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by blackthorn fairy
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cremation, scattering, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 4320

Re: Cremation, scattering, etc.

Yes, very silly and unnecessary in my opinion. What's the difference between burying a body (returning it to the earth) and scattering the ashes in a special place (returning it/them to the earth?) Someone in my parish told me how she sacttered her husband's ashes on the rose-bed in the garden,which...
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 24360

Re: Only 20 hymns

I agree with JW re the liturgical priorities he lists. However, I would prefer it if the bishops did not make a ruling. (And if they did, would it make any difference? I'm thinking of something on that other thread Liturgical Tourism). There is a place for Marian hymns once in a while - but more par...
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 120201

Re: Liturgical Tourism

The Salazar Gloria seems ridiculous and not only ridiculous... don't get me started!
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Only 20 hymns
Replies: 55
Views: 24360

Re: Only 20 hymns

How about ' Hail the day that sees him rise' for Ascension, sung to Llanfair?
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gill Ness-Collins RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 4148

Re: Gill Ness-Collins RIP

I was one of the ones she befriended at my first Summer School all those years ago. Well done thou good and faithful servant. I will be with you in spirit.
by blackthorn fairy
Wed May 18, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sequences
Replies: 4
Views: 2907

Re: Sequences

We always do the Easter Sequence - Victimae pascali - beautiful plainsong with such a wide-ranging melody, sung well by the choir. As for the Pentecost Sequence, I'd love to do the plainsong but we sing it all together in the hymn version (Veni Sancte Spiritus - Samuel Webbe, in the translation by E...
by blackthorn fairy
Sat May 07, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Percussion
Replies: 12
Views: 6085

Re: Percussion

Thanks MCB - now I know. An ingenious adaptation. However, I've never understood what is unacceptable about the word 'handicapped'.
by blackthorn fairy
Fri May 06, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Percussion
Replies: 12
Views: 6085

Re: Percussion

HCPT please?
by blackthorn fairy
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The wickedness of face cream
Replies: 150
Views: 106827

Re: The wickedness of face cream

But the A and M are a long way apart on my keyboard...
by blackthorn fairy
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: It's Friday! Priest's Wedding Welcome
Replies: 4
Views: 2894

Re: It's Friday! Priest's Wedding Welcome

April Fool surely? It's the only answer. It can't be real.
by blackthorn fairy
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Christmas Carols in Advent - the dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 2757

Re: Christmas Carols in Advent - the dilemma

Yes, SC's suggestion of a carol service after Christmas is the answer IMHO. After all Q, the Christmas season goes on for quite a bit after the actual day. It's so annoying when people seem to think that it's all over after Boxing Day! GRRRRR!! On the other hand, what about having a little carol ser...
by blackthorn fairy
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 220
Views: 120201

Re: Liturgical Tourism

My holiday experience in Limerick a couple of weeks ago - Sunday Mass at the cathedral, with a full congregation but no organist and no choir (on holiday I was told) and no music whatsoever, so all was over in 35 minutes. Is this a record?
by blackthorn fairy
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Sounds Off
Topic: To Heaven's Door: The Music of Faith
Replies: 3
Views: 5169

Re: To Heaven's Door: The Music of Faith

That looks absolutely marvellous! What a pity I am otherwise occupied that day (work etc) - chiz curses.
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sacred Music Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 7196

Re: Sacred Music Conference

Thanks Chris! See you there...
by blackthorn fairy
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sacred Music Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 7196

Re: Sacred Music Conference

I'm getting a bit worried here Chris - I keep looking at the web site and I can't find anything. Any more news?