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by Nick Baty
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New facebook Group
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: New facebook Group

And I've just seen my spelling error above – alas, this board doesn't allow correction.
I will, instead, beat myself soundly!
by Nick Baty
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New facebook Group
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: New facebook Group

Yes, Musicky Liturgy Things is for workaday parish musicians and composers – as well as the person in the pew. It's just a place to share ideas and (hopefully) best practise. Not competing with this excellent message board or with Facebook groups for organists – am sure we can all co-exist! :D
by Nick Baty
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New facebook Group
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: New facebook Group

Please be assured that Musicky Liturgy Things is not moderated at all!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/300911236958173/
by Nick Baty
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New facebook Group
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: New facebook Group

Posts and comments flash up on your phone/tablet and it's so easy to like, laugh or cry.
Also, there's no moderation – although I totally understand why the SSG moderates a message board bearing its logo.
by Nick Baty
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark

Keraulophon wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:22 pm
Or perhaps Southwark cathedral has a taller and narrower aspect than Westminster?
Or Liverpool! :D
by Nick Baty
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark

I'm presuming that the video ratio was slightly out – otherwise Cardinal Nichols has become shorter and wider!
by Nick Baty
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Geoffrey Steel - published?
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Geoffrey Steel - published?

It was available from Decani Music but appears to be out of stock:
https://www.decanimusic.co.uk/product/l ... he-saints/
by Nick Baty
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 22
Views: 4994

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Several weeks on, I'm getting to grips with One License. As a parish musician, I would say it's much easier to report usage as this can be done online on a weekly basis. Yes, the cost is going up – from £45 to £105, which is quite a hike for us. However, I'm reliably informed that part of the reason...
by Nick Baty
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 1174

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: 1174

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: 13691

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: 3132

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: 22
Views: 4994

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: 22
Views: 4994

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: 22
Views: 4994

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.