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by organist
Tue May 03, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Percussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2802

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: 6005

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: 2802

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: 4880

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...
by organist
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Peter Jones
Replies: 16
Views: 6005

Re: Canon Peter Jones

That is sad news indeed. A wonderful person to meet and his music will live on! May he rest in peace.
by organist
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funky Fresh Senior Choir
Replies: 6
Views: 2014

Re: Funky Fresh Senior Choir

:D Hilarious! Thanks for posting!
by organist
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Noises off
Replies: 14
Views: 3524

Re: Noises off

Dear nazard, I tried putting up a polite notice pointing out that playing the organ requires complete concentration. It got taken down by the priest in charge but I think he did speak to the offenders privately i.e. the small choir. They seem to have been quiet since! This doesn't stop the same peop...
by organist
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Noises off
Replies: 14
Views: 3524

Re: Noises off

This is an increasing problem. One of the reasons for leaving my present post is inconsiderate behaviour while playing. The worst was laughter very near to me in the choir loft on Remembrance Sunday. I find playing on this day demanding as I remember all those who lost their lives and this was just ...
by organist
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Saturday evening Masses
Replies: 9
Views: 3364

Saturday evening Masses

I wonder why so few Masses have any singing. At the most there might be a sung Alleluia with spoken verse and a sung Doxology. Some churches sing hymns unaccompanied by why no attempt at the simple chant Mass settings in the Missal? Recent horrors I have endured a recording of Silent night after com...
by organist
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New look website
Replies: 7
Views: 3533

Re: New look website

Looks good! :D
by organist
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Organist available
Replies: 0
Views: 983

Organist available

From March 2016 I will be available to play on Saturday evenings and Sundays. Requirements reasonable expenses and a contract. South London, central London possibly East and West London - public transport access essential. The church where I have been playing for 3 years is closing for 5 months of b...
by organist
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Re: Farewell

Thank you Mr Bear! :D or should that now be Paddington?
by organist
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy Week must haves
Replies: 29
Views: 8125

Re: Holy Week must haves

My Holy Week is divided between Westminster cathedral which is always splendid and a small Anglo-Catholic church with a choir of 3 or 4 if you are lucky. However we will be singing the psalms on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil - the rest is good solid NEH hymnody and the Murray setting whi...
by organist
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns that conflict with Catholic doctrine.
Replies: 47
Views: 16085

Re: Hymns that conflict with Catholic doctrine.

Said theologian needs to read his Bible more carefully. Our Lord himself says The kingdom is here among you! :D
by organist
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Preparation of the Gifts
Replies: 5
Views: 2814

Preparation of the Gifts

At Mass last night (my 3rd Eucharist of the weekend - it was for deceased Catenians and relatives) the priest (very charming) who is "Conservative" and has caused people to leave the parish, told us at the Offertory that we should be offering our prayers and concerns with the gifts. Surely...