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by organist
Tue May 31, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

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: 2422

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: 2422

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: 2422

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: 214
Views: 60195

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: 214
Views: 60195

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: 214
Views: 60195

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: 214
Views: 60195

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: 1616

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...
by organist
Mon May 16, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 60195

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Before Mass choir and organ rehearsed Panis and Hymn for year of mercy. Loud organ music well played. Pentecost started with Come Holy Ghost creator come. Missa de angelis. Sequence said by all. Psalm led by cantor behind altar in choir area and Alleluia. Excellent homily from the Archbishop but no ...
by organist
Thu May 12, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: It's Friday! Singing out of Tune
Replies: 12
Views: 4049

Re: It's Friday! Singing out of Tune

Oh no it is Marguerite! Old age? :D
by organist
Thu May 12, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: It's Friday! Singing out of Tune
Replies: 12
Views: 4049

Re: It's Friday! Singing out of Tune

You are right it is Madeleine! :D
by organist
Wed May 11, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: It's Friday! Singing out of Tune
Replies: 12
Views: 4049

Re: It's Friday! Singing out of Tune

The film is good if a little sentimental. The French Madeleine was much better! :D
by organist
Wed May 11, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Another type of mass
Replies: 18
Views: 4316

Re: Another type of mass

This is a minefield! You could have a look at Mission praise and New A and M but you need to check texts. A good example is "let us break bread together on our knees" a bit old hat now but liturgical nonsense! Musically many of these worship songs are rubbish so why sing them? :(
by organist
Wed May 11, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How great thou art
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

Re: How great thou art

ACTA caused that confusion! Any way an excellent stimulating speaker and I am enjoying Amoris laetitiae very much. :D