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by Peter
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 119170

Re: Liturgical Tourism

After the splendours of St Stephen’s, Vienna, the following Sunday saw me once again in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Roden, in the north of the Netherlands. As with all my previous visits there it was a Liturgy of the Word with Eucharist (LoW&E), because of the shortage of priests. Two laymen t...
by Peter
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 119170

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Visiting Vienna as part of an Interrail tour in the wake of an orchestra tour playing mainly Haydn, the obvious choice for me regarding Sunday Mass today was St Stephen's Cathedral, where Haydn sang as a choirboy (not to mention its other association with famous musicians). It didn't dissappoint. Th...
by Peter
Tue May 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 14754

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

Apologies for the late addition to this thread, I hope not too late to be of help to Quaeritor. It's a while since I've played at Confirmation Masses and even then I had no influence over the choice of hymns, but those who did choose them did not seem to confine themselves to explicitly Spirit-relat...
by Peter
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congratulations, Bernadette!
Replies: 6
Views: 4903

Re: Congratulations, Bernadette!

VML wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:29 pm
... we sang the Vigil version of Christ be our Light: This is the night of new beginnings, last week.
So did we. It's one of my "must-haves" for the Vigil. A very well-deserved medal!
by Peter
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 10852

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Don't you mean, HP, that it's easier to negotiate with a terrorist than with a PP? He doesn't sound like much of a liturgist to me! Our Vigil is also at 8, which seems to have become the norm, but given the long-range weather forecast it could be wet, so we may have the fire indoors anyway. Still, i...
by Peter
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 6375

Re: Proms

... I was not happy with the choice of congregational chorales at the Passion - why not one of the chorales from the Passion itself? The real highlights were both John Eliot Gardiner who have severely criticised in the past. The Berlioz Damnation of Faust and the late night Schutz and Bach were sup...
by Peter
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Muzak for the Mass
Replies: 7
Views: 4951

Re: Muzak for the Mass

A church in France I've visited a couple of times appears to use a mixture of live and recorded music but does so very effectively; I reported on it under the "Liturgical Tourism" heading here https://www.ssg.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1511#p21148 , so I won't repeat now what I wrote then. Re...
by Peter
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 4081

Re: Ace Maria

Then theres the bride who wanted "that song from Robin Hood" expecting the schmaltzy Bryan Adams "Everything I do...." and instead got the silly bit of the Rossini overture that was used for the old B&W TV series. I'm not altogether convinced it was a mistake. The link in the second version of your...
by Peter
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 6375

Re: Proms

Dare I, on a Catholic forum, nominate the trio of concerts that made up the Reformation Day on 20th August? :? The first was an organ recital taking Bach's "Orgelbüchlein" as its inspiration but including chorale preludes by other composers, up to the present day, as well. One of them was by Samuel ...
by Peter
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 119170

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Finding Mass in provincial Netherlands can be tricky, so it was no surprise to find that today’s service in the Church of Our Lady of the Sea in Burgh-Haamstede turned out to be a Liturgy of the Word with Communion. Talking to the presiding layman, however, I learned that it is, for the moment at le...
by Peter
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 29003

Re: Offertory hymns

The best hymns for this time are actually those that reflect back upon the Liturgy of the Word we have just celebrated, which means that they will relate to the scriptures of the day. We celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the light of what we have celebrated in the Liturgy of the Word. The b...
by Peter
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 29003

Re: Offertory hymns

Here are some more possibilities - some very old! I hope I am not duplicating other suggestions: O Bread of Heaven, beneath this veil : Originally in the Crown of Jesus Music. Brilliant tune by Hemy! However it has a tendency to sound a bit slushy and sentimental if it is not performed cleanly and ...
by Peter
Wed May 03, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Octave
Replies: 5
Views: 4025

Re: Easter Octave

My understanding (FWIW) is that the Gloria is said/sung on every day of Easter week, but the Creed ... only on Easter Sunday and the 2nd Sunday of Easter... That's what my Weekday Missal says. However, it also adds that the Easter Sequence may be said or sung every day during Easter week - is that ...
by Peter
Wed May 03, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 17579

Re: Pentecost sequence.

Veni Sancte Spiritus (Laudate 301) is the setting we've always used at my church and I intend to use it again this year. At risk of going off topic, has anyone any bright ideas for the Corpus Christi sequence?
by Peter
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New look website
Replies: 7
Views: 13392

Re: New look website

One oddity I've just realised is that when you're in the Discussion Forum there is a link back to the Board Index but I can't find one to take you back to the SSG Home Page. It's not serious for me, as I have the Home Page rather than the Board Index bookmarked, so maybe that's why it took me so lon...