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by organist
Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: music servant of liturgy?
Replies: 18
Views: 9946

music servant of liturgy?

I was very conscious this Holy Week of the need to finish the music so that our priest can go on to the next part of the liturgy. He does seem to want to rush things and I made the point to him that I consider it very important personally and pastorally that I have time to get off the organ stool an...
by organist
Thu Apr 08, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing the Lord's Prayer
Replies: 6
Views: 3496

Lord's prayer

People didn't join in Credo III in St Peter's square either!
by organist
Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Singing the Lord's Prayer
Replies: 6
Views: 3496

Lord's prayer

When we were at the Papal audience in St Peter's square we were surprised how few around us knew the Pater noster. I think congregations should occasionally sing this setting and the English version in the missal. Most of the other settings are awful. Big parish occasions we say it.
by organist
Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: when are musicians supposed to receive communion
Replies: 10
Views: 6872

communion

We use the Lamb of God so sing 2 verses of the Farrell or Inwood setting during the fraction then silence and then more verses at the start of the communion rite. I don't much like "twiddling in the spirit" - I prefer a proper voluntary. A hymn or motet follows. This still leaves the problem of when...
by organist
Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Processions
Replies: 4
Views: 3204

Processions

My ecumenical heart has been greatly warmed this week by agreement after years of trying for a combined procession through the streets with our local Anglican congregation on Palm Sunday. Now we only have 3 masses on Sunday morning and the children's passion presentation could not be mounted this ye...
by organist
Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Things that happened at Weddings
Replies: 23
Views: 10158

My worst experience was when the sacristan said he would signal to me in the mirror that the bride was ready to process. I was happily playing "Greensleeves" when I saw to my horror in the mirror that the bride was already halfway up the aisle. What to do? Carry on with "Greensleeves" of course! Sol...
by organist
Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christian Unity Week
Replies: 13
Views: 9524

Christian unity week

Only 3 Catholics at the unity service I attended - our new priest, one stalwart and myself. The service was based on the material provided in the unity week booklet including some good words sung to "Auld lang syne" not a good idea! We did hear an excellent sermon in which the preacher used "You in ...