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by organist
Mon May 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 14688

Re: First communion music

I might add various other liturgical horrors at this service. First item This is the day and the tune then used for the Alleluia and the Great Amen. Clapping Gloria replaced the Lefltly in the booklet. Sanctus unknown to me and tricky to sing. Acclamation in the Eucharistic prayer "He is Lord". Afte...
by organist
Mon May 22, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 14688

First communion music

In response to a letter in The Tablet this week I wrote as follows: Tim Gillett is appalled at the lack of singing at the first Holy Communion service at Thames Ditton. I looked up the parish website and a choir sings at one of the Sunday Masses. No audition needed and no mention of who organises th...
by organist
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 7610

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

The real point here is Why don't people come to the Vigil? It is part of the Triduum and should be the highpoint of the whole year. Some say it is too long. Sadly people's attention spans are now so short. Another point worth making is that the people can follow the liturgy in the Mass books and if ...
by organist
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 3958

Re: Easter Alleluia

It is a pity about changing the rise in pitch for Lumen Christi as it mirrors This is the wood of the cross and it is effective if well sung! Interesting to note that the threefold plainchant Alleluia is not as ubiquitous as I thought! :D
by organist
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy Meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Re: Liturgy Meetings

While I have never found the word committee in the Bible, there can be value in meeting to reflect on what was good and what could be better. :D A good way to start the meeting is a short lectio on the Gospel.
by organist
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A memorable funeral of a SSG member
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: A memorable funeral of a SSG member

I forgot to say that Martin Hall was organist at Erith for many years.
by organist
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: A memorable funeral of a SSG member
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

A memorable funeral of a SSG member

It is sad to have to report the sudden death of Gerrard Goodhind as the age of 65. Gerrard sang bass in the choir of Our Lady of the Angels, Erith, Kent for many years. I knew him through the Catenians as a dear and much loved friend, secretary of Blackheath and Chislehurst circle and outstanding ed...
by organist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 10340

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: 2590

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: 2081

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: 4378

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: 4378

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: 41
Views: 15980

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: 1209

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: 7925

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. :(