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by JW
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Ace Maria

Just a heads up. Yesterday, for the umpteenth time, a Funeral Director sent me a draft order of service which included 'Ave Maria' played by the organist as a recessional. I asked the FD to check whether the family actually wanted 'As I kneel before you'. Sure enough they did. It's always worth clar...
by JW
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Ace Maria

Just a heads up. Yesterday, for the umpteenth time, a Funeral Director sent me a draft order of service which included 'Ave Maria' played by the organist as a recessional. I asked the FD to check whether the family actually wanted 'As I kneel before you'. Sure enough they did. It's always worth clar...
by JW
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Ace Maria
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Ace Maria

Just a heads up. Yesterday, for the umpteenth time, a Funeral Director sent me a draft order of service which included 'Ave Maria' played by the organist as a recessional. I asked the FD to check whether the family actually wanted 'As I kneel before you'. Sure enough they did. It's always worth clar...
by JW
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Muzak for the Mass
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Muzak for the Mass

It's better if there is a decent live musician or a group to play during those periods. For example a flautist plays during our Communion Procession and our group will play a verse of the Offertory hymn if needed. But you do need decent musicians.. For organists, I did a thread 10 years ago suggesti...
by JW
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: I enjoyed that!
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: I enjoyed that!

Of course, in the days of Martin Luther, before general literacy, everyone knew the chorales by heart. They probably sang them much more heartily and with greater enjoyment, for that! In Catholic tradition one could say the same about the Benediction hymns, O Salutaris Hostia, Tantum Ergo and Adorem...
by JW
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Magnum Principium
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Magnum Principium

Time to use the 1998 Missal Translation?
by JW
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: Proms

Sadly, organ recitals at the proms don't attract large audiences! I was at the St John Passion - brilliant, though I almost got blasted away by the organ on the last verse of 'Nun danket'! the St John is one of my favourite Bach works and it was a fitting end to the Reformation celebration. Samuel W...
by JW
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: Proms

Was at the Swing Prom last Sunday afternoon. Really impressed with Hiromi on the piano. So many jazz performers are consummate musicians.
by JW
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Proms

So what are your Proms highlights this year? Loved the Rachmaninoff All Night Vigil. Those basses!
by JW
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music Recitals
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Music Recitals

Just wondering! Do you use your church space for music recitals? They can be good community events, they can be fundraisers, they can bring people into the building. I'm thinking of concerts, carol services, schools events etc. Are music recitals something that more churches could engage with? They ...
by JW
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 4450

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

I don't know if members of this group are aware but Martin Cross, the East London organ builder, passed away unexpectedly a month ago. May he rest in peace. Martin was going to restore our organ. For fundraising we have a Hundred Club in place and a series of organ recitals. Individual donations are...
by JW
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 136
Views: 62066

Re: The wickedness of face cream

" Entrance:. I the Lord of sea and sand.". :o

Holidays on the way I suspect! :
by JW
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4075

Re: First communion music

I wonder what many parents believe about First Communion. Has it become just a rite of Catholic passage? Otherwise it's difficult to understand why such a fuss is made when the there's little chance of the children receiving regularly on a Sunday.
by JW
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: First communion music
Replies: 40
Views: 4075

Re: First communion music

Don't forget, a lot of people at FHC Masses have little connection with Catholicism. How can we reach out to them and their children because our efforts haven't really worked over the last 50 years or so? The Eucbarist is source and summit of all that we do, but it is also a place of sending. We are...
by JW
Mon May 08, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 3838

Re: Pentecost sequence.

The CC Sequence is optional. We've never used it.... We've never used it either. In fact CC is a dead duck in our parish, despite priests reinstating some form of procession from time to time. As regards the Pentecost Sequence, I'll mention the Veni Sancte Spritus by Walker and the one from Taize, ...