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by Southern Comfort
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Gerald Coates RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Canon Gerald Coates RIP

I am told that the "meandering organ music" beforehand was in fact a selection of chorale preludes from Karg-Elert's Op. 65 up to the starting time, followed by "filler" because the clergy procession was five minutes late....

It was good to see John Ainslie and others representing the SSG.
by Southern Comfort
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Magnum Principium

For those who care about these things, here's a handy PDF of the complete text of Francis's Motu Proprio this morning, handing back power to approve translations to bishops' conferences, together with the explanatory note on the canon affected and a commentary on the Motu Proprio itself by Archbisho...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 31
Views: 3816

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

JW wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:34 pm
I don't know if members of this group are aware but Martin Cross, the East London organ builder, passed away unexpectedly a month ago. May he rest in peace.

Martin was going to restore our organ.
That's sad. Martin was a good man, in the best sense of the word.
by Southern Comfort
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria settings
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: Gloria settings

The problem with Walker's Belmont Gloria is that its chant alternates two tones without regard for the structure of the text. For a better setting in that respect, see the Psallite Mass "At the Table of the Lord" from Liturgical Press, certainly more jolly if you do it with brio! (Currently still av...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 3571

Re: First communion music

We've had this discussion before. No one can bless, not even priests. Only God can bless, which is why a priest says "May Almighty God bless you" and not "I bless you". All we humans can do is invoke God's blessing on others — people, things, places.... So — who may invoke God's blessing on others? ...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 3571

Re: First communion music

At ours the school has 1st Communion Masses on two consecutive saturdays, while the parish kids are on the final Sunday. Played at the school one today. It was introduced by the Head telling the parents that the Mass was all about the children .............. facepalm. I have recently had occasion t...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 3717

Re: Offertory hymns

I think there's a fundamental misunderstanding going on here. Hymns sung at the Presentation of the Gifts (let's stop calling it the Offertory) don't have to mention bread, wine, gifts..... And they certainly shouldn't mention the fact that we offer, because we don't actually do that until later on,...
by Southern Comfort
Sun May 28, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 3717

Re: Offertory hymns

IncenseTom wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 6:41 pm
Because who bothers to try and get the congregation to do verse 2, 3 and 6?
Any self-respecting song leader can and does announce which verses of the opening (or final) hymn we're going to sing. And then sing with the people, making sure that you sing the correct ones yourself!
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 26, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: I enjoyed that!

So is it better for people to enjoy worshipping their Father or not? I'm not sure that's the right question. Analysis of what "enjoy" means might be helpful. In the phrase "We hope you enjoy our Mass", "enjoy" can mean "we hope you feel pleased", or "we hope you are sufficiently entertained, even a...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 26, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: I enjoyed that!

VML wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 1:09 pm
You are right HP. It disturbed me when our Confirmation Mass booklets used to have a welcome note at the front 'We hope you enjoy our Mass.' I hated it and managed to get it dropped. Truly not the point.
And it's not "our" Mass!
by Southern Comfort
Thu May 18, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 3370

Re: Pentecost sequence.

My point is that people don't all have to be 'doing' all the time. When there is a Sequence it is so unusual compared to the routine of Sunday to Sunday that it makes sense to me to retain the option of not feeling obliged to make the congregation do it. The Psallite Mass "At the Table of the Lord"...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 12, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 3370

Re: Pentecost sequence.

There's a very beautiful setting of the Pentecost Sequence in the Psallite Mass "At the Table of the Lord".
10 Pentecost Sequence.mp3
The songbook also gives the same setting with the Latin text for those who want to use it in that language.
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 12, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: Maria Parkinson?

Maria Parkinson was one of a group of giggling teenage convent schoolgirls who took part in a school liturgy day at the St Thomas More Centre in Manor House in the mid 1970s. This particular group were given the task of writing a hymn or song, and "As I kneel before you" is what they came up with i...
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 1082

Re: Maria Parkinson?

Maria Parkinson was one of a group of giggling teenage convent schoolgirls who took part in a school liturgy day at the St Thomas More Centre in Manor House in the mid 1970s. This particular group were given the task of writing a hymn or song, and "As I kneel before you" is what they came up with in...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .

For many years, I have been telling people that the readings refract the face of Christ. Imagine looking at the face of Christ through a prism. You only need to turn the prism slightly to have a change of refraction and a different impression of the face. This is precisely what having different read...