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by Chris
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Songs of Praise from Leeds Cathedral
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

Songs of Praise from Leeds Cathedral

Songs of Praise today came from Leeds Cathedral. The congregation was made up of 400 young singers from Catholic schools from Bradford, all part of the Diocese of Leeds Schools singing program. Also featured was the Bradford Youth Choir (w) singing 'I am his child' by American composer Moses Hogan. ...
by Chris
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Vespers from Leeds Cathedral
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

you can access the listen again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/choralevensong/pip/8qa78/
by Chris
Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum
Replies: 45
Views: 17337

One doesn't even need to read to read these many documents to understand the liturgical/dramatic sense of the people singing the Gospel Greeting and Eucharistic Acclamations. But to suggest this at one or two cathedrals would be lead to expressions of horror and disgust. Four pieces which should be...
by Chris
Fri May 25, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Post - Choral Director (Diocese of Leeds)
Replies: 0
Views: 3660

New Post - Choral Director (Diocese of Leeds)

The Diocese of Leeds has an innovative approach to liturgical music centred around its young people. (You may have seen the article in the Tablet 2 weeks ago.) The music programme currently involves 4 childrens choirs at the cathedral and 20 in Bradford. We wish to develop this outreach work from th...
by Chris
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Theology of Music
Replies: 32
Views: 14306

Thats really quite short for a PhD! And it really is quite readable.... 8)
by Chris
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Palm Sun / Good Fri Gospel Acclamation
Replies: 8
Views: 3775

We usually sing a setting of 'Christus Factus Est' at this point (the Latin translation) so wouldn't use the Lenten refrain - I don't see any reson why you couldn't however.
by Chris
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Psalms in a four week cycle
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

The Book of Common Prayer?
by Chris
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSA Mass Settings
Replies: 3
Views: 2502

Annabel, Masses we use here in Leeds for upper voices include Missa in Simplicate - Langlais (Unison but v. nice and quite tricky!) Missa Brevis - Delibes (SSA) Sort of thing that works well what ever sort of organ you have availble. Missa Brevis - Saunders (SS) Jazz inspired setting by our Director...
by Chris
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Theology of Music
Replies: 32
Views: 14306

Theology of Music

I have just been re-reading the book version of Miraim Therese Winters PhD, 'Why Sing? Towards a theology of Catholic Church Music.' I would recommend this to you all if you haven't read it - it is really quite readable and has an extensive (although slightly out of date now) bibliography. Anyhow, I...
by Chris
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: BBC Daily Service led by a Catholic Children's Choir
Replies: 0
Views: 3583

BBC Daily Service led by a Catholic Children's Choir

I thought it might be of interest to you all to hear a Catholic children's choir sang the Daily Service this morning on BBC R4. To listen again to the service, go to m and click on listen again (Monday 5th March) The service was sung by the Bradford Girls' Choir, who are part of the Bradford Youth C...
by Chris
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Rite of Election
Replies: 8
Views: 4290

Leeds Rite of Election

Line up for music at Leeds Rite of Election, 3pm on 1st Sunday of Lent Entrance Hymn: O Worship the King, All glorious above Responsorial Psalm: Here I am Lord (Ps 39) - Cullen Gospel Acclamation: Praise to you O Christ - Cullen Catachumens signing: Sicut Cervus - Pallestrina Candidates admissions: ...
by Chris
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Migrant workers and music
Replies: 16
Views: 8596

From the viewpoint of someone who runs choirs and singing groups (singing primarily religious/ liturgical music) in schools in West Yorkshire. The immigrant children (of wholm there are many - mainly Eastern European) love learning to sing songs in English - in fact it teaches them the language quic...
by Chris
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: So why do we hate choirs then?
Replies: 36
Views: 16795

A source of concern to me is the average age of choristers, which seems to be about 55. The average age of "folk" groups is about a decade higher. The average liturgical guitarist is very white haired these days. Organs are not so badly off: there are teenage organists about. Perhaps it i...
by Chris
Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ratzinger, Liturgy and England
Replies: 67
Views: 28002

Benevenio wrote:The Telegraph article refers to "Papa Wojtyla".

Does that mean the Roman Church is now governed by Papa Razzi?


Check out this: http://www.ratzingerfanclub.com/

Don't all rush to join... 8)
by Chris
Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music at Preparation of the Gifts
Replies: 1
Views: 1727

If the preparation motet or hymn is not long enough, then I would usually improvise until the point at which the deacon comes forward to incense the congregation, after which the priest leads into 'pray bretheren...'