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by lesley wright
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Summer School
Replies: 22
Views: 4819

Re: Summer School

ALL the puddings were fantastic - and toasted teacakes for breakfast, with apricot jam, was almost as inspiring as the keynote talks. Echoing Oops' thanks to the organisers.
Lesley
by lesley wright
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Better and Worse Aspects of the Reform
Replies: 66
Views: 10837

Re: Better and Worse Aspects of the Reform

It seems to me that there's never been sufficient teaching for people who 'compose' the Prayers of Intercession. I'm sure everyone who does this in our parish has the best of intentions, but most of them simply haven't a clue, and when there is a contribution from the two or three who actually do kn...
by lesley wright
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum 2011 - Hope all goes well!
Replies: 51
Views: 8583

Re: Triduum 2011 - Hope all goes well!

Am I odd in wondering why anyone receives Holy Communion on Good Friday? It always feels wrong. BTW talking about howlers, at our Holy Thursday evening Mass the strongest voice in my choir sang a Memorial Acclamation from a different Eucharistic setting to the one I was playing (I was playing the on...
by lesley wright
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Managing a Liturgical Procession
Replies: 10
Views: 3030

Re: Managing a Liturgical Procession

We always process to 'All glory, laud and honour' and no one seems to have any trouble with it But then, people up here in the frozen north don't have a problem with 'Give me joy in my heart' either, and it is usually on the wish list for two out of three wedding couples (not to process to, of cours...
by lesley wright
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Responsorial Psalm - who sings?
Replies: 23
Views: 4602

Re: Responsorial Psalm - who sings?

Off-post, but does the banning PP have a flourishing congregation? On-post, I have several teenage cantors who are happy to sing the RP with the knowledge that the choir are seated behind them (at the other side of the sanctuary from the ambo) who would be too scared to stand at the ambo and sing. M...
by lesley wright
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The New Texts: A Seminar for Composers
Replies: 230
Views: 29951

Re: The New Texts: A Seminar for Composers

Am I naive in thinking that all around the country there are churches (not exactly) full of people who don't give a toss (pardon my french) about what happens? The vast majority of Catholics in this country really couldn't care less about the new translations or whether the settings that they are be...
by lesley wright
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil 2011 - when to start?
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

Re: Easter Vigil 2011 - when to start?

What is one to do when the PP thinks that because the parish church is surrounded by trees it will be dark enough to hold the Easter Vigil at 7.30 - and isn't prepared to be at all flexible about it?
by lesley wright
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Reviving the traditions of yesteryear....
Replies: 16
Views: 3690

Re: Reviving the traditions of yesteryear....

Don't know, but it feels like a bit of an insult!
by lesley wright
Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Polyphonic Sanctus
Replies: 17
Views: 3848

Re: Polyphonic Sanctus

" so long as the people are not completely excluded from taking part in the singing" seems quite clear. If the choir sings the Sanctus from a Byrd Mass the people are surely excluded, or am I missing something? Or, since it is the Cathedral (and the Cathedral Choir was absolutely splendid ...
by lesley wright
Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Papal Visit
Replies: 301
Views: 46907

Re: Papal Visit

This week's Radio Times seems reasonably positive about it?
by lesley wright
Wed May 26, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ecumenical Evening Prayer
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: Ecumenical Evening Prayer

Thanks, I knew I could depend upon the SSG for useful answers!
L x
by lesley wright
Tue May 25, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ecumenical Evening Prayer
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Ecumenical Evening Prayer

I need some assistance, friends. The Northumbria Area committee of the Royal School of Church Music has decided to hold its annual Festival in the RC Cathedral early in October this year (that is, assuming that the current programme of restoration is completed in time!), and to base the form of the ...
by lesley wright
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil Timing
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: Easter Vigil Timing

So Matt says 'At Christmas, midnight Mass is at midnight.' Well, not in my parish it isn't. The last time we had Christmas Midnight Mass at midnight we got invaded by drunks who set off the fire extinguishers. I'm afraid The First Mass of Christmas takes place at 6.30 in the wild lands south of the ...
by lesley wright
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Advice needed...
Replies: 23
Views: 4917

Re: Advice needed...

Surely the whole point is that people should be 'fed' by what they are offered at the Mass, both in terms of the Liturgy and the music; if the children can't understand the readings they aren't going to bother to try to digest them. I wonder whether the people who make pronouncements such as 'childr...
by lesley wright
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: CRB, ISA, Vetting and Barring and all that.
Replies: 11
Views: 3680

Re: CRB, ISA, Vetting and Barring and all that.

I've just had to send a heap of documents off to the Royal School of Church Music in Salisbury (I'm on the Northumbria Area committee and have responsibility for organising chorister award examinations) because for them my CRB clearance had expired. While I'd be all in favour of the checks if they p...