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by PhloridaPhil
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Do you want a laugh?

There is a guy who has held fast to the organist post there for decades. He’s retiring from his post which was unpaid since the financial debacle which led to the post of director of music of diocese and cathedral being declared redundant at Easter 2014. The post is only for 2 years, I understand, a...
by PhloridaPhil
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Do you want a laugh?

No they are paying about 6k
Almost voluntary!
by PhloridaPhil
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Do you want a laugh?

No they are paying about 6k
by PhloridaPhil
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Do you want a laugh?

St Marie's Cathedral, Sheffield has just advertised the post of Organist/Choir Master.
Apply to office@stmariecathedral.org for details
by PhloridaPhil
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Washing feet
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Washing feet

In 1998 the Liverpool community of L'Arche visited Iona. Foot-washing is a frequent liturgical activity for this community. It was later published in HOLY GROUND edited by Helen Boothroyd and Neil Paynter and published by Wild Goose Publications. I was so impressed by this that I repeated it at a wo...
by PhloridaPhil
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Best Narthex in Christendom
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: The Best Narthex in Christendom

The best narthex I have found is that for St Timothy's Church in Lutz, Tampa Florida. It is almost as large a space as the church (in-the-round) itself. But on entering it the space is mostly clear save a few sumptuous sofas. It must work wonderfully as a ritual gathering space. On other occasions i...
by PhloridaPhil
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Responsorial Psalm
Replies: 21
Views: 4716

Re: Responsorial Psalm

I too bemoan the fact that the Red Collins psalm book is no longer published. I have two copies myself and often dip into these if we need something simple. Otherwise I use psalms written by several composers (including myself) and from several sources. I have never found one source alone to be sati...
by PhloridaPhil
Thu May 04, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Octave
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Re: Easter Octave

I am aware of what the Missal says but it does seem something of an anomaly. On all other Solemnities the Creed is said whether it be Sunday or weekday. When you celebrate an octave of Solemnities it is only Sunday?
by PhloridaPhil
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Hymn Choices
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

International Hymn Choices

I began several (3)of this morning's 4 Masses with a setting of Joncas' fine hymn text 'Three Days' to the Gustav Holst tune which UK folk will know as 'I vow to thee my country'. I mused that I had to travel to USA to play this great tune whereas while I was in UK I found no real liturgical use of ...
by PhloridaPhil
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Octave
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Easter Octave

The week between Easter Sunday and the following 'Divine Mercy' Sunday is the Easter Octave. I have often heard it described as a 'week of Sundays.' This being the case and since Sunday is a Solemnity should we not also be reciting/singing the Creed in addition to the double alleluias at weekday Mas...
by PhloridaPhil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Drowning them in the Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Drowning them in the Sea

My knee jerk reaction this year (in USA) was to go straight from the 3rd reading into the Canticle without the 'The Word of the Lord'. This had been my UK practice but in USA it seems that the flow is broken up by having the dialogue after 'it was then that they sang this song'. Can someone help me ...
by PhloridaPhil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of the Saints
Replies: 16
Views: 5222

Re: Litany of the Saints

Hare, are you sure?

It's been so long since I've not experienced a baptism at the Vigil, I can't remember but I suspect one still blesses water (and thereby the font).
by PhloridaPhil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

Re: Easter Alleluia

We use the plainsong alleluia to mark its return and then use Bob Hurd's Dedication/Easter alleluia with the three verses.

Thanks Paul for your note on the same pitch for the Lumen Christi. With the Deacon assigned to the task it makes no difference as he has no apparent pitch memory!
by PhloridaPhil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 4885

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Our Vigil started at 8.30pm and finished at 11.40pm with 25 people received. Then one of the deacons approached me to ask me to play for a wedding . This was immediatey after the Vigil, the bride being one of those received! I was back at 5.30am for the 6am 'Sunrise ' Mass and the usual Sunday seque...
by PhloridaPhil
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm
Replies: 12
Views: 4254

Re: Singing the Sunday Mass psalm

In USA there are plenty of folk with the musical skills and confidence. What they seem to lack is an awareness that it is the word of God. Priests rarely give it this significance by preaching on the psalm and few cantors recognise that the text could be their own prayer arising from a lived experie...