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by HallamPhil
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music in Indian churches
Replies: 5
Views: 3326

Re: Music in Indian churches

I also have had interesting experiences of liturgical practice in India. I visit Goa for a month every January/February for the last 15 years. I stay in the little coastal village of Agonda in the South of Goa where the sfx fathers staff both school and church. Attendnace at both daily and Sunday ma...
by HallamPhil
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope's resignation
Replies: 29
Views: 8840

Re: Pope's resignation

I think in the same way as some celebrated the anniversaries of his pontificate it may be appropriate to organise a diocesan/deanery/parish thanksgiving mass for the pontificate after 28 February and at the same time pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in appointing the successor. i do also thi...
by HallamPhil
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Worship Songs - enjoy the video ;)
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

Re: Worship Songs - enjoy the video ;)

Thanks Peter. I've always suspected this. Particularly liked the bit where the text projection got out of sync ... presenter omitted to mention that vital ingredient!
by HallamPhil
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Carols at Midnight Mass
Replies: 48
Views: 15196

Re: Carols at Midnight Mass

Such an eclectic mix in Liverpool! Have a great Christmas, Nick.
by HallamPhil
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Carols at Midnight Mass
Replies: 48
Views: 15196

Re: Carols at Midnight Mass

We don't offer a carol service before the Night Mass but here is a list which shows what will be available from the buffet! CHRISTMAS ‘NIGHT’ MASS Organ Prelude: Dieu parmi nous – God among us (Olivier Messiaen) played by Philip Jakob Choral Prelude: Who heard the noise? (Bell) Introductory Rites Pr...
by HallamPhil
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 4 o'clock Vigil service?
Replies: 22
Views: 6736

Re: 4 o'clock Vigil service?

As a prelude to our midnight 'Night' Mass I'll play Messiaen's 'Dieu parmi nous' then the choir will sing John Bell's Carol 'Have you heard the noise?' It seemed appropriate after the Messiaen!
by HallamPhil
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 4 o'clock Vigil service?
Replies: 22
Views: 6736

Re: 4 o'clock Vigil service?

At St Marie's we have a Vigil Mass at 1730 (Cantor/organ/piano), Night Mass at midnight (Choir/Organ), Dawn Mass at 0830, Morning Prayer at 0945, Day Mass at 1030 (Choir/Organ), 1230 (Organ), 1830.
by HallamPhil
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Funeral Liturgies in Theory and in Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 13707

Re: Funeral Liturgies in Theory and in Practice

It is always difficult to say no to relatives who are struggling to deal with the death of one they love and the immediate demands of the immediate aftermath. I tend to invite them to consider that the favourite song/moment they are wishing to re-kindle is precious in the hearts of immediate relativ...
by HallamPhil
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: True engagement in the rite
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

True engagement in the rite

In a thread on the topic of Sacrosanctum Concilium 50 years on one commentator drew our attention to SC article 11 in which we are urged to have a true engagement with the rite rather than the rubric. 50 years on this deeper engagement can be frustrating. 50 years ago the balance between Word and Eu...
by HallamPhil
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Marie
Replies: 23
Views: 7755

Re: Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Mari

Thanks Anne. we blessed the font toda during the 1030 Mass. Unfortunately that wonderful sound system and most of the lights were kaput due to an electrical fault. Fortunately the replacement digital organ worked and I was able to rig up the powerful Diocesan portable sound system for choir, ambo, c...
by HallamPhil
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Marie
Replies: 23
Views: 7755

Re: Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Mari

Great to be back home in St Marie's tonight. About 250 people turned out on a wet and windy night for the Evening Prayer - Veneration - Night Prayer and very moving it was too.
by HallamPhil
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Marie
Replies: 23
Views: 7755

Re: Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Mari

I think you will still enjoy St Marie's ... it's a very different building to St Anne's. I cannot recall seeing any fences last night!
by HallamPhil
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Marie
Replies: 23
Views: 7755

Re: Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Mari

I was in the cathedral last night for a rehearsal with the Diocesan Choir, brass, woodwind, cantors and percussion. Previous visits had led me to think that the building work would never be completed on time but now it looks as though there may only be a few aspects outstanding. It has been a massiv...
by HallamPhil
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Marie
Replies: 23
Views: 7755

Re-opening and dedication of Cathedral Church of St Marie

I'm sure your info is correct also ... I suppose everyone boasted they studied with Dupre even if momentarily!
Organ Literature by Corliss Richard Arnold has him listed as a pupil of Joseph Jongen. Some people just have all the luck!
by HallamPhil
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: 50 (or more) years on - Sacrosanctum Concilium
Replies: 36
Views: 9909

Re: 50 (or more) years on - Sacrosanctum Concilium

Reading references to Arinze and liturgical dance reminds me of one occasion when Cardinal Arinze visited the church of St Ignatius, Stamford Hill while I was musician there. After the 'pro Nigeria' Mass there was a reception at which he was honoured by 6 Nigerian women who danced for him provocativ...