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by JW
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 3556

Re: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year

Silent entrance into one minutes silence. A bidding prayer. Abide with me at the end - awful on the Clavinova with its wonderful array of door-buzzer sounds that pass for "organ." 5 years later ....... identical. But now a slightly better Kawai. SC, thanks for your help. We still have an ...
by JW
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 3556

Re: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year

Is it the consensus that there should not be a Gloria at a Requiem Mass celebrated on Remembrance Sunday as happens in Hare's and Phlorida Phil's churches. Does the instruction that there should be no Gloria at Requiem Masses over-ride the instruction that there should be a Gloria on Ordinary Sunday...
by JW
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cremation, scattering, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: Cremation, scattering, etc.

These instructions are yet another example of the way that Rome and many other clerics live in a world of their own, devoid of any compassion, mercy or humility. They just don't realise how irrelevant they've become as far as many Catholic lay people are concerned: there's such a lack of connection ...
by JW
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: It's Friday! Gospel Quartet
Replies: 0
Views: 533

It's Friday! Gospel Quartet

Having just spent an afternoon emailing out a circular, I needed a laugh and this provided it. Worth watching to the end!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGUzkUMXNCc
by JW
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Last Night of the proms
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Last Night of the proms

Through the ballot for those who attend 5 Proms or more: http://www.royalalberthall.com/extra/booking-tickets-for-the-last-night-of-the-proms/
by JW
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Last Night of the proms
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Last Night of the proms

Was in the Upper Circle, John! Well done! It was good to see flags from all over the world being waved by the audience, not just England, UK and Europe. We were naturally waving a UK flag but maintaining entirely friendly relations with the German couple next to us who had an EU flag. I think they w...
by JW
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass for Canonisation of Mother Teresa
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Mass for Canonisation of Mother Teresa

Didn't watch the Mass, but saw a news item - they were singing the verses of Paul Inwood's hymn for the Year of Mercy - a bit too slow and too free with the rhythm I thought. Did anyone else notice this?
by JW
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

Picking up on SC's point about no hymns at all. There are many places like Brompton Oratory and Farm Street who don't have hymns at their 11.00 Sunday Masses, but these tend to be Latin affairs and the congregation has no active participation in the music, apart from listening to the choir. In most ...
by JW
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

Hare, High Peak, I'd actually be quite happy if someone else chose the music. I could moan about their choices then instead of having people moan about mine!!! Seriously though, in general, priests seem to have delegated the choice of music to musicians. I've never been sure if this is entirely appr...
by JW
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 136
Views: 62063

Re: The wickedness of face cream

We had a "Eurology" at a Requiem Mass today!
by JW
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43235

Re: Liturgical Tourism

May I be just a tad pernickety? I can't find it in Laudate - do you know the number? It is in Catholic Hymns Old and New. It's bringing flowers from garden and woodland and hillside and dale that would break the law, even though our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling the praise of the...
by JW
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 177
Views: 43235

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Ah that sounds wonderful. Today I sang The Lourdes Hymn, Shine Jesus SHine, Bring Flowers of the Rarest, One Bread One Body, Sweet Heart of Jesus, and Faith of Our Fathers. I kid you not. And the Salazaar Gloria. Speechless. Just have to ask where and why? Were you in the privacy of your own home? ...
by JW
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Incidental Music for Mass
Replies: 81
Views: 21811

Re: Incidental Music for Mass

How time flies, is it really 8 years?

I'm working through the Novello Village Organist series at the moment. Well worth a look if you like Victoriana, including quite a few transcriptions!
by JW
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

Laudate, if I remember correctly, has the Magnificat in it's Marian section, when it's actually a hymn to God which is ascribed to Mary by Luke... I do tend to use it for Communion on Marian feastdays. A thought on hymns to Mary at Mass. I remember that Pope Francis had the Salve Regina (of which Ha...
by JW
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 7854

Re: Only 20 hymns

Most parishes can manage Hail Queen of Heaven, As I kneel before you, Immaculate Mary and Holy Virgin by God's decree.