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by Gwyn
Tue May 02, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Hymn Choices
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: International Hymn Choices

I love St Helen. Go for it B.F., it takes no time at all to teach it to the punters in the pews.
by Gwyn
Tue May 02, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Hymn Choices
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: International Hymn Choices

When watching Holy Mass from the EWTN chapel I'm often delighted to find that a dormant hymn has be revitalised by simply changing the tune to another like-metered one. The converse is true too of course, Faith of our Fathers sung to St Catherine doesn't cut the custard in the same way as the tune g...
by Gwyn
Mon May 01, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Prof Eamon Duffy on liturgical music
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

Re: Prof Eamon Duffy on liturgical music

Oops queried;
. . . and does it therefore follow that participatory music cannot also be excellent?
I'm sure that participatory music can and should be excellent Oops, but examples are very few and far between.
by Gwyn
Mon May 01, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Prof Eamon Duffy on liturgical music
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

Prof Eamon Duffy on liturgical music

Professor Eamon Duffy presented his Private Passions on Radio 3 yesterday (Sunday 30 April 2017). This was a repeat of a prog first broadcast a couple of years back. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04tvnpl He spoke on a number of topics. When asked about the state of liturgical music in the Roman C...
by Gwyn
Mon May 01, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

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

Indeed. Maybe Alan's"To my mind", and MCB's "Yes, I think this is right", is focusing on the issue. In the absence of quality catechesis it's left for us to freely and broadly interpret.

It's an interesting subject and one on which guidance is required. I won't hold my breath. :lol:
by Gwyn
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: God so loved the world
Replies: 9
Views: 2512

Re: God so loved the world

Abso. Inspiring and informative responses.
:D
by Gwyn
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2506

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: 2506

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: 11812

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: 11812

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: 11812

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: 2761

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: 6391

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: 6391

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.