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by alan29
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 15
Views: 1880

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

For decades my parish has celebrated First Communions fully integrated into the Sunday morning Masses. Over two of the morning Masses over four weeks in Eastertide, from 6 to maximum 10 children make their first Communion (we have about 60 first communicants a year). They will have been expected to...
by alan29
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 15
Views: 1880

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

First of two sessions today - kids from the parish school. Despite reminders to families about being repectful before Mass it was awful. Nobody joined in the music. Nobody said the responses which were in the booklet. Constant hubub which got worse during the actual communion. I've come home furious...
by alan29
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: And breathe......
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: And breathe......

He's an odd one. He issues pastoral letters about adoring the eucharist, and I heard him preach that we came to Mass to adore the eucharist in the tabernacle (highly questionable theology) yet he doesnt give the liturgy time to breathe.
Maybe he sees music as a distraction.
by alan29
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Wedding tourism

I have a wedding tomorrow of one of my cantors here in Florida. There will be 13 flower girls and11 bridesmaids and groomsmen. The processions start at 5pm but I wonder when the bride will arrive and I also wonder how many times I’ll have to play pachelbel’s Canon in D At least you are warned, unli...
by alan29
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organist contract
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Organist contract

Lucky organist to get a contract!
The RSCM has guidance here
https://www.rscm.org.uk/our-resources/g ... musicians/
by alan29
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: And breathe......
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: And breathe......

I have the same irritation with the preface dialogues and a rude interruption by the celebrant of the people’s response. We rarely interrupt them (much as we might like to!) We have a bishop who never ever lets the final note of a song die before leaping in with what he has to say. Just plain bad m...
by alan29
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: And breathe......
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: And breathe......

There are weather presenters who do that. They take a breath in the middle of a sentence so they can rush straight through full stops. Once you notice it, it is very irritating. Almost as bad as readers who emphasise the prepositions in sentences - "Jesus went TO Jerusalem and said TO his disciples ...
by alan29
Tue May 28, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Wedding tourism

We have only a handful of weddings each year. They are split pretty evenly between active parishioners and unmarried couples who have had their child baptised to get into the parish school and who have then been persuaded by the PP to regularise their union. We have one of the second group this Satu...
by alan29
Sun May 26, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 217
Views: 75528

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Sunday morning Mass in Calabria in a village church. We arrived about 10 minutes early to find a group of ladies leading the May devotions, furiously gabbled Ave Marias and litany, and sung Salve Regina to the usual tune but with local variants. The church was beautifully restored and laden with flo...
by alan29
Sun May 26, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Wedding tourism

Ah, weddings.
I take the money and run.
by alan29
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 12153

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

We started at 8.30 when it was still light outside.
It got darker during the Exultet. That isn't quite what is meant to happen, is it?
by alan29
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Notre Dame Paris
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Notre Dame Paris

I will be thinking of the displaced community of Notre Dame these next few days.
It will be very difficult for them.
by alan29
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Easier to stick to hymn books.
by alan29
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 14
Views: 2480

Re: Pronunciation

by alan29
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 3354

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

But am I right in thinking one can bequeath copyright to another? No, I don't think so. If that were the case, lots of composers' later descendants would still be living off royalties. As it is, when the composer has been dead 70 years the work becomes public domain. The whole area is of course a m...