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by Hare
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music Animator required
Replies: 43
Views: 19584

Re: Music Animator required

Hmm. Not wishing to be negative, but I would like to think that the clentele at this mass got a more varied diet than can be provided by a guitar-playing animator.....
by Hare
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 113127

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Absolutely! I would add that things that should be fast should be very slow - and vice-versa! I used to play regularly at a French church when there on holiday, until the time a young lad of about 15/16 in the congregation, who acted as Animateur at the monthly "Family Mass" decided I was ...
by Hare
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 24148

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

We have never used the ancient triple Alleluia chant. Tends to be the Celtic with the verses. We had "hands in the air" in the congregation this year! Is there a rubric that says the fire should NOT be pre-lit? Two years ago, the week after Easter, the gas board were called in to investiga...
by Hare
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 24148

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Alleluia SPOKEN!!!! Total travesty. Do you mean the celbrant said "Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia", then the Congregation said "Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia", then the celebrant again, etc through three iterations? A travesty indeed - did he use a higher voice each time? Q I think...
by Hare
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?
Replies: 43
Views: 24148

Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

21.00 start, 23.15 finish. Odd numbered readings and sung psalms, deacon sang Exsultet. One year (1998) we started and finished in broad daylight - at request of then PP who was only with us for a year. Said Exsultet, fire INDOORS!!!!!! AFTER the Readings!! Hymns in place of set psalms....Alleluia S...
by Hare
Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 113127

Re: Liturgical Tourism

JW wrote:We all have these horrible moments when something unexpectedly goes belly-up.


It didn't actually go wrong - the sops didn't actually notice, so it didn't put them off - but other parts of the choir heard it!
by Hare
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 113127

Re: Liturgical Tourism

I have a young man with Aspergers in the choir. Brilliant musician, excellent sight-reader, with perfect pitch - just passed Grade 7 Piano with Distinction. The bloke I mentioned in the congregation has no "condition" that anyone knows of. One Christmas, he missed the direction "v.1 s...
by Hare
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 113127

Re: Liturgical Tourism

I just hope there were no Liturgical Tourists at my place tonight, to hear some idiot in the congregation attempt to join in with the choir in Elgar's Ave Verum. To say I am livid would be an understatement!
by Hare
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Nick Gale RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 5555

Re: Nick Gale RIP

Nick's funeral will be on Tuesday March 24th at 11am at St George's Cathedral, Southwark. (Information from Nick's sister)
by Hare
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Nick Gale RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 5555

Re: Nick Gale RIP

liturgyprof wrote:Should anyone hear when/where Nick's funeral is to be, would you be so kind as to post details here?


I understand from a reliable source that the funeral will be at St George's Cathedral towards the end of next week. I will update info when things are finalized
by Hare
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Nick Gale RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 5555

Nick Gale RIP

Shocked and devastated to learn this morning of the tragic death yesterday of Nick Gale (former DoM at St George's cathedral, Southwark) in an RTA in London. RIP Nick
by Hare
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The 'New' Translation - your recommended music settings
Replies: 19
Views: 11111

Re: The 'New' Translation - your recommended music settings

I can't remember where, but I heard a rumour a couple of years ago that Peter Jones was going to do an SATB version of his "Parish Mass". Did that ever come to fruition?
by Hare
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The 'New' Translation - your recommended music settings
Replies: 19
Views: 11111

Re: The 'New' Translation - your recommended music settings

I will probably be censored for going off-topic but we haven't used hymn books for many years as they are so limiting. We produce a service sheet each week which contains everything the assembly needs including Gloria, psalm refrain, Eucharistic acclamations, communion song etc. Also, if we tried t...
by Hare
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The 'New' Translation - your recommended music settings
Replies: 19
Views: 11111

Re: The 'New' Translation - your recommended music settings

I really do hope we have moved on from the notion that we have to use the totality of a mass setting by one composer. As far as I am aware, the expectation is that we sing the Mass but not necessarily one composer's setting. We should be free to select from the settings available and the only stric...
by Hare
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The continued use of "old translation" mass settings
Replies: 14
Views: 6838

Re: The continued use of "old translation" mass settings

the New translation has never been a problem here - apart from certain people who are very audible 9due to microphones!!!!) going onto auto-pilot in the New Celtic Sanctus ("God of power and might")