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by Nick Baty
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 3423

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

According to https://www.gov.uk/copyright/license-an ... -copyright, copyright can be transferred by inheritance.
by Nick Baty
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 3423

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

This tune is normally named KING DIVINE. You are right, SC. "King Divine" is the tune by Mgr Rigby. "Merseyside" is the alternative by John Rush. In 1968, The Parish Hymn Book ascribed the copyright to Burns & Oates (now part of Continuum?) but, as you point out, Rigby died in 1952. But am I right ...
by Nick Baty
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 3423

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

Verse 7
7. Sing with joy in ev'ry home :
"Christ our King, thy kingdom come!
To the King of ages, then,
Honour, glory, love : Amen!".
is, I am reliably informed, is an alternative refrain and is sung as such after the last verse in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral!
by Nick Baty
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Re: Do you want a laugh?

So it's £6,200 for 280 hours (cathedral) per annum plus 30 hours (diocesan events). Seems to be mostly about the 10.30am Mass which is a shame as the cathedral has five Masses over the weekend and one would expect someone to have some sort of oversight of the whole. Interesting bit of the job descri...
by Nick Baty
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 3423

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

And click here for a true Liverpool anthem, where the tune (at least), Merseyside, was commissioned for the laying of the foundation stone of the Metropolitan Cathedral. You’ll have to spool forward to 1’53”.
by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Portland
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: Portland

I am less concerned with style than I am with practice. I know a few places with wonderful choirs who sing delicious polyphony – but leave the assembly silent throughout the Eucharistic Prayer. Of course, I have my own preferences but as long as folk are getting it right, then whichever style suits ...
by Nick Baty
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

I know what you mean about books.....But they do avoid the need to mess around with copyright Calamus licence covers just about everything! If folks can't tell which verse is being sung, my remedy would be to work with those who are leading the singing and polish up their diction. Sounds messy. Muc...
by Nick Baty
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

What is to stop people singing from a book as they process, and simply popping it under their arm or in a pocket as they receive? We don't use books – they're just not practical. Hard to tell people which verses you're singing. When I introduce a new Communion Song, I ask the assembly to put down t...
by Nick Baty
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

In my church, when I'm on the west gallery organ with the choir around me Must be more than 30 years since I was last in a west gallery. One of our churches doesn't have one and, in the other two, we don't use them as they're too far from the choir and cantor. we start singing a hymn during the min...
by Nick Baty
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

Although cantor/people, we tend to use longer refrains for the Communion Song. And we make sure it ends as the last person receives – helps create a nice post-Communion silence.
by Nick Baty
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

Totally agree, HP. But they don't have to have zillions of words to be reasonably long. See examples above.
by Nick Baty
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

Those who criticise should try to write something better. I like longer refrains – more for the assembly to get its teeth into. Same with the responsorial psalm! I like Paul Inwood's longer psalm refrains: O blessed are those who fear the Lord and I will praise you, Lord.
by Nick Baty
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

Yes, we use a few pieces from Psallite. But I'm not sure it includes the sort of pieces I'm thinking of. I'm looking for longer refrains, something they can get their teeth into. Really just looking for recommendations of what works well in other places.
by Nick Baty
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Communion Processionals – Revived

Back in April, 2011, I started a thread, The Trouble with Communion Processionals . The late Fr Peter Jones later followed this up with The Trouble with Communion Processionals and beyond . Both attracted a good number of posts. Back in 2011, I was wringing my hands over Communions Processionals – I...