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by pirate
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Formation for young singers
Replies: 5
Views: 2088

Re: Formation for young singers

And, organist, I remember that when they were asked to 'choose the music' for their various confirmations, they were far more informed than the catechists! Lots of them went through in my Brownie Pack - when we went out carol singing they would (a) organise themselves and (b) throw in descants ad li...
by pirate
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Amazing local experience....
Replies: 15
Views: 4214

Re: Amazing local experience....

I remember this from when I used to go to 'big' Sunday School in Castletown near Sunderland in the 60s. It can't have been every week, but I do remember in particular men and women singing different parts to 'All hail the power of Jesus' name': us singing 'Cro-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-wn' as the men ru...
by pirate
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Rotation of Mass settings
Replies: 10
Views: 2786

Re: Rotation of Mass settings

At choir practice a few weeks back, someone suggested the acclamations they'd heard at a diocesan event - turned out to be the Gathering Mass - I started to sing it and they all joined in, no music, no words, off they went. Encouraged, I put it in for Advent (even though I think it's a bit long for ...
by pirate
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ascension Day in Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 2198

Re: Ascension Day in Scotland

Thank you, all - much appreciated. I had a phone message about it too!
by pirate
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ascension Day in Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 2198

Ascension Day in Scotland

Simple query: Having unsuccessfully searched the Scottish Bishops' website for an Ordo I just want to know: are the Ascension and Corpus Christi still celebrated on Thursdays (ie not transferred to Sunday as in England and Wales), meaning that in Scotland people still hear the readings for the Seven...
by pirate
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Swine flu
Replies: 48
Views: 12523

Re: Swine flu

I was very unexpectedly attacked by a sneeze this morning as I was tidying up the hymnbooks; took the one most affected off to the sacristy to wipe it down - possibly the first time Liturgical Hymns Old and New has been suitable for something, as it has a plastic wipe-clean cover. But sharing hymnbo...
by pirate
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Swine flu
Replies: 48
Views: 12523

Re: Swine flu

geisha girl indeed. This 'Namaste' greeting with hands together and bow of the head - v.graceful; we used to use it quite a lot when I lived with international students and our chapel was choir-formation. And I don't think a handshake would have been appropriate for the lass in my choir yesterday, ...
by pirate
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Am I being a pedantic bore ? (yes)
Replies: 41
Views: 9348

Re: Am I being a pedantic bore ? (yes)

As it did on Sunday when I put in a thanksgiving-type Communion song and omitted a final hymn. I've explained why, verbally and in the bulletin, and explained we'll not be having a final hymn for a few weeks and so far no major twitching, but it will take some getting used to. However it 'feels' jus...
by pirate
Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bet you never had this!
Replies: 13
Views: 3615

Re: Bet you never had this!

Some time last year I was in Canterbury Cathedral for a friend's degree assessment (MA, organ studies, I think). Well, it was brilliant, but boy, was it loud! As I sat there, feeling the vibrations through the wood of the choir stalls, I gazed upwards to the pipes in the triforium, then followed the...
by pirate
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Peter Hooper OFM
Replies: 4
Views: 2473

Re: Peter Hooper OFM

I heard this morning that Peter Hooper, Friar Minor, liturgist, died peacefully on Friday 3 July. His funeral will be on Friday 10 July at Chilworth at 10am. O God, you are water for our thirst and manna in the desert. We praise you for Peter's life and bless your mercy that has brought his sufferin...
by pirate
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Peter Hooper OFM
Replies: 4
Views: 2473

Peter Hooper OFM

Please remember Peter in your prayers - he is doing his dying this week, after a long illness. Some of you might remember him from Summer School, some from Franciscan parishes, some from being taught at Canterbury and other places. Remember his parents too.
by pirate
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Take our bread, we ask you. Laudate 610
Replies: 42
Views: 8002

Re: Take our bread, we ask you. Laudate 610

Surely that should be Exit, pursued by Mr. Bear... :wink:
by pirate
Sat May 02, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bring flowers of the rarest
Replies: 63
Views: 13426

Re: Bring flowers of the rarest

When importuned to put in Marian stuff at Mass I sometimes oblige with a song of praise based on the Magnificat. You'd be surprised at the number of people who humph and sniff at this option. Clearly it doesn't count!
by pirate
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Terrors of the Triduum
Replies: 73
Views: 16613

Terrors of the Triduum

Well, I suppose I could resign, too, choir having totally gone astray during fourth psalm tonight (my fault, not enough rehearsal - an organist or even a midi file would have helped ). But if I did that, we'd probably go back to no sung psalms at all, and the Israeli Mass and I'd have to kill myself...
by pirate
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Terrors of the Triduum
Replies: 73
Views: 16613

Re: Terrors of the Triduum

JD Crichton, in The Liturgy of Holy Week : 'The sense of the Communion of this day is given first by the prayer after communion and then by the blessing prayer that concludes the service. It is a paschal communion: God has restored us to life by 'the triumphant death and resurrection of Chris t', it...