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by Southern Comfort
Tue May 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 1263

Re: Maria Parkinson?

Maria Parkinson was one of a group of giggling teenage convent schoolgirls who took part in a school liturgy day at the St Thomas More Centre in Manor House in the mid 1970s. This particular group were given the task of writing a hymn or song, and "As I kneel before you" is what they came up with in...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Re: The theme of this Sunday's Mass is . . .

For many years, I have been telling people that the readings refract the face of Christ. Imagine looking at the face of Christ through a prism. You only need to turn the prism slightly to have a change of refraction and a different impression of the face. This is precisely what having different read...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of the Saints
Replies: 16
Views: 2698

Re: Litany of the Saints

Hare, are you sure? It's been so long since I've not experienced a baptism at the Vigil, I can't remember but I suspect one still blesses water (and thereby the font). And this is where the confusion arises. As alan29 mentioned, you can bless water for sprinkling without blessing the font. The bles...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Drowning them in the Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Drowning them in the Sea

My knee jerk reaction this year (in USA) was to go straight from the 3rd reading into the Canticle without the 'The Word of the Lord'. This had been my UK practice but in USA it seems that the flow is broken up by having the dialogue after 'it was then that they sang this song'. Can someone help me...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

Re: Easter Alleluia

The Easter Alleluia rises in pitch each time (Roman Missal no. 34), and if necessary a psalmist can intone it instead of the priest; whereas the Lumen Christi no longer rises in pitch each time (Roman Missal nos. 15-17), and the candle can be brought in by "another suitable minister" inste...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Becky wrote:I do miss the Jones Reproaches. Other things I thought I'd miss, I find I don't mind doing without.


Another piece that it is difficult to imagine Good Friday without.... Anything else just doesn't achieve the same. God bless Peter!
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A memorable funeral of a SSG member
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: A memorable funeral of a SSG member

organist wrote:I forgot to say that Martin Hall was organist at Erith for many years.


Yes, you did, "dear boy" !
by Southern Comfort
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Sorry, Sorry, SORRY - just found SC's very comprehensive post from an old thread about Accompaniment on Good Friday - shouldn't have asked! Q (ps - anyone know how to do a link to a post in another thread? - meanwhile search on Laetare and all will be revealed.) https://www.ssg.org.uk/phpBB3/viewto...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Sorry, Sorry, SORRY - just found SC's very comprehensive post from an old thread about Accompaniment on Good Friday - shouldn't have asked! Q (ps - anyone know how to do a link to a post in another thread? - meanwhile search on Laetare and all will be revealed.) [url]https://www.ssg.org.uk/phpBB3/v...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

Re: Triduum accompaniment

High Peak wrote:Thank you for your replies, especially SC and KA; I concur with your "sensible compromise" approach but I'm in something of a battle for which I required additional firepower - I think you provided it. Now let's see whether it's decisive. :wink:


Keep us posted!
by Southern Comfort
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

Re: Triduum accompaniment

We have this conversation every year.... We need to be clear that the former regulations — that the organ was not played during Lent/the Triduum — date from a time when parishes (not all) had in their repertoires some music that could all be sung unaccompanied (Gregorian chant, polyphony...). Today ...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 2748

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

Keraulophon highlighted . . . According to the diocesan website m ... ommission/ I wonder what they do? No mention of music. I think you can take it as read that with Frances Bibey on the Commission (actually its Secretary), and given her roles with SSG as a Trustee and Commissioning Editor of the ...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 3234

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

I would these people would put their pow into the real world and promote just good quality music in accordance with Vatican 2. Their basic problem is that they confuse idiom with quality. There is good and bad folk music, wonderful and horrible contemporary music, just as there are acres of serious...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43235

Re: Liturgical Tourism

oopsorganist wrote:Hymn sung during communion did not catch the words something about Transfigure us


Bob Hurd's Transfigure us, O Lord ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5SQG4cX8vw
by Southern Comfort
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 3234

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

alan29 wrote:Thats an illustrious list.


It's a noticeably conservative list.