This is Feargal King’s setting of Psalm 122 in Voices As One Volume 2.. It has three different tunes for the verses the cantor has to learn. There are harmony lines in the refrain and second verse. The third verse is longer and bears no musical resemblance to the rest of the song. The refrain is very simple so the assembly should join in.
The sheet music can be purchased at WLP where the text is in their sample pages. There is a sound sample to listen to here.
I did my backing before I heard the sample but must have known it was a rock song with saxophone parts.
Ryan told me that Trevor Thomson did a modern version of Salve Regina – Hail, Queen of Heaven. Thomson has taken the guts of tune and inserted it into a more metrical version – but he has a lot of changes in time signature nonetheless. The refrain is in Latin and the verses in English.
If you think its a good idea to take the Latin out of chant, the sheet music is available at OCP.
My backing suggests I was in a strange mood:
This is more sensible:
Mary mentioned a further modernisation: the Sister Act version of another Marian hymn, “Hail Holy Queen”.
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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.