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Sorry about the lack of updating of this and other pages. There seems to have been something of a hiatus in Forth in Praise since my departure as Convener at the end of last year.
Because of this I have hesitated to make many changes, but please do remember that this page in particular is always worthy of a run-through, as many of the sites it links to are themselves regularly updated.
The Publications and Downloads page is also worth a look as it includes some liturgical items for Lent and Easter, and the ever-popular 'Bring Flowers of the rarest' music is still there.
Some news which I have just caught up with (see current Organists' blog) is that Bishop Gilbert of Aberdeen is now President of the National Liturgy Commission instead of Bishop Toal. The information is in the Scottish Catholic Observer of 14 February 2014. It must be very recent, as it hasn't yet reached either the Roman Missal Scotland website, or even the website of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland.
Hopefully the change will mean the revival of the committee for the approval of Mass music for publication, dormant for nearly a year. This will be good news for Scottish composers.
I'll add any further information that comes my way, although with Forth in Praise in hibernation, I don't know whether I'll receive any official notifications. Still, unofficial notifications are always welcome, not to mention good old gossip and rumour!
PLEASE NOTE: Links to many more new and revised settings can be found on publishers' websites and on the websites of national bishops' conferences.
An asterisk before a title means that the work has been approved in the country of first publication. The approved settings listed on the Roman Missal Scotland website can be viewed here, and in England and Waleshere. Other countries will have similar lists on their own websites.