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September 9, 2011

And the good news …

evelyn @ 7:46 pm

Would you believe it! The new Missal has solved the Sanctus problem. Remember I wrote about listening for the angels? Yesterday our PP informed me that EVERY new liturgy Preface ends with the words ‘we acclaim’.

Couldn’t be better, could it? Well, yes, it could. A whole sentence would have allowed more organist-reaction time. Still, it’s a very welcome improvement.


  1. Just to say, I enjoy reading your blog and feeling that I am not alone out there on the organ seat at the back of the church.

    I contacted you earlier in the summer about the new translations, so thank you once again for your advice. Clifton Diocese’s preferred choices are Christopher Walker’s Belmont, which our congregation has cottoned on to really quickly and Christopher Walker’s St Paul’s setiing which I decided to treat like ‘learning an examination piece’ and we hope to introduce it in mid October.

    When you commneted about the self starting abiilites of the Catholic organist as opposed to the C of E and C of S organists, I realised what power we have!!!! and also noted our ability to notice when things on the altar don’t go strictly to plan!!


    Comment by Gill Hogarth — September 24, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

  2. Glad you are getting organised with music for the new translation. I’m very interested in your take on the self-starting – that it gives us power! What a lovely positive attitude to something that to many organists is quite frightening!

    Comment by evelyn — September 28, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

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