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by Gwyn
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 8714

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

That's a very good question H.P.. Somewhere in the mix there needs to be some serious top-down directive; that'd be a start. I'm in South East Wales. At a Saturday evening Vigil Mass a couple of weeks ago the p.p. said that he hadn't prepared a homily so he meandered a little until he eventually rem...
by Gwyn
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 8714

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

......if you aren't getting any [complaints] then you probably aren't being brave enough.

Or possibly one of the few who follows the directions in the GIRM.
by Gwyn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 8714

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

A "I completely disagree" button might also be of use. :lol:
by Gwyn
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: God so loved the world
Replies: 9
Views: 3398

God so loved the world

John Stainer's "God so loved the world" (The Crucifixion) is sung lots during Lent and Holy Week, and that's a jolly good thing. Text-wise however, there's nothing that would prevent it being sung at any other time of the liturgical year. There's many a trapped hymn that could do with libe...
by Gwyn
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 5464

Re: Triduum accompaniment

I'll have a pint of whatever Alan's drinking. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Gwyn
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 7733

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

It was good at one time, there was the Cardiff Archdiocesan Music Resource Group - a bit fluffy-libby but not at all bad for that. It certainly did what it says on the tin; i.e. armed parish musicians with resources of varying levels in order that liturgies could be revitalised. Its aim wasn't to im...
by Gwyn
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 7733

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

Keraulophon highlighted . . .
According to the diocesan website
http://rcadc.org/commissions-committees ... ommission/

I wonder what they do?
by Gwyn
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 7733

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

Each diocese has a Liturgy Commission.

I don't think that the Cardiff diocese has one. It certainly needs one. There were at one time a few flagship parishes; otherwise it's meagre fayre. Best bet is Roath's St Martin's (Anglican) church.
by Gwyn
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 7733

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

Superficiality and banality creeping into our music. Creeping? I think it's fair to say that it has well and truly crept. There are churches where the assembly don't know what a sung celebration of Holy Mass is, a generation has flowered who nothing other than badly chosen ditties. The closest they...
by Gwyn
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 9403

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

VML noted ... Now we just turn up and sing and hope that those singing in the choir can pick up what the leader has chosen, and it is causing me a bit of concern. Well put VML. That, I think, encapsulates much of the problem, it simply wouldn't be acceptable in any other musical situation. Hare (in ...
by Gwyn
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 9403

International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

This makes interesting reading. m From the musical aspect there's a lot of truth. One can encounter music at celebrations of Holy Mass that is of such a poor standard and executed so badly that it would not be acceptable in any other situation Too poor even to be considered as muzak to be pumped thr...
by Gwyn
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 9522

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

There's a massive universal solution staring everyone in the face...

There is indeed I.T.. We can only hope and pray.
:D
by Gwyn
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office
Replies: 7
Views: 2781

Re: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office

. . . A useful tip for antiphons is to use parts 1 and 4 of a 4-line tone. That also helps the people to get familiar with the tone, and the tonality!

Excellent strategy S.C.
by Gwyn
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office
Replies: 7
Views: 2781

Re: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office

Hello there, DNBA, What a wonderful plan. I hope all goes well. Are you thinking of singing the psalms to simple psalm tones (see attached pdf file)? If so, then I'll be happy to email you accompaniments to a good number of these. Are you thinking of Evening Prayer (Vespers) or Night Prayer (Complin...
by Gwyn
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas on TV and radio
Replies: 10
Views: 4048

Re: Christmas on TV and radio

Indeed. A dreadful ditty, I've only ever had to endure it once. Deo Graatias.