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1 Good Afternoon, Greetings from the Archdiocese of Ottawa! I hope that you had a blessed Easter and are enjoying the beautiful weather. Recently, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has sent an and a survey to each Diocese looking for feedback on Liturgical music. These documents are attached. The CCCB is determining if there is a need to develop new music resources. In looking at this survey, we thought we would take the opportunity to a gather together the leaders of Liturgical music from across the Archdiocese in order to network, to see how the Archdiocese can best respond to your needs and of course to complete the CCCB survey. The survey itself is quite comprehensive. Can you please fill it out and bring it to the meeting. If you are not attending the meeting, please it to my attention. We will be gathering some of the results for use in the Archdiocese and then forward them to the Conference of Bishops. The meeting is being held on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00pm at the Diocesan Centre (1247 Kilborn Place). We look forward meeting with you!!! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call at or me at Yours in Christ, Ted Ted J. Hurley Archdiocese of Ottawa

2 CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFÉRENCE DES ÉVÊQUES CATHOLIQUES DU CANADA Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments EVALUATING LITURGICAL MUSIC RESOURCES IN CANADA Now that the Third Typical Edition of the Roman Missal has been published in English, the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments (English Sector) realizes that new music resources are needed. To this end, work has begun on a new collection of responsorial Psalm settings using the New Revised Standard Version of the Psalms to coincide with the new Sunday Lectionary. Given the changes in the texts for the Order of Mass, new ritual music is also needed. Consequently, a significant part of the Catholic Book of Worship, which has been in use for twenty years, is in need of revision. In 2011, Celebrate in Song was published by the CCCB as a resource to assist English-speaking Canadians as the revised translation of the Roman Missal was being implemented. Now that many communities have used this resource for several years, it is fitting to receive feedback regarding its contents. The Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments wishes to assess the current needs and to discern what musical resources would best respond to the needs of parishes and other Catholic institutions at this time. All liturgical musicians as well as liturgy committee members and clergy, and anyone interested in the music we use in our worship, especially on Sunday, are invited to respond to this survey. A wide response is desirable in order to guide the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments in determining future liturgical music resources for English-speaking Canada The survey may be ed faxed or mailed to the National Liturgy Office at the address below. Deadline for responses: April 30, National Liturgy Office Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops 2500 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 2J2 Fax: promenade Don Reid Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 2J2 Tél. / Tel.: (613) Téléc. / Fax: (613) Site internet / Internet: Courrier électronique/

3 LITURGICAL MUSIC RESOURCES SURVEY 2015 Preliminary Information Name (print) Address Postal Code Parish Diocese My role in liturgical music is: choir director organist pianist guitarist other instrument cantor or leader of song choir member member of the congregation liturgy committee member clergy CATHOLIC BOOK OF WORSHIP III 1. I have used CBW III since: (year) I use CBW III primarily in the: parish school religious house seminary I still use CBW II: This meets our needs. The cost of CBW III was prohibitive. I never use CBW III because: 2. I use only CBW III for singing by the assembly. I use CBW III with another book/resource for singing by the assembly. (List other resource(s) used.) I use CBW III only for the choir. 3. The following hymns are never used in our community (list by number only): 4. The following hymns have been tried, but with poor results (list by number only): 5. The following ten hymns are most frequently used in our community (list by number only): 1

4 6. From experience, I have found the seasonal music in CBW III to be: a) Advent Adequate Inadequate b) Christmas Adequate Inadequate c) Lent-Holy Week Adequate Inadequate d) Easter Adequate Inadequate e) Ordinary Time Adequate Inadequate f) Other Feasts (e.g. saints) Adequate Inadequate 7. Our community sings the psalm refrains appointed for each Sunday from CBW III. Our community uses the seasonal psalms and refrains from CBW III. Our community uses other resources for the Responsorial Psalm on Sundays. (List other resource(s) used for psalms.) 8. The music for the rites is: a) Baptism Adequate Inadequate b) Confirmation Adequate Inadequate c) Eucharistic Devotions Adequate Inadequate d) Reconciliation Adequate Inadequate e) Marriage Adequate Inadequate f) Orders & Ministries Adequate Inadequate g) Anointing of the Sick Adequate Inadequate h) Funerals Adequate Inadequate i) Chrism Mass Adequate Inadequate j) Morning Prayer Adequate Inadequate k) Evening Prayer Adequate Inadequate 9. Other Comments you wish to add regarding the Catholic Book of Worship III: CELEBRATE IN SONG 1. This resource was helpful to my community when the new Roman Missal texts were introduced. This resource was not helpful to my community when the new Roman Missal texts were introduced. My community did not purchase Celebrate In Song because: 2. My community has used the following setting(s): Setting A (Angeles) Setting B (Dawson) Setting C (Guimont) Chant Setting ( ) 3. The following hymns have been used successfully in our community (list by number only): 2

5 4. The following hymns have been tried, but with poor results (list by number only): 5. The pew edition has stood up well. The pew book is falling apart. 6. I like the Instrumentalist Edition (Book) I like the Instrumentalist Edition (CD-ROM) 7. Other comments you wish to add regarding Celebrate In Song: 1. Check as appropriate: A NEW MUSIC RESOURCE I would welcome a new edition of the Catholic Book of Worship. I would prefer hard cover pew editions (similar to CBW III). I would prefer soft cover pew editions (similar to Celebrate in Song) I would prefer electronic files for projection purposes. I would prefer a separate choir edition. I would prefer a separate hard cover accompaniment edition. I would prefer a CD-ROM accompaniment edition. My community is currently using another resource which meets our needs. Identify the resource(s): My community is not interested in a new Canadian hymnal in the foreseeable future. 2. Check as appropriate: I value a uniquely Canadian hymnal. I would be interested in a Canadian hymnal with more Canadian content. I would like more traditional music in a national hymnal. I would like more contemporary music in a national hymnal. I would like more praise and worship music in a national hymnal. I prefer using a resource from another country. I would prefer an annual music resource (like the annual Sunday Missal). 3. My community would be interested in purchasing a national hymnal for the assembly: as soon as possible in three years time in five years time in ten years time. 4. Other comments you wish to add regarding the purchase of new music resources for your community: Thank you for completing this survey. Your comments are important to us. 3

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