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by JW
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 4338

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

Do we want an open or closed form of worship?
by JW
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Baptism of the Lord
Replies: 11
Views: 1925

The Baptism of the Lord

Just musing. Does anyone else think that it's slightly strange that this feast is moved to the Monday if the Epiphany is celebrated on a Sunday after the 6th January? However, if the Epiphany is celebrated on 6th Jan or earlier, the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the following Sunday. I suppos...
by JW
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Bohemian Rhapsody Organ Solo
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Bohemian Rhapsody Organ Solo

Have only just come across this. A fantastic arrangement and a masterly performance. Turn your sound right up and enjoy! It would make a great exit voluntary :wink:

Happy New Year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd6qZS1_1aU
by JW
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Come to the Manger
Replies: 12
Views: 1922

Re: Come to the Manger

I think it's a bit unfair to describe it as mawkish tat! I don't use it because I think there are better carols, but if I were playing for a children's service that would be another matter. It's too easy to be snooty about music that we don't like!
by JW
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 5593

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

There is a strong strand of musical sentiment in the Catholic Church which believes that loud music has no place in the liturgy. This stems from the tradition of liturgy as prayerful adoration. However, we are also supposed to be joyful and, especially at Christmas and Easter, loud organ accompamnim...
by JW
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: It's Friday! - How to preach a memorable homily!
Replies: 0
Views: 687

It's Friday! - How to preach a memorable homily!

Should be compulsory viewing for all seminarians, incredibly good timing and delivery - and very funny! You won't forget the moral of the story either!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij5mw_eqKuc
by JW
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 5593

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

In response to alan29, I'm going to our local Baptist church tomorrow to give some free advice to someone who's learning to play. Please also see the Kent County Organists 2017 competition, details here http://www.kcoa.co.uk/ Even the cathedral choir schools have very few organists in training. Ther...
by JW
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 5593

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

I think one of the problems with the pipe organ for me, is something more to do with it being a prize object of particular cultural references. Which is why I am ambivalent or maybe ambivelant. One or the other. Whereas guitars immediately suggest a bridging between the classical treaures of church...
by JW
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 5593

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

I don't think organists and choirs look any grimmer in general than anyone else in the church, whether ministers, altar servers, readers or congregation, and I am quite upset by the suggestion that I am trying to preserve something in aspic that doesn't contribute greatly to a vibrant Liturgy. Neith...
by JW
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 5593

Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

And yet, alan29, the Most Precious Blood Church in Southwark, London, which was dying before the Ordinariate took it over, is having a massive fundraising drive which includes £80,000 to put the organ back together (it's currently in bits and pieces on the floor in the West Gallery). Details are on ...
by JW
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?
Replies: 35
Views: 5593

Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

We still have an pipe organ, a 6 rank Walker extension organ built in1959. It is showing its age. You need to know what works and what doesn't. The organ needs over £20,000 of investment, mainly to replace the old electric action which is fast deteriorating and to voice and clean the pipes. We've ha...
by JW
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 3976

Re: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year

Silent entrance into one minutes silence. A bidding prayer. Abide with me at the end - awful on the Clavinova with its wonderful array of door-buzzer sounds that pass for "organ." 5 years later ....... identical. But now a slightly better Kawai. SC, thanks for your help. We still have an ...
by JW
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year
Replies: 18
Views: 3976

Re: Remembrance Sunday or 33rd of the Year

Is it the consensus that there should not be a Gloria at a Requiem Mass celebrated on Remembrance Sunday as happens in Hare's and Phlorida Phil's churches. Does the instruction that there should be no Gloria at Requiem Masses over-ride the instruction that there should be a Gloria on Ordinary Sunday...
by JW
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Cremation, scattering, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1650

Re: Cremation, scattering, etc.

These instructions are yet another example of the way that Rome and many other clerics live in a world of their own, devoid of any compassion, mercy or humility. They just don't realise how irrelevant they've become as far as many Catholic lay people are concerned: there's such a lack of connection ...
by JW
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: It's Friday! Gospel Quartet
Replies: 0
Views: 605

It's Friday! Gospel Quartet

Having just spent an afternoon emailing out a circular, I needed a laugh and this provided it. Worth watching to the end!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGUzkUMXNCc