Monthly Archives: November 2011

Come to the Feast (AOV 1/151)

This is another Marty Haugen song that I’ve never heard sung, except in the sample at AOV and the sample from GIA. We use Dan Schutte’s “Table of Plenty” instead, which is in AOV 2. It can be purchased at … Continue reading

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New Version of the As One Voice Combined Guitar Edition

I’m still using my battered (so battered it is no longer combined) combined AOV Vol1&2 guitar book I bought years ago.  I was looking around the AOV site for something else and discovered it has been reissued with the new mass … Continue reading

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All I Ask of You (AOV 1/150)

This song sounds very seventies from the perspective of lyrics.  Writen by Gregory Norbet in the seventies when he was still a monk, there is something vaguely disturbing about a line ” and for me that’s just where it is”. We’ve … Continue reading

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We Believe (AOV 1/149)

Christopher Walker wrote this paraphrase of the Nicene Creed back in the 80s when that was OK.  I suspect it isn’t any more as “we” don’t believe anymore, “I” believe. Incredibly he manages this without ever using the word consubstantial. … Continue reading

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Jesus Come To Us (AOV 1/148)

This song by David Haas has always been in high rotation at our church. You can hear it done properly here. There is no way an assembly can do the light and shade shown there and the long high notes at … Continue reading

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My Heart is a Stable (AOV 1/147)

Anglican Sr Sandra Sears from South Australia had a couple of her songs from the eighties turn up in As One Voice. I suppose this is a children’s song but you have to applaud creativity when applied simply and Christmas … Continue reading

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Eye Has Not Seen (AOV 1/146)

This is a Marty Haugen song that I don’t know at all, which I think means my thought that our church had sung everything he had ever written turns out to be an exaggeration. It goes a bit high in the … Continue reading

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Holy is God (AOV (1/145)

This is one of Paul Inwood’s stirring hymns. It is deceptively clever song, designed as a two part canon, with the parts one bar apart in the refrain and two bars apart in the verses. It is a bit odd … Continue reading

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Crimond (AOV 1/144)

This is another song that I am blogging for completeness rather than education. I grew up singing this song in the Presbyterian church – we did not call it Crimond then – it just was “The Lord is My Shepherd”. … Continue reading

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Light of Christ (AOV 1/143)

This is a chant by Rufino Zaragoza a Franciscan brother from California. I’m thinking of the introduction to the Easter Vigil Mass as a place to use this, but a lovely simple piece like this has lots of uses. I can’t … Continue reading

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