: 4
Views: 3552

Re: REQUIEM IN LIVERPOOL

I didn't see the BBC version, but going on the list on the Mirror site: An opening tribute - probably OTT (I didn't see it) One inappropriate first reading - but the psalm, 2nd and gospel look ok. Odd music during communion. Most other bits in the list seem at least somewhat orthodox. It could have ...
by justMary
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music Animator required
Replies: 43
Views: 18934

Re: Music Animator required

Our digi piano is a Kawai. We had "Because the Lord is my shepherd" to the accompaniment of an excellent acoustic guitarist, a bass guitarist, two flutes and me on the harp voice of the piano. All gently amplified through the church PA. Gorgeous. And the people sang - the litmus test of a...
by justMary
Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music Animator required
Replies: 43
Views: 18934

Re: Music Animator required

Hmm. Not wishing to be negative, but I would like to think that the clentele at this mass got a more varied diet than can be provided by a guitar-playing animator..... What specifically do think will be missing from their diet? Without a job-description (or some inside information) we cannot know i...
by justMary
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 108899

Re: Liturgical Tourism

There is a parishioner who sings very loudly and wildly out of tune. You get the challenge of singing plus the bonus of trying to keep in tune to the organ with this distraction. Or maybe that individual is actually demonstrating the right attitude to praising the Lord and shaming others into joini...
by justMary
Thu May 28, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Downloadable hymns - music for the Mass
Replies: 9
Views: 4710

Re: Downloadable hymns - music for the Mass

There are a few websites with such recordings. There is a list here: m For copyright reasons they need to be 1) hymns and arrangements that are in the public domain, and 2) recordings which the musician has chosen to make available for free (or where the musician is at least 70 years deceased - unli...
by justMary
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 23022

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

Started at 8pm, people were walking out at the end by 9:15pm. At the start it was fully light, by the end it was fully dark. Start time chosen to by the same as the other evening events (Holy Thursday and stations on Friday night - we learned the hard way that having different start times on differe...
by justMary
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The 'New' Translation - your recommended music settings
Replies: 19
Views: 10771

The 'New' Translation - your recommended music settings

However, I would love to be pointed in the direction of a simple, guitar friendly settings of the Gloria that can be used by a parish that has no choir (and no use for one.) More than one, to highlight the different seasons. Its a sung text and belongs to the congregation. One of our groups has pic...
by justMary
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Third Sunday Of Advent
Replies: 14
Views: 7486

Re: Third Sunday Of Advent

In my corner of the west of Ireland Entrance Rejoice in the Lord Always (not as a round) Lord Have Mercy - fourfold Seinn Alleluia - traditional Offertory: instrumental Holy Holy - unofficial and nameless When we Eat this Bread During communion: Gaudete (on CD - needs must ...) After: Come Emmanuel ...
by justMary
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Second Sunday of Advent
Replies: 17
Views: 8157

Re: Second Sunday of Advent

The plan in my small corner of the west of Ireland: Opening: Bind us Together Penetential: A Thiarna ... Psalm said, the musician didn't know a setting Alleluia Seinn Alleluia Offertory O Comfort my People - Waddell BI ÍOSA IM CHROÍSE Holy Holy nameless and unapproved version that's not quite the ri...
by justMary
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: best picks for the First Sunday Advent
Replies: 49
Views: 18402

Re: best picks for the First Sunday Advent

Delighted to hear others with the "our choir is the congregation" approach. We have that plus about six musicians (either solo or small groups), so it's never the same leader twice in a row. People sing - and this is in Ireland - because they have to. For 1-Advent, Year B, we have: Hymns: ...
by justMary
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Fit for purpose
Replies: 19
Views: 9890

Re: Fit for purpose

No. The verbal contortions in many of the priests' text make it almost impossible to follow them, much less listen and pray with them. "Through my fault, my fault, my most grievous fault" - sorry, I just don't believe that I'm that flawed. If that makes me sound arrogant, then so be it. Bu...
by justMary
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help sought
Replies: 4
Views: 3330

Re: Help sought

Becky wrote:We used the top one from here: http://www.romanmissal.org.uk/Home/Music/Singing/Missal-Chants


Thank you - delighted not to have to do further "surgery" to fix American spelling differences!
by justMary
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 108899

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Several years ago our family was holidaying in County Kerry, Ireland. The music for the Mass was being provided by a small group of young people (~16-22). During the Communion Procession they played some reflective music which, at first, I thought was lovely. Then I recognised the music; it was the...
by justMary
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 108899

Re: Liturgical Tourism

IncenseTom wrote:Entrance - In the quiet of the evening


Is that the same one covered (composed???) by Kermit the Frog? Or is there another one which Google isn't showing me?