Go to the World

The recessional at Ryan’s parish for Ascension was “Go to the World” by Sylvia Dunstan.

It has been set to more than one tune but they use SINE NOMINE (links to sheet music are at Hymnary)  by Ralph Vaughn Williams, the tune for “For All the Saints”. The text is here.

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Most Wonderful Father VAO 1/67

This is an uptempo praise song that would fit certain liturgies by Ed Bolduc.

WLP subscribers can download the sheet music here, otherwise it is in the “We Are Faithful” songbook that you can buy at WLP.

You can listen to a snippet here.

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Majesty

Yola’s parish used this Jack Hayford song as a recessional on Ascension Sunday.

 

The text is here. The sheet music is available all over the net including to purchase from sheetmusicplus.

My backing overdoes the tympani:

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I thought my version was a bit much, but I’m restrained compared to some versions.

I think it works OK like this:

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May You Cling to Wisdom VAO 1/66

A gorgeous Steven C Warner choir piece for marriage, RCIA, school leaving etc. It is an adaptation of Proverbs 4.

The text is in the sample at WLP where you can purchase the sheet music and listen to a beautiful snippet by the choir.

My backing is a little faster and has birds in it:

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Shout For Joy! The Lord Has Let Us Feast TIS 545

This is the last of the songs that were in the Easter liturgies posted here for which I had the music.  This is by John Bell and it is up to his usual very high standard.

The text is in this bulletin on page twelve. Hymnary notes the hymnals it appears in – I have a copy in Together In Song. It is also from “Wild Goose Songs 3: Love From Below” which can be purchased here.

It is not meant to drag.

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This version is too polite IMHO. (… but beautifully sung)

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A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing

There were some interesting songs posted for the Ascension.

This one is to the tune LASST UNS ERFREUN that I blogged recently as the tune to“All Creatures of Our God and King.”

The text by the Venerable Bede, translated by Benjamin Webb is here.

I’ll catch up with some of the other interesting songs posted soon.

 

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May We and God Be One VAO 1/65

I’m back blogging Voices As One for this lovely song by Paul A Tate.

It has many liturgical uses, especially with its interesting take on the Trinity.

The text is in the sample at WLP where the sheet music can be purchased and a snippet is available to hear the choir do the SATB arrangement. A choir would be fantastic but the assembly will handle at least the refrain. By the third verse there are several vocal lines going if you have the choir to do it.

This is most peaceful:

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Music for Pentecost Year B 23rd/24th May 2015

We don’t seem to do a different liturgy for Pentecost Vigil.

Entrance: Send Down the Fire (Haugen) AOV 2/164

Psalm 104 (Boschetti)

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Lord, Send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

Gifts: Holy Spirit Come (Mangan) AOV NG 67

Communion: Table of Plenty (Schutte) AOV 2/20

Come to the Table (Burland) AOV NG 33

Thanksgiving: Holy Spirit of Fire (Mangan)

Recessional: Sing Out Earth and Skies (Haugen) AOV 2/32

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Christ Is Alive, With Joy We Sing TIS 393

I’ll get back to Voices As One soon but I’m still working through the traditional hymns that turned up in the Easter liturgies posted here.

This one is a text by Pamela Stotter that I found in Together in Song but is also in the old Catholic Worship Book  (No 639). The tune is VULPIUS by Melchior Vulpius – an early seventeenth century tune.

The text is in this thread – scroll down.

BIAB + a simple organ VST provided this backing:

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By Your Kingly Power O Risen Lord TIS 386

I’m enjoying my musical education looking into the hymns for Easter that were posted in the comments section here. I’m blogging the ones I don’t know for which I can find sheet music.

This is a great hymn from the team of poet, James Phillip McAuley and composer Richard Connolly. The tune is really quite inventive and delightful. My copy is in Together In Song. You can also buy it in a collection of their music from As One Voice called the “Year of Grace Music Book.”

The text is at Cantus Mundi.

For my backing I went looking for more manageable free church organ VSTs and this simple one worked fine:

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