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by keitha
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

I have just read the regulations that came into force yesterday and which replace all previous regulations and government guidelines (the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020). As I read them (i) (apart from the 'normal' permitted exceptions) a minister of religio...
by keitha
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

We are currently experimenting with using virtual technology to provide some 'active participation' - which will not be 'full' but may be better than nothing! Wish us luck. If we crack it, I will post details here.
by keitha
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: COVID-19 - Latest information from the Liturgy Office
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: COVID-19 - Latest information from the Liturgy Office

In order for this new 'suppression' tactic to work it needs to be in place for at least 3 months. The Imperial College modelling indicates that we might then have a month or two of the previous 'management' strategy before bringing back 'suppression' for another three months, and that this sequencin...
by keitha
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Presentation of the Lord
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Presentation of the Lord

We are going through a bit of a time of change with a new Parish Priest from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (plus an Ordinariate curate - a real bonus!) and are the 'home' of the local Ordinariate group. Our Principal Concelebrant yesterday was Mgr Keith Newton, the Ordinariate's Ordinary...
by keitha
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Learning the organ
Replies: 19
Views: 6069

Re: Learning the organ

It is perfectly possible to start learning to play the organ 'from scratch' - ie with no prior keyboard skills. However, I think that it makes life easier if you have reached, say, Associated Board grade 4 or 5 - mainly, I suspect because it is a lot easier to practice on a piano at home (or, I gues...
by keitha
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 10
Views: 5448

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

It has always seems to me that the problem with Credo III is that when the congregation sings it through the tempo drops to a crawl and it sound like a painful dirge. I have often found that, sung antiphonally with a good choir/cantor(s) the tempo can be picked up quite effectively. The other benefi...
by keitha
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei
Replies: 8
Views: 4861

Re: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei

I think they are from Messe à 2 voix by Alexandr Gretchaninov, who straddled the late 19th and first half of the 20th Century. He wrote all sorts of music, and his liturgical music was written mainly for the Russian Orthodox Church. He left Russia after the Revolution, went to France and then settle...
by keitha
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 41
Views: 20083

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: 6796

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: 220
Views: 97067

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: 6658

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: 41
Views: 20083

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: 2285

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: 8373

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: 19683

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...