Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Instructions for liturgical music

Fr Dominic Veliath gave a few tips regarding liturgical singing to the Brothers here at KJC, Bangalore this evening. (I was wondering who would, though this is only my third day here). To those accompanying the singing, he instructed that they practice beforehand the hymns they are to accompany the next day. Their main job is to sustain the singing, not over run it or show off their musical talents. For the community (singers) he instructed that we listen to the accompanying music and sing with the beat.

I certainly need to tell this (especially the instructions for those accompanying) to my guys at Kondadaba. As it is they would like to play to the galleries and secondly telugu hymns have preludes and interludes that are at times longer than the hymn proper!

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