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by markyboy2000
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Remembrance Sunday

That's the folks; she played for a number of years, and then their daughter Mildred until she took ill. There are also extensive press reports of concerts, soirees etc, where they participated.
by markyboy2000
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

My next wedding seems to be suitably vague. Starting time of about 4.30 or maybe 5 on the Wednesday after Christmas, with everyone arriving by bus from the reception. They are expecting me, priest and registrar to hang around while they ferry over 100 guests, who are only expecting an engagement par...
by markyboy2000
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Remembrance Sunday

We used to sing this at every evening funeral reception; Lord alone knows what non-practicising or non-RC folks made of it. As for the initials - I was told that the piece was written by friends of the organist here in Whitby around the turn of the century, a Mrs Helen Alder and her husband Thomas, ...
by markyboy2000
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Remembrance Sunday

I've finally found a copy of Out of the Depths, from a cupboard in the church. .
by markyboy2000
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Procession of Bridesmaids
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Procession of Bridesmaids

That'll mean more choices of unsuitable music - one tune for the bridesmaids and one for the bride.
by markyboy2000
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Remembrance Sunday

Yes, that's the one - in D as far as I remember. We sang it one speed, and the undertaker, who sang at Egton Bridge, sang it another. What some of the (non-practicing) families thought I"ve no idea.
I"ll dig through the cupboard again and scan it in if I find it.
by markyboy2000
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday
Replies: 25
Views: 1194

Re: Remembrance Sunday

For many years we sang at the end of our Remembrance rite a unison choir piece 'Out of the depths' written by two folks named only by initial. It was published by Cary's and is thus well out of print. It was apparently written by friends of our then organist in the 1910s or 20s. It has fallen out of...
by markyboy2000
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Ace Maria

Get the same thing regularly when family mean either of the Lourdes hymns
by markyboy2000
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Muzak for the Mass
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Muzak for the Mass

For some years I regularly played funerals for the URC. The then minister always had an organist for them, as she felt we were attuned to mood and timings. Not once did she have muzak, even though they were fully set up for CD hymns as they had no organist of their own at the time. Recently at my us...
by markyboy2000
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: I enjoyed that!

My choir ladies always make a point of saying they liked the hymn choice - or not! Downstairs I get moaned at it if I've played something they're not sure of; especially the Saturday night Mass, where they are likely to shut their books if they don't recognise the first line. We have a locum priest ...
by markyboy2000
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 4399

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

I feel very lucky, following this thread, that my parish has, over the past few years, paid out and restored the pipe organ; thanks to the efforts of our present and immediate past PPs. Sadly, no-one else has come forward to even try the pipe organ, some saying they would but are afraid of its power...
by markyboy2000
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4035

Re: First communion music

Food for thought - we have no child taking first communion this year; so this discussion is academic in our parish. Thankfully, some of the excesses mentioned have not found a place here, and I find them very sad. In the past we had the white dresses, the children would 'do' the offertory and maybe ...
by markyboy2000
Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 5377

Re: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?

On the first Sunday after the 8th we were read the Pope's promulgation speech, which was basically a list. And that's been it. Oh, and we've been lumbered with an apparently compulsory (at least in our diocese) banner, which has generally been badly received. I've seen a couple of articles explainin...