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by justMary
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organist contract
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Organist contract

An organist plays: 1) in the church's premises (using the church's light and heating) 2) on the church's instrument, 3) at the time of the church's choosing. 4) Officially, the music they play is chosen or at least approved by the church. The only tool which might be their own is the sheet music the...
by justMary
Sat May 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Westminster Cathedral choir
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Westminster Cathedral choir

Notwithstanding the boarding issue (what kind of parent would even think it's appropriate ... the mind boggles) - surely a cathedral-anything should be drawing from it's diocese, not the whole country? Roman Catholicism is not a nation-based church.
by justMary
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 3455

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Nick - did you receive an announcement from Decani about this? I looked on their website, but couldn't find anything about it. I think that it is A Good Thing in the long run, although agree there is likely pain in the short term re getting catalogs loaded etc. Works by UK&I composers are used in lo...
by justMary
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 14
Views: 2471

Re: Pronunciation

So is the town through which Jesus and his disciples travelled to leave Jerusalem (in Luke 24:13-35) pronounced Eee-may-uus so that it scans properly in Marty Haugen's "On the Journey to ... " hymn? Or is E-moss, as my current parish priest pronounces it? And who would tell the wrong one that he is ...
by justMary
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 2862

Re: Funerals and autocrats

I played for one this morning (a Mass) when a friend/relative of the deceased played the coffin in on a tin whistle (O Danny Boy)
I am sure that they were actually playing John Bell's "Go Silent Friend" or perhaps Fullerton's "I Cannot Tell".



:)
by justMary
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 4656

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

In Ireland at the current time, there are many people who simply will not pray together unless they are going to get Eucharist: they give no value at all to the benefits of community or community prayer - all they want is My Little Eucharist. On the other hand, I've have recently heart that at some ...
by justMary
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin
Replies: 15
Views: 3921

Re: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin

I find I dont have the stomach to tune in to anything that features clerics at the moment. So I avoided. As did the majority of people in Ireland! It may be the norm for published Masses to include all the Mass parts, but in average parishes it is certainly not the norm to use a matching set at the...
by justMary
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 217
Views: 75483

Re: Liturgical Tourism

It was a large, transparent glass panel without any bezels. When there was something for the congregation to sing, the panel became opaque and the words were clearly legible. Thank you for this description - I've been wondering where technology will go next, and hadn't considered this type of idea....
by justMary
Sat May 20, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 10706

Re: Pentecost sequence.

I would be very interested in a any reasoning that brought together "mediocre choir" and "worthy of the liturgy" in the same sentence . How about "To provide music that is worthy of the liturgy, even a mediocre choir is better than no choir at all." Discuss. I'll say that even with a mediocre choir...
by justMary
Sat May 20, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 3691

Re: Maria Parkinson?

Fascinating, thank you. I guess it's safe to say "English Roman Catholic lay woman" to describe her? I wonder which of them is receiving the royalties from Kevin Mayhew Ltd. Probably its genius is that it's not specific to any Marian feast, and so appropriate for all of them: It's very widely used i...
by justMary
Mon May 08, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 3691

Maria Parkinson?

A long shot but: Does anyone know any more about Maria Parkinson of "As I Kneel Before You" fame? She appears to have been a one-hit-wonder, and all that I can locate on-line is that the song was published by Kevin Mayhew, and she was born in 1956. However the song appears to have done remarkable mi...
by justMary
Wed May 03, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Hymn Choices
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

Re: International Hymn Choices

Faith of our Fathers sung to St Catherine doesn't cut the custard in the same way as the tune generally used in the UK. Ahh, but they're thinking of the Pilgrim fathers at the time. Same words but a totally cultural baggage and implied meaning. Many of the US people singing the hymn would be horrif...
by justMary
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 16045

Re: Offertory hymns

Our list for when "nothing stands out from the Liturgy of the Word contents so let's play a generic offertory hymn" is even shorter than yours:

All that I am
Fill My House
In Bread We Bring You Lord
Take Our Bread
Be Still for the Presence of the Lord
In Love for Me
by justMary
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: God so loved the world
Replies: 9
Views: 3144

Re: God so loved the world

Its a lovely thing, I agree. Are there any settings of that text for congregational use, I wonder. http://www.hymnary.org/text/god_so_loved_the_world_god_so_loved_the has a few entries for it - all have a 4-part score but all words are unison. I'd hazard a guess that the tune from any of them would...
by justMary
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

My interpretation FWIW is that if one person is especially pleased, one dissatisfied and the rest sufficiently content not to say anything you must be doing OK. Indeed - or even well more than OK, moaners usually outweigh compliments. Personally I'm in a very happy place where I get very few compla...