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by SAUnison
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG 90th Anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 900

SSG 90th Anniversary

Next year will be the 90th anniversary of the Society of St Gregory. The Trustees are working on commemorating this event in a number of ways, including preparing a booklet outlining the history of the Society. I'm currently working through past editions of 'Music and Liturgy' along with other docum...
by SAUnison
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Summer School 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: Summer School 2015

Hi MaryR, We have four workshops for the morning sessions which will run as three part workshops over the Summer School week. This should allow participants to get explore the topic in greater depth, but should still be of interest to those attending for just one session. Morning workshops will be: ...
by SAUnison
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy Office - unjust prejudice?
Replies: 34
Views: 7235

Re: Liturgy Office - unjust prejudice?

I think some people are reading far too much into these video clips... My understanding is that they were intended as a help for people - ie. show the possibilities of using the new texts with sung settings or unsung. It wasn't meant to be prescriptive and shouldn't be read that way - just that here...
by SAUnison
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy Office - unjust prejudice?
Replies: 34
Views: 7235

Re: Liturgy Office - unjust prejudice?

Speaking as one of the 'congregation' from this video, I understand that the purpose of this video was to demonstrate good liturgical practice and the possibilities of simple sung settings for the average congregation - hence a simple unaccompanied Gloria. The setting used was a simple one that work...
by SAUnison
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First Mass in new translation: so how was it?
Replies: 72
Views: 15883

Re: First Mass in new translation: so how was it?

Celebrated the first Mass of the School year yesterday, using the revised translation for the first time. Spent the last week or so talking to each class in the school about the changes - although a small school we cover an age range of 3 year to 18 years and a mix of Catholic, other Christian and n...
by SAUnison
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Ainslie in The Tablet
Replies: 52
Views: 8605

Re: John Ainslie in The Tablet

Returning to John's letter... I think he made an excellent point in saying that while there are a number of opportunities for the formation of musicians via Diocesan organisations and the SSG, they only attract those who are aware of their need for training. The question of how to encourage musician...
by SAUnison
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Papal Visit
Replies: 301
Views: 46429

Re: Papal Visit

In case anyone hasn't seen this, the BBC website has a very good 'gigapan' image (no, I'd never heard of this before either) of Cofton Park. You can zoom in and play 'Spot the SSG member'! m Just looking at the size of the choir and the gap between the two sections, I'm all the more impressed by the...
by SAUnison
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Forum Members singing at Cofton Park
Replies: 11
Views: 3351

Re: Forum Members singing at Cofton Park

Won't be at Cofton Park but will be watching - I'm sure all will go well. I had the privilege of being part of the 'invisible' choir singing for the Pope inside St Mary's College Chapel yesterday morning. Wonderful experience! Enjoy tomorrow :D
by SAUnison
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Papal Visit
Replies: 301
Views: 46429

Re: Papal Visit

In the absence of Latin, and for those not fluent in Italian... here's where you can find it in English:

http://www.thepapalvisit.org.uk/2010-Visit/Events-Timeline
by SAUnison
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Advice needed...
Replies: 23
Views: 4886

Re: Advice needed...

VML wrote:In Clifton schools I think the music for the primary leavers' Mass is sent to the schools ahead so that they have a chance to learn it.

We do that too - not sure how many schools take the time to use it, but the opportunity is offered at least.
by SAUnison
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Advice needed...
Replies: 23
Views: 4886

Re: Advice needed...

Lots of useful comments... the bottom line, surely, should be that the children get something out of the service I agree - that has always been a priority. This Mass is very often the first time the children have visited their cathedral, it should be an occasion to remember and (I hope) build faith....
by SAUnison
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Advice needed...
Replies: 23
Views: 4886

Re: Advice needed...

Thanks, Gwyn, that was a useful starting point. The occasion is the Annual Children's Mass for our Diocesan Children's Society. I don't think it's really an issue of traditional vs anything else. I have a pretty good idea of how to keep the balance between the expectations of the cathedral and the n...
by SAUnison
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Advice needed...
Replies: 23
Views: 4886

Advice needed...

I'm looking for some wise advice - that I know I can get from this forum... I'm working on planning a Children's Mass to take place in the Cathedral. It's something I've been involved in for many years so I do have a fair idea of what I'm doing - at least, the people responsible keep asking for my h...
by SAUnison
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bloopers and Typos
Replies: 23
Views: 5413

Re: Bloopers and Typos

Browsing through the catalogue of a well known Church Suppliers, sourcing items for our new school chapel, I came across a statue of "St Pancreas" - patron saint of alcoholics, no doubt! :)
by SAUnison
Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Jesus wants me for a sunbeam
Replies: 30
Views: 5252

Re: Jesus wants me for a sunbeam

Drifting back on to religious objects of questionable taste... the Ship of Fools website has a section called 'Gadgets for God'. How about the knitted Last Supper...
http://www.ship-of-fools.com/gadgets/de ... l/128.html

No - even these couldn't induce me to learn to knit! :D