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by JW
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: One License takes over from Calamus
Replies: 27
Views: 6291

Re: One License takes over from Calamus

One License seems to have many more companies in its stable than Calamus but I'm not sure if this justifies a threefold increase in price. Churches could be paying organisations whose music they may never use - perhaps they could address this. It would be interesting to see One License's financials....
by JW
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 39
Views: 8652

Re: Copyright

I was struck by SC's earlier comments about difficulty in tracing descendants of original copyright owners. Some years ago, I ordered from the British Library a scan of a booklet by a great great uncle of mine. The payment included a copyright fee. Now I'm guessing that the British Library hasn't tr...
by JW
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 12
Views: 3457

Re: Do you want a laugh?

A look at the Organist posts vacant on the 'Organists Online' site suggests that £6k isn't unreasonable compared with the market in general. It takes a lot of study and work to get to the level required to take on these roles and it must be really frustrating that financial rewards are so meagre. Ma...
by JW
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Do you want a laugh?
Replies: 12
Views: 3457

Re: Do you want a laugh?

Is this the same cathedral that had to make it's Director of Music redundant a a few years ago because of financial difficulty? If so, where is the funding coming from and how can a new incumbent be certain that this will continue into the future?
by JW
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 14
Views: 3682

Re: Pronunciation

Pronunciation is different depending which part of the country we come from. There have always been variants and I'm not sure it's a good thing to try and force everyone down the same route. Guides are useful perhaps but they would never be enforceable. Latin pronunciation also varies widely. Living...
by JW
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 4049

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

I suspect different churches are doing what works for them, given the resources available. We'll have an instrumental during the first part of the procession, a hymn follows during the rest of the procession and continues while the vessels are being cleaned, followed by a period of silence which aim...
by JW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion Processionals – Revived
Replies: 18
Views: 4049

Re: Communion Processionals – Revived

Psallite might be worth considering, but it isn't cheap.
by JW
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funerals and autocrats
Replies: 18
Views: 4204

Re: Funerals and autocrats

The problem of autocracy is a structural one. The church isn't a democracy and Canon Law invests all authority over a parish to the bishop and parish priest. Clergy aren't accountable in the way that members of professions are. The Pope condemns clericalism but hasn't taken measures to address the u...
by JW
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Communion under both kinds
Replies: 17
Views: 3946

Re: Communion under both kinds

Just to point out that some priests bypass all these recommendations by saying Mass in the Extraordinary Form. The Extraordinary Form doesn't provide for Communion under both kinds nor for the sign of peace among the People. I haven't experienced it myself but have heard of priests imposing the Extr...
by JW
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 6477

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

The Mass is 'source and summit', a Communion Service is not the same and will never have the same efficacy. But the point is: what should happen when there is no priest to celebrate Mass in a community, especially on a Sunday? Should the people bother gathering together at all? What should they gath...
by JW
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 6477

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Southern Comfort, thank you for that.
by JW
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 6477

Re: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

Thanks for all the interesting comments so far. SC I'm unable to access the link, perhaps because I'm in Android. In my view, the Church in Europe needs to make urgent plans for dioceses with only a dozen or so active priests. Heads are buried in the sand. The solution of merging or closing parishes...
by JW
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.
Replies: 26
Views: 6477

Services of Word and Communion in the absence of a priest.

In our parish, we have a service of the the Word and Communion, led by a Eucharistic Minister, on our priest's day off each week. The appropriate guidelines are contained in a Liturgy Office document entitled Celebrations of the Word and Communion on Sundays and weekdays in the absence of a priest ....
by JW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 41
Views: 15257

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

I'm delighted to say that the Walker Organ at St Thomas of Canterbury, Rainham, Kent has now been fully renovated. As well as renovating the entire organ, revoicing the pipes, adjusting wind pressures, increasing key resistance, Sheppard & Cross have installed new digital electrics with multi-channe...
by JW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 85518

Re: The wickedness of face cream

From today's first reading:

If he offers his life in atonement, he will see his hairs.