Music for the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Year B 23rd/24th December 2017

Entrance: Sing Out Earth and Sky (Haugen) AOV 2/32

Wreath: All Is Wonder (Watts) AOV NG 4

Psalm: To You O God, I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) AOV 2/14

Gifts: The Magnificat (Kearney) AOV 1/52

Communion: Bread Broken, Wine Shared (Horner) AOV 2/155

Thanksgiving: Into the Darkness (Dawn) from “Songs of Fellowship” Book Five (No 70)

Recessional: Sing of the Lord’s Goodness (Sands) AOV 1/131

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Make of Our Hands a Throne VAO 312

While generally noted for his choir work this Steven C Warner song is a perfectly accessible work for an assembly to use for Eucharist.

The sheet music can be purchased at WLP, where the lyrics are in their sample.

I’m am now using BIAB 2018 on a new computer so there is a bit of a learning curve issue here with my backing.

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Love One Another VAO 311

This is a song suitable for marriage by Feargal King, that would also work in a more usual liturgy.

I’m not sure it would survive an assembly with its large leaps between notes so it might be best as a solo at a wedding. The text starts with John 13:34 and heads off into what sounds like psalms.

The sheet music is available for purchase at WLP where they have hidden the text in their preview.

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Lord, We Are the People VAO 310

This is Ed Bolduc‘s setting of Psalm 24.

The verses are fiddly enough to warrant a cantor but the refrain is gentle and singable.

The sheet music can be purchased at WLP.

The text is hidden in the preview there.

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Lord, Send Your Spirit VAO 309

308 in Voices as One 2 is Brenton Brown’s “Lord, Reign In Me”, which I have already blogged under it’s other name “Over All the Earth.”

309 is Aaron Thompson doing a version of Psalm 103. It says it is the ICEL text but it looks a paraphrase to me.

It is a medium rock song for Pentecost and the Easter season that will fill many liturgical  niches.  The verses are listed for a cantor but apart from syncopation there is nothing to deter an assembly from singing the whole song.

The sheet music can be purchased at WLP and also at Sheet Music Plus. For some reason the preview of sheet music is only at Sheet Music Plus so you can find the text hidden there. There is also a snippet of the song to listen to at WLP.

Rock backings are BIAB’s bread and butter and it made up a solo guitar line to compliment the melody.

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Music for the Third Week of Advent Year B 16th/17th December 2017

Entrance: Emmanuel (Angrisano)

Wreath: All Is Wonder (Watts) AOV NG 4

Psalm: To You O God, I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) AOV 2/14

Gifts: Praise to You, O Christ, Our Saviour(Farrell) AOV 1/28

Communion: One Bread One Body (Foley) AOV 1/129

Thanksgiving: O Come O Come Emmanuel (Neale) AOV 1/174

Recessional: Christ Be Our Light (Farrell) AOV 2/3

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Lord, Make Us Turn To You VAO 307

I’m turning back to Voices As One Volume 2 for the moment.

This is a setting of Psalm 80 by John Angotti in a jazz gospel style.  It will test your cantor.

The refrain for the assembly is singable enough even with a key change.

The sheet music can be purchased at WLP where the text is in their sample pages.

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How Majestic Your Name

I think this song’s legitimate sheet music was given away at a conference I attended years ago and it turned up during a recent tidy.

It is by Timothy Valentine SJ and is a paraphrase of Psalm 8.

The sheet music can be purchased at GIA where the text is in their preview. They also have a snippet for listening purposes to get the feel.

This is my backing for learning purposes:

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I also rearranged it as a very slow mysterious bossa because I liked the odd chord progression and thought it might sound interesting that way.

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The Bread of Life

I found this one when tidying up as well.  It is a gentle song for Eucharist by Michael Mangan with a singable tune and plenty of verses.

The lyrics are on page 16 of this document from Litmus Productions. The sheet music is available in the the collection “Setting Hearts on Fire”, which can be purchased at Litmus.

You can hear a snippet here.

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Music for the the Second Week of Advent Year B 9th/10th December

Entrance: Prepare the Way of the Lord (Boniwell)

Wreath: All Is Wonder (Watts) AOV NG 4

Psalm: To You O God, I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) AOV 2/14

Gifts: Life a Shepherd (Dufford) AOV 1/26

Communion: Seed, Scattered and Sown (Feiten) GA 195

Thanksgiving: Advent Chant (Porter/Kirkland) AOV 2/123

Recessional: A Voice in the Wilderness  (Robinson) AOV 1/60

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