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by justMary
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: High esteem for the pipe organ?
Replies: 220
Views: 61850

Re: High esteem for the pipe organ?

I have a team of deputies (from "outside" - my one "in-house" deputy died earlier in the year) so weekend and Holyday masses are always covered. It is a privilege to count the previous DofM at Magdalen College Oxford amongst them!! Great - I'm genuinely pleased to hear that your...
by justMary
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Greener grass?
Replies: 32
Views: 18285

Re: Greener grass?

Thank you - that is a fantastic explanation, far more than I expected. Ironically, I picked up a words-only edition of the St Andrew Hymnal in a 2nd-hand bookshop in Miltown Malby (a small village in Co Clare that holds an absolutely mad during "music week" each summer). This edition lists...
by justMary
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: High esteem for the pipe organ?
Replies: 220
Views: 61850

Re: High esteem for the pipe organ?

Whilst not wishing to sound conceited, I have been Organist in my parish for nearly 20 years, and more musicians have "gone" than "come" and yet we have sustained - indeed, developed, a good music programme in which the congregation participates and choir and cantors play their ...
by justMary
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: High esteem for the pipe organ?
Replies: 220
Views: 61850

Re: High esteem for the pipe organ?

Do be gentle with us organists, even the bad ones. We all take a lot of stick for doing a job (usually unpaid) that nobody else wants to do. And yes, the organ should be held in high esteem! Ahh, I would always aim to be gentle with musicians. I hold them, yes even the not-so-skilled ones, in great...
by justMary
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Greener grass?
Replies: 32
Views: 18285

Re: Greener grass?

A small bump, I am interested in the answer still.
by justMary
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Greener grass?
Replies: 32
Views: 18285

Re: Greener grass?

Peter Jones wrote:
justMary wrote:
John Ainslie wrote:: 'Holy light on earth's horizon' to start with,


I'm curious - is HLOEH published anywhere?


Try Laudate 328


What edition? Whatever one that http://www.hymnary.org/instances?qu=hymnalNumber%3ALHCB1957%20in%3Ainstances&sort=firstLine has listed doesn't include it.
by justMary
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Greener grass?
Replies: 32
Views: 18285

Re: Greener grass?

: 'Holy light on earth's horizon' to start with, I'm curious - is HLOEH published anywhere? I've looked for it before, and found something that implied it was translated by Edward Casswall - but I didn't keep a note of where, and it doesn't seem to really be his style of English. And it's apparentl...
by justMary
Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: High esteem for the pipe organ?
Replies: 220
Views: 61850

Re: High esteem for the pipe organ?

Goodness! I never expected my little sideline comment to spawn a whole new thread. To respond to a few points: The "secular church choir" was of course an elongated typo - I meant "secular community choir". The reaction that I have is not to one particular building, organ, or org...
by justMary
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Norrenough gud choons
Replies: 21
Views: 7916

Re: Norrenough gud choons

I wonder what you folks will make of this site: http://www.musicformass.co.uk/

I love her focus on singable, but unfortunately the sound-files on the site are dreadful MIDIs, and I'm just not skilled enough to assess the works from the scores along.
by justMary
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: High esteem for the pipe organ?
Replies: 220
Views: 61850

High esteem for the pipe organ?

120. In the Latin Church the pipe organ is to be held in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument which adds a wonderful splendor to the Church's ceremonies and powerfully lifts up man's mind to God and to higher things. Maybe you could settle for holding the organ itself in high e...
by justMary
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: More from Mgr Wadsworth
Replies: 61
Views: 22318

Re: More from Mgr Wadsworth

There is a lot to be disagreed with in the good Mgr's article. The first point "The entire liturgy had a ‘performance' quality to it, with the assembly as the principal focus. This was borne out by the fact that musical items were frequently greeted with applause." is interesting, and I ev...
by justMary
Wed May 16, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congregational singing of hymns
Replies: 147
Views: 52628

Re: Congregational singing of hymns

If anyone has any specific suggestions about a good church to attend which has good congregational singing I would be very grateful to hear. I know nothing about London, but can sympathise with your explorations: when I realised that I would be staying in a certain west-of-Ireland city for longer t...
by justMary
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Simply hymns for beginner guitar players
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Simply hymns for beginner guitar players

I'm hanging out with a new, multi-cultural (1/3 immigrant), young (don't have stats, but LOTS of kids) parish in Ireland. Limited resources, big on commitment to the idea that music is intrinsic to Catholic worship, that the primary choir is the entire gathered assembly, and that we don't want just ...
by justMary
Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Kevin Mayhew
Replies: 21
Views: 12318

Re: Kevin Mayhew

I'm pretty sure that a proposal of the "set of hymn books and accompany materials" size would need approval from the Finance Committee - AFAIK, the one parish body whose decisions cannot be overruled by the PP.
by justMary
Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Performing rights
Replies: 9
Views: 3392

Re: Performing rights

Patty Smith Hill died in 1946 which would normally mean that, under UK law, the piece would be in copyright until 2016. However, I believe that, for some reason, it's in copyright until the 2030s in the US. US copyright law is a little different for works created pre 1978: their copyright expiry da...