This is the last of the obscure songs requested by Frenzy Cool in the Philippines that don’t have an author, a publisher or sheet music that I can find.
Once again, if anyone knows the author or copyright details I’m all ears.
The text and two sound samples are at St Gerard’s in Singapore – warning both the instrumental and vocal version will play out of sync at the same time, so you will have to pause at least of them. They are bouncy versions so it might be meant as a children’s song so I hope someone explained “incarnate” to them.
This is my poorly formatted fake sheet that will stay up until someone lets me know where it is available to purchase.
Frenzy Cool in the Philippines recently requested a list of songs, many of which were obscure songs that seem to be principally sung in English speaking churches in Asia and Africa – they have posed an interesting challenge to my my meagre skills at nutting out tunes with no sheet music as there is nowhere that they can be purchased nor found on the net. I’ll get to the ones I have yet to post soon.
This song is an exception as they link it to Hillsong, who do sing it. It is by Kelly Carpenter and I gather it was made famous by Michael W. Smith. It’s actually very pleasant but has no liturgical use.
It is a classic P&W slow song to be sung with a lot of emotion.
The text is here but gets repeated a lot. The sheet music can be purchased all over the net, including at musicnotes.
Emma’s parish are doing this Marty Haugen song today and after being uplifted by his wise presence at the APMN conference last weekend I’d decided to have a listen.
She carefully noted it is from the “Up From the Waters” collection (so purchase the collection if you want to use the song), and I wondered why. It turns out Haugen has another song from a mass setting with the same title and even GIA get them mixed up. All the downloadable sheet music you can buy is the other one. The text is here (scroll down).
The sound sample here is the one I was after, but the sheet music sample on that page is the wrong one.
I have a choir copy of Gather Comprehensive so I’m afraid I just made up some simple chords and doubtless I will lose all of Haugen’s harmonic subtlety.
While I thought I would be plugging gaps of OCP songs post AOV from this collection, I am actually getting more traditional songs that were missed and those that didn’t get into Spirit & Song.
This is not the song from Godspell.
This is Matthias Claudius’s song translated by Jane Campbell (details at Hymnary) and originally set to WIR PFLUGEN by J.P.A Schulz. The Youtube clips are all this version and are mostly from harvest liturgies.
Here it is set to the tune HEILSMAN by Kevin Keil. The text is here and the sheet music can be purchased at OCP. The words at OCP differ slightly as you can see in the sample sheet music at their site.
This sort of song makes no sense here in the subtropics where the rain is rarely soft and refreshing, and it never snows.
This is another request, this time for a setting by David Haas of Psalm 148. It is from Psalms for the Church Year Vol. IX, which I do not happen to own.
You can purchase this psalm in that collection at GIA, where they have a snippet to listen to. The text is here (page 8). It is quite a treat but even the refrain goes too high really for assembly use and the verses will need a cantor for sure.
My backing is basically a guess:
I've worked my way through the As One Voice books and other collections making backings on Band in a Box to help me (& you if you're interested) learn new songs for church. This is aimed at churches and musicians that own the collections but haven't exploited them fully. If you don't have them they are certainly worth buying. This site is educational, nonprofit and designed to enhance the commercial prospects of songwriters. This site does not distribute copyrighted sheet music.
Any opinions expressed here are personal views and not the responsibility of any Church.
All music backings posted are created by myself and the intention is for them to be used to learn the songs. If any copyright holder wishes me to cease publicising and promoting their wares and directing people to where sheet music can be legally purchased please let me know.
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.