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by Southern Comfort
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Just popping in.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1660

Re: Just popping in.....

Hello, oops ! I do understand your anguish. I have been fortunate to be able, some of the time, to play the organ in a large, freezing (!) building where I am normally well away from others. But I have not received Communion for a year and have no wish to do so. It's simply not safe for me, or, I be...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Women in 'Minor Orders'
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

Re: Women in 'Minor Orders'

I can recommend a book called 'The Hidden History of Women's Ordination' (forgotten the author and I can noi longer find it on my shelf) but it goes right back to the early church - who was doing what, why and when) and how it all got suppressed. Guess why? Professor Gary Macy, an excellent speaker...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wednesday Workshops
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Wednesday Workshops

Alas, cannot watch it live. Kathryn is excellent. Will it be recorded?
by Southern Comfort
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Virtual Choir Software - MixPad
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: Virtual Choir Software - MixPad

I have now thoroughly road-tested MixPad. While it has some features that are more easily accessed, in general I prefer the interface of Audacity. which makes routine tasks such as aligning tracks much easier and much more precise. Of course, everyone will have different tastes. My decision was made...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Just popping in.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1660

Re: Just popping in.....

Great piece, great recording! Although it doesn't sound like it, the piano part requires virtuoso technique to perform as written (Antoine Oomen was a concert pianist), though you can adapt it somewhat. The modern Dutch school is massively underrated and underused. One for the present pandemic is Hu...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License and Church Support Group
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: One License and Church Support Group

Following my conversations not only with OneLicense but licence holders and diocesan personnel in the UK, I am now in a position to offer a digest which I will will prove useful. 1. British Isles statistics Total number of UK reproduction licences = approx. 1400 Total number of UK streaming licences...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License and Church Support Group
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: One License and Church Support Group

Correction: Zoom call now scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday. Watch this space....
by Southern Comfort
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License and Church Support Group
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: One License and Church Support Group

Just an update to say that I have a Zoom call with the OneLicense people scheduled for this Friday and hope to get answers to a number of questions then. In the meantime, it seems clear at present that our new "local" contact will be someone at CSG in Ireland. The plan appears to be that they will a...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Virtual Choir Software - MixPad
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: Virtual Choir Software - MixPad

mcb wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:03 am
does Audacity for Windows handle midi playback out of the box? It definitely doesn't on a Mac.
Don't know the answer to that one, as I have only used Audacity to edit and mix existing audio files and tracks.
by Southern Comfort
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License and Church Support Group
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: One License and Church Support Group

What this means is that the c. 80,000 songs administered by OneLicense are now available to those who stream via churchservices.tv — and not before time! For years, this Irish company has been illegally streaming copyright music without making returns and without paying a penny to publishers or comp...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Virtual Choir Software - MixPad
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: Virtual Choir Software - MixPad

What is the difference between MixPad and Audacity? Does MixPad do something more than Audacity? Is it more user-friendly? I've been using the latter for many years. Also, my experience of NCH products has been mixed. They often start off as free but after the free trial period you then have to pay ...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8136

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

The government has today issued revised guidelines. Instead of now limiting singers to a group of six, the guidance says this: Singing, chanting and the use of musical instruments What the leader(s) and performers can and cannot do: [*] For performance during worship (and rehearsals), both indoors a...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8136

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

In a thread elsewhere, RSCM people are claiming that the wording of the latest guidance is wrong and that it actually means you can have multiple groups of six (e.g. Decani and Cantoris) if properly spaced. One claims to have been having conversations with grovernment contacts and that revised guida...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 8136

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 ...