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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:19 pm 
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Greetings,

What does your parish do for music:

1. OCP disposable hymnal: Such as breaking bread

2. OCP permanent hymnal: Such as Glory and Praise, or Journey Song.

3. GIA Permanent hymnal: Ritual Song or Gather

4. Adoremus Hymnal: From Ignatius Press

5. Some other Hymnal: Such as Collegeville, World press, etc.

6. Our parish makes its own worship aids by buying copy writes.

7. We only use the Roman Gradual

What is your worship aid/what music do you use?

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There are three different choirs: Adult, Young Adults, and children. The last two do more contemporary hymns, while the Adult choir, which sings at the Parish Mass, sings the more traditional selections from OCP. Two additional Masses have a single cantor, who also plays the organ. We also have one Mass in which there is no music.

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We have music at the weekend masses, and usually a single cantor, and sometimes also a choir.

I believe that most of our music is from the Worship & Gather hymnals.

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We use that breaking bread hymnal. We have no choir. Most of the songs are horrible due to the overly high key they are written in which most of the small congregation cannot sing to ...or in some cases the songs contain borderline heresy in the wording.

The only music is the organist. Frankly the congregation does much better singing a capella when she's absent....everyone is much more on key.


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Greetings,

I forgot about worship. I haven't used that hymnal since the seminary. Worship/Gather were meant to complement each other.

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We have Gather in the pews, but each week the DM prints up a little booklet with her choices in them. For a while there were more traditional choices at the 8 am Mass, but lately it is all Marty Haugen, et al.
But on Oct 1 we will be starting the Jubilate Deo chant at 8 am, and I hope the music choices will reflect that.

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#3 GIA Gather hymnal. Until recently, the only music chosen by our former choir director was "Gather Us In", "Sing A New Song", and "Here I Am". Our new choir director is expanding the number of hymns used each Sunday. Unfortunately, most people are complaining, because they feel she is making too many changes too soon. Our choirs (junior and senior) are happy with the changes.

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#5? I think it's called "We Celebrate"?

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ETA: We have a choir at weekend Mass, a cantor, keyboard (piano), guitar, flute, and a beautiful new organ. No music at weekday Mass.

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Pfft. We are forced to endure the VisionSong horror show.

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Most are sung from our Missalette, some from the hymnal. We use We Celebrate.

We have an organ, no choir. One lady has a trained voice, one man sings very well and two sing fairly well, I'm the lone alto, and one lady just sings really loud and slightly behind the music. Makes for a kind of echo effect which I find very distracting. Everybody else either sings weakly or lip sincs.

Once in a while a guitarist plays along with the organ. During the Christmas season we have a flute solo, during the offertory.

Once a month the organist plays at a small Protestant church and, unless the lady with the trained voice leads the singing, we're pretty much all over the place in pitch and key.


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Pfft. We are forced to endure the VisionSong horror show.


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We use the "Music Issue" - a cheaply produced paperback - by J.S.Paluch Co. and "Glory and Praise," a dated 'contemporary/folk' hardbound hymnal. By the way, I plead 'not guilty' - these were in use here before I got here.


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Greetings,

I was looking at a parish last summer. They had just received their new hymnal. It was 'Glory and Praise'. NOT the NEW edition of Glory and Praise, but the first edition from the early 1980s with the blue cover. That was NOT the only problem, but each copy as had stamped in Gold on the Front Cover:

"Donated by the Alter Society"

Which should have read: Altar society.

Whoever the new pastor would be was going to be stuck with BRAND new hymnals with a massive misspelling printed on the front.

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The congregation uses Worship III. At the main mass on Sunday, the congregation sings an entrance and recessional hymn (ALL the verses -- and everyone stay in his place to finish the recessional hymn -- imagine THAT!) while the choir, either a capella or accompanied by the (pipe) organ sings a motet of some kind during the offertory, during communion, and after communion -- and these could be anything from the Graduale, to Tallis, to Mozart, to Samuel Wesley, to something commissioned for them just this week.

I am sooooooooo lucky....

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Just out of curiosity, has anyone else here been subjected to the stick-banging allelujah?

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It's odd...there are little wooden sticks that are clanged together, as it is sung something like this:

Alle Alle Alle...lu uuu jah
Alle Alle Alle...lu uuu jah
Alle Alle Alle...lu uuu jah

Allelujah! Allelujah!

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I don't love it. They started doing it in my church a few weeks ago.

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We use the Breaking Bread hymnal and the Glory and Praise hymnal, but they mostly come out of the Breaking Bread. I go to the 8:30 mass. The lady that leads our choir plays guitar. We have 2 of them and a piano player. There are about 10 others in the chior and they all do a good job. The music is very reverent.

The 11am Mass is another story. The woman that leads it plays guitar and is just too wild for me. She moves around too much and seems like she is putting on a concert. Her voice seems like it should be accompanied by a pair of spoons and a moonshine bottle......kinda hillbilly mountain music. I just can't take it. She also leads the school Mass on Fridays, so I have to listen to it there. We don't have any stick banging song, but I think she introduced the same "Allelujah" song with hand clapping to the kids. :roll:

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DaniBT wrote:
It's odd...there are little wooden sticks that are clanged together, as it is sung something like this:

Alle Alle Alle...lu uuu jah
Alle Alle Alle...lu uuu jah
Alle Alle Alle...lu uuu jah

Allelujah! Allelujah!

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I don't love it. They started doing it in my church a few weeks ago.

Dani


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