31 March 2010

At last... a proper strepitus!

After years of pounding pews, throwing books, stomping feet, and crashing chairs, we now have a suitable instrument for the strepitus - the noise made at the end of Tenebrae, symbolizing the earthquake which took place at the time of our Lord's death.  We made it out of a piece of sheet metal and attached a wooden handle to it.  When it's shaken it gives a wonderful sound, almost like an earthquake and thunder combined.

So, no more crashing and banging. We have a proper strepitus.