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by dunstan
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Peter Jones
Replies: 16
Views: 5100

Re: Canon Peter Jones

The first time I met Fr Peter was at a liturgy training session at St Thomas More, Coventry. He started by reading us the gospel reading that we had last Sunday, explaining that any liturgical practice is based on the simple message: "It is the Lord". If what we are doing helps people reco...
by dunstan
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ahlborn H6
Replies: 0
Views: 1247

Ahlborn H6

Noticed this listing on eBayhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ahlborn-H6-digital-organ-for-sale-/121891733746, I think it's similar to the instrument our own Fr Peter has. Might be of interest to readers based around SE London or thereabouts.
by dunstan
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funeral Liturgies in Theory and in Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 8953

Re: Funeral Liturgies in Theory and in Practice

We 'fixed' the eulogy issue by putting a short bio of dad in the service book, and the celebrant simply drew attention to it before starting the Penitential Act. It worked, in that those who were interested could read it, those who weren't didn't have to, and mourners could take it away as a memori...
by dunstan
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Farewell to uk (as we know it)
Replies: 8
Views: 2829

Re: Farewell to uk (as we know it)

Hope it all goes well for you.
by dunstan
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eucharistic Adoration
Replies: 17
Views: 4984

Re: Eucharistic Adoration

When I was a lad, I loved Benediction. Me too. I boarded, and on Sunday evenings we left our classrooms at 7:10pm for Benediction, and were in the ref for supper by 7:30 unless it was one of the very elderly J's celebrating. I think it took a crew of a about a dozen servers: the youngsters carried ...
by dunstan
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration ???
Replies: 8
Views: 3154

Re: Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration ???

Well, we'd already planned a Corpus Christi procession across our village, so had a period of adoration after arriving at the church before going on to benediction. Not a whole hour, but in solidarity with the worldwide church.
by dunstan
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Pope
Replies: 54
Views: 11625

Re: New Pope

HallamPhil wrote:Just in case folk are looking for ideas, here's what I'll be offering at 1245 today with our Bishop.
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I hope this might be useful to someone out there!

I was wondering for Sunday about "Who is she that stands triumphant."
by dunstan
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Pope
Replies: 54
Views: 11625

Re: New Pope

We'll be celebrating our patronal feast next Tuesday evening after his inaugural mass. However, alas, I doubt the Vatican will be following us in using Alan's Mass of St Joseph for the occasion.
by dunstan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope's resignation
Replies: 29
Views: 5333

Re: Pope's resignation

I find it interesting how much of the comment comes from his brother Georg. I always imagine the papacy must be quite a lonely office to occupy, and I assume Benedict and his brother are close. If he was chewing over the idea of abdication then I'm sure Georg would have encouraged him in it guided, ...
by dunstan
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Leeds Cathedral Midnight Mass on BBC1
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: Leeds Cathedral Midnight Mass on BBC1

The Vierne was the main reason I watched (until I fell asleep, sorry, I'd played Midnight Mass at 8, and was to be up for Day Mass at 9:15). I found the sermon about the wet and used straw illuminating.
by dunstan
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Marie
Replies: 23
Views: 4933

Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Marie

Hope it all goes well.

Many thanks for letting us borrow your Canticle of Tobias for our own consecration in July. Glad to see it getting an outing back on its own turf.
by dunstan
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: "Ah-men" or "Ay-men" ("Ay" as in "day" etc)
Replies: 18
Views: 3926

Re: "Ah-men" or "Ay-men" ("Ay" as in "day" etc)

I remember being taken aback the first time I went to mass in Australia and the opening greeting sounding like a Monty Python sketch... "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" "EYE-MEN!" As for the English, I always thought it was a catholic/anglican t...
by dunstan
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Notation software
Replies: 89
Views: 42235

Re: Notation software

mcb wrote:Plutôt, gratuit?

It's the libre characteristics which matter more IMHO.
by dunstan
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Notation software
Replies: 89
Views: 42235

Re: Notation software

Has anybody used Musescore? If Sibelius is at risk of pulling down the shutters, would a move to free (libre) program under GPL be indicated? The danger with proprietary software is always "what happens to all my files if the maker disappears".
by dunstan
Sun May 20, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The 'Twelfth of never'...
Replies: 14
Views: 2828

Re: The 'Twelfth of never'...

The 8' flute is quite a clean tone, so short of harmonics. I'll very occasionally pair a Nazard with a 8' string for a mournful tone, but usually won't use it without a fifteenth as well.