God, Who Created Hearts to Love GAB 187

M.D. Ridge wrote this text for a marriage liturgy set to LASST UNS ERFREUEN.

The words are wonderful and the tune familiar so it makes a lot of sense for a service where many will be visitors.

The text is here. OCP sell their version here but the tune is public domain.

I’ve already blogged the tune here.

 

 

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Music for the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A 1st/2nd July

We will be celebrating the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.

Entrance: All Are Welcome (Haugen)

Psalm 33 (McKenna)

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The Lord set me free from all my fears.

Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia (O’Carroll/Walker) AOV 1/13

Gifts: The Summons (Maule-Bell) AOV NG 149

Communion: Bread of Life (Farrell) AOV 1/164

Seed Scattered and Sown (Feiten) GA 195

Thanksgiving: You Are My Rock (Chinn)

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

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God, We Praise You GAB 186

This is text translated and paraphrased last century by Christopher Idle from a fourth century Latin text attributed to St Nicetas.

It will fit liturgies such as Christ the King and Holy Trinity.

The text is at Hymnary thanks to Hope Publishing (have I said they are wonderful lately?)

OCP set the text to NETTLETON and their sheet music is available here,  The tune is, however, public domain. These words has also been set to RUSTINGTON and REX GLORIAE.

I’ve mentioned this tune in passing before but have never made a backing , so here is some fake organ from BIAB.

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This is better:

An enthusiastic ensemble and assembly:

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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen GAB 185

The comma would seem to be important.

This Christmas song wasn’t in AOV and I haven’t caught up with it elsewhere so its presence OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book sees it included here.

OCP’s version gives four verses in their (somehow) copyrighted guitar arrangement.  This site has the text of seven verses. Hymnary has the sheet music of this public domain traditional carol.

My backing has an extra bar at the end of the refrain to catch your breath.

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All guns blazing choir:

Just for fun – Pentatonix:

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God Is Love GAB 179 & 180

I’m switching back to my copy of OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book circa 2005 as a break from the WLP house style – that is until I’m sick of the OCP house style.  I’ll be able to skip a lot as I’ve done many of them elsewhere from there appearances in AOV and the liturgies posted here.

I can’t see I’ve ever blogged this one with a text by Timothy Rees, which you can find at Hymnary.

179 is the text set to ABBOT’S LEIGH a tune I have blogged here.

180 is set to ST CECILIA by Gerard Chiusano and don’t think I’ve ever run across that tune.

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ABBOT’S LEIGH

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God’s Holy Gifts

This is a Dan Schutte song that is done at RS’s parish that I was going to do some time ago and was reminded by it being in their Corpus Christi mass last week.

It is a general song for Eucharist and a specific song for Corpus Christi. It is stately and best done at a restrained pace.

The sheet music can be purchased at OCP where the text is in their preview.

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The original:

This is better:

This is pretty good too:

Via Christi Choir:

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Lord, I Come VAO 2/306

This is a devotional song by Billy Funk that I doubt will be a lot liturgical use. Not my cup of tea really but I’m sure in the right setting it hits the spot.

The text is here.

The sheet music is available here.

I made a backing:

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Lord, I Believe VAO 2/305

John Polce has a least written something with an obvious liturgical use.

I can’t find the text or sheet music for this setting of the Credo anywhere on the net, but if you haven’t got Voices As One Vol 2 and you need it you might be best to contact the author at his site.

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Music for the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Year A 24th/25th June 2017

Entrance:  We Are Called (Haas) AOV 2/60

Psalm 68 (McKenna)

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Lord, in your great love, answer me, answer me.

Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia (O’Carroll/Walker) AOV 1/13

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

Communion: Bread of Heaven (Manibusan-Hart)

Be Not Afraid  (Dufford) AOV 1/114

Recessional: All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford) AOV 1/76

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Blessed Are You Mapapalad Kayo

Rex alerted me to this joyful song of the Beatitudes.

It is by Ricky Manalo and Jesse Manibusan and has a delightful folk lilt to it that sounds very singable to me except for the long held Cs. There are two Filipino phrases in the song that translate as “rejoice and be glad” and “blessed are you”. It was written for the Pope’s visit to the Phillipines in 2015.

The sheet music is at OCP where the text is in their sample. I note that OCP used to put up their lyrics but now they have followed GIA and WLP by not having lyrics except in their sample music.

I left the descant out of my backing, but there is all eight verses and the repeats at the end.

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