Tuesday, 29 November 2011

New Music for the New Translation

Catherine Christmas at the day leading the music
St Michael's, Worthing was the setting for the final session offered by the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton on music for the New Translation one Saturday November morning. Similar events had taken place in other parts of the diocese from Surrey to East Sussex. Choir leaders, choir members and clergy from the local area and beyond were in attendance for the morning.

Leading the day for the diocese was Catherine Christmas, a leading liturgical musican. She led the participants both through new music already produced as well as revised music and also some simple chants that are in the new missal. In particular there was an opportunity to look at new music for the Gloria and the Holy, Holy. There was also an encouragement to sing entrance and communion antiphons which are often a neglected part  of the Roman liturgy. At the end of the morning everyone went away encouraged and enthused to bring new music for the new translation to their parishes over the coming months.

Present at the morning was the Diocesan Bookshop Manager, Paul Quinn with a wide selection of music and CDs for sale. He did a roaring trade as people purchased new music and revised settings to take and introduce to their parishes. To find out what is available from the Diocesan Bookshop and for more information click here

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