18. At the conclusion of the other readings, The word of the Lord may be sung, even by someone other than the reader; all respond with the acclamation. In this way the assembled congregation pays reverence to the word of God it has listened to in faith and gratitude.
How might you choreograph this sung acclamation, if it were ideally rendered by the music ministry and not the lector?
My parish strives for 20-30 seconds of silence after each reading and psalm. Silence before the acclamation, or after, do you think? Remember the need for the psalm and gospel acclamation to be proclaimed as well. Are these acclamations best rendered a cappella?