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by organist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 3196

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: 905

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: 707

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: 1392

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: 1392

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: 4413

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
by organist
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Burse
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Burse

I went to the excellent Opus Anglicanum exhibition at the Victoria and Albert. Anyone who loves vestments should go. There is one cope from Arundel and Brighton which is just fabulous and a beauty from the Vatican. However a Burse was described as a purse. I have informed the V and A what it really ...
by organist
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 3533

Re: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year

Yet again evidence how out of touch with people we are. Of course we should have acts of remembrance and the National anthem. when else do we sing it in church? Isn't it actually a prayer? The same thing as this nonsense about ashes. :(
by organist
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 4413

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

How very sad. There are only 2 Catholics in my organists association and I play for the Anglicans. I would dearly love to play for Mass but even expenses are not paid. I know of parishes locally with good organs where CDs are used. THe stories my Catholic organist friend tell are awful and I told hi...
by organist
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Last Night of the proms
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Last Night of the proms

If you buy a full season ticket you get the Last night!
by organist
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cremation, scattering, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

Re: Cremation, scattering, etc.

Yes it will be ignored. And why should people be made to feel guilty?
by organist
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Last Night of the proms
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Last Night of the proms

Absolutely agree. How did you get tickets? I have been asked by friends to get some for next year. :D
by organist
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Last Night of the proms
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Last Night of the proms

Some members may have spotted us at the Last night. At the Last night of the Proms Liz and I had the great honour of placing the chaplet on the bust of Sir Henry Wood at the beginning of the concert! Liz has been going to the Proms since she was 14 and I have been there since 1973. Both of us have s...
by organist
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Assembly - 14/15 October in Liverpool
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: SSG Assembly - 14/15 October in Liverpool

Sorry to have missed this but as Provincial President of the Catenians Province 7 we had our provincial weekend on the Isle of Wight. Mass was at Quarr Abbey which was lovely apart from the celebrant the Prior leaving us after the first reading. Where had he gone? To turn the sound system on! I was ...
by organist
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gill Ness-Collins RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

Re: Gill Ness-Collins RIP

I have been meaning to post and thank you crumhorn for a beautiful liturgy entirely right for dear Gill and an excellent lunch afterwards! So glad to be asked to sing. :D