Walk in the Reign

This is another Rory Cooney song requested by Frenzy Cool who is obviously a fan of Cooney’s. It is a gently Gospel styled waltz.

The sheet music is available at GIA and I have a copy in Gather Comprehensive 325 although the chords in my backing are guesswork.

The lyrics are at Cooney’s blog. There is a fourth verse that is rather too specific to its time and twenty-seven years later can be dropped. The whole conceit of “walk in the rain/reign” only works if you can see the lyrics.

My backing is very simple.

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This version goes way over the top.

 

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Jerusalem, My Destiny

This is another request for a Rory Cooney song. I’ve got “Jerusalem, My Destiny” in Gather Comprehensive 399. I don’t find the tune likely to be conducive to assembly singing and it goes too high for groaners like me – maybe bring it from Bb down to G.

The text is at Cantus Mundi.

You can purchase the sheet music at GIA.

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Music for the Third Week in Ordinary Time Year A 21st/22nd January 2017

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

Psalm 26 (McKenna)

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The Lord is my light and my salvation.

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

Communion: Seed, Scattered and Sown (Feiten) GA 195

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

Thanksgiving: They’ll Know We Are Christians (Scholtes) AOV 1/130

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

 

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Up From the Earth

This is a song requested by Frenzy Cool written by Rory Cooney that is an up tempo Easter song.

The sheet music is available at OCP and the text is in the sample there. I have a copy in Glory & Praise 386.

It is probably too high for an assembly and I’d bring it down a few notches.  It is an interesting and unorthodox tune.

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This is a little staid:

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Music for the Second Week in Ordinary Time Year A 14th/15th January 2017

The music liturgy team at St Peter’s, Rochedale selected these songs:

Entrance: Here I Am Lord (Schutte) AOV 1/90

Psalm 39 (McKenna)

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Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.

Gifts: Baptised in Water (Saward; tune BUNESSAN) GA 179

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

I Have Loved You (Joncas) AOV 1/126

Thanksgiving: Enemy of Apathy (Bell-Maule) AOV 2/75

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

 

I will be playing in George Town, Tasmania since I’m down there for the weekend where their music team have selected:

Here I Am Lord

Spirit Come Transform Us (Norbet) AOV 1/96

One Bread One Body (Foley) AOV 1/129

They’ll Know We Are Christians (Scholtes) AOV 1/130

 

I’ve never played the Norbet song and only know it from blogging but it looks easy enough.

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Music for Epiphany Year A 7th/8th January 2017

Entrance: We Three Kings (vs 1-3)

Psalm 71 (McKenna)

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Lord ev’ry nation on earth will adore you, will adore you.

Gifts: We Three Kings (vs 4-6)

Communion: One Bread One Body (Foley) AOV 1/129

What Child Is This?

Thanksgiving: Star Child (Shirley Erina Murray – Carlton R. Young) AOV 2/43

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

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Music for the Solemnity of Mary Year A 31st Dec/1st Jan 2016/7

Entrance: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Gifts: Hail Mary Gentle Woman

Communion: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

Thanksgiving: The Magnificat

Recessional: Joy to the World

 

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Christmas Mass

For the first time in forever I am not playing at a Christmas Mass and I’m actually flying somewhere on Christmas Day. The music at our local church is pretty fixed for Christmas, which is a good thing I suspect.

I’m spending some time living in a small town where I hope to retire in ten years or so now, so I’ll be playing there about once a month and will still fill in at times at my usual parish. I’m over my various minor illnesses for the most part and am hoping the blog will be more active next year as things become more settled.

I’d be delighted for people to share their Christmas selections in the comments section and wish anyone reading this the hope found in the Christ child.

 

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Music for the 4th Sunday in Advent Year A 17th/18th December 2016

Entrance: Emmanuel (Angrisano)

Candle lighting: Abide with us, Emmanuel. (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: O Come O Come Emmanuel (Neale) AOV 1/174

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

Thanksgiving: Christ Circle Round Us (Schutte)

Recessional: Into the Darkness (Dawn) from “Songs of Fellowship” Book Five (No 70)

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Thanks Be to God by Leo Watt

I found this loitering in the back of a much altered version of the little blue “Living Worship Hymnal” a loose leaf book from the 70s that was altered by every church that used it.

This is a joyful song of thanksgiving that could use a dusting off and be played with gusto.

The music and text is here:

ThanksBeToGod

The music is out of print but if you use the song at mass put in your returns and make Leo some money.

This is an old recording of it that Leo sent me.

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I made a backing as well with BIAB.

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It’s in F so I would play it capo 3 in D, or even bring it down a few notches and just play it in D.

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