Monthly Archives: August 2011

I Rejoiced (AOV 1/69)

Did Christopher Walker really need to go 4/4, 6/8, 4/4 all through this song? Listen to the snippet and see whether it was worth it. If you need a setting for Ps 122 it’s a possibility I suppose but it is … Continue reading

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Yahweh (AOV 1/68) aka “God of My Salvation”

This song is by Gregory Norbet, written when he was still a Benedictine monk and also is from a previous era when it was OK to use the word Yahweh in a Catholic hymn. This is no longer kosher apparently … Continue reading

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Taste and See (AOV 1/67)

This is a Bob Hurd song that we have never done locally.  That’s a pity because there is something uplifting in the tune in the first two verses that makes it stand out.  Hurd’s setting has a different tune for … Continue reading

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Rivers Youth Mass by emmanuelworship

I’ve already blogged the grown up Rivers mass and have now made backings to look at the youth version. Not unexpectedly for emmanuelworship, this is somewhat rowdier, in fact it sounds much more usual for their sound.  The Gloria and … Continue reading

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Because the Lord is My Shepherd (AOV 1/66)

Christopher Walker will write songs in 6/8 and 9/8 time won’t he. You can hear it done as intended here. This is also a nicely sung version from a mass. A school choir can be heard singing it here and it sounds … Continue reading

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To Be Your Bread (AOV 1/65)

This is another David Haas song, but this one I have played over and over and over.  I think it is good but massive repetition dulls the senses. I know I don’t like the long high D note at the … Continue reading

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We Have Been Told (AOV 1/64)

This David Haas song uses the vine metaphor from John 15, and so has liturgical use when that comes up in the readings, although it is one of Haas’s songs that we have never used.   A lovely restful tune … Continue reading

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We Walk By Faith (AOV 1/63)

This is Marty Haugen’s setting of a nineteenth century text by Henry Alford.  I’ve never sung it but it strikes me as well done. Looking for information on this tune once again gave me lists of posts full of anger … Continue reading

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A Voice in the Wilderness (AOV 1/62)

This is Chris Robinson’s song from Isaiah and is a normal sounding song in the snippet on AOV. I gather he is Australian and this is from a collection of advent songs. I myself have always heard it as a Russian … Continue reading

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Create In Me a Pure Heart (SNS 1/8)

I don’t have to do No 7 in The Source New Songs, because it is “Come, Now is the Time to Worship” and I’ve already done that in AOV NG. This is a song by Sue Howson from the 90s … Continue reading

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