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by JW
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 84924

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Evensong at York Minster. Proper choral evensong, the shining jewel in Anglicanisms crown. An indifferent visiting choir didnt spoil it. Lovely. But if Cranmer was able to translate the latin collects into beautiful clear English with wonderfully balanced phrases, how come our lot made such a pig's...
by JW
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark

Here is a message copied and pasted from the Southwark Archdiocese' website: "We are delighted to inform the Cathoilic community that Southwark Diocese intends to stream the Installation of the Most Reverend John Willson as Archbishop of Southwark at 12 noon on Thursday 25th July 2019 from St George...
by JW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Learning the organ
Replies: 19
Views: 2255

Re: Learning the organ

If you have already started on David Sanger's book, then I would strongly encourage you to have organ lessons. This will greatly help you to progress, as well as eliminating bad habits at an early stage.
by JW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Diocesan youth celebrations
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: Diocesan youth celebrations

Unlike Westminster, there is no core music repertoire for Southwark. Personally, I like it that each congregation has the freedom to choose music which suits its style of worship, from Latin at a small number of churches (e.g. St Augustine's Ramsgate) through English Hymnal used by the Ordinariate t...
by JW
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: John Michael East
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: John Michael East

organist wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:19 am
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?? :(
You might consider sending a copy to Independent Catholic News www.indcatholicnews.com.
by JW
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: Installation of new Archbishop of Southwark

This should be a great occasion with good music directed by Canon Alan McLean. The rehearsal will be fun as well as hard work. Anyone in striking distance of Southwark who is can sing will be very welcome. The cathedral has a great acoustic and a newly restored Compton organ. I'm guessing there will...
by JW
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion
Replies: 18
Views: 3848

Re: Involving visitors - music of First Holy Communion

I attended a granddaughter's FHC yesterday. This was a Saturday morning Mass for First Communion. There was no attempt made to involve visitors. The catechists did the readings and read bidding prayers. The prayers had been written by the children but had clearly been heavily edited. I don't want to...
by JW
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: St Mary's Hartlepool
Replies: 0
Views: 622

St Mary's Hartlepool

Delighted to read that.St. Mary's in Hartlepool is raising £26,000 to restore their organ. If anyone knows the people involved, PM me and I can suggest a charity that might provide a small donation. We have recently paid £24.000 to restore our organ and managed to fundraise £16,000, mostly through t...
by JW
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organist contract
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Organist contract

It's worth noting that a self employed sole trader can claim a £1000 tax free allowance instead of claiming for expenses. See the HMRC website for details. I hadn't been aware of this till this year. My organist's income for weddings & funerals dropped below £1000 in my last tax year and, when I sub...
by JW
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: Wedding tourism

In these days of equality, the emphasis placed on brides, their mothers and their attendants seems a little out of place. I played for a wedding once where the priest warned me that we could get raided by the police as the bride's father was wanted! All the men were on lookout in the carpark during ...
by JW
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: Wedding tourism

Don't understand these mini processions. If each server processed up individually before a Sunday Mass, you'd never hear the end of it!
by JW
Fri May 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Westminster Cathedral choir
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: Westminster Cathedral choir

I suppose it depends on one's view of full time boarding for young children. There are a number of adults for whom it wasn't always a pleasant experience.
by JW
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 85203

Re: The wickedness of face cream

This is what I heard during the Baruch reading at the Easter Vigil:

Learn where knowledge is, where strength, where understanding, and so learn where length of daisies, where life...
by JW
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: Easter 2019

Thank you, Dom Perignon. And a Happy Easter from me to all. I'm amazed each year at the way our parish works so hard together to make the Triduum special for all who attend. And I suspect that it's the same for us all.
by JW
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 27
Views: 6144

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Just to clarify my point about paying for music we don't use. I understand that the fee that a church pays is the same whether you print off songs every week as Nick does, or just half a dozen times a year. And we tend to print off songs by a fairly limited range of composers. This just isn't fair. ...