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by HallamPhil
Sun May 25, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: All things to all people?
Replies: 30
Views: 12924

Re: All things to all people?

I think the mix is to be recommended. Jesus, who was not a fisherman, told experienced fishermen to toss their nets to the other side of the boat ... and the miracle, apart from the fact that they caught loads of fish, was that they listened to him in the first place! We musicians, who also have to ...
by HallamPhil
Tue May 20, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 11179

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

Thomas, perhaps you should consider running this as a separate topic? Not all cathedrals have a musical establishment in the way that others do. At Hallam the financial investment to the cathedral's music was in one person and that part-time role is now redundant. It will be interesting to see how t...
by HallamPhil
Tue May 20, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: WW1 Commemoration
Replies: 4
Views: 2809

Re: WW1 Commemoration

The Bishops have agreed 4 or 5 significant 'battle' days each year on which Masses will be celebrated. Hallam Diocese J & P Commission have approved a draft proposal for a 4 year plan culminating in a Year for Peace (and Justice) and an invitation for parishes to be in Covenant/Agreement for Pea...
by HallamPhil
Sun May 11, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 11179

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

Perhaps the previous writer needs to employ a spell-check for entrepreneurial (correct spelling) and then also a self-assessment as to whether business criteria should really be appropriately applied to the particular music ministry of this topic. Were the same criteria applied to our education deli...
by HallamPhil
Fri May 02, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 11179

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

aw! That's kind o'ye (with apologies to those soon to be independent!)
by HallamPhil
Fri May 02, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 11179

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

If you read the letter again you will see that John is expressing strong support for a model of music-making that places the Assembly first whether it be in parishes or cathedrals. I am glad that he appreciated this to be the case in Hallam. This is not the experience in all cathedrals.
by HallamPhil
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Beatification
Replies: 4
Views: 2438

Re: Beatification

Non sum moderator sed much better, me thinks! I didn't notice any tiredness on the part of PF. I watched it in the comfort of Sheffield Odeon with my 3D glasses firmly in place. It made me feel quite modern though I'm told I looked daft! The one musical aspect that began to annoy me was the alternat...
by HallamPhil
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maundy numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 4854

Re: Maundy numbers

well I'd like to keep on the topic that is 'off topic'. The sacrificial love that we have just been celebrating is also present in relationships of any kind. Love is sacrificial unless it is fragmented in whatever way. One of our daily newspapers ran an article this weekend about the same but withou...
by HallamPhil
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 11179

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

There are ominous signs in Llandaff that all is not well in protestant cathedrals.
by HallamPhil
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maundy numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 4854

Re: Maundy numbers

Having just been to the practice for those to be baptised/received/confirmed and seen the numbers involved we could be in for a long night tonight. It will still be shorter than the three years when Bishop and Dean baptised by full immersion. This year each baptism will only involve the pouring of a...
by HallamPhil
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Maundy numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 4854

Re: Maundy numbers

We did over 300 Orders of Service for Thursday and there were just enough. Only about 25 stayed till Night Prayer but perhaps city centres are not places for religious folk to hang out! This afternoon's Passion was attended by almost 500 and there were about 30 children celebrating the Passion elsew...
by HallamPhil
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy Week Music Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 7740

Re: Holy Week Music Programme

MaryR considered that her parish do more of the Word than anyone else. A cursory glance at Hallam's submission will reveal that all seven readings from the OT will be heard at its Cathedral Church of St Marie. In fact we've been doing all seven since I arrived at Hallam twenty years ago. I hope this...
by HallamPhil
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Holy Week Music Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 7740

Holy Week Music Programme

Palm Sunday 1030 - Cathedral Choir Hosanna to the Son of David (Jakob) - The children of Jerusalem (Tune: Walk in the Light) - The children of Jerusalem + Psalm 46 (Jakob) Psalm: My God, my God (Walker) New Wine Gospel Greeting: Praise to you - Christ was humbler yet (Jakob) God so loved the world ...
by HallamPhil
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Next Saturday's Responsorial Psalm!
Replies: 3
Views: 2313

Re: Next Saturday's Responsorial Psalm!

You could dispense with the response and set the words of the psalm itself to a well-known psalm tone. We do this frequently at St Marie's in Sheffield. It is particularly suitable for Lent, we feel. Some people refer to this legitimate method of singing the psalm the direct method. We like to give ...
by HallamPhil
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bishops fix date for ending old music settings
Replies: 20
Views: 7774

Re: Bishops fix date for ending old music settings

Last week Hallam Diocese began a programme of 2 evening sessions in each deanery. Next week sees Part 2 workshops in Sheffield North, Barnsley and Rotherham Deaneries. Message me if you want to know further dates in the programme which ends in June.