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by sidvicius
Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Replies: 53
Views: 23246

O come Emmanuel

...the Jewish people. Nah, I tend to take it as a more generic "people of God", or anyone in a fix who turns to the one true God for help. Should we sing it? I don't have a problem with the words, and I like the verse melody. It's the dismal "Rejoice" which gets me - always soun...
by sidvicius
Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canons to the left of them...
Replies: 27
Views: 14530

EP 1

Maybe it's something to do with old haunts, but having returned to my 'growing up' church in Birmingham I heard EP1. When I was a kid they would cycle through them week by week, and it seems that while other things have changed, notably a rather elegant gong in place of the more usual altar bells, c...
by sidvicius
Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Notation software
Replies: 89
Views: 63834

Czech Characters

To do that you'll probably need to activate your 'extended roman' keyboard Nick; it's a little more fiddly than a standard ALT+number code. Go here and click on 'by language>A-D' to work it out. The notes suggest that it works fine with PC or Mac operating systems - I think you said you were a Mac u...
by sidvicius
Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: This quarter's Music & Liturgy has just hit the door mat
Replies: 19
Views: 40007

shurely shome mishtake?

Can anybody suggest a reason why this apparently innocuous thread has received over 22000 views? Light years ahead of any other thread on the forum!
by sidvicius
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Missal
Replies: 7
Views: 5738

latin missal translation

Good point reginald, although I think at this time the church may want to lead us to the water but I'm not convinced that the congregation will want to drink - it would have to be a persuasive argument. As Nick says, no really good reason has been offered, other than perhaps some comments viz inclus...
by sidvicius
Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Missal
Replies: 7
Views: 5738

revival

Always bothers me when I see unanswered first posts, so here's a resuscitative response If we are serious about the restoration of Latin and chant to the sacred liturgy in normative parishes... Are we though? Latin chant has been recently revived via Taizé, but I don't think this was any deliberate...
by sidvicius
Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: guitar music
Replies: 6
Views: 3897

musical accompaniment

You have reminded me of an interesting effect I noticed during a recent CofE sojourn. The organist would invariably 'embellish' the penultimate verse to such extent that the melody of the hymn was utterly lost - not too much of a problem if you know the tune (but very distracting), but very much a p...
by sidvicius
Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: James MacMillan's thoughts on Bind Us Together
Replies: 11
Views: 6330

cofe hymns

I guess the response to smartalec comments about CofE hymns could be to apologise profusely and promise a proper Catholic mass next week - with no hymns at all and an extended homily. How long would it be before they came creeping humbly back to request a return to the old format.... Dot, while I ma...
by sidvicius
Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Seeking a satb arrangement of "Before the Throne"
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

before the throne

I expect you've already found it, but try http://www.bjupress.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&productId=1970955 if you haven't - it seems to be the correct piece. They also seem to be chucking in lyric sheets for free if you need them.
by sidvicius
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Requiem Masses & Funeral Services
Replies: 32
Views: 13665

docmattc's question

Sounds like a workable solution, and kills two birds with one stone (if you'll pardon the funereal expression). However, attendees should be made aware of where their participation is through listening, and 'taking in' the hymn text, thus everyone should have a copy of the lyrics.
by sidvicius
Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: James MacMillan's thoughts on Bind Us Together
Replies: 11
Views: 6330

Mac the Knife

...the worth of such music are in part determined by how effectively it is executed. Yes - the arrangement and delivery of the music should be such that it draws the message of the hymn text to the full attention of the person singing. One difficulty here is that the delivery is very much dependant...
by sidvicius
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: James MacMillan's thoughts on Bind Us Together
Replies: 11
Views: 6330

MacMillan

Nothing really new here I think, although the debate does seem to be polarising between the 'organ camp' and the 'guitar camp', with points in between ignored completely, as is typical for media-driven hyperbole. I'm a little more surprised that "make me a channel" was marked, but dunstan ...
by sidvicius
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: servers' vesture
Replies: 5
Views: 3308

albs

asked [if?] we knew of any church where the servers didn't wear anything over 'street clothes' I guess there could be quite a large bill for this, hence the query. Some places seem to have hordes of redundant young people on the altar, but yes, if you're there, I think it is appropriate that you lo...
by sidvicius
Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy days of Obligation
Replies: 61
Views: 30156

holy days

Thumbing through New English Hymnal, the CofE seems to be good at marking holy and even less holy (?) days with hymns, or at least tunes (e.g. "St Bartholomew"). Maybe we should learn up a stack of these, especially if (as suggested above) many important event days are to be saddled on the...
by sidvicius
Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy days of Obligation
Replies: 61
Views: 30156

Slightly Off Topic

Here, we are constantly bombarded with new music so it came as no surprise to be presented with a new hymn. But then the organist began and I recognised the tune and could sing along - but my surprise was such that I couldn't remember the words of the hymn afterwards. If the music is supposed to hel...