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by justMary
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gelineau - The Lord is my Shepherd - guitar chords?
Replies: 12
Views: 7372

Re: Gelineau - The Lord is my Shepherd - guitar chords?

"My shepherd is the Lord" is exactly the same as in my copy of CHE - but no chords. I think there is one hymnal ("Hymns Old and New"??) that does have quite a few Gelineau Psalms but no idea whether it has chords or whether there is a sufficient number of Gelineau Psalms that ar...
by justMary
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Palm Sunday for guitars and flute
Replies: 25
Views: 11878

Re: Palm Sunday for guitars and flute

I often think it would be good if church singers also sang in other situations and genres. My other genre is traditional folk song and I know there are some songs guaranteed to bring in a roomful of people to raise the roof in unaccompanied spontaneous harmony. A bit ironic that it is 'a cappella.'...
by justMary
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Teaching New Music.....
Replies: 7
Views: 4160

Re: Teaching New Music.....

You have no choir (just like us!) - but is there any chance that you could interest a smaller group of people in meeting occasionally to learn the new pieces (hymns, Mass parts etc) for the next week weeks? So even though the majority would be hearing 'em 'cold, there would be some confident voices ...
by justMary
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Replies: 9
Views: 5175

Re: Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Labour economics is a very simple discipline: if everyone who is qualified can get more money elsewhere, then they will do so and this job will not be filled at this rate. If not, then someone will get the job. If someone who is clever gets the job, then they will probably push to improve the condit...
by justMary
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Out with the Inwood, and in with the oldwood
Replies: 10
Views: 6571

Re: Out with the Inwood, and in with the oldwood

t if we have a multicultural society with many people for whom English is only a second language then priests should be enjoined to acquaint people with key parts of the Mass and its liturgical connotations in Latin. I know this thread is several months old, but I'm only just catching it now. And f...
by justMary
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guide for Accompanying Mass
Replies: 37
Views: 12807

Re: Guide for Accompanying Mass

I'm not sure that choosing hymns by committee is a brilliant idea, given the entrenched differing views that there are. I notice that JustMary doesn't mention Mass settings, psalms and Gospel Acclamations. Are these not sung - or are they sung unnaccompanied e.g. Missal Chants? Indeed part of the p...
by justMary
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guide for Accompanying Mass
Replies: 37
Views: 12807

Re: Guide for Accompanying Mass

Please feel free to circulate with attribution - on the last page there is now a "copyleft" notice to that effect and a note of thanks to contributors on this forum! FrGareth, do you plan on adding a copyleft notice to your equally-helpful "Celebrant’s Guides: Mass Planning a Mass: a...
by justMary
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 4 o'clock Vigil service?
Replies: 22
Views: 7400

Re: 4 o'clock Vigil service?

Nick Baty wrote:Wouldn't closing the doors be something of a health and safety issue?


Depending on your neighbourhood, and just what particular distant echos the suddenly-devout remember, it may be considerably safer than leaving them open!
by justMary
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Carols at Midnight Mass
Replies: 48
Views: 16652

Re: Carols at Midnight Mass

Just reading this now, a little later than most It wasn't my choice, but we ended our vigil Mass (very few midnights here in the Irish republic) with ... wait for it ... Silent Night. We only had a particularly weak keyboard player, so had to give her a lot of freedom re what to do, and she says tha...
by justMary
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Edinburgh - bookshops for 2nd hand hymnals?
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Edinburgh - bookshops for 2nd hand hymnals?

Just wondering if anyone knows of 2nd-hand bookshops in Edinburgh where I might pick up hymn-books? I'll be visiting the Haymarket area for a few days, but with a lot of freedom to explore the city. Not looking for antiques, more folky-kind of things (eg 20th Cenury Folk-hymnal vols 2 & 3 are ab...
by justMary
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A year on, what are we singing?
Replies: 79
Views: 26755

Re: A year on, what are we singing?

But it's the Gloria which is really causing us problems. We have three settings – one through-composed, one cantor/assembly and one choir/assembly. The assembly likes the first (which I can't stand) and sings it vigorously. I like the third, which the assembly really isn't comfortable with. And noo...
by justMary
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Just in case...
Replies: 10
Views: 3571

Re: Just in case...

Well when it comes to church, I am an amateur who does things voluntarily, but I like to think that I have an ethical (and theological!) base for what I do. And thanks to our local bus service (about which I a professional information provider), I am not a member of the parish whose church-building ...
by justMary
Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Malurgy
Replies: 136
Views: 31146

Re: Malurgy

Doesn't work. Folk don't read these things. We see this time after time. Ha, ha! What do you think they do during the homily, Nick? Don't know what Nick thinks - but I can guarantee that the 23% of ours who are functionally illiterate aren't reading the bulletin during the homily. (I'm fortunate to...
by justMary
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Church services and copyright
Replies: 15
Views: 5676

Church services and copyright

Well I sat through the whole thing and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd welcome some advice on what the legal/copyright implications are for live feed transmissions as our cathedral may have this facility when we re-open. I'm not a lawyer, this is not legal advice, you need to consult a copyright lawyer ...
by justMary
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: High esteem for the pipe organ?
Replies: 220
Views: 61853

Re: High esteem for the pipe organ?

OUCH! That actually hurts - a lot. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but REALLY! I think I shall get my coat and dismantle the coathook. Goodness! I would like to sincerely apologise for causing offence - that was totally not what I intended To be honest, I'm scratching my head about how you've r...