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The Death of Song ... FR PETER'S BLOG - October 12, 2015 ... just churches: everyone enjoyed a sing-song. Men would sing in the pubs and farm workers would sing in the fields. There were bawdy songs, and ballads, and songs of protest familiar to Trades Unionists too. People grew up knowing shanties, and lullabies and carols. Melody helped memorise the words of poetry and verse. Generation after generation had this great heritage of shared song. Not any more though. Just like the boarded up pubs, and converted chapels, the heritage of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/frpetersblog/~3/n4cEdqXaD84/the-death-of-song.html
Book Review: Bread From Heaven: English Eucharistic Motets NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - September 17, 2015 ... As anyone knows who has tried to run an amateur choir, it can be a great challenge (especially at an early morning Mass) having enough repertoire to do a respectable job with polyphony. Sometimes only the women show up; sometimes you'll have only one tenor or bass. Sometimes you have a men's schola and you'd like to teach them a TB or TBB motet -- but it has to be simple. Unfortunately, the combination of simplicity and beauty has not been very successfully attained by most ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/T91576nLrA4/book-review-bread-from-heaven-english.html