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by JW
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Proms
Replies: 10
Views: 2112

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: 1188

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: 6728

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: 139
Views: 67598

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: 6532

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: 6532

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: 6207

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, ...
by JW
Wed May 03, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 6207

Re: Pentecost sequence.

We've used this in the past. More reflective than joyful but it's simple and it works.
by JW
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 7712

Re: Offertory hymns

'What can we offer you?' was popular in the 80s. Also, 'Father I place into your hands'
by JW
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 2614

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

Played Handel's Hallelujah at the end of the Vigil. It may well become a tradition. People were joining in spontaneously and there was a round of applause at the end!
by JW
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Drowning them in the Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: Drowning them in the Sea

This one is quite disquieting, especially if you have a young female cantor singing it. They don't seem to mind though.

It was a little odd this year as we now have a 30 second pause after each reading before the psalm, so it was a bit strange launching straight into it.
by JW
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of the Saints
Replies: 16
Views: 3700

Re: Litany of the Saints

It's nice to have some unusual saints, from candidates' baptismal and confirmation names. We had St William of Rochester this year (though he's really from Perth).

We were able to get an antiphonal effect with two cantors alternating from either side of the West Gallery. It worked quite well.
by JW
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 1933

Re: Easter Alleluia

I suspect we may move to 3 x Celtic Alleluia next year, rising a semitone, then into the verses. Provided we have a cantor.
by JW
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 1933

Easter Alleluia

A quick straw poll out of interest. How many do or don't observe the rubric that the Easter Alleluia should be intoned three times with the pitch raised each time? The last time we did the missal chant was about 30 years ago and no-one in the congregation sang because, even then, they didn't know it...
by JW
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Litany of the Saints
Replies: 16
Views: 3700

Re: Litany of the Saints

We have the Litany of the Saints for the first time in 5 years this year, thanks be to God! As we have different cantors and a new translation we're using the Missal Tone. I know that the purists insist it should be unaccompanied. However, we'll be accompanying it, especially as it's unfamiliar to t...