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by Nick Baty
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: Notation software
Replies: 89
Views: 42786

Re: Notation software

We've just received Sibelius 7.5 in work – came out earlier this year, I believe, but have yet to explore it.
I buy most of my software from http://www.studica.com
They offer academic and church discounts.
Also worth searching the programme you need on Google shopping, adding "academic pricing".
by Nick Baty
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bizarre combination of text and music
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Re: Bizarre combination of text and music

And I'll forgive Rufus Wainwright anything too! :D
by Nick Baty
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Payment of Wedding Fees
Replies: 9
Views: 2817

Re: Payment of Wedding Fees

Not such a huge problem here as, between our three churches,we have just two or three weddings a year. However, we have around 150+ funerals. Here there's never an issue as the undertaker pays the organist. Perhaps if undertakers doubled up as wedding planners....
by Nick Baty
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Iraqi Christians: bidding prayer suggestion
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Re: Iraqi Christians: bidding prayer suggestion

Or, more simply:
We pray for Christians and other faith communities persecuted in Mosul and elsewhere in Iraq.
We do have a habit of laying down conditions or specifying outcomes in our prayers.
by Nick Baty
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ nightmares
Replies: 47
Views: 17638

Re: Organ nightmares

Yep. Interestingly, the assembly more or less ignored him, although might have been more to do with his teachery attitude than his attire.
by Nick Baty
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organ nightmares
Replies: 47
Views: 17638

Re: Organ nightmares

I once saw a cantor in a cassock. Sadly, such practices are alive and well.
by Nick Baty
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 9397

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

Astounding that such practices are seen as "abuse".
by Nick Baty
Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eucharistic Adoration
Replies: 17
Views: 5101

Re: Eucharistic Adoration

....the procession to receive the Blessed Sacrament seems for some to be an opportunity to exchange pleasantries (either with those in the pews or people in the other 'queue') while moving toward the Sanctuary. And this is where music helps greatly. Those wiser than I have frequently pointed out th...
by Nick Baty
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Eucharistic Adoration
Replies: 17
Views: 5101

Re: Eucharistic Adoration

I am thinking of the general chatter....at the 'intervals' - Offertory Procession (and collection) and the distribution of the Eucharist - all too often are accompanied by general fidgeting and low-level chatter. I am referring to adults here! These are the third and fourth processions during Mass....
by Nick Baty
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Preparation of the Gifts
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: Preparation of the Gifts

My real point is that the preparation of the gifts is not an important element in the Mass. It is simply bringing bread and wine to the altar and thanking God for them and that is it! It's like the hinge in the liturgy between the 2 sections. Surely more than a hinge. This is the third of four proc...
by Nick Baty
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 7925

Re: All things to all people?

But as your choir does the same job as your group, then they should be there too! I agree with SC about turning some benches side on. Depending on the space between the front row and the sanctuary step (and the number in your choir) an alternative might be able to use a few chairs placed in a simila...
by Nick Baty
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 7925

Re: All things to all people?

I think you're onto a loser as long as you have the musicians at the back - makes any sort of communication very difficult - although I know there are those who disagree.
by Nick Baty
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: What anniversary of the Election of Francis???
Replies: 8
Views: 2814

Re: What anniversary of the Election of Francis???

Pope Francis seems a very nice chap. But doesn't Peter & Paul take precedence?
by Nick Baty
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 7925

Re: All things to all people?

Dear VML,
After a very stressful day you have made me smile. My parish really doesn't like Eldonian Gloria but I'm pleased it's working for you!
Nick :D
by Nick Baty
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 7925

Re: All things to all people?

I want to "like" just as a I can on Facebook!