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by keitha
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 4335

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

All is not entirely lost - one of our local teenagers is now working on his audition pieces for Oxbridge organ scholar applications.
by keitha
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria settings
Replies: 13
Views: 1328

Re: Gloria settings

Don't forget that in the RC Church in England & Wales only the authorised translation can be used and it can't be paraphrased! I won't comment on what I think of that translation!
by keitha
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 42965

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Heraklion, Crete - Trinity Sunday. A beautifully simple and spiritual liturgy. About 75 people in a small church. A youngish, but spiritual Polish priest. Prior to Mass we had Morning Prayer, then before Mass a short introduction to the feast in Greek, English and Polish - a sign of something to com...
by keitha
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 1883

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Broadly, I am with SC on this. If we are singing something that does not need an accompaniment because everyone is comfortable with singing unaccompanied, I do not use an instrument (for example, simple chant, plain or otherwise). If, without an accompaniment, a piece just won't 'work' in an accepta...
by keitha
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 4335

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Let me first declare an interest - I am an organist! I also serve as a member of the Organ Advisory Panel for my Diocese. We provide help and advice to parishes looking for new organs, carrying out maintenance, repairs and restorations and advising as to whether organ are worth preserving. We advise...
by keitha
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All Saints
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: All Saints

Definitely Tuesday 1 November - see Liturgy Office Calendar 2015/16 at http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk.
by keitha
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 2743

Re: Extraordinary Form

I think the point is that female servers were authorised for the Ordinary Form and, at the time, no-one could see any need to consider the Extraordinary Form because it was so rarely used. It's rather like the positions of deacons and subdeacons. In the Ordinary Form priests cannot act as either, bu...
by keitha
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7729

Re: Only 20 hymns

I suppose if we are going to have a repertoire of only 20 hymns most of our liturgical niceties would have to go out of the window. The Entrance Antiphons for the Assumption vary from " Glorious things are spoken of you, O Mary, who today were exalted above the choirs of Angels into eternal tri...
by keitha
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 42965

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Just got back from a weekend in England/Wales border country. Mass was in an old market town in a beautifully restored/reordered Edwardian gothic church. Three hymns - Entrance:"Seek ye first", Offertory:"In bread we bring you Lord". Communion:fairly syrupy gospel song from a CD,...
by keitha
Fri May 06, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Realising Bishop Alan's hope
Replies: 53
Views: 17412

Re: Realising Bishop Alan's hope

It didn't happen in quite the way envisaged by Musicus, but I led a session at a Composers Forum on the 'Permission to Publish' process and copyright after that. Now that we have our new website, with more facilities, a guide to copyright and performance rights will be uploaded (eventually, when I g...
by keitha
Fri May 06, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Peter Jones
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

Re: Canon Peter Jones

Just to add to SC's post - the music was led by a choir and cantors comprising members of the Diocesan Singers, who Fr Peter brought together to sing at diocesan events during the year, former pupils and SSG members - a group of around 75 singers in all, directed by Paul Inwood.
by keitha
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Peter Jones
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

Re: Canon Peter Jones

Just to confirm that Fr Peter will be brought into Holy Redeemer, Pershore for a Parish and Deanery Requiem Mass at 7pm on Monday 2 May. His funeral mass, at which Archbishop Bernard Longley will preside, will be at St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham at noon on Tuesday 3 May. May he rest in peace.
by keitha
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Peter Jones
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

Canon Peter Jones

I'm very sorry to inform members of the Society of StGregory and contributors to, and readers of this forum that Canon Peter Jones, priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, composer and a previous secretary of SSG and contributor to this forum died peacefully this morning after a long illness. May h...
by keitha
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass setting by Gordon Rock/other Masses
Replies: 30
Views: 8075

Re: Mass setting by Gordon Rock/other Masses

I chose my words very carefully because I share SC's views that not all of the Mass "ordinary" texts are ICEL copyright. But, in summary: Lord, have mercy - public domain (except for Form III tropes - ICEL) Glory be - ICEL Holy, holy - probably ICET, authority claimed by ICEL - I'm not goi...
by keitha
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass setting by Gordon Rock/other Masses
Replies: 30
Views: 8075

Re: Mass setting by Gordon Rock/other Masses

Yes, JW, you are correct. If you write a musical setting using ICEL copyright texts for regular use in your own community/parish but nowhere else, with no charge being made you will still need ICEL permission and will need to insert the correct acknowledgement, but no fee will be charged. There will...