Music for the Third Sunday in Advent Year A 10th/11th December 2016

Entrance: A Place at the Table (Shirley Erena Murray – Lori True) AOV NG 1

Candle: Abide with Us (Refrain) (Haugen)

Psalm: To You O God, I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) AOV 2/14

Gifts: Open My Eyes (Manibusan) AOV 1/166

Communion: Come to the Table (Burland) AOV NG 33

Advent Chant (Porter/Kirkland) AOV 2/123

Thanksgiving: Christ Circle Round Us (Schutte)

Recessional: God of Day and God of Darkness (Haugen) AOV 1/56

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Music for the Second Week of Advent Year A 3rd/4th December 2016

Entrance: A Voice in the Wilderness  (Robinson) AOV 1/60

Candle: Abide with Us (Refrain) (Haugen)

Psalm: To You O God, I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) AOV 2/14

Gifts: Blessed Be Our God (McKenna) AOV NG 13

Communion: Bread Broken Wine Shared (Horner) AOV 2/155

Seed Scattered and Sown (Feiten) GA 195

Thanksgiving: Christ Circle Round Us (Schutte)

Recessional: Praise to You O Christ (Farrell) AOV 1/28

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Music for the First Week of Advent Year A 26th/27th November 2016

We are switching to Paul Taylor’s Mass of St Francis with the Celtic Alleluia for the Gospel Acclamation. We are using the refrain from Haugen’s “Abide with us, Emmanuel” with the last line repeated while the Advent candle is lit.

 

Entrance: Emmanuel (Angrisano)

Candle lighting: Abide with us, Emmanuel. (Haugen)

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Psalm: To You O God I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) AOV 2/14

Gifts: All Is Wonder (Watts) AOV NG 4

Communion: Gather Your People (Hurd) AOV 1/71

Christ be Our Light (Farrell) AOV 2/3

Thanksgiving: Christ Circle Round Us (Schutte)

Recessional: Come to Set Us Free (Farrell) AOV 1/39

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Music for Christ the King Year C 19th/20th November 2016

Between illness and travel I didn’t put up yesterday’s music selections, so mainly for future reference.

Entrance: The King of Glory (Jabusch – trad)

Psalm 121 (McKenna)

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Gifts: Be Merciful (Haugen)

Communion: O Sacred Flame (Marshall)

We Are Many Parts (Haugen) AOV 1/86

Thanksgiving: Hail Redeemer (Brennan – Elvey)

Recessional: Lord the Light of Your Love (Kendrick) AOV 2/59

 

 

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When Love Is There + Leo Watt News

I found a couple of old Leo Watt songs in the back of a second hand hymnal I bought at the Life Line book sale some time ago. I contacted Leo about them and he told me about his new website. Go and have a look and contact him about his music and using it at your church. While he has no music in print anymore it is available through LicenSing and also by contacting him through his website.

I’ll blog the older songs soon, but Leo sent me a more recent tune, which is a charming wedding song, perhaps as a solo while the happy couple are signing the documents. He recommends it as a duet.

 

I’ve made a backing that I hope is OK by Leo.

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Refrain

When love is there the world is such a better place

and I can share my life with you.

And we both know we can’t have ev’rything.

But I don’t care as long as love is there.

Yes I don’t care as long as love is there.

Verse 1

This moment in time means so much today.

When two become one, a most special way.

Only love can survive all the changes in life,

As we promise our love as both man and wife.

Refrain

Verse 2

To have and to hold is a promise we make.

And now we commit to give and to take.

We will try to forgive all the faults that we fear.

I will always be there and you will be near.

Refrain

© Leo Watt 2015

 

 

 

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Music for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C 12th/13th November 2016

Entrance: Sing Out Earth and Skies (Haugen) AOV 2/32

Psalm 97 (McKenna)

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The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.

Gifts: Be With Me Lord (Haugen)

Communion: Will You Love Me? (Boniwell) AOV 1/40

Song of the Body of Christ  (Haas) AOV 1/27

Thanksgiving: Send Down the Fire (Haugen) AOV 2/164

Recessional: Christ be Our Light (Farrell) AOV 2/3

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God of the Hungry GAB 184

RS’s parish used this traditionally styled hymn with a great social message recently.  Scott Soper wrote the words and the Thaxtedesque tune. It goes a bit high and I reckon I’d bring it down a semi-tone or two.

The sheet music can be purchased for download at OCP where the text is in their sample.

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This is much too fast:

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Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

The children’s choir at Ryan’s parish sang this Hillsong song recently. It is by Matt Crocker, Joel Houston and Salomon Ligthelm.

It strikes me as something for solo voice really but through sheer repetition (and there is lot of that) it may be something a children’s choir would be able to do. I can’t see it for an assembly. This song is two verses and refrain and a bridge repeated with greater intensity until eternity. Some the text is “yeah” and “oh” but in between the psalm-like lyric actually works fairly well – although technically if I “walk upon the waters” and then ask to be “taken deeper” then I would drown. It is a bit “Sia” like and young people may appreciate that.

Should I apologise to the world on behalf of Australia for Hillsong? Probably not as the video below passes 20 000 000 views. I do think that for Catholic liturgy there is a lot of modern Australian music that is far better for that purpose by Amanda McKenna, Michael Mangan, Monica O’Brien, Gina Ogilvie et al (or from Europe Judy Bailey for that matter) that makes a lot more sense – and is available in As One Voice: The Next Generation.

The lyrics are here and the sheet music can be purchased at praisecharts.

My backing is over seven minutes long but cutting the bridge back to something sensible would reduce that a lot.

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This version by Hillsong United is nine minutes long:

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Music for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C November 6th/7th 2016

Entrance: Summoned By Love (O’Brien/Watts) AOV 2/18

Psalm 16 (McKenna)

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Lord, when your glory appears my joy will be full.

Gifts: We Walk By Faith (Haugen) AOV 1/63

Communion: Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) AOV 1/35

Be Not Afraid  (Dufford) AOV 1/114

Recessional: Glory in the Cross (Schutte) Easter text.

 

It’s great to hear Glory in the Cross even if it isn’t Easter.

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Music for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C 29th/30th October 2016

I haven’t been available to help out with choosing music for a while, but this is what the music team have selected for this week.

 

Entrance : All Are Welcome (Haugen)

Psalm 92 (McKenna)

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I will praise your name forever, my king and my God.

Gifts: Hosea (Norbet) AOV 1/30

Communion: Table of Plenty (Schutte) AOV 2/20

We Remember (Haugen) AOV 1/81

Thanksgiving: O Sacred Flame (Marshall)

Recessional: Sing of the Lord’s Goodness (Sands) AOV 1/131

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