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by Southern Comfort
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organist contract
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Organist contract

An organist plays: 1) in the church's premises (using the church's light and heating) 2) on the church's instrument, 3) at the time of the church's choosing. 4) Officially, the music they play is chosen or at least approved by the church. The only tool which might be their own is the sheet music th...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: And breathe......
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: And breathe......

alan29 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:23 am
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 manners in my book.
It's because he thinks it's all about him, presumably. :(
by Southern Comfort
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organist contract
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Organist contract

This whole area is fraught with problems because some organists want to have paid holidays and sick pay, and others don't. Traditionally organists' earnings were never taxed, but HMRC is now trying to insist that a regular organist is an employee and therefore needs to be taxed. Parishes, often at t...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Wedding tourism

Don't understand these mini processions. If each server processed up individually before a Sunday Mass, you'd never hear the end of it! It's an American thing. There are pre-processions of bridesmaids, groomsmen, and most importantly the MOTHERS of the bride and groom who will come in together, or ...
by Southern Comfort
Wed May 29, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: John Michael East

Perhaps recluse was too strong a word, but certainly in the years immediately following his departure John withdrew completely from public life. Perhaps as the bitterness receded he became more accessible, though still, as organist says, a very private person. He was seen at the SSG on one subsequen...
by Southern Comfort
Mon May 27, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: John Michael East

John East was offered the post as Director of the CMA at the end of April 1968, but did not start in post until the end of May/June as it took a little time to agree terms. Appointment was for one year initially. He embarked on a programme of 'campaign' in every diocese of England & Wales, starting...
by Southern Comfort
Sun May 19, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: John Michael East

Sadly, JME is no more. He passed away peacefully yesterday morning. We are awaiting details of the funeral from organist.
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: John Michael East

Very sorry to hear this.
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 12151

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

Have heard about a number of Vigils that started in substantial daylight at 8:00pm, and one or two even earlier! The Vigil I played for was scheduled to start at 9:00pm, in practice was a few minutes later than that. Ended at 11:45pm, followed by a party for the newly-initiated which I did not stay ...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 14
Views: 1850

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

Thanks to organist, VML and alan29, Lots of good pointers there, thank you. I think we could do more of a run through of key responses beforehand; we don't have a tradition of animators so that would be a good innovation especially for this Mass. The PP does emphasise that it is a solemn occasion a...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 3469

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

And the fact that OneLicense offers a web-streaming option, which I think Decani/Calamus didn't have, means that it's at least possible for all those web-cams in churches to be copyright-legal. That's a step forward. There's a whole issue/debate/lawsuit there that is well overdue. The Irish company...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 3469

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

We occasionally have diocesan services, which are covered by the diocese's license. How does that work? Calamus has always been site-specific. Not so, Nick. Calamus licenced the pastoral team in some dioceses to enable the reproduction of material at diocesan events around the diocese (other than a...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 3469

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

It's vital that people do their returns, so that what money there is actually gets to the right people. The publishers take 50% of what they receive, before handing what little is left over to authors and composers. Another problem with OneLicense is that it has no idea about pieces that are publish...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 39
Views: 6890

Re: Copyright

Different hymn books, different stories: Praise the Lord (1967): no copyright acknowledged in either text or music Parish Hymn Book (1968): copyright in the music (Burns & Oates), but not in the text Praise the Lord revised (1972): no copyright acknowledged in either text or music Celebration Hymnal...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 39
Views: 6890

Re: Copyright

In the case of Rigby, the publication date of 1933 would come into play and the music would be deemed to have been in the public domain since 2003 (under current legislation). Not 70 years after his death? See attached pdf from British Library website. Not if there is no longer anyone around to ben...