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Music Resources for the 3rd Sunday of Lent

http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Lent-clergy-3.mp3   Introit: Lord, you really are the Saviour  with Doxology Collect or Opening Prayer Gospel Acclamation Preface of the 3rd Sunday of Lent We have grown accustomed to singing hymns at the start of Mass, and they are often very effective. However, hymns are frequently less suitable than ‘The Entry Song’ or Introit. The Introit tends to be in tune with the theme of the day or the season, is short, is scriptural, and is flexible. People can fairly easily learn the ‘Glory be to the Father’ which fits the verses of several weeks while choir or cantor can sing the verses until people pick them up. The Gospel verses of Lent can have more than one function, and can serve as Introits replacing the ‘Praise to you, O Christ’ with the Doxology. The Archdiocesan Music Committee thanks Fr Michael Hutson for recording the Opening Prayers, Fr John Carroll for recording the Prefaces, and Grace Buckley and the St Mungo Singers for the Introit and Gospel...

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Music Resources for The 2nd Sunday of Lent

The 2nd Sunday of Lent   Introit: The Father’s Voice;  The sung Opening Prayer; The Gospel Acclamation The Father’s Voice; the sung Preface http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Lent-clergy-2.mp3   We have grown accustomed to singing hymns at the start of Mass, and they are often very effective. However, hymns are frequently less suitable than ‘The Entry Song’ or Introit.  The Introit tends to be in tune with the theme of the day or the season, is short, is scriptural, and is flexible.   People can fairly easily learn the ‘Glory be to the Father’ which  fits the verses of several weeks while choir or cantor can sing the verses until people pick them up.  The Gospel verses of Lent are both adaptable and suitable let’s – try them. The Archdiocesan Music Committee thanks Fr Michael Hutson for recording the Opening Prayers, Fr John Carroll for recording the Prefaces, and the St Mungo Singers for the...

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Resources for the 1st Sunday of Lent

The First Sunday of Lent An Introit: Not by Bread Alone;  The sung Opening Prayer;  The Gospel Acclamation;  The Sung Preface http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Lent-clergy-1.mp3 We have grown accustomed to singing hymns at the start of Mass, and they are often very effective. However, hymns are frequently less suitable than ‘The Entry Song’ or Introit.  The Introit tends to be in tune with the theme of the day or the season, is short, is scriptural, and is flexible.   People can fairly easily learn the ‘Glory be to the Father’ which  fits the verses of several weeks while choir or cantor can sing the verses until people pick them up.  The Gospel verses of Lent are both adaptable and suitable let’s – try them. The Archdiocesan Music Committee thanks Fr Michael Hutson for recording the Opening Prayers, Fr John Carroll for recording the Prefaces, and the St Mungo Singers for the...

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the schedule for radioalba.org Christian for the week of the 26th February

  radioalba can be accessed at radioalba.org christian or through glasgowchurchestohgether   or stmungomusic.org.uk           or   BeingCatholic     the schedule for radioalba.org Christian for the week of the 26th February  Note the Magazine:  20.18: Magazine: Honor Hania, of Justice and Peace, Scotland,  recalls the message of Pope Paul 6th Populorum Progressio, and promotes the 1 day conference on March 18th at Renfield St Steven’s, Bath Street.  Then Jean Swinbank talks of the annual ‘Mass of our Celtic Roots’ with Helen Healy singing the Prayer of Columba,   and Gerry Fitzpatrick gives more news about the St Mungo Festival. We conclude with Donald MacInnes and a reflection by Pope Francis – ‘Here I am.’ The Morning Half-hour is repeated every 30 minutes until 12 noon Daily Morning Prayer this week is led 
in turn by Brendan Gill, Donald McInnes,  Gerry Fitzpatrick
, Pat Graham SND, Stephen Eric Smyth 
and  Mary Bradley Music is provided by the St Mungo Singers with cantors Grace Buckley, Catriona Glen, Helen Healy,  and Elspeth Glasgow, with organist Jane McKenna, harpists Noel Donnelly and  Teresa Irving, Violinist Clare O’Neil and Whistler John Allan. Morning Prayer for schools is led by  children of St Vincent de Paul’s Primary,East Kilbride and Our Lady of the Rosary Primary, Cardonald with music by Our Lady of the Missions, East Renfrewshire. Canon Bob Hill reflects on the Gospel for the 1st Sunday of...

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Ian Davison – songmaker

    On Christmas Day 2016, Ian Davison died. One of Scotland’s most prolific and able song makers in the traditional style, Ian, born in Glasgow in 1939, was captured for the Scottish Folk Revival by a 1957 lecture given in Glasgow’s Partick Burgh Halls by Norman Buchan, one of the three key kick-starters of the Revival. Ian went on to co-found the Glasgow University Folk Club, then to teach English with Norman in Rutherglen Academy, and co-run the Academy’s very influential folk club.   For most of his teaching career, Ian was Head of English at Knightswood Academy, where he sang traditional songs to generations of pupils and, in the 1960s and 70s, collected from them several hundred street and playground lyrics and verses. He then used some of these finds in his own teaching. Throughout the Scottish Revival, Ian has been a well-respected, clever and melodic songwriter, a performer earlier with his own Ian Davison Folk Group and latterly solo or in a duo with Carissa Bovill, and a developer in workshops of the songmaking skills of others. He wrote, recorded and issued on his own label several cassettes, then CDs, of his political, comic, historical, love and other songs, including Mandela Danced in The Square, Going Home to Glasgow, The Muttonheid Wearies, McKinlayville, The Clydebank Blitz, Keeping The Elephants Out and Wrap Me In Yer Airms. Contributors...

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