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by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 22
Views: 4952

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

Thanks for that, SC. It's been a real pain working in a parish with three churches. Christmas and Easter have been very complicated – but only because we've always been honest!
by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 22
Views: 4952

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

markyboy2000 post wrote:We occasionally have diocesan services, which are covered by the diocese's license.
How does that work? Calamus has always been site-specific.
markyboy2000 post wrote: One of the reasons I took one out was to cover funerals
Calamus never charged for funerals.
by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 22
Views: 4952

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

JW post wrote:I understand that the fee that a church pays is the same whether you print off songs every week as Nick does, or just half a dozen times a year.
You can pay for one-off events but, if you're only producing a few a year, you could just go to publishers directly.
by Nick Baty
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 22
Views: 4952

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

SC, I knew you'd have a more international view. We can see that Decani/Calamus is winding down a little – and they've given us great service for many years – but I wish there was someone nearer home who could take over from them.
by Nick Baty
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 22
Views: 4952

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

JW wrote: Churches could be paying organisations whose music they may never use
Not quite. The cash is paid to publishers pro rata according number of reported usages, as with Calamus.
by Nick Baty
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 22
Views: 4952

One License takes over from Calamus

We'll soon no longer be able to buy an annual licence from Calamus as the service is being taken over by One License. And, for our small congregation, the difference is massive: from an annual £45 to £149. I'll have to put on my groveliest smile to get that one past the parish priest. More informati...
by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 39
Views: 8041

Re: Copyright

Southern Comfort wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:49 pm
In the case of Rigby, the publication date of 1933 would come into play and the music would be deemed to have been in the public domain since 2003 (under current legislation).
Not 70 years after his death? See attached pdf from British Library website.
by Nick Baty
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 4189

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

Yes, that makes sense.
Now, the difference between copyright and royalties?
One liturgical composer I knew, ensured that his royalties – on both sides of the Atlantic – would go to his brother.
by Nick Baty
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 4189

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

According to https://www.gov.uk/copyright/license-an ... -copyright, copyright can be transferred by inheritance.
by Nick Baty
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 4189

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

This tune is normally named KING DIVINE. You are right, SC. "King Divine" is the tune by Mgr Rigby. "Merseyside" is the alternative by John Rush. In 1968, The Parish Hymn Book ascribed the copyright to Burns & Oates (now part of Continuum?) but, as you point out, Rigby died in 1952. But am I right ...
by Nick Baty
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 4189

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

Verse 7
7. Sing with joy in ev'ry home :
"Christ our King, thy kingdom come!
To the King of ages, then,
Honour, glory, love : Amen!".
is, I am reliably informed, is an alternative refrain and is sung as such after the last verse in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral!
by Nick Baty
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Re: Do you want a laugh?

So it's £6,200 for 280 hours (cathedral) per annum plus 30 hours (diocesan events). Seems to be mostly about the 10.30am Mass which is a shame as the cathedral has five Masses over the weekend and one would expect someone to have some sort of oversight of the whole. Interesting bit of the job descri...
by Nick Baty
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liverpool Synod Hymn
Replies: 18
Views: 4189

Re: Liverpool Synod Hymn

And click here for a true Liverpool anthem, where the tune (at least), Merseyside, was commissioned for the laying of the foundation stone of the Metropolitan Cathedral. You’ll have to spool forward to 1’53”.
by Nick Baty
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Portland
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Re: Portland

I am less concerned with style than I am with practice. I know a few places with wonderful choirs who sing delicious polyphony – but leave the assembly silent throughout the Eucharistic Prayer. Of course, I have my own preferences but as long as folk are getting it right, then whichever style suits ...