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by mcb
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 12
Views: 670

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: 12
Views: 670

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: 12
Views: 670

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: 474

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: 474

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: 215

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: 65865

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: 4232

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: 1611

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: 984

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: 1015

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: 3725

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: 1435

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...
by mcb
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2685

Re: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .

To my mind it would be not very Catholic or theologically aware to pick musical materials with no reference to the thematic links contained within the readings , 1 and 3 in particular. The lectionary compilers didn't stick a pin in the bible and let random chance dictate their selections. Yes, I th...
by mcb
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 5962

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

Goodness, Gwyn, that's a pessimistic view. I have to say I'm not really sure what either your diagnosis is (other than that the world has gone to hell in a handcart, and that the problem stems from being unable to shake off the preconciliar "Low Mass with hymns") or what you think the reme...