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Jerusalem: A New Song

I have been asked to do a “minus one” of a couple of very obscure songs by Frenzy Cool in the Philippines. They both are concerned with Jerusalem and the first is called “Jerusalem: a New Song”. It might be … Continue reading

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Humbly, Lord, We Worship You GAB 221

Sr Jeanne Frolick wrote the text of this chant set to ADORE TE DEVOTE. The text is here and the sheet music can be purchased at OCP. Just to prove that BIAB CAN”T DO CHANT, I tried: [Audio clip: view … Continue reading

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All Who Hunger by Sylvia Dunstan and Bob Moore

This song was done at Ryan’s parish recently and I though I’d already blogged it here, but it turns out her text has been set by two men called Moore – William Moore (HOLY MANNA) as well as by Bob … Continue reading

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Music for the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A 29th/30th July 2017

Entrance: All Are Welcome (Haugen) Psalm 118 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Lord, I love your commands. Lord, I love your commands. Gifts: I Found the Treasure (Schutte) AOV 2/22 Communion: Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Herry) … Continue reading

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How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place GAB 220

Randall DeBruyn based this song on Psalm 84 and OCP recommend it for funerals and All Souls day but it is a pleasant and singable vehicle, if unremarkable, and has a wider potential usage. My voyage through OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment … Continue reading

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How Long, O Lord GAB 219

Gerard Chuisano wrote the music and the refrain lyrics of this lament which is otherwise Psalm 13 from The Grail. The verses are all subtly different so a cantor is the right idea. The sheet music can be purchased from … Continue reading

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Hosanna Filio David GAB 213

Posted for completeness I won’t put up a backing because BIAB CAN’T DO CHANT. It is Chant Mode VII and can be purchased at OCP where the English text is in their sample. The chant symbols are also here.  

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Music for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 22nd/23rd July 2017

Entrance: Gather Your People (Hurd) AOV 1/71 Psalm 85 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Lord, you are good and forgiving. Gifts: A Trusting Psalm (Bates) AOV 1/115 Communion: Seed, Scattered and Sown (Feiten) GA 195 Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit GAB 212

This is a peaceful chant written by Sr Marianne Misetich SNJM with an obvious liturgical use. The sheet music can be purchased from OCP where the text is in their preview. My backing adds the descant after the first time … Continue reading

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Holy Patron, Thee Saluting GAB 211

I can skip a few songs already blogged from the Guitar Accompaniment Book from OCP   (c 2015) and get to this song. The text is nineteenth century American by an unknown lyricist and set to the delightful tune PLEADING … Continue reading

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