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by Gwyn
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn to our Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 5019

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: 7758

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: 5019

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: 25357

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: 7241

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: 25357

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: 7241

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: 7241

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: 7241

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: 2883

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: 2883

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.
by Gwyn
Thu Dec 25, 2003 8:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Thirteen things that a church organist doesn't want to hear:
Replies: 4
Views: 3073

Thirteen things that a church organist doesn't want to hear:

"Can't we just have hymns and not sing all that other stuff?" "So, which of those beats is the downbeat then?" "Can we move rehearsal to a different night next week? There's an hour-long Emmerdale on at the same time you see." "Oh really! I've just sung that one" "Sorry that I wasn't at practice las...
by Gwyn
Thu Dec 25, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Acclamation ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4874

Presbyter, I wonder within the walls of how many churches this morning one will hear "O Come let us adore Him" sung after the Institution Narrative in the Eucharistic Prayer. If any reader really doesn't know why the above is wrong, say so here and I'll reply. Is it wrong because it has no resurrect...
by Gwyn
Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Acclamation ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4874

Acclamation ?

A few years back our Children's Liturgy Group returned to the assembly at Christmas morning mass and sang:

"Happy Birthday to yooo!
Happy Birthday to yooo!
Happy Birthday dear Jesus,
Happy Birthday to yooo!"

I've never fully recovered from this.