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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: 7710

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: 7710

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: 6119

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: 7710

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: 7710

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...
by High Peak
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 7710

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

quaeritor wrote:I'm struggling with the maths (or the meaning?) here, Mary - am I missing something? :?:
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I'm SO relieved it's not just me!!! :-)
by High Peak
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: You can't please all the people all of the time
Replies: 30
Views: 7710

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

I have received two unsolicited pieces of feedback from tonight's Mass at which our group played. One said that the entire Mass was beautiful and that they loved all the music. The other said (through somebody else) that we ruined her favorite hymn and disliked it so much that she walked out early!!...
by High Peak
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgy Meetings
Replies: 5
Views: 2174

Re: Liturgy Meetings

Given that you are now a combination of two parishes it may be of value. We are two parishes with one priest and three Sunday Masses (though three are CERTAINLY not required) and, much to my frustration, there is little if any crossover or coordination. On Thursday we had our first rehearsal for the...
by High Peak
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 4896

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Thank you for your replies, especially SC and KA; I concur with your "sensible compromise" approach but I'm in something of a battle for which I required additional firepower - I think you provided it. Now let's see whether it's decisive. Keep us posted! I can report a qualified success!
by High Peak
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 4896

Re: Triduum accompaniment

Thank you for your replies, especially SC and KA; I concur with your "sensible compromise" approach but I'm in something of a battle for which I required additional firepower - I think you provided it. Now let's see whether it's decisive. :wink:
by High Peak
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 4896

Triduum accompaniment

"During the same period ( ie between the Gloria of Maundy Thursday and that of the Easter Vigil ), the organ and other musical instruments may be used only for the purpose of supporting the singing." Some guidance, please (as the old phrase put it - how far can you go?), as well as example...
by High Peak
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 8422

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

Now that's got me thinking! Yes, using one hymnal is limiting but I wonder what percentage of it we do use!!

Knowing me I will go and work it out!! :lol:
by High Peak
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 8422

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

..........there is still the notion of cutting your coat according to your cloth. That is just common sense in my view. Very much so, but at the same time we must be aspirational in what we do. I get a little concerned when I hear people say that we should give the congregation "want they want...
by High Peak
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 6834

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

And more often those charisms are absent. Or latent or nascent, perhaps. And that's where formation and training is SO important. I am naturally fairly musical, but have absolutely no formal musical or liturgical training. Neither, when I was asked to start our music group, was any reading - never ...
by High Peak
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 6834

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

alan29 wrote:Are those priestly functions?


The discernment of charisms among his flock is very much part of the priestly role. Too often, however, ministries are assigned to the willing and eager rather than to those who have a genuine charism for that ministry.