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    More catholic than Catholic

    Relatively recently I took on a new permanent post rather than working in lots of different places. And soooo much fun too.

    This church is an anglican church, yet it is far more catholic than all the Catholic churches around the wider area. Quite remarkable really, and a real pleasure to be working with someone who really knows and understands his liturgy. Makes it a real pleasure to work with someone who is first of all very pleasant anyway, who is very pro music, very strong on liturgical structure, appreciates and respects other professionals.

    I remember some time ago a thread here about working for the catholic church and how 'difficult' they were, and yet this is known for being hardcore catholic (and extremely unpopular in the diocese as a result) and is a total pleasure.

    What can I say. The only gripe is that the organ is digital instead of real pipes, but even that sounds good in the church.

    So it's gotten me thinking.

    How many other organists here do full on choral masses all the time or even to what degree the catholic mass is celebrated elsewhere. (not to mention the devotions to 'our lady' etc. I'm told that even the Catholic churches round our way have dropped that out of the services...)

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    Don't feel bad. I have only been a real methodist since last july and
    I didn't know what kind of celebrations they had at christmas time.
    It's almost like lent in March. Instead this starts on the first sunday
    in December. I still don't know what it's all about.
    judy tooley

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    Oh no Judy - I don't feel bad about it at all - actually I'm really enjoying the fact that music is a very integral part of the church's life and valued greatly... (for a change)

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    NEB - I attend "high church" Anglican in Sydney ... more bells and smells than any Catholic church in the neighbourhood that's for sure. Can I ask which church you are organist at? As to the vexing issue of digital organs ... I say to those traditionalists: get over it. I'd rather hear a decent digital organ than a happy clappy rock band anyday.

    The plain fact is that most churches just don't have the funds to maintain their instruments properly, sad but true. Our organist happens to be an organ builder too ... so its instrument is always kept in wonderful condition.

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    Hi CT,

    Check yr in box..

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    NEB

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