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by Southern Comfort
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 2082

Re: Come to the Manger

Responding to various points: The tune is "traditional", adapted by Gatty. My suspicion is that it is the refrain which is trad. anon, and that Gatty added the verses, which could certainly be described as a bit mawkish. On the other hand, the gratuitous "Lord, have pity and mercy on ...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas on TV and radio
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: Christmas on TV and radio

Indeed. A dreadful ditty, I've only ever had to endure it once. Deo Graatias. I was brought up with Come to the manger , and don't think it's quite as bad as all that! Gatty was not the most wonderful of composers, admittedly, but Sidney Peirce Waddington's arrangement makes it a whole lot better, ...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office

To answer one of the questions, yes, the accompaniments at Westminster are improvised. One of the things about accompanying psalm tones is that they can get incredibly boring if you don't vary the accompaniment somewhat, even if not for every verse. Interesting to see Gwyn's two psalm tones. The fir...
by Southern Comfort
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Tambling - Mass of St Andrew?
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Tambling - Mass of St Andrew?

Kevin Mayhew?
by Southern Comfort
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Christmas Greetings

Dom Perignon wrote:We wish all of our readers, participators and SSG members a very happy and holy Christmas. We hope all your liturgies have gone well and that once they have all finished you all get the chance to have a bit of well-earned rest before the New Year!


Many thanks, Dom P !
by Southern Comfort
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 4199

Re: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year

Our diocesan Ordo has this:

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (Psalter Week 1)
Mass Proper, Gloria, Creed, Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time

Remembrance Sunday: One Mass for the Dead may be celebrated today [P]; Creed, no Gloria
by Southern Comfort
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cremation, scattering, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1751

Cremation, scattering, etc.

The CDF’s ruling on cremation and the scattering of ashes http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2016/10/25/0761/01683.html#ENG is redolent of a sledgehammer to crack a walnut. The CDF says there is a problem with people (a) keeping the “cremains” (to use a horrible Americ...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 3201

Re: Choral Director Post

Oh, and something that does need looking at: in the Job Description, there is no mention of a CRB check or Safeguarding.
by Southern Comfort
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 3201

Re: Choral Director Post

mcb wrote:And forgive my grouchiness, but every time the Leeds music department post a job vacancy here the response is the same.


Could that be because the same problems to b*tch about are evident every time? :D
by Southern Comfort
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: September 3
Replies: 3
Views: 1669

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: 9660

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: 9660

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: 9660

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: 4313

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: 11603

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 ...