Sunday, September 30, 2007

Speaking of Church Music

I went to the 8:00 this morning and a visiting priest assumed the responsibilities. He and his processional team were speedy walkers and reached the altar about the same time that the organist finished the first verse. Then obediently, observing Commandment No. One of the Church Organists Society Manual of Instructions, the organist continued to play until all four verses of the processional had been sung (feebly, I might add, by the congregation), while Father patiently waited.

He got his turn though, when after the Kyrie, he rushed right into a spoken Gloria, ignoring the plan that was to have the congregation sing the Gloria, as usual. Thanks, Father!


Cathy_of_Alex said...
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Cathy_of_Alex said...

Ah, the great Priest vs. Organist Smackdown! Nothin' like it.

Unknown said...

Cathy of Alex:

You have that ability to add flair and zest to posts that my dry journalistic skills just don't have.

I wonder if they offer courses in that, or is it something genetic?

Terry Nelson said...

Cathy writes from an institution Ray. Roflmao!

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Terry would know since he's just down the hall!