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by Nick Baty
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mill Hill Chapel
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Mill Hill Chapel

Know the Liverpool Unitarian church well. I was cantor at the first civil partnership on church premises there – around nine(?) years ago. The minister at the time was formerly a teacher in our parish school.
by Nick Baty
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sr Pauline Clarke, RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Sr Pauline Clarke, RIP

Very fond memories of Pauline. May she rest in peace.
by Nick Baty
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mission Opportunity
Replies: 7
Views: 2235

Re: Mission Opportunity

oopsorganist wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:47 pmThere are many of us, millions, who will not be able to access these venues now...
And many more of us who will be able to go out for the first time. For those of us who are vulnerable, everywhere is currently our of bounds.
by Nick Baty
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Summer School 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Re: SSG Summer School 2021

High Peak wrote: Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:39 pmThe bar was a little disappointing, however. :lol:
Couldn't disagree more. I found it so good that I struggled slightly on the Friday! :)
by Nick Baty
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: "Responsorial" Gloria
Replies: 10
Views: 3225

Re: "Responsorial" Gloria

Be aware, if you use this, that it is known as the "My Little Pony" Mass. To give just one example: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicTalkShow/videos/dan-schuttes-my-little-pony-gloria-the-catholic-talk-show/777730865953473/ Made the mistake of listening. You know that feeling when you can...
by Nick Baty
Sat May 01, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming
Replies: 17
Views: 6340

Re: New Translation of the Lectionary incoming

I will probably remain something of a psalm refusenik. In the present lectionary, the text of the refrain is rarely long enough to sing and it frequently has no obvious link to the preceding reading, to which is responds. In my (alas, now former) parish, we often sang eight-bar refrains. We develope...
by Nick Baty
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 17294

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Why not just throw in the towel and accept it is all over? Because it isn't. It is for some of us Can I presume you live in a part of the world where there are so many pastoral musicians champing at the bit that you will never be able to serve again? We've just lost our building. But we have no int...
by Nick Baty
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 17294

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

alan29 wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:21 amOf course this change is of no use at all in parishes like mine where we have no choir.
Yep! Our primary task is to lead the assembly in song! And I'm really worried that much could be lost. Our church isn't even open yet – too small for social distancing.
by Nick Baty
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 17294

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

We're one of the few(?) churches which is still closed. In a small building with chunky benches, social distancing is almost impossible. We were a fine singing community – I don't know many assemblies with such a large and wide-ranging repertoire. I wonder how long it might take to rebuild that? The...
by Nick Baty
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 17294

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Surely a hiatus, rather than an end? Can't afford to fire church musicians round here – nobody to take their place!
by Nick Baty
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 17294

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Hare wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:29 pma lifetime's work in church music has been brought effectively to an end by this no singing business.
You seem to be suggesting that there will never again be any singing in churches.
by Nick Baty
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Coronavirus: Singing 'no more risky than talking'.......
Replies: 3
Views: 2716

Re: Coronavirus: Singing 'no more risky than talking'.......

You can raise the roof with Credo III!
by Nick Baty
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 17294

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

keitha wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:26 am
I totally agree with this. The guidelines are contrary to our usual practice where the principal singers are celebrant, congregation and cantor.
by Nick Baty
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Redundancy after furlough
Replies: 6
Views: 4096

Re: Redundancy after furlough

HR dept for your diocese?
by Nick Baty
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Redundancy after furlough
Replies: 6
Views: 4096

Re: Redundancy after furlough

Me may need to know more. Does the "Redundant" question suggest it's optional or being imposed?