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by High Peak
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Baptism of the Lord
Replies: 11
Views: 2772

Re: The Baptism of the Lord

It does seem to "demote" The Baptism somewhat. eg the rubrics stipulate that, if it is celebrated on the Monday, only one Reading before the Gospel and the Creed is omitted. I don't like whole idea of moving feast days that fall during the week to the nearest Sunday. I seem to remember rea...
by High Peak
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 2857

Re: Come to the Manger

I think it has very little merit and really don't like it. When I was asked to take over music duties at the Christmas Vigil Mass, one of the first things I did was to cast this into the bin.
by High Peak
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office
Replies: 7
Views: 1933

Re: Musical Accompaniment to the Divine Office

Hello, DNBA,

I have emailed you some materials that I have used in my parish (including at the candlelit sung Vespers during Advent that you may be aware of). I also may be able to introduce you to someone who MAY be willing/able to assist.

Let me know.
by High Peak
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 4191

Re: Choral Director Post

Maybe they are funding it through the closure and selling of the Catholic Chaplaincy for the Students of the University of Bradford. Shameful!! It was there that my liturgical sensibilities were first triggered. As far as I'm aware, the Catholic Chaplaincy for Bradford University still exists, it's...
by High Peak
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Choral Director Post
Replies: 16
Views: 4191

Re: Choral Director Post

Maybe they are funding it through the closure and selling of the Catholic Chaplaincy for the Students of the University of Bradford.
Shameful!!
It was there that my liturgical sensibilities were first triggered.
by High Peak
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 11825

Re: Only 20 hymns

May is a VERY difficult question. In most parishes there would be a riot if Marian hymns were not sung. (Some years ago, I resisted; there were complaints; I had to either "toe the line" or the music choices would have been taken away from me) This year, on Pentecost, we closed with "...
by High Peak
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 60009

Re: Liturgical Tourism

I recently attended three weekday Masses which were quite extraordinary. There was an eclectic mix of music that was always appropriate and beautifully played. The congregation joined in with the responses and the singing with gusto, even spontaneously going into harmonies which made a beautiful sou...
by High Peak
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 5543

Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

Addendum....... Having said all that..........Several years back I went on a private retreat to a Monastery of contemplative nuns. I was warned by friend not to expect too much in terms of singing the Office as the rather small community was rather elderly and their voices were frail. However, I fou...
by High Peak
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources
Replies: 23
Views: 5543

Parish Music in an age of dwindling resources

If there isn't the talent, would it be better to have a said Mass rather than one with dreadful singing/playing? Worth discussing? For my money, I would go for the said Mass every time....... .....I really don't like using pre-recorded backing tracks at Mass. Maybe its because of the associations w...
by High Peak
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: How accessible is your church?
Replies: 16
Views: 12275

Re: How accessible is your church?

oopsorganist wrote:Here is some guidance that I have found googling around. I googled around instead of cyber throttling my friend Incense Tom. :lol:

http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resourc ... erence.pdf

http://www.cbcew.org.uk/content/downloa ... e-2014.pdf


The second link doesn't seem to work.
by High Peak
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cardinal Sarah
Replies: 20
Views: 5028

Re: Cardinal Sarah

by High Peak
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cardinal Sarah
Replies: 20
Views: 5028

Re: Cardinal Sarah

alan29 wrote:Just to quote the General Introduction to the Roman Missal
"The altar should be built separate from the wall........."

I am informed by a priest friend that there is some debate as to the accuracy of the translation of that line. Can anyone cast any light?
by High Peak
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 60009

Re: Liturgical Tourism

26th June. North Wales. 1st Holy Communion Mass - my Goddaughter being one of the First Communicants. Two nylon-strung guitars strumming the following..... Entrance:- I, the Lord of sea and sky Gloria:- Anderson/clappy-clappy!!!! Readings: I think they were from the "Good News" translation...
by High Peak
Mon May 23, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 60009

Re: Liturgical Tourism

You are more accommodating than I am. I offered our PP the singing of the seasonal Marian antiphon at the end of Mass, which he declined. So our nod to May/October is restricted to the saying of the "Hail Holy Queen" or "Memorare" instead of the Hail Mary.
by High Peak
Fri May 20, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Another type of mass
Replies: 18
Views: 4297

Re: Another type of mass

Indeed. I think that this is something with most liturgy-geeks seem to miss: no matter what the theological back-story is, people like singing hymns, for all sorts of reasons connected to their own spirituality. If Catholicism had some other mechanism for addressing this spiritual need, then we wou...