Monday, September 07, 2009


Melanie McDonagh in The Telegraph:

There is not much that can get me out of bed early on a Sunday morning but the Radio 4 Sunday worship slot usually does the trick. It's like The Archers: you sense half the nation running, not walking, for the off switch. Yesterday the genre was at its worst, from the Church of Sacred Heart and St Theresa in Birmingham. The priest sounded lovely, but it was grim in a uniquely Roman Catholic way: a folk mass with guitars and readers with breaks in their voices.

If there were a conspiracy by the BBC's religion department to put the uncommitted majority off Christian worship, this is how it might sound. Especially given the contrast with Sir David Attenborough afterwards, talking like a good preacher about evolution. There is fine liturgy on the radio: choral evensong on Radio 3. Any chance of getting choral matins instead?

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Blogger leutgeb said...

I happened to hear it, whilst making an apple pie and peeling a vat load of potatoes.

The music was CJM.

Any further comment would be 'inappropriate.'

9:42 PM  
Blogger Ches said...

I heard it too, oddly enough, and finally switched off because I just didn't care anymore. They kept on mentioning that Clever Trevor had written this bit or that bit of music, as if they were expecting a gold star or something. I switched off before the nun preached.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Thankfully missed it. Hoping I don't have bad dreams tonight....

11:30 PM  

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