Search found 547 matches

by organist
Fri May 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Readers
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Readers

We get the same reader every day - how to get somebody else? One morning she started reading the Gospel. Priest dashed across to stop her. She does not check the printed congregational sheet which can differ from the Missal they are using which I suspect is an old edition as it often does not match ...
by organist
Fri May 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Westminster Cathedral choir
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Westminster Cathedral choir

Rumours have been confirmed that our premier choir will only be open to London based boys. The idea is that the boys go home Friday night and come back early on Sunday morning - totally impossible if you live in Wales. The parents were not consulted. See The Tablet for the last 2 weeks. What to do? ...
by organist
Fri May 10, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 2
Views: 211

John Michael East

John East who was my teacher 60 years ago is now 90 and on his last journey in St John and St Elizabeth hospice (where Cardinal Hume spent his last days). He was director of the Church Music Association in the 70s which did a lot of good work in the parishes. Please pray for him. :(
by organist
Fri May 10, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 11744

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

8.30 p.m. at the cathedral fire at the back inside, 3 readings, choir on superb form, Vierne Messe solenelle with top B flats from the boys, baptisms, confirmations by the Cardinal. Finished 10.30 p.m. In bed at midnight. Up at 4.30 a.m. to drive to Anglicans 5.30 a.m. start 3 readings, litany, 3 si...
by organist
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

I do not have to play for these services any more but a good booklet is an excellent start. It helps a lot if the clergy sing. An animator who can welcome everyone and go through some short responses beforehand helps too. Having a choir also helps! Responsorial settings are a good idea. Use settings...
by organist
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: WANTED wedding psalm
Replies: 12
Views: 3220

Re: WANTED wedding psalm

An Anglican organist friend produced one thank you Facebook! I rehearsed it with the congregation before the bride arrived and they sang like birds!! :D
by organist
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: Pronunciation

Laughing at Pilates. A few years ago on Good Friday at the cathedral Adam come out as Aaadam. The probationers were in fits! :D
by organist
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Portland
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Portland

Hurrah for the Archbishop of Portland for producing a practical document on liturgical music. Drums and electric guitars are out! I was interested to see that an hour of liturgy needs 2 hours of preparation. What I did not see was any mention of payment and provision for training musicians. :D
by organist
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

Re: Funerals and autocrats

To return to the original post it was When I am laid in earth of Purcell but barely recognisable - too slow and very wooden. Also Ave verum of Mozart. I played for a memorial service on Tuesday. Really odd as the deceased was a lovely lady who had been pastoral assistant (C of E). The body was broug...
by organist
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Pronunciation

Has the Church produced a guide to the correct pronunciation of English terms in the readings? If not, why not given the vast mixture of backgrounds? Recently in the Gospel and Homily we had tunic pronounced as tonic. I am told Nigerians pronounce the u vowel differently. Mine's a gin! Epistle to th...
by organist
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

Re: Funerals and autocrats

I have no desire to insult anyone. I did not speak to the organist - what could I possibly say to her? Even suggesting that she try some different stops might have sounded condescending! My point is that the priest REFUSED all outside help even when there were competent deacons, servers and organist...
by organist
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymn for deceased parishioners
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Hymn for deceased parishioners

Love it but it s a real tearjerker :(
by organist
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

Funerals and autocrats

From now on when a friend dies I am immediately going to contact the family and offer to play at the funeral. I have suffered 3 funerals where the local player has murdered the music! There also an important point here in that one wants to help the family and show respect for a good friend and not b...
by organist
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: WANTED wedding psalm
Replies: 12
Views: 3220

WANTED wedding psalm

Wanted in 1 week's time please a simple setting of this wedding psalm for solo, response and organ. :D Psalm 148:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-13a, 13c-14a R. (13a) Let all praise the name of the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights; Praise him, all you his angels, praise him, all ...
by organist
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Summer school
Replies: 0
Views: 1370

Summer school

Greetings to friends old and new! Hope to be at Autumn assembly. :D