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by VML
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 35
Views: 10630

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

Very similar to Keitha - 8.00 start - rather too daylight outside for the start, but dark by the time we processed in with candles and got to the Exsultet (sung by the Deacon - used to be my party piece before we had a Deacon - serves me right for enjoying it too much!) Q I have to admit this too, ...
by VML
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 35
Views: 10630

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

I am reviving this thread as I think timing the Vigil may be an issue this year. Local sunset time on 20th April will be 20.14. I have a feeling I am going to have either a battle or to bite my tongue when PP tells me we start at 8.00. In any case, we do not now sing the full Exsultet, as he has his...
by VML
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 21
Views: 1790

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

It was bound to be American with that spelling.
by VML
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 1749

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

As JW hints on another thread, church musicians get a lot of flack one way and another, and we should be charitable in our critique of this song. I cannot call it a hymn. And it reminds me of multiple sit-com forgettable credits music. Oh dear..
by VML
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

A singing celebrant does help, as I know from my daughter's parish. And PP there not only goes through responses vocally, but also, at FHC, makes clear that this is a solemn and holy occasion, not a photo opportunity. No cameras during Mass at all.
by VML
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Portland
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Portland

Yes, an excellent article. Interesting that Paul Wellicome in M&L was definite in saying that a classical guitar is not suitable for liturgical use, only steel string acoustic. I think a classical guitar is more dignified, if the church shape and acoustic can make it usable.
by VML
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 141
Views: 76090

Re: The wickedness of face cream

In our Weekday Mass leaflet today, 'All nations will fall prostate....'
by VML
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 1837

Re: Funerals and autocrats

I imagine when you are a cathedral organist it can be irritating to have to suffer the rag bag of us who fill in to provide music in our parishes. Not every excellent musician can have the temperament to be encouraging or accepting of less accomplished players. (Mea culpa here, in a way, as I sat in...
by VML
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin
Replies: 15
Views: 3041

Re: Music for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin

Meanwhile, in parishes where 'nobody has time for practices,' and it is about the art of the possible, we almost always sing the simple chant Amen.
by VML
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Washing feet
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Washing feet

Thanks for this, very enlightening.
by VML
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 69182

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Wise words Oops, thank you.
by VML
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clericalism?
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: Clericalism?

This is a fascinating post. We were in a similar situation in 1970s, not with daily Mass, but Sundays, with one priest and three Masses, there was one reader for each Mass, for years. And we had many years of the Triduum without music. I was a young mother with little confidence to 'interfere' then....
by VML
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guitars
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Guitars

Ouch!!! Clearly there are guitars and guitars, and players of same. Our other guitar Mass leader also introduces songs with strummed chords, on a 12 string, sometimes 8 bars, and we are still none the wiser as to what is going to be sung, and this is not helped by the fact that the OHP operators oft...
by VML
Sun May 27, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 5135

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

How do the words 'She sits like a bird' personifying the Spirit as female, tie in with the creed, '...Conceived of the Holy Spirit,' ?
by VML
Mon May 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 5135

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

And there is always 'Walk in the Light', or 'All over the world, the Spirit is moving'. 70s and 80s I know, but sort of modern.