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by High Peak
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 8422

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: 8422

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: 8491

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: 8491

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

The last link didn't work. Try this........ http://irishcatholic.ie/article/fresh-m ... t%E2%80%99
by High Peak
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm
Replies: 12
Views: 4740

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?
by High Peak
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Baptism of the Lord
Replies: 11
Views: 3735

Re: The Baptism of the Lord

It does seem to "demote" The Baptism somewhat. eg the rubrics stipulate that, if it is celebrated on the Monday, only one Reading before the Gospel and the Creed is omitted. I don't like whole idea of moving feast days that fall during the week to the nearest Sunday. I seem to remember rea...
by High Peak
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 3679

Re: Come to the Manger

I think it has very little merit and really don't like it. When I was asked to take over music duties at the Christmas Vigil Mass, one of the first things I did was to cast this into the bin.
by High Peak
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office
Replies: 7
Views: 2501

Re: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office

Hello, DNBA,

I have emailed you some materials that I have used in my parish (including at the candlelit sung Vespers during Advent that you may be aware of). I also may be able to introduce you to someone who MAY be willing/able to assist.

Let me know.
by High Peak
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 5442

Re: Choral Director Post

Maybe they are funding it through the closure and selling of the Catholic Chaplaincy for the Students of the University of Bradford. Shameful!! It was there that my liturgical sensibilities were first triggered. As far as I'm aware, the Catholic Chaplaincy for Bradford University still exists, it's...
by High Peak
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 5442

Re: Choral Director Post

Maybe they are funding it through the closure and selling of the Catholic Chaplaincy for the Students of the University of Bradford.
Shameful!!
It was there that my liturgical sensibilities were first triggered.
by High Peak
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 14949

Re: Only 20 hymns

May is a VERY difficult question. In most parishes there would be a riot if Marian hymns were not sung. (Some years ago, I resisted; there were complaints; I had to either "toe the line" or the music choices would have been taken away from me) This year, on Pentecost, we closed with "...
by High Peak
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 72358

Re: Liturgical Tourism

I recently attended three weekday Masses which were quite extraordinary. There was an eclectic mix of music that was always appropriate and beautifully played. The congregation joined in with the responses and the singing with gusto, even spontaneously going into harmonies which made a beautiful sou...
by High Peak
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 7284

Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

Addendum....... Having said all that..........Several years back I went on a private retreat to a Monastery of contemplative nuns. I was warned by friend not to expect too much in terms of singing the Office as the rather small community was rather elderly and their voices were frail. However, I fou...
by High Peak
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 7284

Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

If there isn't the talent, would it be better to have a said Mass rather than one with dreadful singing/playing? Worth discussing? For my money, I would go for the said Mass every time....... .....I really don't like using pre-recorded backing tracks at Mass. Maybe its because of the associations w...
by High Peak
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How accessible is your church?
Replies: 16
Views: 13241

Re: How accessible is your church?

oopsorganist wrote:Here is some guidance that I have found googling around. I googled around instead of cyber throttling my friend Incense Tom. :lol:

http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resourc ... erence.pdf

http://www.cbcew.org.uk/content/downloa ... e-2014.pdf


The second link doesn't seem to work.