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by organist
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 5
Views: 354

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: 17
Views: 869

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: 430

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: 17
Views: 869

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: 11
Views: 1908

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: 631

Summer school

Greetings to friends old and new! Hope to be at Autumn assembly. :D
by organist
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: A rather delightful Kyrie and Agnus Dei

Love Haydn always make me smile! :D
by organist
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Washing feet
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Washing feet

Once a year I lead the monthly spirituality day. The theme I was given was A new commandment. With this heat I started thinking about washing feet and consulted 2 distingushed liturgists who suggested getting a point person to start the process with me. Took along 2 washing up bowls, 3 jugs, towels ...
by organist
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clericalism?
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Clericalism?

I often go to daily Mass and the parish has 2 priests. One of them has been seriously ill and still walks very slowly and has difficulty climbing steps into the pulpit (which he still insists on doing!) The same person reads every day and there are a variety of people who serve. This week the reader...
by organist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 4001

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

A tricky one as many attending will not be church goers. At Westminster cathedral there is silence during the actual confirmations.
by organist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congratulations, Bernadette!
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: Congratulations, Bernadette!

Well deserved award :D
by organist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark
Replies: 5
Views: 1533

Re: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark

Norman has done wonders following on from Nick Gale. :D let us hope the right person is prepared to come.
by organist
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guitars
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Guitars

Many thanks to Paul Wellicome for M and L article this June. Recently attended 2 masses with folk groups guitars only.Both suffered because we did not know when to start. Bars of strumming are no help at all. Grandson's first communion at Pentecost began with This is the day. The communion hymn was ...
by organist
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 3371

Re: Proms

It is unacceeptable that online bookers can go in up to the start time while the rest have to arrive from work and other places 30 minutes before th time. Complaints have been made. I was not enthusiastic about the Rachmaninoff vespers and wished the choir could have sung their own national music ra...
by organist
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Gerald Coates RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Re: Canon Gerald Coates RIP

It was a beautiful Mass with Bishop Richard, lots of priests, family and friends. Wonderful music. Catherine Christmas was cantor/animator and she sang her own psalm setting so prayerfully and beautifully I was very much moved. Bob Hurd's As the deer at communion was the perfect choice and brought b...