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by Southern Comfort
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 93698

Re: Liturgical Tourism

They must have a better organ at Palazzola than they did when I was there a few years ago. Mendelssohn and Widor would have been impossible!
by Southern Comfort
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: WANTED wedding psalm
Replies: 12
Views: 5525

Re: WANTED wedding psalm

You do realise that the psalm version you have given (which I have not identified) is not the one authorised for use in this country, i.e. Grail I (1963) ? Also, the response is not the usual one for this psalm in our Lectionary. All that being so, it seems a little unlikely that anyone in the UK wi...
by Southern Comfort
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Clericalism?
Replies: 7
Views: 3817

Re: Clericalism?

This is worth exploring: https://www.divinerenovationuk.org Divine Renovation seems to work well in those cases where the priest wants to move on, not if he doesn't. Be aware that, like other programs from across the Pond, this one plugs Praise and Worship music to the exclusion of all else. They s...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 93698

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Its a really good joyful setting. Alas there seem to be no simple, memorably and zingy setting for the new translation. Unless people know different ...... You might almost suspect that the new translation was deliberately constructed to impede memorableness and zinginess. And on earth peace to peo...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns for Confirmation?
Replies: 22
Views: 9921

Re: Hymns for Confirmation?

Unfortunately, in my experience, silence during the anointing of the candidates, particularly if they are numerous, soon turns into the low buzz of conversation that gradually, sometimes rapidly, increases in volume, rising to quite a substantial background chatter. Checking mobile phones is also co...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark
Replies: 5
Views: 3327

Re: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark

Looks like an excellent appointment!
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary, Mother of the Church
Replies: 9
Views: 4272

Re: Mary, Mother of the Church

Is anyone else marking the new feast of Mary, Mother of the Church on 21 May? We've been asked to host a Mass for our pastoral area. But I just can't get my head round the suggested psalm: 86 with the refrain "Of you are told glorious things, O city of God" – and I'm not sure how it follows on from...
by Southern Comfort
Fri May 11, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary, Mother of the Church
Replies: 9
Views: 4272

Re: Mary, Mother of the Church

These feasts were instituted too late to get into the 2018 Ordos so they won't be celebrated in most parishes. Feasts do tend to come and go as the years pass and perceptions change: the Circumcision of Our Lord and Our Lady of Ransom went in the 1960s. Jan1 probably holds the record for the number...
by Southern Comfort
Tue May 08, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mary, Mother of the Church
Replies: 9
Views: 4272

Re: Mary, Mother of the Church

VML wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:54 am
BTW, the CBEW website is appalling to search for anything on.
http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/ is your friend, or Google Liturgy Office to find the same page.
by Southern Comfort
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 4191

Re: Come Back Again

Nowt wrong with consecutive 5ths. Ask Vaughan Williams. No, as long as they are used deliberately by people who know what they are doing. This composer, along with many others, didn't. It is acceptable to "disguise" consecutives by using secondary 7ths, 9ths, etc. This composer, along with many oth...
by Southern Comfort
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come Back Again
Replies: 9
Views: 4191

Re: Come Back Again

Interesting. A few comments for the composer, whoever he or she may be: (1) "forgive the sins of men" (end of the refrain). Inclusive language considerations mean you can't sing that these days. Difficult to find a good solution to this. "through his Church forgives our sins. Amen" is rather weak. I...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Congratulations, Bernadette!
Replies: 6
Views: 3648

Re: Congratulations, Bernadette!

This isn't just an award, it's a recognition of the contribution of one of our own to the whole of English-speaking Christianity. The ecumenical dimension makes it very special. Well done, Bernadette!
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Unity with Liturgical Diversity
Replies: 130
Views: 34171

Re: Unity with Liturgical Diversity

On the curious side, there was much bowing and scraping and busy-ness with the hands. Happily Mass was celebrated facing the people. This is very typical of many Ordinariate celebrations. They seem to love all the "manual acts", some of which come from the Tridentine Rite, others from Anglican trad...
by Southern Comfort
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark
Replies: 5
Views: 3327

Re: Director of Music, St George's Cathedral Southwark

Norman Harper is to retire at the end of the year and St George's are advertising for a new Director of Music. Here is a link to the advert: http://www.stgeorgescathedral.org.uk/music/directorofmusic.html I'm no expert but the remuneration seems very low for the type of musician they seem to want t...
by Southern Comfort
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 8180

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Church near me is starting its Easter Vigil Mass (sic) at 7:00pm. Even if the clocks hadn't gone forward a week before, that would still be in daylight. Sunset is 7:35, so I guess he is thinking that it will be dark by the time they finish.