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by alan29
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 58159

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Its interesting that the French seem not to have got the message about not using paraphrases of the gloria etc.
by alan29
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guitars
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Guitars

Went to Taize about 20 years ago.
4000 people singing the chants to the accompaniment of a single classical guitar sympathetically miked up.
It was deeply moving.
by alan29
Sat May 26, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2851

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

oopsorganist wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:24 am
Laudate 305

Enemy of Apathy.
Used to sing that. Fine words - have to take care with the speed or those quavers can gabble.
by alan29
Tue May 22, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2851

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

We use this Dona Pena song - I say "Yes" my Lord..Although it doesn't mention the Spirit explicitly the words are very apt. And people can join in easily while the candidates are being confirmed. NB - we don't do the Spanish! As usual with GIA there is a recording to listen to. https://www.giamusic....
by alan29
Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ascension Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Ascension Day

I find it puzzling that the celebration of the Ascension a feast closely associated with the saving activity of our Lord should have been moved from Sundays (the Lords day and the summit of the liturgical week) while Corpus Christi a feast day which is about a sacrament should have stayed on Sunday.
by alan29
Sun May 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ascension Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Ascension Day

Noticed it a few weeks ago when I did the psalmists rota and discovered that I needed to concoct something for that Sunday.
by alan29
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Digital piano gurus wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Digital piano gurus wanted

Thanks Nick.
I suspected it mightn't be a runner. Pity. I might try harp + a string pad .... its for the In Paradisum.
Yes it is for the lovely Sheila. Its going to be an eclectic mix of music from Mike Anderson to Faure - totally appropriate for the lady.
by alan29
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Digital piano gurus wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Digital piano gurus wanted

Here's the situation. Our parish has no organ of any sort - space for one was never in the plans, we have a Kawai digital piano. 99% of the time it does a good job of accompanying the congregation with a variety of piano and organ sounds - and thats its main function. All the sounds are touch sensit...
by alan29
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Come Back Again

Nowt wrong with consecutive 5ths. Ask Vaughan Williams.
by alan29
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congratulations, Bernadette!
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: Congratulations, Bernadette!

And we sang Unless a Grain of Wheat on Easter Morning at communion.
Congrats to a very talented composer.
by alan29
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Come Back Again

Sorry, I can't help you there Mark.
Is a composer or lyricist mentioned on your copy?
Maybe its something home grown.
by alan29
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Unity with Liturgical Diversity
Replies: 130
Views: 20369

Re: Unity with Liturgical Diversity

On the curious side, there was much bowing and scraping and busy-ness with the hands. Happily Mass was celebrated facing the people. This is very typical of many Ordinariate celebrations. They seem to love all the "manual acts", some of which come from the Tridentine Rite, others from Anglican trad...
by alan29
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Unity with Liturgical Diversity
Replies: 130
Views: 20369

Re: Unity with Liturgical Diversity

I went to Mass at Christmas at a parish that was served by an Ordinariate priest. While it used the Roman Missal, there were things that made me check the newsletter that it was an RC service and not an Anglican one. On the plus side the homily was excellent and the priest seemed to be a thoroughly ...
by alan29
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 3731

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Paschale Solemnitatis is very clear about this. There is no "pastoral provision": ‘The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil takes place at night. It should not begin before nightfall; it should end before daybreak on Sunday’. This rule is to be taken according to its strictest sense. Reprehensibl...
by alan29
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 3731

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

What is noticeable in our place is that numbers for the Vigil have declined - we start at 8.30. We still get 100-150, but that is still half empty. But on the other hand we get a full house at the 11.00 am on Easter morning. No doubt something to do with every child being given a Cadburys cream egg!...