Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ten Worst Hymns?

First Thoughts put out their ideas for the ten worst hymns of all time and what followed was a long trail of comments that are worth reading for their narrow minded, unimaginative, pompous, self-righteous displays of pig ignorance.  The tithe of … Continue reading

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A Voice Is Heard

I’m going to continue blog the song book As One Voice: the Next Generation.  I’ve decided I still have the gall to second guess the talented people who have put it together.  Perhaps a view from the suburbs is needed, … Continue reading

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David Schutz on Liturgical Music in the Catholic Churches of Australia

David’s “Reflections and Suggestions” are well worth reading.  He laments the lack of singing by the people at mass and the lack of supervision by the Church of what is sung.  While he’s from another planet theologically to me, he makes a … Continue reading

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A Place at the Table

As threatened I’m going to blog “As One Voice: the Next Generation.” All the songs in AOV NG have clips to listen to at their site.  Just search for the song at the site and you can hear an MP3 … Continue reading

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As One Voice Conference

The weekend after next my wife and I are attending the As One Voice Conference in Sydney. I’m hoping for some inspiration to get more motivated with our parish music program.  The As One Voice: The Next Generation is likely to … Continue reading

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Singing to Backing Tracks

I am reminded of the controversy over the benefits of breast feeding over bottle feeding.  Of course breast is best but sometimes it isn’t just isn’t going to happen and it’s no use making the mother feel even worse by … Continue reading

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Blogging the Music We Play in Church

A few times a month I play at mass at the local Catholic Church. I play guitar and some family and friends lead the singing.  In the absence of further musical assistance I sometimes use backings I have made myself … Continue reading

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