Deep Down I Know VAO 2/239

This is the last of the songs in my copy of Voices As One Vol 2 with missing pages. It is a David Haas song with which I was not familiar. It is a gospel waltz with subtle differences in the verses that might need a cantor to sort out. The refrain looks fun and has a counter melody for interest.

The text is here and the sheet music can be purchased at sheetmusicplus.

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Spirit, Come GAB 473

I saw this song by Gregory Norbet when looking at yesterday’s song and I’ve already blogged it here, but I did a new backing just for fun.

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Speak, Lord GAB 472

I’m back in OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book for a song used as an entrance at RS’s parish. The music is by Marlene Uszler, who also did the words for the refrain and verse 4. Tim Schoenbachler did the text for verses 1-3. The melody takes an unexpected turn in the second half of the verses that is rather interesting.

It is based on Psalm 19 and is noted to be suitable for RCIA. The sheet music can be purchased at OCP and the text is in their sample.

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Draw Me Close VAO 2/238

This song by Kelly Carpenter is another one that was missing from my copy of Voices As One Vol 2. It is not a liturgical song but a gentle Praise and Worship song.

The sheet music is available to purchase at various sites on the internet including musicnotes. The text is here.

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Music for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2nd/3rd July 2016

This is the Sunday we celebrate the feast of St Peter after whom our church is named.

Entrance: All Are Welcome (Haugen)

Psalm 65 (McKenna)

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Let the earth cry out to God with joy.

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

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

Christ be Our Light (Farrell) AOV 2/3

Thanksgiving: You Are My Rock (Chinn)

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

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Create a Clean Heart in Me VAO 2/237

This page is also missing from my copy of Voices As One Vol 2 but I cobbled together a backing from their sample. It is another setting of Psalm 51.

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The cantor’s part is a little complicated with high notes and triplets but the assemblies’ refrain is very singable. The song writer, Paul L. Berrell, gives us two possible refrains:

Create a Clean Heart in me …

or

Be merciful, O God, for we have sinned …

which is one bar longer.

I can’t find the sheet music at WLP but I did find their sample. So I suppose you have to buy the book and hope you have a copy without missing pages if you want this song. It’s all a bit odd since my reason for putting backings up is for people who own the music and, like me, can’t just sight read a piece to get an idea of what it is like.

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Create a Clean Heart in Me

I can’t do 236 in Voices As One Vol 2 because four years after I purchased it I have now noticed it is missing a few pages. I looked for any sign of Ed Bolduc’s song “Create a New Heart” without any luck. It is not available at WLP.

While looking for it I came across this recent song by Lorraine Hess that is arranged by Ed Bolduc and it is quite nice, so I thought I’d do that one instead. It is her setting of Psalm 51. She has two alternative refrains:

Create a clean heart in me, O God.

or

I will rise and go to my Father.

The sheet music is at WLP and the text is in their sample or the Lectionary.

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Common Ground VAO 2/235

This is a solo vehicle by John Angotti. I don’t see any liturgical use for it but if you need something for an ecumenical purpose this may work.

The sheet music is at WLP and the text is in their sample.

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Come to the Living Stone VAO 2/234

This is an interesting song that is essentially a choral work but stripped of it SATBness could work as an entrance if syncopation isn’t an issue.  It is by Karen Schneider Kirner and Steven C. Warner and so is necessarily a product of the Notre Dame Folk Choir.

The sheet music is at WLP where the text is in their sample.

My backing has percussion as the lead instrument:

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Come, Emmanuel VAO 2/233

This is an Advent song by Deanna Light and Paul A. Tate.

The sheet music is at WLP where the text is in their sample.

My backing is a Big Band arrangement:

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