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by VML
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 15
Views: 1880

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

Family FHC on a Saturday in May away from our home parish, where they sing very well at Sunday Mass. Fairly respectful quiet before Mass, but with even the most 'well-known/ hackneyed/ folk hymn' songs, i.e. Colours of Day, Sing Hosanna and Shine Jesus Shine, there was no enthusiasm for singing. Unf...
by VML
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: Wedding tourism

Wanted Father of Bride? I have occasionally taken discreet photos from behind the organ, which is beside the altar facing the assembly. A couple of years ago I was asked for photos marking a PP jubilee, and intended to use a ten year old one where the tiny bridesmaid had offered the bride a mobile p...
by VML
Wed May 29, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: Wedding tourism

One of the loveliest weddings we have had was a local man and his Polish bride. They came to our house to discuss the music on the way to work one morning, with their toddler son, and asked for the Paul Inwood Holy Family psalm to be sung, and the chant Alleluia as her family would know it. It was a...
by VML
Mon May 27, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: Wedding tourism

Wedding tourism in our parish: we had no more than one wedding last year, but now we suddenly have three in quick succession, but the first is with the priest from the next parish, and an east European band, and our confused flower team not knowing whether couple are bringing/ removing/ replacing fl...
by VML
Wed May 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Readers
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Readers

This was once a fact in our parish, - in those days in the 70s and early 80s when we had three Masses and readers were a novelty, our PP had found one reader for each Mass and I don't think anyone else got a look in until that PP left. This was Sundays, as I was not able to go to daily Mass then, bu...
by VML
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 12153

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: 43
Views: 12153

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: 3472

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: 3354

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: 15
Views: 1880

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: 1004

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: 150
Views: 79824

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: 2867

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: 3924

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: 1090

Re: Washing feet

Thanks for this, very enlightening.