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by organist
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How accessible is your church?
Replies: 16
Views: 10994

Re: How accessible is your church?

Westminster cathedral has ramps up to the front but if the middle doors are closed for Mass one might have trouble getting through the side doors. The same applies to getting through the doors to the toilets. The Anglican church where I now play is dreadul. Steps up from the road, steps into the por...
by organist
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gill Ness-Collins RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Re: Gill Ness-Collins RIP

What a dreadful shock! I will do my best to attend on the Friday but Liz goes to Lourdes on that day. John
by organist
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: Gloria

The Lourdes Gloria has been suggested also David Saint. Any other ideas?
by organist
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gloria
Replies: 13
Views: 3587

Re: Gloria

I do think dioceses need to give some guidance about the Gloria. The Chrism Mass is the obvious place and deanery confirmations as well. While Haugen's Mass of remembrance works with a strong choir what might work in a parish with limited resources? Suggestions welcomed as I am planning a Provincial...
by organist
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishop's consecration
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Re: Bishop's consecration

Thanks Southern Comfort and the thought that one might not be anointed is a sad one indeed. :)
by organist
Tue May 31, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Happy Birthday

Yes I meant descants some of which can be descents rather than ascents! :D
by organist
Tue May 31, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Happy Birthday

Of course you assume that all want to sing Happy birthday and actually can sing! Perhaps a better solution is a clear melody line and others can add harmonies and descents? :D
by organist
Tue May 31, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishop's consecration
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Re: Bishop's consecration

As I understand it we are all baptised to be priests, kings and prophets and that is exactly what Bishop Paul Hendricks preached the other day. So I do not understand the idea of only bishops having "full priesthood" -clericalism again!
by organist
Tue May 31, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishop's consecration
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Re: Bishop's consecration

Thanks JW actually rather enjoyed it but an awful lot of singing. The Taize beforehand went on for ever and all so loud. As bad as singing Elijah but at least in an oratorio you get some breaks! It was lovely to meet old friends but why were the clergy at a separate reception and the bishops somewhe...
by organist
Tue May 31, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishop's consecration
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Bishop's consecration

I endured the choir rehearsal on Saturday for the consecration of our new bishop which happens today. I did find it irritating that the music booklet called it "the ordination" and some of the composers were not given. The hymn tunes not printed either - why? Some of the Diocesan choir can...
by organist
Tue May 31, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43235

Re: Liturgical Tourism

oopsorganist I expect I would have loved some of it! They actually sang the Sequence - wow! I loved the comment about the cuckoo clock. I endured the choir rehearsal on Saturday for the consecration of our new bishop which happens today. I did find it irritating that the music booklet called it &quo...
by organist
Fri May 20, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43235

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Well of course I can't but in this case the person concerned was clearly so and no problem with it either! :D All are welcome!
by organist
Wed May 18, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43235

Re: Liturgical Tourism

I often talk about Mass in Lyttleton New. Zealand in a lovely little church (later badly damaged by the earthquake) where the priest often asks the congregation for their opinions after the homily. He did not do it that Sunday as he had to go on to another Mass centre but he did bless various people...
by organist
Wed May 18, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43235

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Car pooling is a great idea! :D
by organist
Wed May 18, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sequences
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Sequences

Pentecost has a wonderful sequence especially the plainchant which is not that difficult to sing and lies low in the range. We commented at Mdina cathedral (see Liturgical tourism post) how high the Missa de angelis setting lay in the voice. I also love Victimae paschali but did not get to sing or p...