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by oopsorganist
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

Well they are not allowed another 20 hymns.

The school has to have the same 20 hymns.
by oopsorganist
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

The hymns were -
I'll sing a hymn to Mary (updated version in Laudate)
Hail Queen of Heaven ( thrown on life surge ? )
that version of the Magnificat (Will you go lassy, go)
Sing of Mary Pure and Lowly.

And I was a bit surprised. Someone somewhere was choosing their favourite hymns.
by oopsorganist
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

Last Sunday the Mass I attended, they sang four hymns to Mary - a Mary fest - including Hail Queen of Heaven during the Offertory and many people did not join in. I was a bit astonished. They did sing the Acclamations though, with gusto. When I was around 8 years old our teacher, a church musician o...
by oopsorganist
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

Yikes. There are 7 there that I don't know and a further 2 I have never sung in church although I know them from somewhere. The rules of the game are that if the repertoire is limited then the congregation will know them and will internalize them so therefore when the music leadership is absent ther...
by oopsorganist
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

Fine dining? Round here, chips and beans are a perfectly acceptable evening meal. The Co Op has closed (again) which was the only place you could get Fair Trade goods locally and we have more Polish shops and loan shops and tasty take aways - no green grocers - and a marvelous Pay as You Like Cafe w...
by oopsorganist
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

I notice that my list of 20 hymns contains lots of me /I hymns. Hymns of despair in hard pressed communities. All that walking with me, and do not be afraid stuff. Not too much we stuff.
Whist SC tends more to the glory of God and grandeur.
by oopsorganist
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

I also want to be with Alan's church. That sounds perfect for me.

There might be a case that lack of resources can be the thing that drives resourcefulness and that idea of simplicity. Feed the congregation not the Arts.
by oopsorganist
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

Maybe When there are few resources and things are hard, people resort to hymns instead of Acclamations. And then sing dull hymns badly. People are loath to give up trying and there is always someone who thinks they can lead "All that I am. So "All That I Am" replaces the Gloria. And t...
by oopsorganist
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

Like them

Coming to your church.
by oopsorganist
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Only 20 hymns

OK here is my list for a limited core repertoire. All People That on Earth Do Dwell Praise to the Holiest in the Heights. Gifts of Bread and Wine In Bread we Bring You Lord All That I Am (how I hate this ditty) Holy Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty Amazing Grace Blessed are you Lord God of all creation ...
by oopsorganist
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 3475

Re: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

You know Thomas, you are a hero of mine... you are always willing to give that extra bit for others who are musical but need su Spport. Many time in our parish, the music hung on a thread due to the inclusion of willing but beginning musicians. Especially guitarists. One would not let me use the key...
by oopsorganist
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 3475

Re: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

So. A simple CD. Or a spot on Sound Cloud - but something concrete in the hand is empowering and not everyone does computers.... With four parts for a limited range of core repertoire hymns or songs, and one Mass setting. A new game could be to list those hymns. Some good singers to record the parts...
by oopsorganist
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 3475

Re: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

And for Contrabundum this... THE STONING OF THE ORGANIST: ACTS 29 1And it came to pass, when Paul was at Corinth, he and certain disciples came upon a mob that was stoning an organist. 2And Paul said unto them, "What then hath he done unto thee that his head should be bruised?" 3And the pe...
by oopsorganist
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 3475

Re: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

Your music sounds marvelous Contra - I was not swiping at you - I love classical music of all sorts including organ recitals and choir performances - I was more thinking of me hammering on a particular pipe organ (with which I had a love hate relationship) on a Christmas Midnight with a congregation...
by oopsorganist
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 3475

Re: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

Talking to myself in cyber space - there was a lot of effort put into a Core Repertoire in America a little while back. Ended in tears. Is core repertoire hymns and mass parts (I think so) or chants from the Missal. Or Latin. This is why it ends in tears. I also found some cyber hymnals. Including h...