Glasgow Archdiocesan Music Committee census 2007

Around Easter 2007, the Director of Music and the Music Committee of the Archdiocese Glasgow posted a questionnaire to all parish music contacts in order to gather evidence on the state of music in the liturgy throughout the city and feed these findings back to the Archdiocesan Office. By the end of July, 35 parishes had responded and it is these responses that inform this report. On the whole, these are encouraging, showing a healthy musical life in our parishes. That is not to say that there is not scope for further improvement, but these parish musicians are eager to ask for additional help and support in their task. The attached summary report provides details of the 35 responses in the following areas: Musicians supporting parish Masses Parish resources Details of music sung at Mass Details of other parish celebrations Workshop requests Almost all parishes in this survey have musicians available for Sunday Masses, either in the form of an organist or an instrumental ensemble, with many parishes having both. Only two parishes have no musicians to support their singing although they do have an electronic alternative in Cynthia. The majority of parishes (25 out of 35) have at least one cantor although less than half have a regular choir (15 out of 35). Yet judging from the responses on musical items regularly sung at Mass, parishes without a...

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