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by johnquinn39
Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: More than setting words beautifully?
Replies: 4
Views: 1931

Re: More than setting words beautifully?

Can a composer who is not "imbued with the spirit of the liturgy" create truly liturgical music? Discuss! You're begging a few questions there, presbyter. I don't see why not. Could a formulaic approach be used, where a talented composer is given examples of music that actually works in t...
by johnquinn39
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Article in Catholic Herald
Replies: 14
Views: 6900

Re: Article in Catholic Herald I find this encouraging! Yes, I also find this encouraging. However, I think that there is a danger of forgetting that the music serves the liturgy, and not the other way round. There is indeed decent music in the RC church - the mus...
by johnquinn39
Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: What wondrous love is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 5716

Re: What wondrous love is this?

Can anyone direct me towards "What Wondrous Love is this?" I've searched through quite a few collections this morning and can't find it. Want to arrange it for wind and voices for Holy Week. Only versions on the net are sound files. This is also available in "Music for Holy Week and ...
by johnquinn39
Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Core Repertoire
Topic: Antiphons
Replies: 30
Views: 36470


If you have never sinned, if you have never been ill, if you are not going to die, if you do not need love and compassion in your life (see last Sunday's resp. psalm) then yes, the psalms are irrelevent.
by johnquinn39
Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Youth
Replies: 22
Views: 9489

No I didn't see. Are there any samples on the internet? Why are youth flocking to it if it is so bad? The success may be due to the familiarity of the musical idiom which has enabled the recognition of Christ in his word, and in his song. Perhaps part of the RC problem is that we have often simply ...
by johnquinn39
Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy Thoughts
Replies: 6
Views: 3746

Two successful Sanctus settings I have used are Marty Haugen's "Santo", and James McMillan's from the "Mass of St Anne".
by johnquinn39
Thu May 27, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops' statement on ICEL translation of Ordo Missae
Replies: 30
Views: 16910

Proposed revised Missal

Maybe the current "ICEL" team are under the influence of the "spirit" , and are translating the Missal into "tongues".
by johnquinn39
Tue May 04, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 'Typical' church band line up
Replies: 3
Views: 3087

"Typical" church band line up

An effective line up that has been tried in my parish has been to combine pipe organ with gently amplified guitar, banjo and tin whistle. The organist (myself) and instrumentalists play from the same chord chart and arrange and improvise around this. I have also played keyboards at a Mass for the Ni...