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by mcb
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Help identifying a psalm setting
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

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: 712

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: 3621

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: 3621

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: 3621

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: 15949

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: 1440

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: 8253

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: 8253

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: 4273

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: 4273

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: 4273

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: 2584

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: 2584

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: 1971

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...