… which brings me to this power ballad by David Yackley called “I Do Believe(Thomas)”. I worry the tune is too fiddly for assembly use but when the reading is there it might be a solo or choir spot in a liturgy.
WLP have the sheet music to purchase along with a sample page with the text.
“Homeward Bound” is a gospel waltz based on Psalm 126 by Ken Macek. The refrain is singable and VAO has a three part arrangement if you are up for it. The verses suggest a cantor because of the variations in melody between them.
The sheet music is at WLP where you can see the text in their sample and listen to a snippet.
Danielle Rose wrote Holiness is Faithfulness. Voices As One has an SATB arrangement for the refrain and call and response for the verses. I think it is a choir piece more than something for the assembly. It is a gentle funk style song.
I was surveying the songs in the WLP collection Voices As One Volume 2.
Healing Waters (268) was in AOV NG so I’ve already blogged that song here, which brings me to this song by John Angotti. While it says it is for cantor on the verses and all for the choruses, the verses are long and fiddly and suited to a solo interpretation. Even the chorus is unfriendly for an assembly and goes pretty high, so this song is not going to cut it as liturgical. It has a coda with a funky call and response that leads to multiple harmony lines and would be a great concert piece.
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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.