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by Gwyn
Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Dunnow the source of this but it fits the tune "Repton
Replies: 23
Views: 8395

Dunnow the source of this but it fits the tune "Repton

Dear Lord and Father of mankind forgive out foolish ways. For most of us when asked our mind Admit we still most pleasure find in hymns of ancient days. The simple lyrics from the start Of many a modern song Are far too trite to touch the heart, Enshrine no poetry, no art And go on far too long. Oh ...
by Gwyn
Sun Feb 01, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Organ in church
Replies: 27
Views: 14622

We did the same - old box of whistles out, digital job in. I must say that we have experienced none of the problems or difficulties you desribe. Either your organist/choirmaster and p.p. are particularly stupid or we are wonderfully blessed. What make of organ is it btw? I ask coz like pipe organs, ...
by Gwyn
Sun Feb 01, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Thirteen things that a church organist doesn't want to hear:
Replies: 4
Views: 3333

Organists are an interesting species to be sure. Best of all is the sung parish mass when the music-man and the priest aren't both aware of what's planned. (Doesn't happen in our parishes of course, but at St. Judas Iscariott's down the road . . .) Classics include: P/ " . . . in the joyful hymn of ...
by Gwyn
Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: and another thing . . .
Replies: 22
Views: 18487

and another thing . . .

Couldn't the cost of hymn books be kept a little lower if extensive indices were not printed at the back of every single volume, even the words-only editions? We have 200 words-only copies of "Celebration Hymnal for Everyone" (yes, I know, but I didn't know about "Laudate" when we bought them ) and ...
by Gwyn
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn to our Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 5326

Thanks for your help. I hadn't considered `Her virgin eyes . . . ' I does indeed fit the meter perfectly.

Pantyfedwyn is a rock-solid Welsh tune, often a firm favourite at eistedfodau with guaranteed full-throated reprises. :P
by Gwyn
Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Children's Liturgy
Replies: 12
Views: 8082

The CLOW in our parish was a curious affair. The leaders would take the kids out at the end of the Entrace/gathering song, not returning to the assembly 'til after the hymn at the preparation of the gifts - well into the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Then there used to be this curious practice of holdin...
by Gwyn
Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn to our Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 5326

Hymn to our Lady

Does anyone know of a Marian hymn the meter of which is eight ten-syllable lines? I want one to fit the Welsh tune Pantyfedwyn.
by Gwyn
Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Sibelius software & instant responsorial psalms. . .
Replies: 23
Views: 26107

I think I may have mixed my metaphors there, maybe either tailor-made or made-to-measure would have been better employed to describe responsorial psalms and other mass music composed to match my choral resources. :)
by Gwyn
Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Can be sung to the tune St Deniol . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 7567

Well, in that case, hello everyone.
by Gwyn
Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Sibelius software & instant responsorial psalms. . .
Replies: 23
Views: 26107

Sibelius software & instant responsorial psalms. . .

I'm amazed how vast an output of wonderful music J.S. Bach managed with only pen & manuscript paper. I wonder if he'd had a PC or Mac with Sibelius or Finale software would he have wasted much valuable composing time defagging, re-installing, upgrading, fault-finding, web-surfing or on-line chat...
by Gwyn
Thu Jan 01, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Can be sung to the tune St Deniol . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 7567

So it would seem, Musicus. :)
by Gwyn
Thu Jan 01, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Can be sung to the tune St Deniol . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 7567

A Happy and Blessed New Year to you too and to all present and future forum members. Re: joining the "Souds Off" forum, I was asking myself that very question this morning - how do I join? I wonder does entering last year's composers' competition make me eligible? Maybe it excludes me. Thanks for th...
by Gwyn
Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Can be sung to the tune St Deniol . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 7567

Can be sung to the tune St Deniol . . .

Immoral, impossible, God only knows Why tenors and basses, sopranos, altos At mass on a Sunday are rarely the same As those who on Friday to choir practice came. Unready, unable to sight-read the notes, Nor counting, nor blending, they tighten their throats: The descant so piercing is soaring above:...
by Gwyn
Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:10 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Which Sundays?
Replies: 3
Views: 3058

It certainly will. Thanks very much indeed.
by Gwyn
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Which Sundays?
Replies: 3
Views: 3058

Which Sundays?

Can anyone tell me on which Sundays of the liturgical year may the Apostles' Creed replace the Nicene Creed at Mass? If you could also tell me why, then that'd be a double whammy.

Gwynfor
Our Lady & St. Michael's, Abergavenny.