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by Peter
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Composers group meeting in London on 19th Sept?
Replies: 4
Views: 7954

Re: Composers group meeting in Yeovil on 6th May

Since posting this yesterday I have received confirmation that the meeting is happening, so apologies for a false alarm. It seems that gremlins had infiltrated the Composers' Group mailing list but have now been sent packing.
by Peter
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Composers group meeting in London on 19th Sept?
Replies: 4
Views: 7954

Composers group meeting in Yeovil on 6th May?

Unlike the situation Dot reported at the start of this thread the year before last, we now have a meeting that is advertised on the website for 6th May in Yeovil, but I have received no e-mails about it since February of this year. I don't know whether there have been e-mails, which for some reason ...
by Peter
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 29004

Re: Offertory hymns

We tend to use thematic or seasonal hymns. "Offertory" hymns are a last resort. I agree with this point: I too use thematic/seasonal hymns wherever possible, though the Masses I used to take may father to in his declining years (ten years ago, now) always went for "Offertory" hymns and cycled throu...
by Peter
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 13666

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

quaeritor wrote:I'm struggling with the maths (or the meaning?) here, Mary - am I missing something? :?:

Q

My interpretation FWIW is that if one person is especially pleased, one dissatisfied and the rest sufficiently content not to say anything you must be doing OK.
by Peter
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 14762

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

One interesting omission: the document starts "We, the undersigned..." but has no names or signatures at the end. Do we know who wrote it?
by Peter
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass and Rugby
Replies: 4
Views: 2773

Re: Mass and Rugby

While I was looking after my ailing parents I used to take them to their local Mass centre on Sundays and if the regular organist there was away I'd pick the hymns and accompany the singing. I used to get the same comment if I picked "Cwm Rhondda" even though I was totally unaware there wa...
by Peter
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Coping with mistakes/failures
Replies: 6
Views: 3689

Re: Coping with mistakes/failures

Perhaps I should have been less prescriptive and phrased the start as "Is this the thread you're thinking of?" :oops: I can't think of another like it, though maybe someone else can.
by Peter
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 14253

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

Just over 50 years ago, when I was preparing to sit my “O” Levels, I was told that for the Latin exams translations had to be exact and I’d lose marks for any variations or approximations, but for the French exams I’d lose marks if the translations were too literal (“the pen of my aunt” etc) and sho...
by Peter
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Coping with mistakes/failures
Replies: 6
Views: 3689

Re: Coping with mistakes/failures

I had a feeling there had been a similar topic in the past, but can't actually find it... Apologies in advance is this is a duplication! The thread you are thinking of, Hare, is http://www.ssg.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=611/ , and very sad reading it is, as the originator, despite many s...
by Peter
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 5933

Re: Come to the Manger

Regarding the disputed supertonic 7th, the opening chords are as follows (reading upwards) in G (the carol used to be printed in A but G is more usual these days): G-B-D-G, E-G-C#-A, F#-A-C natural-D or I - II7c - V7b In the second half of the refrain they are: B-G-D-G, A-E-C#-A, D-F#-C natural-D o...
by Peter
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 5933

Re: Come to the Manger

Having been "timed out" trying to edit that last post, I'll have to add some further thoughts in a separate one. Moral: don't hit the "submit" button too soon! Maybe SC was thinking of the second line of the hymn, where the second chord is indeed a supertonic seventh, except that...
by Peter
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 5933

Come to the Manger

As we were in danger of going off topic on the "Christmas on TV and Radio" thread, I'll start a new one before the moderators wade in. Indeed. A dreadful ditty, I've only ever had to endure it once. Deo Graatias. I was brought up with Come to the manger , and don't think it's quite as bad ...
by Peter
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 119171

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Yes, Oops, still travelling but due back at my own church next weekend. I'm at the moment in Roden, in the north of the Netherlands, where priests seem to be in even shorter supply than elsewhere. As a result, it was no surprise at all to find another Liturgy of the Word with Eucharist (LWWE) this m...
by Peter
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 119171

Re: Liturgical Tourism

My liturgical tourism last Sunday was also a liturgical sentimental journey. I first visited the church of Our Lady of Fatima, Alblasserdam, Netherlands in the 1960s, when it was newly opened and built in accordance with the latest ideas coming out of Vatican II. It is oval in shape, with the altar ...
by Peter
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 119171

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Oops might have walked out of this morning's Mass in Rotterdam Cathedral, but I stayed for the full hour and 20 minutes of it! The Kyrie , Gloria , Sanctus and Agnus Dei were all sung, in Greek/Latin, to the Missa Bonum est Confiteri Domino by Herman Strategier, of whom I had not heard but found aft...