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by Benevenio
Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Latin II
Replies: 41
Views: 21436

Rome have been known to be wrong. Especially with the benefit hindsight… Even some Roman Catholics think that! I think you and I are broadly in agreement over how much should be used. Bu we've not yet really addressed Nick's question, which is why ? Just as with children "because I say so&quo...
by Benevenio
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Latin II
Replies: 41
Views: 21436

Whether you like it or not, English is fast becoming the universal language. For those whose mother tongue is not English, English is almost always the first second-language that is taught. Esperanto never was. Given the universal nature of the English language, arguably, then, it is better that: &s...
by Benevenio
Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Use of Latin
Replies: 46
Views: 23704

:lol:

Actually, we have 8 or 9 people under 20, and about the same number over that age.
by Benevenio
Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Use of Latin
Replies: 46
Views: 23704

Isn't our liturgical language (English or Latin) an intimate dialogue between lovers? Which leaves us to wonder what our priests really know about that subject… If I use the phrase "My heart bleeds for you", for example, we all know that is not to be taken literally but we do know what ...
by Benevenio
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Use of Latin
Replies: 46
Views: 23704

"Qui missus es sanare contritos corde: Kyrie, eleison… …"You were sent to heal the contrite of heart", might not that add a little more encouragement to the person praying the text to be so disposed? Not really. All that this would make me do is to wonder whether or not my heart ...
by Benevenio
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Tips for composing and arranging music
Replies: 37
Views: 37061

As a fellow clarinettist, I too learnt to improvise whilst in a Jazz quintet. I'd echo what Thomas has said - it needs practice. In addition to tape/CD, don't forget using tools such as SmartMusic running on your computer to help the learning process. If you can persuade others to help, though, doin...
by Benevenio
Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Antiphons
Replies: 30
Views: 31997

in the received text of GIRM 3 for England and Wales the reference to hymns and songs approved by Bishops was omitted True - no hymn or song per se: GIRM3 n48 states that the options are either "(1) the antiphon and psalm from the Graduale Romanum or Graduale Simplex ; or (2) a song from anoth...
by Benevenio
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass settings for Christmas & Easter
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

We use Alan Smith's Agincourt Acclamations from the SSG's Baptised With Fire collection for Christmas and Easter main celebrations; this Advent, we sang Bernadette Farrell's acclamations (from Celebration for Everyone, but they will be elsewhere too); in Lent we tend to sing my own, unpublished sett...
by Benevenio
Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Performance Anxieties - What Are Yours?
Replies: 16
Views: 8755

Keeping your nerve

Have you come across Keeping Your Nerve by Kate Jones? It's a Faber Music publication. Amazon's site has a review: 5 out of 5 stars No Better Guide Exists! This small book is an absolute must for performers of all ages, abilities and instruments. The information given is informed and easily accessib...
by Benevenio
Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Late arrivals at the Liturgists' Ball
Replies: 91
Views: 34105

surely, that's why we call you Father… :lol:
by Benevenio
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Well, no one said it would be easy...
Replies: 27
Views: 12621

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

Crumhorn, Christ tells us to "turn the other cheek" - which some commentators explain is more about passive resistance than about a masochistic tendancy. I suggest that you do this: choose texts that you know will get past the PP's inspection, and then use alternative tunes, such as those suggested ...
by Benevenio
Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 6472

Alan, I've been where you are! I'm sure many of the forum lukers and posters have been. I ran the music here for 10 years before I decided I really needed a break (for many reasons). But, during that time, I trusted the youngsters in the group to run things, on occasions, when I wasn't there. I'd li...
by Benevenio
Thu May 19, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: More Latin
Replies: 12
Views: 4965

Taizé music is far more than Latin texts though, using many "modern" languages as well. And the point of the use of Latin in Taizé settings is that it is short phrases, repeated over and over, phrases that are easily translated into your own tongue and remembered so that you know what it is you ar...
by Benevenio
Mon May 16, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ratzinger, Liturgy and England
Replies: 67
Views: 27637

I am fortunate to celebrate, albeit annually, with Catholics from many different language groups. Each takes its turn to prepare morning and evening prayer. It is interesting (for me at least) to compare the approaches to the Lord's Prayer. Some go for the 'uniform' approach - we'll all say/sing Pat...
by Benevenio
Mon May 09, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Resurrecting Oppressed Musicians
Replies: 18
Views: 9408

Incorrect, according to what is taught at Key Stage 2 in Science. Mrs Nerg is an acronym for no less than seven life processes: movement, reproduction, sensitivity, nutrition, excretion, respiration, growth. I'm sure that John Henry Newman - for it is his supposition that growth is the only evidenc...