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by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Portland
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

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: 3970

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: 3970

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: 3970

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: 3970

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: 3970

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: 3970

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: 3970

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: 3970

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...
by Nick Baty
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 6375

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

On a slight tangent, I have never really understood the distribution of communion on Good Friday – again, outside Mass.
by Nick Baty
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: ADOREMUS
Replies: 4
Views: 1882

Re: ADOREMUS

Live in Liverpool Archdiocese. But we never really found out what it was all about – well, apart from Jimmy McGovern answering questions about his TV series, Broken, in a local church.
by Nick Baty
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin
Replies: 15
Views: 5041

Re: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin

It may be the norm for published Masses to include all the Mass parts, but in average parishes it is certainly not the norm to use a matching set at the same Mass. I wonder why. Using matching thematic material makes it much easier for the assembly. For example, they will instinctively know which A...
by Nick Baty
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin
Replies: 15
Views: 5041

Re: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin

While I agree with you, Nick, that matching the three acclamations with the Holy and Great Amen is desirable, others suggest that different music is permissible, even desirable, because all these texts are in different literary forms. For example: Holy, holy — acclamation We proclaim your death, O ...
by Nick Baty
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin
Replies: 15
Views: 5041

Re: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin

Meanwhile, in parishes where 'nobody has time for practices,' and it is about the art of the possible, we almost always sing the simple chant Amen. Although with a matching set, the Amen should flow fairly easily – many follow the same pattern as the Hosanna, for example. I always feel the Amen sho...