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by alan29
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Because it isn't. It is for some of us Can I presume you live in a part of the world where there are so many pastoral musicians champing at the bit that you will never be able to serve again? We've just lost our building. But we have no intention of giving up. Good for you. And good luck to you and...
by alan29
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Hare wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Why not just throw in the towel and accept it is all over?
Because it isn't.
by alan29
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I'd agree with everything John said. One caveat about humming, even when wearing a mask. Fairly early on (March/April) they did studies on humming as an alternative to singing and found that just as much was produced in the way of aerosol, even when the hummer was masked. Every week or two, someone...
by alan29
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I am less despondent. I think that those who return when things like singing and provision for children restart will be wanting to sing. I worry more that people will have lost the habit of going to church and will have found other ways of filling that time on a Sunday. I can see a time of shrinkag...
by alan29
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I am less despondent. I think that those who return when things like singing and provision for children restart will be wanting to sing. I worry more that people will have lost the habit of going to church and will have found other ways of filling that time on a Sunday. I can see a time of shrinkage...
by alan29
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Of course this change is of no use at all in parishes like mine where we have no choir.
by alan29
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Hare wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:48 pm
I would happily play but am furloughed until singing is allowed - or the furlough scheme ends - when I would be redundant.
That's a bad situation.
by alan29
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I play before and after and at the Presentation of Gifts and Communion at ours. People really appreciate the change of sound from what has become a spoken word fest. And it gives me personally a change of activity. Good parish liturgy has evolved to have a balance between spoken word and singing. My...
by alan29
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4917

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

My choir won't be restarting anytime soon as l as DOM am furloughed until October. I can't help feeling that some people will view the return of choirs singing alone as 'elitist' and that getting the assembly singing again eventually may be difficult! Simple. Make the entire congregation conscripte...
by alan29
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pre-recorded music in liturgy
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Pre-recorded music in liturgy

Im playing for a wedding in August. They have requested a song by one Olly Murs as they process out. Since the religious bit of the service is finished the PP has agreed. However, like much pop music, all its musical deficiencies are highlighted when played on a solo piano or organ. So they have agr...
by alan29
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 8082

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

If not Zoom ? I assume Skype etc suffer from similar issues. Is there any particular fiddling about on Zoom that is worth trying or essential? Been working on Zoom for the last three weeks. Yesterday attended three-two-hour team meetings. Straightfoward. No need to download specific software, no fi...
by alan29
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Rome issues Triduum instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 2905

Re: Rome issues Triduum instructions

It is a shame that the period from the 4th Sunday of Lent through to Pentecost and all the liturgies that come with it couldn't be moved to later in the year, in place of the Sundays of Ordinary Time. You can't pretend that you are somewhere different in the calendar. It's the same case as if you w...
by alan29
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 8082

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

I certainly agree that Catholics should be seen to be observing the spirit of the law and shouldn't be seen to looking for loop-holes.