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by Nick Baty
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Wedding tourism

I remember playing for a wedding a few months after the Charles and Diana nuptials: The bride's mother had noticed that Her Majesty had a separate procession so she decided to do the same and I had to play her in with the theme of Love Story. All I can remember is a large feather bobbing down the ai...
by Nick Baty
Sun May 26, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Wedding tourism

I just don't do weddings, either as a musician or a guest – terribly depressing occasions – as I don't trust myself not to scream, "You don't have to do this. It's not too late!" But, back to topic, we have around 50 baptisms a year and between 120 and 150 funerals. But when it comes to weddings, it...
by Nick Baty
Sun May 05, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 12817

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Right, I'll 'fess up! We started at 7pm. My head was totally against this but something inside told me to trust the PP. The result was, instead of the usual 60 or 70 in one of our smaller churches, we had 400+ in our largest building. Yes, the sun was setting as I sang the Exultet "The entire celebr...
by Nick Baty
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

I agree with SC about using a responsorial Gloria. By introducing that, and a psalm response, before Mass, you're saying to the visitors, "You're welcome to be here and we'd love you to sing." Smile at them – and at their kids – and you'll get them on board.
by Nick Baty
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 4060

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Actually I don't think it is trebling. I think Nick was looking at the US rates, in dollars and then mentally converting to pounds Not mentally – I'm not that bright – but I was looking at the wrong figure. Yes, it's double the cost but, amazingly, the PP said, "Oh, it's only a couple of quid a wee...
by Nick Baty
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 4060

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

alan29 wrote:Easier to stick to hymn books.
That would seriously limit the repertoire. And you'd have to announce everything, telling people which verses to sing.
by Nick Baty
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 4060

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

justMary wrote:Nick - did you receive an announcement from Decani about this?
Yes, I received a letter last weekend.
by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 4060

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Thanks for that, SC. It's been a real pain working in a parish with three churches. Christmas and Easter have been very complicated – but only because we've always been honest!
by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 4060

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

markyboy2000 post wrote:We occasionally have diocesan services, which are covered by the diocese's license.
How does that work? Calamus has always been site-specific.
markyboy2000 post wrote: One of the reasons I took one out was to cover funerals
Calamus never charged for funerals.
by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 4060

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

JW post wrote:I understand that the fee that a church pays is the same whether you print off songs every week as Nick does, or just half a dozen times a year.
You can pay for one-off events but, if you're only producing a few a year, you could just go to publishers directly.
by Nick Baty
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 4060

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

SC, I knew you'd have a more international view. We can see that Decani/Calamus is winding down a little – and they've given us great service for many years – but I wish there was someone nearer home who could take over from them.
by Nick Baty
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 4060

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

JW wrote: Churches could be paying organisations whose music they may never use
Not quite. The cash is paid to publishers pro rata according number of reported usages, as with Calamus.
by Nick Baty
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 4060

One License takes over from Calamus

We'll soon no longer be able to buy an annual licence from Calamus as the service is being taken over by One License. And, for our small congregation, the difference is massive: from an annual £45 to £149. I'll have to put on my groveliest smile to get that one past the parish priest. More informati...
by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 39
Views: 7404

Re: Copyright

Southern Comfort wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:49 pm
In the case of Rigby, the publication date of 1933 would come into play and the music would be deemed to have been in the public domain since 2003 (under current legislation).
Not 70 years after his death? See attached pdf from British Library website.
by Nick Baty
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 3714

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

Yes, that makes sense.
Now, the difference between copyright and royalties?
One liturgical composer I knew, ensured that his royalties – on both sides of the Atlantic – would go to his brother.