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by dmu3tem
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Liturgically Inappropriate Music
Replies: 51
Views: 46758

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: 6050

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: 8715

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: 2813

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.
by dmu3tem
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cameo roles
Replies: 33
Views: 12483

Re: Cameo roles

Regarding VML's unfortunate experiences, I am inclined to be rather intolerant. [1] I think it outrageous that people give higher priority to music planning meetings over actually coming along to practices. It suggests that people want to command but not do the donkey work. The only modification I w...
by dmu3tem
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Canticles
Replies: 9
Views: 9092

Re: Canticles

Yes, the reply covers most of the points. Some parishes do use Common Worship's Morning and Evening Prayer; although this still seems to be comparatively uncommon, and Cathedrals appear to be exceptionally resistant to it. Part of the difficulty appears with Sung Morning and Evening Prayer; as there...
by dmu3tem
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: James Macmillan to cease writing congregational music
Replies: 4
Views: 5710

Re: James Macmillan to cease writing congregational music

I have not read the Tablet article, although I have heard on the grapevine about James Macmillan's decision. Nonetheless it does highlight a series of problems concerning the relationship between Church music today and serious 'art' composers. [1] Many 'art' composers seem to prefer Latin or at leas...
by dmu3tem
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: English Proper Chants
Replies: 10
Views: 10412

Re: English Proper Chants

The latest issue of the Monastic Musicians newsletter has several articles/transcripts/summaries about the composition of new English Propers including items by John Ainslie and Martin Foster. These are the fruits of their 'summer school' this year; which was devoted to that theme. All make for inte...
by dmu3tem
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria at Mass for the War Dead on Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 9
Views: 4822

Re: Gloria at Mass for the War Dead on Remembrance Sunday

[quote="JW"] The Gloria is essentially a hymn to God, not to the fallen. Therefore note the text: 'Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God's people on earth...' ('old translation') The term 'Glory' of course is difficult: [1] I do not see why we should not celebrate the 'achievements...
by dmu3tem
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Traditional or Contemporary?
Replies: 98
Views: 35527

Re: Traditional or Contemporary?

I really don't see why a new translation of the same Latin text should imply or require musical stylistic innovation. . Logically this observation might be true. However, in practice major changes to text usually do result in stylistic shifts, especially if there has been a time gap of a decade or ...
by dmu3tem
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Traditional or Contemporary?
Replies: 98
Views: 35527

Re: Traditional or Contemporary?

Are we not in danger of getting off the original point? I thought the questions originally posed were: [1] What do we mean by 'traditional' and 'contemporary' music in a church context? [2] What, specifically, do these terms mean in an 'Anglican' context? 'Traditional', whether Anglican or Catholic,...
by dmu3tem
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Traditional or Contemporary?
Replies: 98
Views: 35527

Re: Traditional or Contemporary?

Ref. music in Anglican churches. Yes, interesting divergencies between what I encounter in the North of England(mainly rural parts of the NW) and what others find in the South and in London; although this is no more than what one would expect, given regional differences in Catholic behaviour. The di...
by dmu3tem
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Traditional or Contemporary?
Replies: 98
Views: 35527

Re: Traditional or Contemporary?

If we return to the original message, I note that it relates to an Anglican church. So, here is a 'narrow' response to the question. In the Anglican church 'traditional' and 'contemporary' is to some extent determined by the type of liturgy used. So, by this yardstick the following lines could be ta...
by dmu3tem
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Going down to one Mass
Replies: 34
Views: 13810

Re: Going down to one Mass

Just a couple of further thoughts relating to your particular situation. [1] Don't forget that you have the opportunity to try something new, or at any rate a new development from what already happens. For instance I see you are already thinking about how to make use of your East European traditions...
by dmu3tem
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Going down to one Mass
Replies: 34
Views: 13810

Re: Going down to one Mass

Yes, this is a difficult one, and the advice given above looks pretty sound. However, could I suggest looking at an alternative approach. Years ago (in the 1970s), when I was a student, I used to go to the 'family Mass' at Blackfriars, Oxford. The routine there was to have a rotation of 'music direc...