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by dmu3tem
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Liturgy.
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: Music and Liturgy.

However I thought Paul Inwood's review and summary of the history behind the new Gelineau Psalter translation was excellent.

Thomas
by dmu3tem
Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Carol Services
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Re: Carol Services

Years ago at school my house did a sequence of six medieval mystery plays, complete with medieval music researched and arranged by no less a person than David Hiley, who was on the staff at the time and later wrote the massive authoritative Introduction to Western Plainchant (cannot remember the exa...
by dmu3tem
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Animals
Replies: 4
Views: 2475

Re: Animals

'Dere's Animals, and animals, and animals, and animals, and animals, and animals - Yes Lord!'

Terrific Negro Spiritual I remember learning at school - from the Yale Song Book, no less.

Thomas
by dmu3tem
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Service of rededication/commission of musicians, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 5477

Re: Service of rededication/commission of musicians, etc

The Anglicans do quite a bit of this sort of thing; especially in Cathedrals, but also in Parishes with vigorous choir-organ traditions. I would not be surprised if the RSCM/Sarum college do not also have materials. I know that in the Anglican church at my mother's village, there is always a special...
by dmu3tem
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 9200

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

I think the bottom line with any liturgy (or details therein) is whether it 'works' for the people who attend a given service. A liturgy may be 'correct' in every detail; but if it does not meet people's needs and perceptions about what a service should do, then it is useless. It is inevitable that ...
by dmu3tem
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 9200

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

Nick Baty wrote:Astounding that such practices are seen as "abuse".


Quite so! This is 'scribes and pharisees' stuff.
by dmu3tem
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eucharistic Adoration
Replies: 17
Views: 4984

Re: Eucharistic Adoration

I note that the original incentive for this thread was concern about attendance at religious services. I am sure that many people like the idea of 'eucharistic adoration'; but personally I find the actual title a real turnoff. Partly it is to do with the choice of vocabulary. It would be interesting...
by dmu3tem
Fri May 23, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 7182

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

Permit me to clarify a little. It's actually £50,000 a year spread over 20 years to cover a debt of £1 miliion. The diocese has doubled the term in order to make it only £50,000 a year instead of £100,000. So the cathedral is paying off an accumulated debt of £1 million at a rate of £50,000 a year ...
by dmu3tem
Thu May 22, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 7182

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

when financial considerations are given as the ostensible reason for dismissing people whom a diocese then laments, the actual reason is usually political. In the case of Hallam, £50,000 a year debt is peanuts, and not a reason for firing a valued minister to the diocesan community. Hallam is not t...
by dmu3tem
Tue May 20, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 7182

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

Whether business criteria should really be appropriately applied to the particular music ministry of this topic. Were the same criteria applied to our education deliverers they may be found wanting but often unnecessarily so. On the surface this seems to prove my point. We find financial considerat...
by dmu3tem
Tue May 06, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 7182

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

Yes, the situation at Llandaff is serious. The cathedral authorities restored the organ; but, for financial reasons, they then abolished the choir. As a result some people have refused to continue donating money to the cathedral, thereby compounding the financial problem. Note that this is an almost...
by dmu3tem
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Liturgically Inappropriate Music
Replies: 51
Views: 32514

Re: Liturgically Inappropriate Music

I note that this thread, mainly seems to be concerned with text, as opposed to actual music. Should it not therefore be placed in the Liturgical section, as opposed to 'sounds off', which is supposed to be about musical composition? Alternatively, if the thread is kept here, should there not also be...
by dmu3tem
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Printing out words....! (of Mass Parts!)
Replies: 12
Views: 3512

Re: Printing out words....! (of Mass Parts!)

Sorry, I am puzzled by the latest contribution. As I understand it one needs to distinguish between three things: [1] Copyright on the text [2] Copyright on the music [3] Copyright on the printing, reproductive, artwork processes. The latest response appears to discuss copyright on the music; but th...
by dmu3tem
Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ordering of options in GIRM
Replies: 18
Views: 4578

Re: Ordering of options in GIRM

Personally after a while I find all this 'rules and regulations' stuff baffling; and I am afraid it gets in the way of first principles. These surely are: [1] The service should serve the needs of the people who actually attend. It should provide opportunities for them to express themselves in ways ...
by dmu3tem
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Resource for Cantors
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Resource for Cantors

Many thanks for this. I had a look at the articles, and they look very useful. However, could there also be something on vocal technique? After all Cantors are supposed to sing.