I'm not going to have the chance to post later, so I'll just go on with the music post just now.
Apparently, the chaplaincy has given up pretending that the morning service is ecumenical, so I believe the only way to describe it now is Protestant.
So, at the Protestant service, we celebrated Remembrance Day.
For our bits of the service, we sang 'Requiem Aeternam', 'Dies Irae', 'Sanctus', 'Agnus Dei', and 'Agnus Dei', in that order.
Everything went pretty well and we really shone on the 'Agnus Dei'.
The hymns were St. Anne, Slane, Cwm Rhondda, and Sine Nomine.
I love singing Sine Nomine, and we got 8 verses of it today. :)
As part of the service, they do a a sequence called 'Last Post, Lament, Silence, and Reveille'. For the first, there is a trumpet tune, followed by the lament on bagpipes, then the obvious silence, then more trumpet.
The amazing part is that during the lament, the piper walks away from the chapel and the sound fades away. It's very stoicly and solemnly emotional and while I didn't mention it last year, it hit me the same then as it did today.
After, they'd laid out some free nosh for us which was gratefully devoured.
It was a little scary to watch one of the RAF members down 7 glasses of white wine in less than 4 minutes.
As I'm posting just now, before Mass, I can't speak to particulars, but we are going back to the ordinary Mass for the moment. Including today, there are three Sundays before Advent.
If anything out of the usual happens, I'll edit the post to reflect that. But, probably won't see anything. :)
Edit: Messed up the Alleluia verset. But, there were other flubs that made mine not as glaring.