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by mcb
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Virtual Choir Software - MixPad
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Virtual Choir Software - MixPad

What is the difference between MixPad and Audacity? Does MixPad do something more than Audacity? Is it more user-friendly? Definitely more musician-friendly, to my eye. It's easy in MixPad to display bars and beats rather than a raw time scale, has tools for, e.g., pitch correction, and handles mid...
by mcb
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Virtual Choir Software - MixPad
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Virtual Choir Software - MixPad

If you were at the Virtual Choirs workshop last week, you know that neither I (a Mac user) nor any of the Windows experts who were present had any particularly appealing suggestions for a free Windows-compatible alternative to Mac tools for music production such as GarageBand. I'm happy to say that ...
by mcb
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Seed Scattered and Sown
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Seed Scattered and Sown

From another thread long ago: I looked at this list and thought "Who is Dan Feiton?!" It turns out that Dan Feiten (correct spelling) wrote only one song that has lasted, Seed, Scattered and Sown , a fairly folksy offering (1987) which I remember from some American hymnals of bygone years but whose ...
by mcb
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help identifying a psalm setting
Replies: 4
Views: 3220

Re: Help identifying a psalm setting

Dom Gregory Murray. Also in the New English Hymnal, number 537.
by mcb
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: St Chad's, Birmingham
Replies: 2
Views: 2080

Re: St Chad's, Birmingham

A lot of credit to the excellent organist (Nigel Morris?) too; a magnificent voluntary at the end which I think was an improvisation of 'O God our help in ages past' (the recessional hymn) I wonder if he played the (misnamed) 'St Anne' Fugue by Bach? It's what Anthony usually played when we sang O ...
by mcb
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Learning the organ
Replies: 19
Views: 10247

Re: Learning the organ

pdsfd wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:40 pm
I've heard the folksy version of it, but at both this church and at Salford we have sung it at a much slower pace, and it is better for it IMO.
Here's a nice version of it; the same arrangement (and about the same tempo, I think!) that we sang in Salford.
by mcb
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Learning the organ
Replies: 19
Views: 10247

Re: Learning the organ

VML, I'm blushing. :oops:
by mcb
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Learning the organ
Replies: 19
Views: 10247

Re: Learning the organ

Thanks pdsfd, those are heart-warming things to hear. :) I wonder if your experience counts as good evidence in support of putting the 'dots' on the people's sheet week in week out? A regular attender at the Cathedral would end up being able to read music whether they liked it or not. :) As for the ...
by mcb
Wed May 15, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 24148

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

organist wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:19 am
8.30 p.m. at the cathedral fire at the back inside, 3 readings...
Three? I wonder what grave pastoral necessity made them cut things back so far. Evidently not shortage of time, since there was time enough for the Vierne Messe Solenelle. :wink:
by mcb
Wed May 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Westminster Cathedral choir
Replies: 4
Views: 3870

Re: Westminster Cathedral choir

It looks as though this is an attempt to fix falling numbers: since not many parents want their seven-year olds to board full time, the change is aimed at widening access to the choir rather than restricting it. I sympathise with the predicament - any kind of change will meet with resistance, and in...
by mcb
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 29
Views: 19235

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: 29
Views: 19235

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: 8693

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: 8693

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: 8693

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