I’ve been in Tasmania over last weekend and played two fine Marty Haugen songs that I wasn’t very familiar with – “Canticle of the Sun” and “Come to the Feast” – at Star of the Sea, George Town.
I flew back into a terrible storm on Sunday and was lucky the plane wasn’t diverted and got home to an overnight blackout and no internet. The internet was back on today and it survived tonight’s storm so…
Rex asked for this Bob Hurd song from the Eighties. The text is here. (scroll down)
The refrain of this song by Linda Stassen was used a St Joseph’s, Dalby last weekend as a Gospel Acclamation. I was invited to play along with Joe’s group there where there was enthusiastic music at a well attended mass with great community spirit (and a six minute homily!)
Thank you to Joe and all at Dalby for their hospitality.
I have been using an ancient, in internet terms, plug in, as an audio player for years. It is no longer supported on some browsers due to the flash not being used etc, and soon will not be usable on another browser, so I have to convert the syntax to the native player.
This will take some time.
Until each post is fixed my backings will not be playable. It will probably take me a month or two to fix this problem.
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.
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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.