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by Southern Comfort
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: September 3
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

Re: September 3

Once again, a happy patronal feastday to all our members!
by Southern Comfort
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7823

Re: Only 20 hymns

I worked in a parish once where I was told "Oh yes, the people know lots of hymns". I soon discovered that they didn't know ANY. Not a single one. The music had been ruled by a choir that did ghastly Victorian Mass settings (think Turner in E flat , etc) and motets, and NOTHING else. So I ...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7823

Re: Only 20 hymns

The idea of having music at every mass which the council recommended has gone about as well as any major project without a plan, a responsible manager and a budget ever goes. In short, it has been a complete disaster.. While that may be true in England, it is not the case elsewhere. In the USA it i...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7823

Re: Only 20 hymns

Here's a different list of 20 hymns. These are by no means hymns that are in everybody's repertoire, but hymns which I think it would be good for everyone to know. Thanks for a thought-provoking exercise, oops ! All my hope on God is founded (Michael) As the deer longs for running streams (Hurd) Dea...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 3460

Re: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

And for Contrabundum this... THE STONING OF THE ORGANIST: ACTS 29 1And it came to pass, when Paul was at Corinth, he and certain disciples came upon a mob that was stoning an organist. 2And Paul said unto them, "What then hath he done unto thee that his head should be bruised?" 3And the p...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How accessible is your church?
Replies: 16
Views: 10986

Re: How accessible is your church?

I was involved with one church where the disabled access people, the health and safety people and the historic churches people all came to head to head and couldn't agree about anything! Delicious! It's a listed building, and they wanted to add disabled access by punching a hole through a side wall ...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43145

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Witnessed an uninspiring example of cantor technique at an American cathedral the Sunday before last. The man was wearing an alb and a long maroon sleeveless tabard (it looked somewhat like a liturgical pinny....). All the time that he wanted the people to sing, he held his left arm up in the air, b...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43145

Re: Liturgical Tourism

One theory why the Kyrie remained in Greek is that some of the settings that we use today (e.g. Kyrie XVI) were already in existence at the time the liturgy went from Greek into Latin, and so they simply kept them. I think the chronology might be wrong for that. The Kyrie isn't mentioned in the Lat...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: It's Friday! Singing out of Tune
Replies: 12
Views: 2952

Re: It's Friday! Singing out of Tune

IncenseTom wrote:Have a look at this from about 7:50. The Kyrie is stunning, and not in a good way. The look on the priest's face is priceless.

http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/programmi/me ... 2708f.html


Polytonality....... :(
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: It's Friday! Singing out of Tune
Replies: 12
Views: 2952

Re: It's Friday! Singing out of Tune

alan29 wrote:I felt this belonged here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdcY93zSEYo


Speechless. Just speechless.
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43145

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Yes the Kyrie is Greek. Why is that I wonder? What is it in Latin? Kyrie eleison = Miserere, Domine Christe eleison = Miserere, Christe That's why the Anglican "Lord, have mercy upon us" is not an exact translation. It would need to be Kyrie eleison himas (cf. the Good Friday Reproaches) ...
by Southern Comfort
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43145

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Peter wrote:a very fine lady cantor sang the Psalm and Gospel Acclamation and led the other singing, which included a Gloria, Offertory hymn, Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation and Our Father (oddly, not the Great Amen).


I think that might have been Sylvia Urdova. You were lucky!
by Southern Comfort
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishop's consecration
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: Bishop's consecration

I suppose, to be more complete, I should also have mentioned that lay people administer the sacrament of matrimony to each other, in front of the Church's witness, but I was focusing on the sacramental presiding roles.
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 31, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishop's consecration
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: Bishop's consecration

As I understand it we are all baptised to be priests, kings and prophets and that is exactly what Bishop Paul Hendricks preached the other day. So I do not understand the idea of only bishops having "full priesthood" -clericalism again! We all have baptismal priesthood, as you say. We do ...
by Southern Comfort
Sat May 14, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost Vigil
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: Pentecost Vigil

I have heard of (but have not been present at) celebrations of the Pentecost Vigil where they have had a reduced number of readings. I don't think there is any rubric permitting this, nor one forbidding it. It's just one of those things that people do. Personally, I'm just glad that they're making s...