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by Gwyn
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 6633

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: 6633

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: 1778

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: 4141

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: 4141

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: 4141

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: 1755

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: 2638

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: 3788

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: 3788

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: 3788

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.
by Gwyn
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 3788

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

Superficiality and banality creeping into our music. Creeping? I think it's fair to say that it has well and truly crept. There are churches where the assembly don't know what a sung celebration of Holy Mass is, a generation has flowered who nothing other than badly chosen ditties. The closest they...
by Gwyn
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 4603

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

VML noted ... Now we just turn up and sing and hope that those singing in the choir can pick up what the leader has chosen, and it is causing me a bit of concern. Well put VML. That, I think, encapsulates much of the problem, it simply wouldn't be acceptable in any other musical situation. Hare (in ...
by Gwyn
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 4603

International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

This makes interesting reading. m From the musical aspect there's a lot of truth. One can encounter music at celebrations of Holy Mass that is of such a poor standard and executed so badly that it would not be acceptable in any other situation Too poor even to be considered as muzak to be pumped thr...