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by organist
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55459

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Cordoba cathedral Sunday 12 noon Mass. Our guide was wonderful and told the group about the Mass. We were ushered to a side area where we could see everything on a screen. Bishop celebrating. The gospel was forgiving seven times so we did understand siente a siente n the homily! Servers and incense....
by organist
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: Proms

Having attended 61 proms I have my favourites. I agree that the Reformation Day was excellent especially the second concert. I felt that it should have been amalgamated with the organ recital as that did not attract a large audience. 1 p.m. is hardly a convenient time for organists and others coming...
by organist
Mon May 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 7166

Re: First communion music

I might add various other liturgical horrors at this service. First item This is the day and the tune then used for the Alleluia and the Great Amen. Clapping Gloria replaced the Lefltly in the booklet. Sanctus unknown to me and tricky to sing. Acclamation in the Eucharistic prayer "He is Lord". Afte...
by organist
Mon May 22, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 7166

First communion music

In response to a letter in The Tablet this week I wrote as follows: Tim Gillett is appalled at the lack of singing at the first Holy Communion service at Thames Ditton. I looked up the parish website and a choir sings at one of the Sunday Masses. No audition needed and no mention of who organises th...
by organist
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 3124

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

The real point here is Why don't people come to the Vigil? It is part of the Triduum and should be the highpoint of the whole year. Some say it is too long. Sadly people's attention spans are now so short. Another point worth making is that the people can follow the liturgy in the Mass books and if ...
by organist
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

Re: Easter Alleluia

It is a pity about changing the rise in pitch for Lumen Christi as it mirrors This is the wood of the cross and it is effective if well sung! Interesting to note that the threefold plainchant Alleluia is not as ubiquitous as I thought! :D
by organist
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy Meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Liturgy Meetings

While I have never found the word committee in the Bible, there can be value in meeting to reflect on what was good and what could be better. :D A good way to start the meeting is a short lectio on the Gospel.
by organist
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A memorable funeral of a SSG member
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: A memorable funeral of a SSG member

I forgot to say that Martin Hall was organist at Erith for many years.
by organist
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A memorable funeral of a SSG member
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

A memorable funeral of a SSG member

It is sad to have to report the sudden death of Gerrard Goodhind as the age of 65. Gerrard sang bass in the choir of Our Lady of the Angels, Erith, Kent for many years. I knew him through the Catenians as a dear and much loved friend, secretary of Blackheath and Chislehurst circle and outstanding ed...
by organist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 5413

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

Printing this off to read it - saw reports on Face Book and pleased to see a paragraph on remuneration.
by organist
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sits vac
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

Re: Sits vac

Well done family must always come first!
by organist
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass and Rugby
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: Mass and Rugby

You sang it to Blaenwern!!!!! :(
by organist
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas on TV and radio
Replies: 10
Views: 2216

Re: Christmas on TV and radio

The Westminster Abbey midnight mass felt more like a concert despite an excellent sermon from the Dean. The gospel was unclear and echoey. I did not like the carol before the sermon described by the BBC as the gospel acclamation which it wasn't! I know the triple plainchant Alleluia is becoming univ...
by organist
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas on TV and radio
Replies: 10
Views: 2216

Christmas on TV and radio

Outstanding this year Midnight Mass from St Chad's cathedral Birmingham with Archbishop Bernard singing beautifully and giving a fine homily. The choir were excellent even managing Darke In the bleak midwinter unaccompanied! I recall the choir in the organ loft at St Chad's but their position meant ...
by organist
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 7348

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

JW you are right. The elderly in particular find loud sounds hard to bear. It is interesting that many funerals now do have music where before silence was golden! Unfortunately too often inappropriate recordings. I think one should celebrate as well as have times of quiet and indeed silence. :D