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by musicus
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Farewell

Almost exactly eleven years ago I welcomed you all to a new discussion forum: this one! Today I say farewell – as a moderator, that is; I will still comment from time to time, but under my own name. It has been, as they say, a fun ride. There have been a few bumps on the way but, generally speaking,...
by musicus
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Leeds area new centre
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Re: Leeds area new centre

You are correct, of course, Phil, but, as you say, before, who knows? My own parish has been marking time (i.e. doing very little) regarding outreach and evangelisation for over a decade. Now, with a new PP and a renewed push from Rome, things are changing. But underpinning all this is the imperativ...
by musicus
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Leeds area new centre
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Re: Leeds area new centre

Thanks, Oops. I rather think that discipleship (and evangelisation) are going to be moving up the RC agenda somewhat if Pope Francis continues to urge us to turn outwards – so your post is timely.
by musicus
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Notation software
Replies: 89
Views: 42235

Re: Notation software

So reports of Sibelius's demise were exaggerated then? - is the Sibelius/Finale debate still running? Yes, they were. Both programs are capable of producing very fine results. I suggest that you download the free 30-day trial versions and draw your own conclusions. I would urge you to avoid the &qu...
by musicus
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A new direction in Liturgy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2854

Re: A new direction in Liturgy?

Dom Perignon wrote:Why would any self-respecting louse want an appointment in Rome? :lol:

Now corrected! (However, I may have been right the first time...)
by musicus
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: English Propers (John Ainslie) Published by McCrimmons
Replies: 2
Views: 1520

Re: English Propers (John Ainslie) Published by McCrimmons

See www.benedicamus.org.uk for more information.

I have a copy and think it is a very fine piece of work.
by musicus
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A new direction in Liturgy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2854

Re: A new direction in Liturgy?

Indeed he has - and not to the more important archdiocese of Madrid either. This is significant in several ways, not least because heads of Roman Congregations have not hitherto expected to "go home" but rather to retire to some sinecure or other in Rome. In other words, a senior Roman app...
by musicus
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Great War
Replies: 8
Views: 3059

Re: The Great War

Note for the Moderator: not sure why the number eight followed by a bracket turns into a "Cool" emoticon? This sounds like a preference setting. Try this: go into your User Control Panel via the link near the top of the page; select Board Preferences; make sure 'display smilies as images'...
by musicus
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Re: Differences between Anglican and Catholic Organists
Replies: 0
Views: 1783

Re: Differences between Anglican and Catholic Organists

On balance, and given that the topic is unlikely to develop very positively, I have decided to delete this topic as requested. Apologies for the inevitable collateral damage. Please note that if you want to complain about a post you can click the 'report' icon (exclamation mark in a triangle) to bri...
by musicus
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ nightmares
Replies: 47
Views: 17450

Re: Organ nightmares

VML wrote:That is a relief for you.
I hope your wedding is wonderful, and you are blessed with a long happy marriage.
'May you live to see your children's children'.

Amen to that!
by musicus
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43145

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Benidorm is a place not known for its culture in the usual sense. But they have restored their baroque church and put in a new 3 manual neo-classical organ. Unfortunately there is no organist to play it so they are delighted when organists turn up! The congregation really sing here. Perhaps they ho...
by musicus
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Preparation of the Gifts
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: Preparation of the Gifts

All good points, JW, but let's not stray off-topic. One or two new topics here, perhaps...?
by musicus
Sun May 25, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 7786

Re: All things to all people?

Agreed. The wider and more balanced the range the better!
by musicus
Fri May 23, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 7184

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

While these are, no doubt, legitimate questions, I am not sure that those who know the answers to them will provide them here. Moreover, hypothesising and speculating might take us (and the Society) into dangerous waters. Accordingly, I would ask that any subsequent posters to this thread bear this ...
by musicus
Fri May 16, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Exultet
Replies: 32
Views: 10926

Re: Exultet

I followed that link too - and was very impressed (to the extent that I went online and bought it).