So we approach the 'Burying', on the Saturday before Septuagesima, of ALLELUIA.
In my seminary days, this caused one practical problem . We all returned from vacation to the Holy Week Retreat; and this involved practising the music for the Triduum ... and also for Easter Day.
How does one practise music including the A-word, without uttering the A-word?
My recollection is that when we got to the A-word in a text, instead of that forbidden vocable we sang "Eggs and Bacon".
I wonder what other memories fellow presbyters ... and musicians ... have of this nice little practical matter.
It was also important to remember not to schedule for use, until after Easter, the wonderfully moving "Russian Contakion of the Departed" which appeared in the English Hymnal clinging on by the skin of its teeth as Number 744, and was very popular in Anglican Catholic circles. The Byzantia, of course, do not 'bury' the A-word.