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by alan29
Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: So why do we hate choirs then?
Replies: 36
Views: 12061

As a retired parish musician I have two problems with choirs. The first is to do with the whole performance thing which I think has no place at all in parish worship. People are made to listen to stuff which may or may not fit in with the rest of the liturgy. Hence the Vatican's very perceptive &quo...
by alan29
Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 4201

VML, many thanks for the message. I have taken rather more than a back seat; at the moment I am spending Sundays doing totally non-churchy things. I think I need a fair bit of time away, just to think about how I feel about the Church. As for a parish update, well not good I'm afraid. Numbers are mu...
by alan29
Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 4201

Thanks for that. I will give the whole thing a break for a while, I think, as I am seriously fed up with the way the diocesan leaders have treated our parish. I need to take time out to let my anger subside. Isn't it a shame when our pastors disappoint us, and almost seem to be playing to a differen...
by alan29
Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 4201

Thank you all for your support. I finally finished this morning. The overwhelming feeling is one of relief. I have no idea of what will happen. I had asked the other adults to share the burden/weeks. Their response has been to pretty well back out altogether! But I feel I have done the right thing a...
by alan29
Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 4201

Thanks for the thoughts. It is all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we are indispensable, isn't it? Yes, it is more than possible that an established leader can put off new talent. And yes, changes in style can be a good thing. However, this is still my community.
by alan29
Tue May 31, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 4201

Letting go

There must be others who have been in this position and who could perhaps give advice. I have been involved with church music for about 40 years now. At the moment I lead the music in my parish, and have been for over 15 years It is greatly loved by a community who love singing (they rival the local...
by alan29
Fri May 27, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass setting by Gordon Rock/other Masses
Replies: 30
Views: 8095

The Salazar Gloria in CH is very straightforward and singable - though it is versified. I don't have hangups about that, if they expect us to sing a text then it is up to them to provide singable/settable texts.