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by blackthorn fairy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Funerals and autocrats

Indeed! Actually it was barely recognisable as he played it with so many ornaments (like a very very self-indulgent singer!) - but none the worse for that. That's maybe why I didn't recongise the going-out piece he played. BUt it sounded fine and did the job.
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Funerals and autocrats

Well said Oops! I have it in my will that I want a proper Requiem Mass then it doesn't matter what they do at the crem - they can't spoil it. BTW, to return to original topic about playing at funerals - I played for one this morning (a Mass) when a friend/relative of the deceased played the coffin i...
by blackthorn fairy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 2865

Re: Funerals and autocrats

The Purcell could have been Thou knowest Lord the secret of our heart. I sometimes play that.
by blackthorn fairy
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 2645

Re: Communion under both kinds

Thank you everyone for all these (very full!) answers.It seems that there are some apparent contraditions in the various documents (and I wonder if this is deliberate). My personal view is that communion under both kinds should be the norm - unless there are good reasons (e.g. logistics) for not doi...
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 2645

Communion under both kinds

I referred to this in a different topic - but it needs its own thread I think. What is your experience of communion under both kinds (or not)? When I went to Ireland 2 or 3 years ago I asked the presider (in a cathedral) why it was only under one kind and his reply surprised me - he said 'At the tim...
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 4658

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Sorry - new computer playing havoc! In fact, what I was typing has apparently disappeared. I'll start again. My original comment was to refer to the point made above (by I think Southern Comfort) that in services of the word and communion, it is under one kind only, unlike at Mass. I then made the p...
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 4658

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Sorry - that left too early (struggling with new computer which does things off its own bat) Re HC under one kind only and no peace greeting, I meant to say that when I asked a parishioner I was told 'it's Father's wish'. There's no answer to that.
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 4658

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

I don't understand - if the Service of Word and Communion is pukka (and guidelines from the Liturgy Office would seem to suggest this) why should any diocese want to prohibit its use?
by blackthorn fairy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 217
Views: 75495

Re: Liturgical Tourism

I have been in France too - went to Mass at the cathedral in Avignon on Sunday 30th September. No choir but congregation sang reasonably well, led by the usual female cantor waving her left arm. Kyrie and Gloria from Missa de Angelis (no music or words provided but I was able to sing it from memory)...
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings
Replies: 10
Views: 2938

Re: Antiphonal Singing of Latin Plainchant Mass Settings

From my mempory of the 'olden days' we all sang everything - as JW remembers - with choir leading and congregation following on to the best of their ability. It was later that I came across the antiphonal singing style - sometimes as men/women. Never mind the congregation swooping on Credo III, we u...
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 217
Views: 75495

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Two recent experiences: Firstly - a Dominican Rite EF Mass on Sunday 12th August - better than the last EF Mass I attended because I could hear the words (when spoken aloud) and so was able to follow and did not get lost! Disappointed though that we were asked not to join in the responses (as the se...
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 217
Views: 75495

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Re the 'people of good will' bit: Two points (1) Yes, 'people' is fine (see also la gente in Italian and les gens in French - we are not the only language with a truly non-gender-specific noun) and could have been used in other places! and (2) how do other languages translate the 'of good will' bit?...
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Spring Assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: Spring Assembly

I meant to say, of course, thanks to all the organisers for an excellent event.
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Spring Assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Spring Assembly

I was at the Northampton Diocese RE centre at The Holy Ghost parish in Luton on Saturday for an excellent Spring Assembly. For once, I chose the 'words' option for the afternoon workshop (rather than the music one) and was v pleased to have done so - we looked at various texts from the Mass to great...
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Responsorial Psalm
Replies: 21
Views: 6844

Re: Responsorial Psalm

I have written my own (except where we have something else to use). We each have a large ring-binder with everything in the right order in each cycle, with rerefence details for other sources where necessary (e.g. see book such and such, page whatever) It was a big project many years ago but has sto...