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by Southern Comfort
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Learning the organ
Replies: 19
Views: 901

Re: Learning the organ

I'm having a go at learning to play the Gloria from the Psallite Mass, as I know it from the Cathedral and like it. (and on a separate point, looking at introducing it at my local parish church, to replace the Salazar setting we currently use.) Can I ask if I am playing the right chords here, in re...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Diocesan youth celebrations
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Diocesan youth celebrations

The key thing to take away from organist 's comment is The Southwark Catholic Youth service team work really hard to animate these Masses, but I think it can be honestly said that they have a different agenda to what is being sung in many parishes and at diocesan events. That is probably very true, ...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Learning the organ
Replies: 19
Views: 901

Re: Learning the organ

I've heard the folksy version of it, but at both this church and at Salford we have sung it at a much slower pace, and it is better for it IMO. Here's a nice version of it; the same arrangement (and about the same tempo, I think!) that we sang in Salford. Yes, this tempo is good. The versions I hav...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Learning the organ
Replies: 19
Views: 901

Re: Learning the organ

Have to admit 'O Bread of Heaven' isn't one of my favourites, it somehow just came into my head! I do like a lot of the old Anglican hymns, but also quite fond of some of the stuff that came after the folky '70s era; things like the St Thomas More Group and Bob Hurd, Dan Feiton, John Bell, Michael ...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organist contract
Replies: 6
Views: 365

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: 525

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: 365

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: 803

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: 11
Views: 1002

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: 11
Views: 1002

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: 11
Views: 1002

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: 11
Views: 1002

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: 12817

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: 18
Views: 2597

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: 4060

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...