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Your Beauty God

This is David Haas’s setting of Mary Louise Bringle‘s enchanting text. I only discovered who wrote the words when I found a sample page on the GIA site that was very well hidden. I had made up some simplified chords … Continue reading

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If We Speak

This is another very recent David Haas song, this time based on readings from 1 Peter. The text lends itself to a recessional. The verses are written for a cantor but they are not beyond an assembly despite the variations … Continue reading

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I Will Follow You by Peter Grant

Peter Grant has sent a wonderful new song. He said this about it: I promised to send some recent compositions. Here is my latest, based on texts from John 6:68; Ps 24 (25) and Ps 119 called “I Will Follow … Continue reading

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Music for the Thirty-third Sunday in ordinary Time 18th/19th Year A November 2017

Entrance: Christ be Our Light (Farrell) AOV 2/3 Psalm 127 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Happy are those who fear the Lord. Gifts: A Trusting Psalm (Bates) AOV 1/115 Communion: Table of Plenty (Schutte) AOV 2/20 Thanksgiving: God of Day … Continue reading

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My Only Desire

One of the joys of the recent APMN conference at Perth was hearing David Haas play some of his newer tunes. I like this one but the chorus goes awfully high for an assembly so it might be more a … Continue reading

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Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled

This is another of the songs by David Haas with which I was not familiar. This is based on John 14 and is suitable for Easter or funerals or perhaps as a thanksgiving song. The sheet music is at GIA … Continue reading

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Steal Away

This is David Haas’s arrangement of the spiritual “Steal Away”. So no-one gets the wrong idea, this is what he achieves with his a capella arrangement, that can be purchased at GIA.   The tune and lyrics, if not this … Continue reading

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What Can I Leave Behind

This is a very recent song in which David Haas sets a text by Mennonite hymnist Adam Tice. Hass played it at the APMN conference in Perth but it isn’t available for purchase at GIA yet. The text is here. I … Continue reading

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You Are Always Present

I’m tackling the David Haas songs from his recent presentation in Perth that were unfamiliar to me. This is like a Taize chant, which is not surprising because Haas was inspired by the words of Brother Roger the founder of … Continue reading

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A Christmas Lullaby by Peter Grant revisited

A couple of years ago I posted about this lovely song by Peter Grant. Peter has sent some real music to get a proper idea how it sounds in practice. SATB with accompaniment: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … Continue reading

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