Prompted by some of my thinking on the place of the Lesser Propers in Anglican worship and due to a thread on the Ship, I took another look today at the Anglican Gradual & Sacramentary,
I come away with three convictions on the matter:
- The author put an awful lot of hard work into it.
- It is (as the author/editor states) an idiosyncratic work. Were I to have done it I would have made some different choices and would have followed them through in a different manner. Nothing necessarily against the work there—I’d just do it different.
- The one overt critique I will make is, the format chosen is a serious issue. While I recognize the desired output, a set of Word/PDF docs is simply not the technology to use for this kind of project.