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by PhloridaPhil
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Presentation of the Lord
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: Presentation of the Lord

At my church they ignored the processional rites of the Church but decided to preempt the Feast of St Blaise with a blessing of throats after each Mass!!! The music followed the Feast however and included Bernadette Farrell's unpublished Presentation of the Lord verses for Christ be our Light. In th...
by PhloridaPhil
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: And breathe......
Replies: 6
Views: 3396

Re: And breathe......

I have the same irritation with the preface dialogues and a rude interruption by the celebrant of the people’s response. We rarely interrupt them (much as we might like to!)
by PhloridaPhil
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Wedding tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 5343

Re: Wedding tourism

I have a wedding tomorrow of one of my cantors here in Florida. There will be 13 flower girls and11 bridesmaids and groomsmen. The processions start at 5pm but I wonder when the bride will arrive and I also wonder how many times I’ll have to play pachelbel’s Canon in D
by PhloridaPhil
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Re: Easter 2019

Happy Easter from an Englishman in Trumpton!
by PhloridaPhil
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany Of The Saints at Easter Vigil
Replies: 47
Views: 15610

Re: Litany Of The Saints at Easter Vigil

And just add to the usual concerns we did Easter Vigil (and Holy Thursday) bilingually which meant that the Litany had some challenges!
by PhloridaPhil
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 18530

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

We started at 8.30pm and with 11 baptisms but only 3 readings/psalms we were done by 11.15pm. I was not a happy bunny to be playing the sunrise mass at 6am but I was delighted to be singing Joncas’ ‘As morning breaks’ as a post communion song just as the sun graced our worship.
by PhloridaPhil
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Notre Dame Paris
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

Re: Notre Dame Paris

We have decided to sing Cochereau’s victimae paschali laudes (in English) as a recessional for the ‘choir mass’ each Sunday in Easter tide. Perhaps that’s what musicians can do: sing the music of Notre Dame while that cathedral is silent.
by PhloridaPhil
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 12
Views: 5271

Re: Do you want a laugh?

I eat my words! St Marie's Cathedral in Sheffield appointed Robert Webb as organist/choirmaster for a period of 2 years. I knew him as a consumate and very popular musician. I append a biog from his website. Robert is a Sheffield based free-lance musician: Conductor, accompanist, arranger, composer ...
by PhloridaPhil
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 12
Views: 5271

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: 12
Views: 5271

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: 12
Views: 5271

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: 12
Views: 5271

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: 2080

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: 4562

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: 9895

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...