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In the Shelter of Your Arms VAO 2/292

This is a fine solo vehicle from David Yackley.  The text reads like a personal prayer and I doubt it has any liturgical use. The often cliched bridge into the key change and refrain is more effective than usual here. … Continue reading

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Do Not Stand and Stare in Wonder

Mary at Godsongs noted this text set to THAXTED (hooray for Holst) for Ascension by Adam Wood. The music is at his site.   Sing along for Ascension. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   Do not stand and … Continue reading

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If Today You Hear His Voice/Psalm 95 VAO 2/291

This is a gospel style setting of Psalm 95 by W. Clifford Petty. I think every composer has had a crack at this one but if your assembly does gospel then this is the one for you. The sheet music … Continue reading

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I Received the Living God LIVING GOD GAB 931

Chris Wroblewski thought the version of this song with music by Brett Ballard was not as good as the one with the tune LIVING GOD by Don Clément Jacob. The text is at Hymnary. The two versions are very different … Continue reading

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Music for the Feast of the Ascension Year A 27th/28th May 2017

Entrance: Hail Redeemer (Brennan – Elvey) Psalm 46 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord. Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia (O’Carroll/Walker) AOV 1/13 Gifts: We Walk … Continue reading

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I Survive VAO 2/290

I can skip these songs in VAO 2 as I’ve done them already from other collections, even if the backings I did for them were a bit ropey: 287 I Send You Out 288 I Say Yes 289 I See … Continue reading

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I Received the Living God VAO 2/286

This is a song for Eucharist and with nine verses covers just about all liturgical bases. The tune is by Brett Ballard. The text is by Bernard Geoffroy (? translated) but it appears he was assisted for this version by … Continue reading

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Wherever You Go (Haas)

Ryan will singing this at a wedding this weekend.  I only knew of Norbet’s setting of Ruth and that one has a recitation to deal with, so this one has to be worth a look. David Haas has written a … Continue reading

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I Rejoiced VAO 2/285

This is Feargal King’s setting of Psalm 122 in Voices As One Volume 2..  It has three different tunes for the verses the cantor has to learn.  There are harmony lines in the refrain and second verse.  The third verse … Continue reading

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I Know That My Redeemer Lives VAO 2/284

Having got to the end of Gather Australia, I’ll put it to one side.  There are a few Eucharist songs in the collection that I haven’t got around to, but not many, and I’ll tidy them up in the future.   … Continue reading

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