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by Southern Comfort
Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Incidental Music for Mass
Replies: 81
Views: 37975

Re: Incidental Music for Mass

Wayne plays everything too fast - a shame, because he is an ambassador for organ music and making a bit of a mess due to excessive speed is not the best way to be one. It could be due to nerves, or due to the fact that he thinks that playing faster than anyone else puts him on top (it doesn't). Or p...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Incidental Music for Mass
Replies: 81
Views: 37975

Re: Incidental Music for Mass

For fans of Taize music: Another little improvisatory gem on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AVRtgmyqto&NR=1 and a scary organ improvisation from the same performer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue7jHGluT5Y Have to say that I wasn't very impressed by either of these. The second one m...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipes versus digital
Replies: 94
Views: 21105

Re: Pipes versus digital

asb is rather modestly not letting on that Jeremy Meager is the new managing director of Viscount, and that they are trying very hard to undo some of the problems that have arisen in the past because they subcontracted their installations to agents, some of whom were very good and some of whom were...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipes versus digital
Replies: 94
Views: 21105

Re: Pipes versus digital

I have to say that I have listened to the Phoenix demo recordings, and I have also have had real Phoenix organs in churches demonstrated to me by the manufacturer and have played them. The difference is chalk and cheese. The recordings do sound good, but I suspect that this is because they have been...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipes versus digital
Replies: 94
Views: 21105

Re: Pipes versus digital

There are many situations in which a sampled digital electronic can be a better solution than a pipe organ. Many of the continuo pipe organs that have been installed in RC churches in recent decades in pursuit of one particular consultant's ideology are unsuited for today's liturgical requirements. ...
by Southern Comfort
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Year of St Paul
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Re: Year of St Paul

It is a decree posted on the Vatican website - has also been repeated by our Liturgy Office and on Zenit. One Mass for St Paul may be celebrated in every church on Sunday 25 Jan as part of the Year of St Paul, using the readings for the feast. Since it's a Sunday, a 2nd reading will be needed, which...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipes versus digital
Replies: 94
Views: 21105

Re: Pipes versus digital

I can understand the concerns about the original Hammonds, which are now valuable collectors pieces because of their distinctive (by which I mean "not like a pipe organ") sound. Lest anyone should misunderstand, what the Congregation for Rites was asked about in 1938 was whether it was OK...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Incidental Music for Mass
Replies: 81
Views: 37975

Re: Incidental Music for Mass

An amusing historical footnote: On 5 December 1938 the Sacred Congregation of Rites was asked if it would give its approval to the instrument known as a Hammond Organ. The Congregation's preliminary reply was negative, and was definitively confirmed on 4 September 1939. It appears that neither the C...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 101500

Re: The wickedness of face cream

For the medically minded: "A reading from the book of Deuterectomy"

This Holy Week, we had the Israelites daubing blood on their lentils.....
by Southern Comfort
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Veneration of the Saints
Replies: 29
Views: 7985

Re: Veneration of the Saints

It only gets transferred to the Sunday if it's on a Saturday or Monday. (Unlike Epiphany, Ascension, Corpus Christi, all Feasts of the Lord.)
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 27, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion in the hand
Replies: 6
Views: 1868

Re: Communion in the hand

It was only in the 9th century that Communion on the tongue started to replace Communion in the hand. Up to that time, the norm in Western Christianity was that everyone received in the hand, and from the cup. At around the same time, Communion from the cup also started to be denied to the laity (th...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 23, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary Berry
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Mary Berry

Obituary in The Tablet today.
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 23, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 21st century music
Replies: 14
Views: 4411

Re: 21st century music

we are being encouraged to sing more propers, which is scriptural material, and no one seems to be producing such material for the very small congregation. Small congregations are precisely what the Psallite music is designed for. You only need a cantor and a congregation. If you happen to have an ...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 23, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 21st century music
Replies: 14
Views: 4411

Re: 21st century music

Copyright: To me it is unacceptable that Mass and scripture translations are copyrighted. They ought to be in the public domain. It isn't a question here of making sure that authors/composers get properly recompensed. Of course the old Latin texts are out of copyright... I was pretty shocked a coup...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 16, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Kiss of peace
Replies: 10
Views: 3508

Re: Kiss of peace

Exactly so. The handshake is a secular sign which has the wrong connotations. For a number of years I have been advocating the double handclasp (which has the advantage that it does not disadvantage left-handed persons), in which both persons use both hands to clasp each other's, with no pumping up ...