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by Gwyn
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

Re: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .

The people who compiled the lectionary were obviously wasting their time, then. The lectionary is fine, compiling as it does, scripture readings for celebrations of Holy Mass. I think the problem may have crept in through a sort of liturgical back door; published lists of hymns/songs/ditties intend...
by Gwyn
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .

The life, death and resurrection of Jesus as expressed in the liturgical seasons and the various feasts and solemnities are the only themes we need. Mass is not play school. Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P. Has this been revised? If so, in which document can I read of it? Thanks everyone. I hope that you're...
by Gwyn
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 8780

Re: Offertory hymns

Let all mortal flesh keep silence, now that's the one. It's based on the Cherubic Hymn.
All this twaddle about themes - yeurgh!!!
by Gwyn
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 8780

Re: Offertory hymns

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour,
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus,
All my hope on God is founded (to Bryn Myrddyn).
by Gwyn
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 8780

Re: Offertory hymns

Hi Mark. Welcome. You don't have to tie yourself down to hymns and songs that chat about what the celebrant or the people are doing, you can use any hymn or song pertinent to the season. Lots of parishes tie themselves down musically to "the theme of this Sunday's mass". By this I believe ...
by Gwyn
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Easter Alleluia

At St Chad's, Birmingham the Triple Alleluia was sung thrice; each time a semitone higher than the previous.
by Gwyn
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 4864

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

That's a very good question H.P.. Somewhere in the mix there needs to be some serious top-down directive; that'd be a start. I'm in South East Wales. At a Saturday evening Vigil Mass a couple of weeks ago the p.p. said that he hadn't prepared a homily so he meandered a little until he eventually rem...
by Gwyn
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 4864

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

......if you aren't getting any [complaints] then you probably aren't being brave enough.

Or possibly one of the few who follows the directions in the GIRM.
by Gwyn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 4864

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

A "I completely disagree" button might also be of use. :lol:
by Gwyn
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: God so loved the world
Replies: 9
Views: 2042

God so loved the world

John Stainer's "God so loved the world" (The Crucifixion) is sung lots during Lent and Holy Week, and that's a jolly good thing. Text-wise however, there's nothing that would prevent it being sung at any other time of the liturgical year. There's many a trapped hymn that could do with libe...
by Gwyn
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 3103

Re: Triduum accompaniment

I'll have a pint of whatever Alan's drinking. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Gwyn
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 4411

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

It was good at one time, there was the Cardiff Archdiocesan Music Resource Group - a bit fluffy-libby but not at all bad for that. It certainly did what it says on the tin; i.e. armed parish musicians with resources of varying levels in order that liturgies could be revitalised. Its aim wasn't to im...
by Gwyn
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 4411

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

Keraulophon highlighted . . .
According to the diocesan website
http://rcadc.org/commissions-committees ... ommission/

I wonder what they do?
by Gwyn
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 4411

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

Each diocese has a Liturgy Commission.

I don't think that the Cardiff diocese has one. It certainly needs one. There were at one time a few flagship parishes; otherwise it's meagre fayre. Best bet is Roath's St Martin's (Anglican) church.