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by mcb
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 2850

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

alan29 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Easier to stick to hymn books.
Terrible idea, IMHO.
by mcb
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 2850

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

The fee needs to be viewed in perspective. Yes, it is trebling. But it's still very low - about £3 per week in the case quoted. Actually I don't think it is trebling. I think Nick was looking at the US rates, in dollars and then mentally converting to pounds (Baty, pers. comm. :) ) If you go here a...
by mcb
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: Pronunciation

quaeritor wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Deity - Dee-ity? or Day-ity?
Q
We've done this one!
by mcb
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: Pronunciation

A priest leading a retreat I was on (think it was 1983!) pronounced it em-mouse (ok, /eˈmaʊs/ :) ). He'd just come back from a sabbatical in the US, so maybe he caught it there.
by mcb
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: Pronunciation

alan29 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Yeah .... a little bit of Latin sending someone down the wrong street.
Nope! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilates
by mcb
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe organ St John's Cathedral, Salford
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Pipe organ St John's Cathedral, Salford

...in early 2000 and an organ can be heard accompanying, albeit not very clearly. Was the pipe organ still in situ at this point? Yes, the pipe organ was still in action by that stage. (It bit the dust in early 2002.) I attended Mass at St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham a few years ago and to my no...
by mcb
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe organ St John's Cathedral, Salford
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Pipe organ St John's Cathedral, Salford

I'm just asking if anyone has any vivid memories of playing the old pipe organ at Salford Cathedral, or of it being played? What were its main strengths and weaknesses? Was it heavy on the ears or a tame instrument? I can't find any old recordings of it on youtube unfortunately, although it is a fe...
by mcb
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Jobs: Salford Cathedral Music Director and Salford Diocesan Music Advisor
Replies: 0
Views: 786

Jobs: Salford Cathedral Music Director and Salford Diocesan Music Advisor

Two outstanding opportunities for Catholic liturgical musicians: http://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/job-alert-director-of-music-and-music-advisor/ with the option to combine the two posts into a single full-time job, if the right person comes along. I'm delighted at the willingness to invest in musi...
by mcb
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 71640

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Its a really good joyful setting. Alas there seem to be no simple, memorably and zingy setting for the new translation. Unless people know different ...... You might almost suspect that the new translation was deliberately constructed to impede memorableness and zinginess. And on earth peace to peo...
by mcb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 5820

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

High Peak wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:43 pm
the Bishop of Wrexham also likes silence during the confirmations.
Ditto in Salford (I guess our Bishop picked up the idea in Westminster). A good move, if you ask me. I was against it at first, but it does seem to help in keeping the atmosphere prayerful and attentive.
by mcb
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark

I'm told the new appointee is Jonathan Schranz. Looks to me like a very strong appointment, and I wish him well.
by mcb
Mon May 21, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: VENI CREATOR
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: VENI CREATOR

Looks like the hymn originally only had six verses. It's an oddity of the seven-verse version that the final two verses are both trinitarian in character. Raniero Cantalamessa says (in Come, Creator Spirit: Meditations on the Veni Creator ): There are some who have tried to show that there is a para...
by mcb
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Howard Baker RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Re: Howard Baker RIP

Sad news. Howard was an active member of CCDM (the Conference of Catholic Directors of Music, the body for cathedral and diocesan music directors and other musicians working professionally in the Catholic Church in this country). He was due to host the 2018 conference in Newcastle, and three days be...
by mcb
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 4299

Re: Magnum Principium

Stable door ....horse. I'm not so sure. There will never be a point at which translations no longer need updating! We'll have to wait and see what difference it makes regarding the ugly bits of the 2010 Missal though. But the significance of the motu proprio goes beyond translations - this is Pope ...
by mcb
Mon May 08, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Confirmation Mass
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Re: Confirmation Mass

I am looking for guidance on planning a Confirmation Mass in the light of whatever changes have happened in the last two or three years. We will sing the Gloria, and the Mass. But will the Mass be the Mass of the day, which will be Tuesday week 9 OT, so a first reading about Tobit taking a bath and...