Time for a break

…back in March.

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By Your Cross GAB 87

Suzanne Toolan wrote this one for Lent and Holy Week based on a traditional prayer for the Stations of the Cross.

It is an ostinato refrain over which the cantor sings the verses.

The text of the refrain is at spiritandsong and the verses are in the sample at OCP.  You can also purchase the sheet music there.

My backing has the two melody lines at the opposite ends of the stereo spectrum to help practice the piece.

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Same refrain I think, but different verses:

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By the Waking of Our Hearts GAB 86

I really should pay more attention because I’ve already blogged this one here.

This is still an interesting one by Ricky Manalo CSP and I think I’m warming to it after all. It is a song for Pentecost with an oriental feel.  It has a descant for the refrain and two of the verses.

The text is here (scroll down) and the sheet music can be purchased at OCP.

My new backing has the descant in the refrain from the second time round and the descant for verses 3 & 5. It also has some random Koto sounds.

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You tube suggests it is very popular in the US based on the number of clips:

 

etc, etc, etc…

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A Rightful Place

I saw that RS’s parish were using this Steve Angrisano song a a recessional today. I enjoyed the clip at spiritandsong where the sheet music can be purchased and the lyrics can be found. It’s an alt-folk hoot (or hootnanny) in his version.

When I hear Angrisano I think funk:

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Chris Brunelle’s version is up to his usual excellence, with lots of guitar finesse.

It’s syncopation might make it a challenge for an assembly. Jennifer Rodriguez is not daunted and wants to teach you the song:

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Lord, When You Came

I blogged this as Pescador Des Hombres nearly four years ago and the annoying MIDI guitar in my backing still bugs me, so in honour of today’s readings and that many assemblies will be singing it today, I’ve redone the BIAB file somewhat.

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Music for the Third Week in Lent Year C 27th/28th February 2016

Entrance: Hosea (Norbet) AOV 1/30

Gifts: Tree of Life (Thompson) AOV NG 138

Communion: A Place at the Table (Shirley Erena Murray – Lori True) AOV NG 1

Gather Your People (Hurd) AOV 1/71

Thanksgiving: Be Merciful (Haugen)

Recessional: Holy Darkness (Schutte) AOV 2/24

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Music for the Second Week of Lent Year C 20th/21st February 2016

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

Gifts: God of Second Chances (Haas)

Communion: We Remember (Haugen) AOV 1/81

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

Thanksgiving: Be Merciful (Haugen)

Recessional: Lord, the Light of Your Love (Kendrick) AOV 2/59

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Music for the First Week of Lent Year C 13th/14th February 2016

We are changing to Paul Taylor’s Mass of St Francis for Lent but using the Lenten Gospel Acclamation from Paul Mason’s Mass of Glory and Praise. We are using Marty Haugen’s setting of Psalm 91, “Be With Me” as the seasonal Psalm throughout Lent.

Entrance: Come As You Are (Brown) AOV 1/31

Gifts: Tree of Life (Thompson) AOV NG 138

Communion: Come to the Table (Burland) AOV NG 33

Take and Eat (Russell) AOV 2/162

Thanksgiving: Be Merciful (Haugen)

Recessional: On Eagles Wings On Eagles Wings (Joncas) AOV 1/153

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Bread That Was Sown GAB 85

I can skip a lot of songs form OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book already blogged:

77 Blest Are They

78 Blest Be the Lord

79 Bread, Blessed and Broken

80 Bread for the World

81 Bread of Life (Cooney)

82 Bread of Life (Farrell)

83 Bread of Life: Advent/Christmas Setting (Farrell)

84 Bread of Life (Fisher)

Which brings me to Gregory Norbet’s communion song based on the wonderful passage from Didache 9. Take your pick of the six verses if you don’t need such a long song. I think it goes a little high for comfortable assembly singing – maybe take it down to F.

The text is at the Weston Priory and the sheet music can be purchased for download at OCP.

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Blessed Jesus, At Your Word GAB 76

75 Blessed Feasts of Blessed Martyrs

 

Continuing this survey of OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book, we come to this very functional song for gathering.

Originally, “Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word,” this is a seventeenth century text by Tobias Clausnitzer translated by Catherine Winkworth. It is set to LIEBSTER JESU by Johann R. Ahle and adapted by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Hymnary has the text and sheet music. OCP sell a Christopher Walker arrangement here.

BIAB organ backing:

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These clips show a frankly astonishing range of styles for a traditional song.

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