Monthly Archives: January 2012

All Creation Sings (AOV 2/45)

Victorian songwriter, Cheryl Reid wrote books of childrens hymns, from which AOV took this song. The snippet, complete with animal noises, can be heard at AOV. Lots of fun. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Verse 1 All creation … Continue reading

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Drink Living Water (AOV 2/44)

This is described as a chant like song by Colleen Fulmer and Rufino Zaragoza. This extract has enough to get the flavour. It is a baptismal song or for sprinkling rites. AOV also gives the text in Spanish. It can … Continue reading

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Music for the Fifth Sunday in ordinary time 4th/5th Feb

This is the music selected by the liturgy team for this week.  It was decided at the meeting last night to continue the Mass Shalom until Easter. Entrance: All the Ends of the Earth  – AOV 1/76 (Dufford) Psalm 146 … Continue reading

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Star Child (AOV 2/43)

I have a soft spot for this song because we played it at Christmas every year for a decade or so.  It’s a Christmas song with a text by Shirley Erina Murray and a tune by Carlton R. Young from … Continue reading

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Bridegroom and Bride (AOV 2/42)

Another absolutely wonderful wedding song from John Bell and Graham Maule of the WGRG. Like “Blessing the Marriage” (AOV 2/35) it is to a traditional tune, this time “Slane” (ie the tune for “Be Thou My Vision”). This priest mentions this song … Continue reading

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Let Nothing Trouble You (AOV 2/41)

This Taize chant by Jacques Berthier is presented in eight languages in AOV. It also known as “Nade te Turbe”. In English: Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten, those who seek God shall never go wanting. Nothing can trouble, nothing can … Continue reading

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In Labour All Creation Groans (AOV 2/40)

A traditional style hymn with a text by Delores Dufner from the nineties and a traditional tune (TWENTY FOURTH 86 86). She uses very direct and confronting words. She talks about hymn writing here – highly recommended. My backing is hopefully … Continue reading

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Sing to God with Joy (AOV 2/39)

The songs by John Bell and his colleagues at WGRG really lift this collection, because, apart from their quality, there are very different to the rest.  On the other hand they are rarely easily mastered with BIAB, as you can tell … Continue reading

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God’s Circle of Love (AOV 2/38)

Another song for children, this time by Marta McRae. Apart from being American and published by OCP, there is little about her on the net. This song appears to be written for a specific task – a greeting song, perhaps for confirmation … Continue reading

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Children of God (AOV 2/37)

A song for children by Christopher Walker. The snippet at OCP lets you know what you’re in for! It is fine idea as an entrance for a childrens’ Mass or for a second rite of reconciliation. It can be purchased … Continue reading

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