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by High Peak
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 12010

Re: First communion music

Your point about the need for someone to get the people singing is so important. I used to do as I saw at Clifton, either say a few words of encouragement and/or run through a couple of any new bits before Mass, but now we have a prayer five minutes before, which is supposed to lead to a period of ...
by High Peak
Fri May 26, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 5193

I enjoyed that!

I'm in a reflective mood. We had our Deanery Confirmation Mass this evening. I'm still calming down from the flood of adrenalin. It went very well indeed. The execution of the music could not have been much better (especially considering that the musicians and singers were put together from several ...
by High Peak
Mon May 22, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 10213

Re: Pentecost sequence.

Two reflections: 1) In my liturgical ambitions, I generally abide by the Dirty Harry philosophy of life - "A man's got to know his limitations". So, because of limitations in numbers and ability, when our singers have harmonisation we generally just have the one line of harmony. Over the Triduum, th...
by High Peak
Sat May 13, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 10213

Re: Pentecost sequence.

Southern Comfort wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 8:44 am
There's a very beautiful setting of the Pentecost Sequence in the Psallite Mass "At the Table of the Lord". 10 Pentecost Sequence.mp3
The songbook also gives the same setting with the Latin text for those who want to use it in that language.
Now that is lovely!!!
by High Peak
Wed May 10, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 14886

Re: Offertory hymns

My only contribution to this topic is to consider the length of the Offertory hymn. Can you get through the whole thing before the priest is ready to carry on with the liturgy or are you going to hold things up to fit in all 8 verses for the sake of it, thus making the liturgy the servant of the mu...
by High Peak
Wed May 10, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 3457

Re: Maria Parkinson?

Maria Parkinson was one of a group of giggling teenage convent schoolgirls who took part in a school liturgy day at the St Thomas More Centre in Manor House in the mid 1970s. This particular group were given the task of writing a hymn or song, and "As I kneel before you" is what they came up with i...
by High Peak
Tue May 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 3457

Re: Maria Parkinson?

I know Maria. She lives about seven miles away from me. She is married and no longer goes by "Parkinson".

Not a "one-hit-wonder"; she also composed "Come, let us go up to the Lord, to the temple of our God" which I use for the Entrance Hymn every 1st Sunday of Advent, Year A.
by High Peak
Sat May 06, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 10213

Re: Pentecost sequence.

That particular tune is one I really, really dislike. All those crotchets, one after another. There must be an alternative ........ I have found recordings on YouTube that uses essentially the same tune as found in Celebration Hymnal, but with a few dotted crotchets rather than the relentless strea...
by High Peak
Tue May 02, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Confirmation Mass
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: Confirmation Mass

I am looking for guidance on planning a Confirmation Mass in the light of whatever changes have happened in the last two or three years. We will sing the Gloria, and the Mass. But will the Mass be the Mass of the day, which will be Tuesday week 9 OT, so a first reading about Tobit taking a bath and...
by High Peak
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 14886

Re: Offertory hymns

I rather like the dirge tune!!! :lol:
For those of us not familiar with Nottingham/Mozart and other names for famous tunes, which one are you on about?
by High Peak
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 14886

Re: Offertory hymns

By the way - 1st post!!!

Welcome to the forum!!! :D
by High Peak
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 14886

Re: Offertory hymns

We tend to sing an Offertory Hymn but I rarely set one that is specific to the Offertory. It's too limiting, for a start - there are not that many of them (as you have found) and even fewer that have merit and are worth singing. So, when we have an Offertory hymn, it is more likely to be one on the ...
by High Peak
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 6119

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

I wonder to what extend the Vigil is "sold" as the highpoint of the whole year - to what extent we "big-it-up". I don't think that it is too controversial to state that we don't have the most theologically or liturgically literate laity, and they need help to get a sense of and u...
by High Peak
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 3291

Re: Easter Alleluia

This year was the first time that I have organised the Triduum Liturgies, because this year was the first time that we started the Vigil at a time I was comfortable with - 9pm. I cannot speak for previous years (we took ourselves off to Ampleforth) but this year we most certainly did intone the Alle...
by High Peak
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 7710

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

Or possibly one of the few who follows the directions in the GIRM. That has been one of my problems. We have introduced several things that are in keeping with GIRM norms which have not been the "norm" in the parish in a long, long time. As such, we have met resistance from some. It's not...