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by alan29
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

The other superb innovation is when the newly-weds process solemnly out down the main aisle and then canter smartly down the side aisle for 20 minutes of photos. Conundrum .... do I ..... a) stop at the end of the (inevitable) Mendelssohn, take the cheque and run .... or b) provide entertaining back...
by alan29
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

The scourge of wedding planners who have seen too many Hollywood chick-flicks. I have seen it once. They came in one at a time, giggling and simpering their way down the aisle to a CD of something they assumed I couldn't play - Pachelbel Canon (blooming cheek!) The CD was meant to cover the bride to...
by alan29
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Magnum Principium

Apparently the New Zealand bishops have decided to revisit the translation. It would be an interesting development if not all English speaking countries used the same translation.
by alan29
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

Pretty sure the Missal knows nothing of singing during the peace.
And I seem to remember that there was an instruction a couple of years ago forbidding priests from leaving the sanctuary during it.
by alan29
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 1306

Re: Remembrance Sunday

We do the silence at the start of the 11am Mass, then business as usual.
by alan29
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Ace Maria

You're right, it most certainly isn't Rossini ..... Not enough repeats.
by alan29
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Ace Maria

Then theres the bride who wanted "that song from Robin Hood" expecting the schmaltzy Bryan Adams "Everything I do...." and instead got the song that was used for the old B&W TV series.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w7ALMIUy74
I'm not altogether convinced it was a mistake.
by alan29
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Ace Maria

Then theres the bride who wanted "that song from Robin Hood" expecting the schmaltzy Bryan Adams "Everything I do...." and instead got the silly bit of the Rossini overture that was used for the old B&W TV series.
I'm not altogether convinced it was a mistake.
by alan29
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Muzak for the Mass
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Muzak for the Mass

There was Muzak for the in and out at the funeral I played for today. I don't like it, but I just take the money and run when it happens. A few years ago the group were playing at a wedding. We were given strict instructions that there would be a CD before the bridal procession. It was the Pachelbel...
by alan29
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: I enjoyed that!

Goodness. That sounds terrible. What an insult to the congregation.
by alan29
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: I enjoyed that!

Our assistant priest this morning thanked the musicians, readers, servers and congregation for contributing to a joyous celebration of Mass.
Nowt wrong with that at all, considering it was a bog-standard green Sunday.
by alan29
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Magnum Principium

Wholeheartedly agree with the last two posters - particularly where it returns to Bishops and conferences powers which are theres by right as sucessors of the apostles and not by grace and favour of the Vatican civil servants. I would love to see an authorised metrical version of the Gloria that par...
by alan29
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Magnum Principium

Stable door ....horse.
by alan29
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: Proms

I heard that one on the radio. It was electrifying.
I have recorded the BBC4 ones for later consumption.
by alan29
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music Recitals
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Music Recitals

Our SVP hosted a concert given by a local choral society. It raised a lot of money for the SVP. The church was packed, but it was a massive amount of work selling tickets, organising refreshments etc. And there are considerations like provision of loos. Lots of the audience were parishioners, but pl...