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by blackthorn fairy
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4461

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

That all sounds very complicated Keitha - but where I have 'been' over this Easter, the officiating clergy have done their own singing - and very competently I should add. I'm happy with that.
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?
Replies: 31
Views: 4461

Re: Live-streamed liturgy: what about music?

As did the Dean of Northampton yesterday for the livestreamed Mass for the Annunciation - he sang the essential bits unacc (Gospel Acclamation, Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation, and a Taize Communion prcessional). Not a lot, but it worked and under the circumstances, what more could he have done? It wo...
by blackthorn fairy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Bishop of Northampton
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: New Bishop of Northampton

Yes - I'm looking forward to meeting him properly in due course. Didn't see anyone filming, though a photoragher was wandering around and came up to the gallery at one point. +Peter will be much missed.
by blackthorn fairy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Bishop of Northampton
Replies: 2
Views: 888

New Bishop of Northampton

I sang yesterday (19th March St Joseph's day) at the consecration and installation of the new bishop behind closed doors - it went well considering the circumstances but felt very odd. At one point I looked over the gallery and counted about 20 in the (authorised) congregation - all well spaced. A g...
by blackthorn fairy
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Spring Gathering Winchester 14th March 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: SSG Spring Gathering Winchester 14th March 2020

Thanks Southern Comfort. It's a long way for me, but I might be able to manage it.
by blackthorn fairy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Spring Gathering Winchester 14th March 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: SSG Spring Gathering Winchester 14th March 2020

I'm not able to do this one, so I'm looking at Buckley and Burham on Sea. There are two Catholic churches in Burham on Sea: English Martyrs and St Andrew - which is it please?
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The God Who Speaks Through Song
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: The God Who Speaks Through Song

Yes - it was a good day - I especially appreciated the opening talk by David McLaughlin - v interesting but he was running short of time and kept having to move on.
by blackthorn fairy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New hymnbooks
Replies: 3
Views: 2577

Re: New hymnbooks

I don't think there is a 'gold standard' - it's more a question of taking the good with the 'rest' and ignoring what you don't want. Some years ago I eventually decided on CFE - which ticked some boxes I was looking for. There is an awful lot in it that is simply a waste of space/paper IMHO - but at...
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: "Choirs"
Replies: 2
Views: 2522

Re: "Choirs"

Good points Organist. It's the karaoke aspect and the associated poor vocal production that get me - all shouting, not singing.
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 8084

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: 8084

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: 8084

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: 7755

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: 7755

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: 11674

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...