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by organist
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pre-recorded music in liturgy
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

Re: Pre-recorded music in liturgy

At a wedding years ago the bride insisted on a recording of the Wedding March! The violinist of the string quartet said she had insulted me as it was perfectly obvious that I was very capable of playing the march. Keep music live! Go down the recorded route and eventually we will all be redundant! :(
by organist
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Rite News
Replies: 11
Views: 3096

Re: Extraordinary Rite News

I think a bigger worry is young priests coming out of seminaries wanting to take us backwards. They are not keen on interfaith and ecumenism. They seem to think they are right and everybody else is wrong! Very worrying!! In one case I heard the first Mass was OP - nobody knew that would happen. How ...
by organist
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Being careful
Replies: 0
Views: 1835

Being careful

We are looking forward to summer school for the first time for some years! We are both anxious about public transport in London and go by car if we have to go anywhere! Ironically the service at Westminster cathedral for the climate falls in the middle of summer school and it is ecumenical and only ...
by organist
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communal Singing in Church
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: Communal Singing in Church

You are right to be unimpressed! Facebook is full of stories of organists resigning because of lack of any consulatation! So sad! :( :(
by organist
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing again
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Singing again

5 hymns on Sunday Alleluia! Greening Gloria and Shrine Mass 11. What joy!!!
by organist
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Season of Creation
Replies: 0
Views: 4731

The Season of Creation

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/ ... ackground/
The Season runs from Sept 1 to Oct 4 and your parish priest should be reminded about it please! :D
by organist
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Return to Mass
Replies: 0
Views: 4470

Return to Mass

I have been reading Stephen Bullivant's Catholicism in the time of Coronavirus and his earlier work Mass Exodus. The descriptions of liturgical experiment in the 1960s especially in USA are fascinating! What is your experience so far of people returning to Mass? I agree with Stephen that many will n...
by organist
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 12
Views: 11821

Re: John Michael East

RSCM has published the obituary in September Church Music Quarterly. :D
by organist
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: "Choirs"
Replies: 2
Views: 3790

"Choirs"

I am fed up being told our school has a "choir" when they have a karoake group who sing to CDs of pop music. Maybe so many kids are singing from meory because nobody teaches them how to read music? Proper posture and breathing are not taught. They might as well be singing in a bar - they a...
by organist
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 127243

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Could not get to Mass in Bali. In Christchurch we attended the same church as before. Gather us in, Christ be our light, a singable local Mass setting using old words for Gloria! Creed is different too! The bishop preached well but he is unpopular as he wants to knock down the damaged historic cathe...
by organist
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New facebook Group
Replies: 14
Views: 11896

Re: New facebook Group

One person joined SSG as a result of the Facebook group. Maybe SSG needs a larger :D Facebook presence?
by organist
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Diocesan youth celebrations
Replies: 6
Views: 6945

Diocesan youth celebrations

This is now the third year I have attended the annual KCSP Picnic and Praise at Aylesford for 1000 primary school children from Kent in a Catenian capacity. I may be wrong but I thought the Southwark committee had done good work on establishing a "diocesan" repertoire. The Southwark Cathol...
by organist
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 12
Views: 11821

Re: John Michael East

The obituary has been sent to Catholic, music and broadsheets.So far only Music and liturgy and The Universe have indicated they will publish it. How famous do you have to be?? :(
by organist
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 19
Views: 15786

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

I was just thinking back to my grandson's first communion which was a happy occasion. The folk group did their best and people did sing! I think the school's approach is very important as we went to a thanksgiving Mass at the school which was lovely! My dear wife got asked to be be a special ministe...
by organist
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 12
Views: 11821

Re: John Michael East

The funeral was indeed beautiful in its stark simplicity. Fr Tom has chosen appropriate readings and focused on the director of music in I Chronicles n his homily. There was a moving address by John's godson and he spoke of John's gentleness and his openness to ideas. A reception followed and the SS...