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by Peter
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organists and communion
Replies: 18
Views: 4788

Surely full participation in the Mass is better served by receiving Holy Communion at the end of the procession than by abstaining. Paul Inwood's advice is to do just that, on the grounds that musicians are to some extent the hosts at the meal and should let others receive first. I've even known so...
by Peter
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Limerick
Replies: 12
Views: 6000

Because this is HTML and not English, special symbols like Greek have to be entered as codes. See this helpful explanation . (The codes all start with ampersands and end with a semi-colon.) Thanks, Musicus. I've added the page to "favourites" and expect it will prove very useful. Unfortun...
by Peter
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Limerick
Replies: 12
Views: 6000

There was a young curate from Kew who kept a tom cat in a pew. He taught it to speak alphabetical Greek, though it never got further than mu. (Works better if you can use Greek characters - and, for that matter, carriage returns, which the system is resolutely refusing to give me!)
by Peter
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: seeking a genre
Replies: 33
Views: 12113

To get back to the original topic, when I need to identify the genre of hymns we are talking about I call them "Hymns based on early sixties pop." Have I misunderstood the question? I thought the idea was to find a classification for modern hymns that weren't based on early sixties pop, i...
by Peter
Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical HON
Replies: 58
Views: 18478

Re: thread

Peter, are you my Peter form S S? 664 is Hon Hopwood Mass which is OK but paraphrases and after the first million years gets a bit depressing. The Kyrei (can't remember how to spell it ) is "Father of all have mercy on us" x three and more, then Saviour of all etc, then Spirit of all etc....
by Peter
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical HON
Replies: 58
Views: 18478

Re: thread

His favourite hymn is I the Lord of Sea and Sky and he would up it up at the end of every Mass if he could, that and Give me Joy in my Heart for the Entrance. Bless him. They are both in Laudate - 865 and 722 respectively. 865 is covered by Calamus and 722 (at least the words and melody) are "...
by Peter
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical HON
Replies: 58
Views: 18478

Re: thread

A photocopiable Liturgical Planner. ..... I got so stuck this morning because the clapping Gloria is in CFE and I felt guilty about printing out the words...... Decani publish a Liturgy Planner, which you can get for a reduced rate if you subscribe to Calamus (see previous posting). The Clapping Gl...
by Peter
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical HON
Replies: 58
Views: 18478

Re: thread

Meanwhile I don't know week on week what to do..... neither hymn book is enough for the congregation, and sheets are not legal. Duplicated sheets get round the problem of which hymn-book to choose and they can be perfectly legal, provided that either (a) the material you are copying is in the publi...
by Peter
Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical HON
Replies: 58
Views: 18478

If you have the licences and are producing service sheets, I'd stick with it. I agree wholeheartedly. This is how we work at my church and it enables us to pick hymns from a wide variety of sources (several hymnbooks as well as home-grown hymns or items picked up from Composers' Group meetings) to ...
by Peter
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy days of Obligation
Replies: 61
Views: 31859

Nazard suggested You really should try "Abide with me" to Woodlands, it does put a bit of life into it! Or "The Old Rugged Cross" to Elvis's "Ol' Shep". One music master at my good old Benedictine school taught us the words of Tantum Ergo by getting us to sing them to ...
by Peter
Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing at High Mass
Replies: 23
Views: 9170

I have never heard the Benedictus left until after the elevation, but I have read about it. My Father can't remember it either, so it hasn't happened a lot in the last fifty years. I've done it this way with the Reading Haydn Choir, which operated in the 1970s primarily for the purpose of singing c...
by Peter
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Preparation of the Gifts
Replies: 19
Views: 7802

One problem with hymn "Gifts of Bread and Wine" is that it is past tense as far as Offertory is concerned; "Gifts we've offered . . ." " Taken, offered, sanctified . . . " I fully agree (even though a priest a few years ago insisted (wrongly IMHO) that it was an Offert...
by Peter
Tue May 22, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: What to do with a non-viable choir?
Replies: 9
Views: 4415

The choir (or "singing group" as we rather more modestly refer to it) at my church rarely reached double figures and struggled to reach four parts. It never attempted in parts anything more ambitious than Taizé chants, in which it generally led the congregation instead of "performing...
by Peter
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Mass Translation
Replies: 27
Views: 12066

Re: New Mass Translation

Are composers allowed to move the words around? M. You may live to regret actually asking the question rather than just hoping for some instruction that "composers must set exactly those words permitted by the translation"... To paraphrase Morecambe and Wise, Martin is proposing to set al...
by Peter
Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: wheezing organ
Replies: 27
Views: 13956

contrabordun wrote:Was it cowardice or kindness not to have made them sing it in E?

Playing it in E would not have helped, as you'd have lost your D# as well! D would have been both kinder to the congregation and easier for you.