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by alan29
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: Funerals and autocrats

However it does have a massive range and that open invitation to a drunken rising glissando.
Experience teaches me to transpose most things down for funerals unless there is a large crowd familiar with the hymns..... Slane in D, anyone?
by alan29
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: Funerals and autocrats

Or even the Londonderry air. A few years ago a violinist played this tune at the funeral of her mother, who was Irish. A friend, also with Irish ancestry, remarked that the name Alan29 used above was not acceptable south of the border, to which the priest, who had trained in France and therefore sp...
by alan29
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: Funerals and autocrats

Or even the Londonderry air.
by alan29
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Christmas Greetings

Thank you.
Et cum spirito tuo.
by alan29
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 16
Views: 761

Re: Funerals and autocrats

Me too.
I want the full works and Verdis Requiem.
Its the least I deserve!
by alan29
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Pronunciation

Yeah .... a little bit of Latin sending someone down the wrong street.
by alan29
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Pronunciation

A couple of years ago the narrator of the Passion on Good Friday took it into her head to pronounce Pilate as Pilartay. Goodness know why. But it was more than a little distracting. Personally it drives me bonkers that for Holy week in particular church cleaners, flower arrangers, servers and musici...
by alan29
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: Communion under both kinds

At an abbey in NW France, where I have sometimes attended Mass, distribution under both kinds involves intinction, which is not permitted in England & Wales. (Perhpas becuase it smacks of self-administration, which is reserved to the ordained?) On my first visit, not having watched what those in fr...
by alan29
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: Communion under both kinds

Just to point out that some priests bypass all these recommendations by saying Mass in the Extraordinary Form. The Extraordinary Form doesn't provide for Communion under both kinds nor for the sign of peace among the People. I haven't experienced it myself but have heard of priests imposing the Ext...
by alan29
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 1923

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Some months ago, I discovered by chance that - after taking place for a decade or more - weekday services with distribution of Communion had ceased in my parish, even when a neighbouring deacon was available to preside. Regular attendees are of the opinion that this ban had followed the arrival of ...
by alan29
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 1923

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Something to do with protecting the uniqueness of the Mass and the dividing line between priests and the rest of us?
by alan29
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 41
Views: 9806

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Gwyn wrote: ↑ Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:48 pm Re: 16ft manual stop: It can be useful, I sometimes draw it for a final verse of a rousing hymn, then play the verse up an octave. This gives added zing. :D Depends on the voicing. Hence "can" and "sometimes." :wink: Fair enough. Got to say that most of the or...
by alan29
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 41
Views: 9806

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Gwyn wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Re: 16ft manual stop:
It can be useful, I sometimes draw it for a final verse of a rousing hymn, then play the verse up an octave. This gives added zing.
:D
Depends on the voicing.
by alan29
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

Not really.
Sad for those who hanker after such things.
A tragedy? No.
I reserve that word for matters such as the abuse of minors and the cover-ups that served to multiply the hurt to the victims and the damage to the rest of the church.
That is what causes me to feel shame.
by alan29
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

Is the creed actually a lyrical text that is meant to be sung?
Is it not more of a prose statement that should be spoken?
Just a thought.