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by contrabordun
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 60027

Re: Liturgical Tourism

It's a Viscount Regent 247 (IIP/47). Only internal speakers, so your knees get deafened but you can't really judge how much noise you're making further up the church. The recommended volume settings displayed on the console seemed to produce vigorous singing. I rather enjoyed it. I'd taken music to ...
by contrabordun
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 60027

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Mass for the Feast of the Assumption in the unique surroundings of the Villa Palazzola . As they don't have the Laudate supplement with the new translations in it, we took - within sight, if not earshot, of the CDW - a bit of licence. :twisted: Organ Sonata No. 2 Mendelssohn Entrance: Hail Queen of ...
by contrabordun
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sits vac
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

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: 1556

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: 1556

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: 6386

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: 41
Views: 8721

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: 5235

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: 4680

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: 5545

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: 5545

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: 5028

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: 6694

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: 3253

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: 7251

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 ...