Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Light of Christ (AOV 1/186)

We use Donald Fishel’s Alleluia No. 1, but this one is new to me. The text has a general application beyond the obvious Easter vigil use. You can hear a piano + choir version here that is quite slow – the … Continue reading

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Our Supper Invitation (AOV 1/185)

This song by Fr Kevin Bates is sung extremely frequently at our church – it is a reliable eucharist song that everyone knows and will sing. I doubt it is well known outside Australia but it probably should be. The … Continue reading

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All the Earth (AOV 1/184)

A folk styling of Ps 100 from the sixties by Lucien Deiss. In the AOV snippet 1 1/2 bars of 6/8 are added at the end of the refrain before the verses commence and so I’ve added that to my backing.  … Continue reading

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This Day Was Made by the Lord (AOV 1/183)

More imposing music from Christopher Walker.  It is a setting of Ps 118 with a major Easter application. It can be purchased for download at OCP. A snippet at AOV hints at the organ, brass and massed voices that is the natural home … Continue reading

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Though the Mountains May Fall (AOV 1/182)

More seventies goodness from Dan Schutte, who has written what has always sounded to me a real country song. Based on various sources in Isaiah, it is lively enough for a recessional although the first two verses should do for … Continue reading

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Send Us As Your Blessing, Lord (AOV 1/181)

Christopher Walker was certainly a favourite of the editors of “As One Voice”. It can be purchased for download from OCP. This is a stirring recessional indeed that probably needs a pipe organ, brass and massed voices for its major effect. … Continue reading

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Keep in Mind (AOV 1/180)

A chant by Fr Lucien Deiss – You can read an appreciation of his life here. A snippet of the song can be heard at AOV here. It is in irregular time, the bane of computer programmed music. You will also … Continue reading

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Blest Be the Lord (AOV 1/179)

Dan Schutte wrote this very popular song. Based on Ps 91 we have used it all over the liturgy.  The harmony starts as an echo before actually harmonising with the main vocal line. There are some minor variations in the lyrics … Continue reading

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For You Are My God (AOV 1/178)

Folk stylings from Fr John Foley in the early seventies. We’ve never done it but it has merit as a setting of Ps 16. You can hear the original here.  This organ and voice version is great. It can be … Continue reading

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May God Bless and Keep You (AOV 1/177)

This is another musical version of an ancient blessing from Numbers 6:22-27, but one we have actually used and found quite singable. This one is by Christopher Walker. The snippet at AOV has all you need to hear. I do … Continue reading

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