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by organist
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Burse
Replies: 1
Views: 688

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: 4767

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: 7348

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: 1493

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: 1962

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: 1493

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: 1493

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: 800

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: 1865

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
by organist
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How accessible is your church?
Replies: 16
Views: 11983

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: 1865

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: 4419

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: 4419

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: 2219

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: 1340

Re: Happy Birthday

Yes I meant descants some of which can be descents rather than ascents! :D