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by JW
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Triduum accompaniment
Replies: 17
Views: 2816

Re: Triduum accompaniment

I suspect best practice would be no accompaniment at all, but few congregations could cope with that. What I do is accompany everything, except the Exsultet. When accompanying, you will need to provide a proper introduction. But no fancy harmonisations, modulations or twiddly bits.. Instrumentation ...
by JW
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 4023

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

Under Canon Law, priests are there to run the parish. Saving souls is indeed part of the job description but the Church teaches that the laity is also responsible for evangelisation. However, in many dioceses and parishes true lay representation and participation in management is laughable. After al...
by JW
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 4023

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

With all the talk about formation, you have to ask what's the remedy. All our seminaries have liturgical musicians attached, so priests ought to know what good music at Mass should sound like. And they should be guiding music ministers who aren't up to scratch. Many dioceses do have formation opport...
by JW
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 4921

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

Given that logic, it would be fine if priests didn't prepare their homilies and just mumbled their way through liturgies. No point either in readers preparing and reading well. There's no excuse for a poor Sunday experience. It's a lack of respect for our fellow worshippers and God if we don't all d...
by JW
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass and Rugby
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Mass and Rugby

My mistake, we sang it to Cwm Rhondda, not Blaenwern.
'Love Divine' to Blaenwern was last week!.
by JW
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass and Rugby
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Mass and Rugby

Just had my leg pulled for ending with 'Guide me O thou great Redeemer' to Blaenwern this evening while the Rugby was on. :lol:
by JW
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 5045

Re: Mass translation may be revised?

Might I suggest that, as the title of this forum is Liturgy Matters, then the Mass Translation is exactly the sort of thing we should be discussing. We are a different organisation to the likes of CAFOD. If we shouldn't discuss Liturgy then we might as well all go home.. And welcome back to Nick Bat...
by JW
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Mass translation may be revised?
Replies: 36
Views: 5045

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: 2204

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: 701

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: 2218

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: 6557

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: 758

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: 6557

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: 6557

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...