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by organist
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clericalism?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

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: 1320

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: 655

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: 612

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: 211

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: 2008

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: 572

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...
by organist
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Monastic Musicians Romsey Abbey plans
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Monastic Musicians Romsey Abbey plans

Liz and I thoroughly enjoyed the week at Belmont Abbey, Hereford. Being able to take part in the daily office and Mass in that beautiful church is very precious to us. Dom Alan Rees always comes to mind and in fact it was the 12th anniversary of his passing. I did find that the 6.30 a.m. start on tw...
by organist
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Autumn Assembly - 13/14 October 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: SSG Autumn Assembly - 13/14 October 2017

It was great - thoroughly enjoyed the Monteverdi at the Sung Eucharist (far too long a stand during the Taverner Western Wind Mass an Eucharistic prayer). We were able to sit together at the front of the transept. Visiting the shrine of St Edward the Confessor and a glass of wine with the Dean and c...
by organist
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 6585

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Yes Martin is indeed a sad loss. He did come and look at the organ I used to play to see whether the tuning could be changed to equal temperament but nothing came of it in the end! The general situation is dismal. Those churches retaining pipe organs are in many cases using digitals or piano. Not ma...
by organist
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Magnum Principium

Feel like cheering! :D Anything to get rid of the clunky translation we have to endure at the moment.
by organist
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 193
Views: 50996

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Cordoba cathedral Sunday 12 noon Mass. Our guide was wonderful and told the group about the Mass. We were ushered to a side area where we could see everything on a screen. Bishop celebrating. The gospel was forgiving seven times so we did understand siente a siente n the homily! Servers and incense....
by organist
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 2008

Re: Proms

Having attended 61 proms I have my favourites. I agree that the Reformation Day was excellent especially the second concert. I felt that it should have been amalgamated with the organ recital as that did not attract a large audience. 1 p.m. is hardly a convenient time for organists and others coming...
by organist
Mon May 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 6394

Re: First communion music

I might add various other liturgical horrors at this service. First item This is the day and the tune then used for the Alleluia and the Great Amen. Clapping Gloria replaced the Lefltly in the booklet. Sanctus unknown to me and tricky to sing. Acclamation in the Eucharistic prayer "He is Lord". Afte...
by organist
Mon May 22, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 6394

First communion music

In response to a letter in The Tablet this week I wrote as follows: Tim Gillett is appalled at the lack of singing at the first Holy Communion service at Thames Ditton. I looked up the parish website and a choir sings at one of the Sunday Masses. No audition needed and no mention of who organises th...