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The Rev Fred Robertson, BA, Minister of the Parish of Chapelton

The Rev Fred Robertson, BA, Minister of the Parish of Chapelton

Robertson writes in response to the view that the singing of metrical Psalms in worship is becoming less and less popular. He argues therefore that congregational participation in reading the prose Psalms is to be commended and encouraged, and offers some guidance on how members of congregations can join in such reading. He also makes reference on how to sing plainsong.

Reference: Volume 29 1959, p37
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The Rev John A Lamb, BD, Ph D, Librarian at New College, the University of Edinburgh

Reference is made to some new series of writings:

Studies in Eucharistic Faith and Practice, The Celebrant and Ministers of the Eucharist, R C Mortimer
The Poetry of the Eucharist, F J E Raby
The Gallican Rite, W S Porter
The Orthodox Liturgy, Austin Oakley
Studies in Ministry and Worship: What is Liturgical Preaching? R H Fuller

Christ our Passover, J T Martin,
Liturgical Renewal, J D Benoit
The Ordination of Women to the Priesthood, M E Thrall
Ecumenical Studies in Worship: Essays on the Lord’s Supper
Worship in the Church of South India;
An Experiment in Worship: Revising a Liturgy
Jacob’s Ladder: The Meaning of Worship
Worship in the Body of Christ: Covenant and Sacrifice, Basil Minchin.

He also recommends,
The Mass and the English Reformers, C.W. Dugmore
Anglican Liturgies of the 17th and 18th centuries, W Jardine Grisbrooke
The Primacy of Worship, Von Ogden Vogt
Gregorian Chant, Willi Apel
Origin and Development of the Forms of Liturgical Chant, The Notation of Medieval Music, Carl Parrish
Rhythmic Proportions in Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Chant, J W A Vollaerts
Music in Medieval Britain, Frank H. Harrison
The English Carol, Erik Routley.
Prayer for Daily Use, Samuel H Miller
A Private House of Prayer, Leslie D Weatherhead

Reference: Volume 29 1959, p42
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R Stuart Louden

R Stuart Louden reviews:

Let us Pray, a book of prayers for use in families, schools and fellowships
Scottish School Hymnary aiding the ‘religious nurture of the young’

Reference: Volume 29 1959, p51
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Reference: Volume 29 1959, p53
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Reference: Volume 29 1959, p55
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Reference: Volume 29 1959, p56
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Illustrations in this volume

(All between pages 28 and 29)

Princeton University Chapel: from the West
Princeton University Chapel: the Nave, looking towards the Chancel
Princeton University Chapel: the Choir
Princeton University Chapel: the Nave,looking towards the Main Entrance and the Great West Window

Reference: Volume 29 1959
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Gordon Donaldson Esq, MA, Ph D, D Litt, Reader in Scottish History and Paleography in the University of Edinburgh

Gordon Donaldson Esq, MA, Ph D, D Litt, Reader in Scottish History and Paleography in the University of Edinburgh

Gordon Donaldson contrasts the heritage of worship between the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church, arguing that both churches should work together more and so gain a better solution of problems in worship. He encourages the forging of a closer understanding of each other, thus working towards the ultimate objective of unity. The service of Holy Communion in both traditions is discussed and he looks for areas of potential agreement between the substance of the two liturgies.

Reference: Volume 28 1958, p3

The Rev John A Lamb, BD, Ph D, Librarian at New College, the University of Edinburgh

The Rev John A Lamb, BD, Ph D, Librarian at New College, the University of Edinburgh

Dr Lamb discusses several new books which may be of interest to readers:

Liturgie, Anton Baumstark
Le Liturgie du Geste, Helene Lubienska de Lenval
Travaux Liturgiques de doctrine et d’histoire, Bernard Capelle
Liturgies of the Primatial Sees, Liturgy of the Roman Church and Liturgies of the Religious Orders, Archdale A King
Living Languages in Catholic Worship, An Historical Survey, Cyril Corolevsky
Sacrifice of Praise, An Introduction to the Meaning and Use of the Divine Office, Vilma G Little
Public Worship, J A Jungman
Principles of Christian Worship, Raymond Abba
The Christian Year, Edward T Horn.
Reports published in preparation for the Lambeth Conference: two are particularly noted – the Prayer Book Revision in the Church of England and Principles of Prayer Book Revision.
The review concludes with some books dealing with hymnology.

Reference: Volume 28 1958, p15
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The Rev W Howard Purdie, MA, Minister of the Parish

The Rev W Howard Purdie, MA, Minister of the Parish

This article outlines a history of the Priory and its architectural features.

Reference: Volume 28 1958, p24
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The Rev Alastair K Robertson, MA, BD, Ph D, Minister of the Parish of Langton and Polwarth

The Rev Alastair K Robertson, MA, BD, Ph D, Minister of the Parish of Langton and Polwarth

This is a re-examination of the work of Dr. Lee, often regarded as the father of the liturgical revival within the Church of Scotland between 1840 and 1940.

Reference: Volume 28 1958, p31

Herrick Bunney Esq, B Mus, FRCO, Organist and Master of the Music, St Giles, Edinburgh

Herrick Bunney Esq, B Mus, FRCO, Organist and Master of the Music, St Giles, Edinburgh

Herrick Bunney writes on the singing of the prose psalms, giving a short history of the practice of chanting the psalms and then describing the difficulties associated with chanting. He offers three solutions to the difficulties: good rehearsal of the choir and/or congregation prior to a service; letting the congregation, whilst remaining seated, find the psalm in their Bibles, following the words while the words are sung by the choristers. The third, which Bunney calls a somewhat experimental solution, is to ‘throw overboard’ the Anglican Chant and allow the congregation and choir to sing out and achieve the freedom and vitality of good speech.

Reference: Volume 28 1958, p47
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John A Lamb

The Christian Year and Lectionary Reform, by A Allan McArthur; suggestions for a reformed Christian Year

Reference: Volume 28 1958, p50
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Reference: Volume 28 1958, p53
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Reference: Volume 28 1958, p54
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