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by organist
Mon May 16, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43073

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: 2948

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: 2948

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: 2948

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: 3039

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: 1346

Re: How great thou art

ACTA caused that confusion! Any way an excellent stimulating speaker and I am enjoying Amoris laetitiae very much. :D
by organist
Sun May 08, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Percussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Percussion

Yes I accept I am not a "prototypical" whatever that is! Actually there were quite a few elderly people there who commented on the same thing -too loud! Musicians need to remember that hearing aids can pick up too much and I include organists in that! I am certainly happy with added colour...
by organist
Sun May 08, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Oops
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Oops

Visiting priest this morning announced he does not sing Sursum corda. No problem! I played the gradual hymn (in E flat) and was just going to start Celtic Alleluia in A when I heard "The Lord be with you" so no Alleluia. No apology either! A congreation member said how lovely the anthem at...
by organist
Wed May 04, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Percussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Percussion

How interesting - where is that quote from please? I thought we greeted the Gospel with the Acclamation and the homily should follow naturally. AN instrumental to cover the procession with the Book makes more sense. :D
by organist
Tue May 03, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music days
Replies: 0
Views: 788

Music days

Final rant of the morning! It is sad that the Year of Mercy day at Hammersmith was cancelled. This is happening everywhere. Saturdays are now a day to support family activities and people can't even spare a morning for a session. Grandparents have to look after children. Many families are split so a...
by organist
Tue May 03, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How great thou art
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

How great thou art

Went to a fascinating ACTA day with Fr Gerry Hughes SJ (God of surprises). At one point we had an intense debate about the Atonement and people were agreeing that God did NOT send his Son to die for our sins in some sort of angry retribution. The day ended with a hymn and we all sang verse 3 "G...
by organist
Tue May 03, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Percussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Percussion

A lot Facebook support for my comments about this! :D I'm fed up with bad church music
by organist
Tue May 03, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Peter Jones
Replies: 16
Views: 5093

Re: Canon Peter Jones

Saying a prayer for him - the funeral is today! The angels are rejoicing and singing Coventry Gloria? :D
by organist
Tue May 03, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Percussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Percussion

I went to St George's cathedral Southwark in my capacity as Provincial President of the Catenians Province 7 to promote our Bursary fund and ended up taking the collection! The cathedral was well filled for the HCPT 60th anniversary Mass. BUT the music group/singers were amplified and accompanied by...
by organist
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Laity squeezed out?
Replies: 19
Views: 4152

Re: Laity squeezed out?

Westminster cathedral does provide text and notes for the Masses. The High Mass is of course choir orientated but at the other Masses the people are encouraged to sing by the cantor. Unfortunately a lot of the large congregation do not join in. One reason for this is that when in the congregation ev...