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by High Peak
Wed May 10, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Re: Maria Parkinson?

Maria Parkinson was one of a group of giggling teenage convent schoolgirls who took part in a school liturgy day at the St Thomas More Centre in Manor House in the mid 1970s. This particular group were given the task of writing a hymn or song, and "As I kneel before you" is what they came up with i...
by High Peak
Tue May 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maria Parkinson?
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Re: Maria Parkinson?

I know Maria. She lives about seven miles away from me. She is married and no longer goes by "Parkinson".

Not a "one-hit-wonder"; she also composed "Come, let us go up to the Lord, to the temple of our God" which I use for the Entrance Hymn every 1st Sunday of Advent, Year A.
by High Peak
Sat May 06, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pentecost sequence.
Replies: 37
Views: 7766

Re: Pentecost sequence.

That particular tune is one I really, really dislike. All those crotchets, one after another. There must be an alternative ........ I have found recordings on YouTube that uses essentially the same tune as found in Celebration Hymnal, but with a few dotted crotchets rather than the relentless strea...
by High Peak
Tue May 02, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Confirmation Mass
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: Confirmation Mass

I am looking for guidance on planning a Confirmation Mass in the light of whatever changes have happened in the last two or three years. We will sing the Gloria, and the Mass. But will the Mass be the Mass of the day, which will be Tuesday week 9 OT, so a first reading about Tobit taking a bath and...
by High Peak
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 10313

Re: Offertory hymns

I rather like the dirge tune!!! :lol:
For those of us not familiar with Nottingham/Mozart and other names for famous tunes, which one are you on about?
by High Peak
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 10313

Re: Offertory hymns

By the way - 1st post!!!

Welcome to the forum!!! :D
by High Peak
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Offertory hymns
Replies: 34
Views: 10313

Re: Offertory hymns

We tend to sing an Offertory Hymn but I rarely set one that is specific to the Offertory. It's too limiting, for a start - there are not that many of them (as you have found) and even fewer that have merit and are worth singing. So, when we have an Offertory hymn, it is more likely to be one on the ...
by High Peak
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 4008

Re: Easter Sunday morning Masses

I wonder to what extend the Vigil is "sold" as the highpoint of the whole year - to what extent we "big-it-up". I don't think that it is too controversial to state that we don't have the most theologically or liturgically literate laity, and they need help to get a sense of and u...
by High Peak
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Alleluia
Replies: 11
Views: 2497

Re: Easter Alleluia

This year was the first time that I have organised the Triduum Liturgies, because this year was the first time that we started the Vigil at a time I was comfortable with - 9pm. I cannot speak for previous years (we took ourselves off to Ampleforth) but this year we most certainly did intone the Alle...
by High Peak
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

Or possibly one of the few who follows the directions in the GIRM. That has been one of my problems. We have introduced several things that are in keeping with GIRM norms which have not been the "norm" in the parish in a long, long time. As such, we have met resistance from some. It's not...
by High Peak
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

justMary wrote:......if you aren't getting any [complaints] then you probably aren't being brave enough.


I think that this is a very valid point.
by High Peak
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

oopsorganist wrote:
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by High Peak
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Easter Sunday morning Masses
Replies: 17
Views: 4008

Easter Sunday morning Masses

For those of you that do the Easter Vigil "properly" - ie not starting until at least one hour after sunset - do you still have a full complement of Easter Sunday morning Masses? Or do you cut the number down (logically, omitting the earliest Sunday morning Mass) following the late finish ...
by High Peak
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

Oops. I think it helps if like me you have been a parishioner for 30 years with wife and kids, are 6 foot 3, and have a moustache that bristles nicely when upset. Well........ We've been here and active in the two parishes here for 20 years, I have family here that goes back 4 generations and, alth...
by High Peak
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 5761

Re: You can't please all the people all of the time

And how do you ruin someone's favourite hymn? Well, first of all the favorite him in question was Amazing Grace. So I have to challenge the woman's taste!!! We did a 3-part harmony acapella version with a different melody. Somewhat Gospel in style. I had picked it up in one or two liturgical worksh...