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by contrabordun
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sits vac
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Sits vac

I did offer them the opportunity... :P
by contrabordun
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sits vac
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Sits vac

Thanks VML and organist. Big decision to make but once made it was definitely the right one.
by contrabordun
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sits vac
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Sits vac

Well, after 8½ years the time has come for me to stand down from the Halesowen O+C job which will thus be vacant after Easter. Fr Bruce Dutson on 0121 602 1972 would be delighted to hear of or from anybody who might be interested in taking over. Small choir - now around a dozen, rehearsing weekly, a...
by contrabordun
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 3500

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

I fear he means that the solution to disagreements about the rules of translation is simply not to have any translations. :wink:
by contrabordun
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 4335

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

I think you've just argued that the pipe organ is both an historic relic, and a future ideal, but somehow not the best tool for the job today? :twisted:
by contrabordun
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 3511

Re: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year

Requiem Mass - missal tone (no Gloria). O God Our Help, I Vow To Thee My Country, etc. Anthem was So they gave their bodies to the Commonwealth - I recommend this, a Peter Aston setting of the Pericles Funeral Oration. After the blessing, PP recited They shall not grow old then 2 minute silence foll...
by contrabordun
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Extraordinary Form
Replies: 23
Views: 2743

Re: Extraordinary Form

Thinking that an Immaculate Conception is something that leads to a Virgin Birth is a fairly common newspaper error...
by contrabordun
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 3424

Re: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

Apologies if I went over the top. I wasn't trying to boast, just to say that (as with so much else in the Church) if the local PP wants music, and is willing and able to exercise leadership to get it, then the resources required (be they human or musical) are not huge, and they are out there (althou...
by contrabordun
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 3424

Re: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

I suppose it's my own fault for reading it, but I'm getting a bit irritated by oops's relentless swipes at organists. I look after the Sunday music in a small to medium sized parish (1 Saturday evening and 1 Sunday morning Mass). The weekly fare is - Congregational Mass Setting, (4 settings in reper...
by contrabordun
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cardinal Sarah
Replies: 20
Views: 3319

Re: Cardinal Sarah

299. Altare maius exstruatur a pariete seiunctum, ut facile circumiri et in eo celebratio versus populum peragi possit, quod expedit ubicumque possibile sit . Altare eum autem occupet locum, ut revera centrum sit ad quod totius congregationis fidelium attentio sponte convertatur.114 De more sit fix...
by contrabordun
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Peter Jones
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

Re: Canon Peter Jones

Very sorry to hear the news - a great labourer in our particular vineyard and one who will be much missed.
by contrabordun
Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: "Thou shalt sing at Mass"
Replies: 9
Views: 2575

Re: "Thou shalt sing at Mass"

I think MaryFA and myself both noted that in churches where there is no organist or accompanying music, the congregation is more likely to sing. Which is interesting. The word you're looking for is "meaningless". What you probably meant to say was: in the necessarily small - and therefore...
by contrabordun
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Fit for purpose
Replies: 19
Views: 5610

Re: Fit for purpose

The 1998 text was the one that was always intended to replace the one which was always intended to be temporary. It was the product of twenty five years work* and was, as I posted previously, accepted unanimously by all the Bishops Conferences in the English-speaking world. Given that that work - a ...
by contrabordun
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Fit for purpose
Replies: 19
Views: 5610

Re: Fit for purpose

I think the current translation is far better than the previous one . Yes, but nobody was planning to keep the previous one: the real question is whether the current one is better or worse than ICEL's 1998 version, the one that was passed by all the English-speaking bishops' conferences, before bei...
by contrabordun
Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Notation software
Replies: 89
Views: 42154

Re: Notation software

Yes, I like it too, and it can turn midi files to score (less widely available than sibelius, etc, but quite a lot of cpdl scores have them). What is vastly annoying about it for the sort of stuff that I have to set is that there's no free rhythm setting: every bar has to have a defined time signatu...