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by Hare
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas on TV and radio
Replies: 10
Views: 3928

Re: Christmas on TV and radio

MARYFA wrote:So sad.


Not IMHO! We had a PP once who insisted on "Come to the manger" He was only here for a year thankfully!
by Hare
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 81377

Re: The wickedness of face cream

At the Saturday evening Mass tonight, in the (said) Psalm: "With strumpets and the sound of the horn...." :P
by Hare
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

TimSharrock wrote: .....the other Sundays an organist plays....


Rather dismissive............?
by Hare
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

Maybe some communities just don't want to sing. Another scenario - When I first started at my current church 23 years ago, I was only "contracted" for the late morning Mass on Sundays, plus a weekly choir rehearsal. I discovered after a few months that PP was attempting to lead some singi...
by Hare
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

What he said. And also just mentioning that this thread is an off spin from the thread about parish music in an age of dwindling resources..... in that their is a need for a simple book/CD or website where the average parish can get some help for drawing together people to sing together without a s...
by Hare
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

No, I see exactly what you mean. And there is no reason why All that I am etc should not co-exist with Praise to the holiest etc. I suppose, being from a non-conformist and Anglican background where, 40/50 years ago every church had its own organist and choir, I find it difficult to grasp how things...
by Hare
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

No point dwelling on it - the idea of a 20 hymn repertoire is laughably ludicrous any way!! There are times I despair of this forum. While I'd like to be agreeing - I'm also aware that for some places it may be a reality. I'd hope that at least it's 20 hymns plus some settings of the Ordinary. But ...
by Hare
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

JW wrote: In my absence next week, I know the congregation will sing hymns completely unaccompanied, but will not sing the mass parts, even though they know 3 settings very well.


Sadly, that is the case at my church too. PP's decision. I don't know why they can't just have a quiet Mass.
by Hare
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

I suppose if we are going to have a repertoire of only 20 hymns most of our liturgical niceties would have to go out of the window. The Entrance Antiphons for the Assumption vary from " Glorious things are spoken of you, O Mary, who today were exalted above the choirs of Angels into eternal tr...
by Hare
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

When I was taught liturgy in the seminary decades ago, we were told that the Mass is uniquely adressed to the Father, through Christ our Lord the great high priest. From start to end, that is. Hymns and prayers to Mary and the saints have their place in the Office and at novenas etc. Has something ...
by Hare
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

I agree with JW re the liturgical priorities he lists. However, I would prefer it if the bishops did not make a ruling. (And if they did, would it make any difference? I'm thinking of something on that other thread Liturgical Tourism). There is a place for Marian hymns once in a while - but more pa...
by Hare
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

The hymns were - I'll sing a hymn to Mary (updated version in Laudate) Hail Queen of Heaven ( thrown on life surge ? ) that version of the Magnificat (Will you go lassy, go) Sing of Mary Pure and Lowly. And I was a bit surprised. Someone somewhere was choosing their favourite hymns. Er - Sunday 14t...
by Hare
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

Feeding the congregation - There's fine dining, and there's Junk Food.
by Hare
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

We use all Post-Vatican II material apart from a couple of plainchant masses occasionally, and Credo III
by Hare
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 16316

Re: Only 20 hymns

The more I read about dwindling resources and dumbing down, I am finding myself thinking - why not make the said mass (and I mean no hymns either!) the norm and just let those who have the resources, do the job properly where they can! That's all.