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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
I will rise and go to my Father.
The sheet music is at WLP and the text is in their sample or the Lectionary.
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.
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As One Voice: The Next Generation
This book is hugely recommended and I suggest you go to the AOV site and buy a copy.
Mason’s “Mass of Glory and Praise”
To access my backings for Paul Mason's mass go to Feb 2011 in the archive.