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by High Peak
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

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? :?:
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I'm SO relieved it's not just me!!! :-)
by High Peak
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

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

I have received two unsolicited pieces of feedback from tonight's Mass at which our group played. One said that the entire Mass was beautiful and that they loved all the music. The other said (through somebody else) that we ruined her favorite hymn and disliked it so much that she walked out early!!...
by High Peak
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy Meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Re: Liturgy Meetings

Given that you are now a combination of two parishes it may be of value. We are two parishes with one priest and three Sunday Masses (though three are CERTAINLY not required) and, much to my frustration, there is little if any crossover or coordination. On Thursday we had our first rehearsal for the...
by High Peak
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 3677

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Thank you for your replies, especially SC and KA; I concur with your "sensible compromise" approach but I'm in something of a battle for which I required additional firepower - I think you provided it. Now let's see whether it's decisive. Keep us posted! I can report a qualified success!
by High Peak
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 3677

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Thank you for your replies, especially SC and KA; I concur with your "sensible compromise" approach but I'm in something of a battle for which I required additional firepower - I think you provided it. Now let's see whether it's decisive. :wink:
by High Peak
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 3677

Triduum accompaniment

"During the same period ( ie between the Gloria of Maundy Thursday and that of the Easter Vigil ), the organ and other musical instruments may be used only for the purpose of supporting the singing." Some guidance, please (as the old phrase put it - how far can you go?), as well as example...
by High Peak
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 6344

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

Now that's got me thinking! Yes, using one hymnal is limiting but I wonder what percentage of it we do use!!

Knowing me I will go and work it out!! :lol:
by High Peak
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 6344

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

..........there is still the notion of cutting your coat according to your cloth. That is just common sense in my view. Very much so, but at the same time we must be aspirational in what we do. I get a little concerned when I hear people say that we should give the congregation "want they want...
by High Peak
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 5111

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

And more often those charisms are absent. Or latent or nascent, perhaps. And that's where formation and training is SO important. I am naturally fairly musical, but have absolutely no formal musical or liturgical training. Neither, when I was asked to start our music group, was any reading - never ...
by High Peak
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 5111

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

alan29 wrote:Are those priestly functions?


The discernment of charisms among his flock is very much part of the priestly role. Too often, however, ministries are assigned to the willing and eager rather than to those who have a genuine charism for that ministry.
by High Peak
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 6344

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

Southern Comfort wrote:...........high standards in whatever idiom you are using, and good formation for all.


Absolutely. And in my experience in several ministries of the Church, we far too often do this very poorly on a parish level!!
by High Peak
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 6344

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

So you can do it if you have a choir and cantor who can tackle it? Over the last 12 months I have slowly been introducing Processionals, using John Ainsley's "English Proper Chants", to both the Vigil Mass (for which I have responsibility) and the Sunday morning Mass (which I occasionally...
by High Peak
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 6384

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

The last time they changed my particular curriculum I was too old to care so I carried on using the old one - I just looked up the differences and digested them and then just plodded on as normal. They changed it again three years later. Nobody knows why. It's so that they can produce and sell a ne...
by High Peak
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 6384

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

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by High Peak
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm
Replies: 12
Views: 3750

Re: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm

Southern Comfort wrote:As mentioned in another thread recently, you could select three of four Bévenot psalm tones of contrasting moods and use those for months at a time, matching the mood of the tone to the mood of the psalm each week.


Where can one get hold of these Bévenot psalm tones?