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by organist
Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Abbot Alan Rees R.I.P.
Replies: 15
Views: 7944

It was a truly memorable occasion and we were fortunate indeed to be able to join Tony Hemson's choir for the occasion which made it even more special. Alan would have loved seeing everyone there and we enjoyed that part of it too. The Society was well represented. We went on to evensong at Hereford...
by organist
Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Harvest Festival?
Replies: 10
Views: 3482

harvest festival

Dear oopsorganist Your original message raises the thorny question of keeping everyone happy - it doesn't work! I am facing the dilemma of a list of harvest songs known at local schools but which I don't know and the congregation won't know. On the other hand my C of E congregation know and love the...
by organist
Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: evensong
Replies: 0
Views: 2185

evensong

I was listening on the internet to last Wednesday's choral evensong on radio 3 and recognised the voice of the person reading the second lesson. None other than our own Lesley Wright from Newcastle! :)
by organist
Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: breaking of bread
Replies: 17
Views: 5502

breaking of bread

Thank you Canonico - now just have to find a tactful way of pointing the said priest in the right direction.
by organist
Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 'Heretic hymn'
Replies: 8
Views: 2648

heretic hymn

Thanks for the article musicus. I think my priest friend (English college trained) who told me it was heretical was on about the gnostic element or maybe he just doesn't like dancing? Perhaps the bit about the devil on your back may have also displeased him or his theology professor? It's interestin...
by organist
Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:49 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Summer School 2004
Replies: 9
Views: 3554

SSG summer school

I loved it - it was the best yet! Swimming pool fantastic but I have been there before. It's all a matter of planning. Get up early and go straight from the pool to breakfast thus feeling ready and refreshed for fantastic days full of wonderful music and liturgy. And the real love and support when y...
by organist
Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:39 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: pastoral care
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

pastoral care

From recent experience, there seem to be no arrangements to deal with people like me who are dismissed from a parish (19 years as organist and choir director and my wife 10 years as server). Only one priest even mentioned the need for the provision of pastoral care and although I have seen both the ...
by organist
Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: breaking of bread
Replies: 17
Views: 5502

breaking of bread

A priest from Africa who is currently serving locally breaks the bread during the consecration prayer. I gently queried this with him and he said that he was carrying out the actions of Christ to fit with the words of institution. I have seen this done in some Anglican churches but never before in t...
by organist
Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:09 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 'Heretic hymn'
Replies: 8
Views: 2648

Heretic hymn

Why dump 2 well-loved hymns? Can't the English be proud to be English? I was once asked by a bridegroom who was getting married in Ireland if I thought "Jerusalem" was a good idea. I said I thought maybe not. Yet another bolshie groom wanted a Christmas carol in July. The bride's mother persuaded hi...
by organist
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: music servant of liturgy?
Replies: 18
Views: 7791

Yes I have read Gordon Reynolds' book and I must seek it out again! I am sure I will enjoy the challenge of playing and conducting settings which I have often sung as a singer. One thing I am missing already is responsorial psalm settings. At the masses in other parishes we have attended so far the ...
by organist
Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: music servant of liturgy?
Replies: 18
Views: 7791

My wife and I enjoy evensong - could it be that in heaven they use Anglican chant?
by organist
Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music for teenage choir
Replies: 17
Views: 7253

How about Quigley There is a longing Hurd As the deer The servant king Kendrick Farrell God has chosen me Russbridge Hebridean Gloria Ogden Christ has no body now but yours (RSCM) Alan smith The Lord has done great things for us - lots of goodies in Psalmsongs Sweatshirts with the church logo and ch...
by organist
Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: music servant of liturgy?
Replies: 18
Views: 7791

I am pleased to say I have been appointed director of music of a C of E parish with a good choir and organ and a vicar and congregation who support the music. It's 7 miles from home - not as far as Liverpool! We did attend Mass in Liverpool cathedral and thought the choir wonderful. I also played th...
by organist
Thu May 06, 2004 10:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: music servant of liturgy?
Replies: 18
Views: 7791

music servant of liturgy

Sorry SOP I didn't answer your question. PP has been with us a year having been in the mission field for 8 years where no doubt he was treated as God. He seems to have upset just about everyone!
by organist
Thu May 06, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: music servant of liturgy?
Replies: 18
Views: 7791

music servant of liturgy

Some priests continually talk of my church, my parish - they need to start listening to their people who talk of our church, our parish, even our priest. Let the people reclaim their church! :x