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by Southern Comfort
Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Guidelines for readers
Replies: 13
Views: 4171

Re: Guidelines for readers

Glad to see that at least one priest is taking seriously the risk that the simple faithful might think the Incarnation took the form of a large book with a red leather cover. In part, though, we are lead to this understanding by the way the book of the Gospels is reverenced - with incense and signi...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipes versus digital
Replies: 94
Views: 21105

Re: Pipes versus digital

I think Contrabordun has put it in a nutshell. What arrives at the listener's ear can never be identical when the natures of the sound sources are so different. Thank you, cb ! At the risk of not yet agreeing to differ with mcb, I am also convinced that, while the digital folks have got the initial ...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipes versus digital
Replies: 94
Views: 21105

Re: Pipes versus digital

I think I'm talking about the actual shape of the wave-forms, not their pitches or amplitudes. It is interesting that the most sensitive recording engineers have now returned from digital to analogue recording because their ears tell them that the sound just isn't the same - they use descriptions li...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipes versus digital
Replies: 94
Views: 21105

Re: Pipes versus digital

At last someone has spotted that my initials are the same as those of the Latin title of the Liturgy Constitution! Well done, mcb . I think the answer is that the characteristics of sound waves emanating from ranks of pipes are in fact very different from those emanating from banks of loudspeakers ...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipes versus digital
Replies: 94
Views: 21105

Re: Pipes versus digital

the non-directional quality of pipes Well, that will depend on whether they are mounted in a proper case or not. If they are, the sound will certainly be directed and focused in one principal direction. I still maintain that the essential difference between pipes and loudspeakers is that with pipes...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Robing
Replies: 22
Views: 5878

Re: Robing

From what we can see on this clip, the girls singing at the papal Mass in Lourdes seemed to be in albs. - which is the traditional garb for choristers in France (cf, Les Petits Chanteurs de la Croix de Bois, etc). By the way, didn't you think the men's plainchant was terrible? (Quite apart from the...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Not sure about all this 'traditionalism'.
Replies: 50
Views: 11486

Re: Not sure about all this 'traditionalism'.

I liked that you posted that quote Southern Comfort. I understood it to mean that all forms were valid and to be used...... it seemed so wise.... I don't interpret it that way at all. He says very clearly that the Tridentine Rite is a minority interest ("a small group") that should be res...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Not sure about all this 'traditionalism'.
Replies: 50
Views: 11486

Re: Not sure about all this 'traditionalism'.

Southern Comfort wrote:
BXVI wrote:it is clear that the renewed liturgy is the ordinary [= normal] liturgy of our time.


This was the bit that really struck me, and the reason I posted the entire quote.
by Southern Comfort
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Not sure about all this 'traditionalism'.
Replies: 50
Views: 11486

Re: Not sure about all this 'traditionalism'.

Going back to the beginning of the thread, here's Benedict XVI on his way to France yesterday on the plane: QUESTION: What do you say to those in France who fear that the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum marks a step backwards with regard to the great insights of the Second Vatican Council? How can ...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipes versus digital
Replies: 94
Views: 21105

Re: Pipes versus digital

Welcome to the forum, by the way, manniemain, and excuse me for leaving an exclamation mark off the end of my post - which might have indicated that the annoyance was not real. Musicus, do we have an emoticon for tongue-in-cheek? Is it this one: :wink: ? (Every forum seems to have a different set...)
by Southern Comfort
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipes versus digital
Replies: 94
Views: 21105

Re: Pipes versus digital

manniemain wrote:Just to give an example of the point Nazard was making....


It would have been very helpful to have a quote to show what Nazard actually said, rather than having to scroll back through the entire thread to find the points made on the first page. <Netiquette rant off>
by Southern Comfort
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Amazing Grace
Replies: 6
Views: 4060

Re: Amazing Grace

Teaching on the Real Presence is undone in a trice if a congregation are invited to sing "He comes to me in sharing Bread and Wine" or "Too soon we rise the Symbols disappear" Why oh Why, do Priests (admittedly not ours)insist on these hymns? At the risk of being rebuked because...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Robing
Replies: 22
Views: 5878

Re: Robing

If robes are to be worn, the baptismal garment of all Christians is the alb, not the cassock and surplice. However, IMHO choirs only need to be robed if they are going to process - cf. the holes in Mrs Trellis's jeans. Otherwise, all the arguments already put forward about clericalization, separatio...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Not sure about all this 'traditionalism'.
Replies: 50
Views: 11486

Re: Not sure about all this 'traditionalism'.

Redemptionis Sacramentum: [112.] Mass is celebrated either in Latin or in another language, provided that liturgical texts are used which have been approved according to the norm of law. Except in the case of celebrations of the Mass that are scheduled by the ecclesiastical authorities to take place...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New translation
Replies: 11
Views: 2770

Re: New translation

The word on the street is that this text may not be the last word. The 40 amendments that the US Bishops requested have not yet been responded to by the CDW, and it seems fairly certain that the acclamation "Christ has died", which is currently conspicuous by its absence, may be reinstated...