Monthly Archives: February 2012

Music for the Second Sunday of Lent March 3rd/4th

The liturgy team for this week has selected these songs: Entrance: God of Abraham (Farrell) AOV 1/137 Gifts: Will You Love Me (Boniwell)  AOV 1/40 Communion: Jesus Come to Us (Haas) AOV 1/148 Here I Am Lord (Schutte) AOV 1/90 … Continue reading

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You Are the Voice (AOV 2/80)

This song by David Haas is one that we use a lot. It sings easily enough and the assembly sing it well. Listen to the excerpt at AOV. This is a poor quality recording and is a bit slow but … Continue reading

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How Rich Are the Depths of God (AOV 2/79)

A setting by Christopher Willcock of Ps 139.  It moves from 2/2 to 3/2 without notice in the music and at seemingly randoms spots in the verses. The first half of the antiphon is instrumental and the third verse is … Continue reading

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Through Our Lives and by Our Prayers (AOV 2/78)

Another lovely chant from John Bell. You can hear the harmonies at AOV. My backing is at 80 bpm. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Through our lives and by our prayers, Your Kingdom come.   © WGRG, Iona … Continue reading

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From Heaven You Came (AOV 2/77)

Also known as “The Servant King” this is an early song from Graham Kendrick. It takes you from Christmas to Easter so has applications all over the place. Go to AOV to hear an excerpt. You can hear him sing … Continue reading

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Sing a New Song to the Lord (AOV 2/76)

If you want a change from Dan Schutte’s setting of Ps 98, you could use this one by Timothy Dudley-Smith (an Anglican Bishop)and David Wilson. A sample is available to hear at AOV. You can hear a church have a … Continue reading

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Music for the First Sunday in Lent

I didn’t put up last week’s music as the parish office was being moved and so the selections weren’t sent out. We are still using the Mass Shalom, but with Brian Boniwell’s Lenten Gospel Acclamation. Entrance: Christ Be Our Light … Continue reading

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Enemy of Apathy (AOV 2/75)

Another astonishing chant/song about the Spirit from John Bell and Graham Maule of Wild Goose. Listen to the excerpt at AOV to hear how good this song can sound. There is background and commentary about the song at this blog. … Continue reading

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Song at the Centre (AOV 2/74)

This is a Marty Haugen song that I’ve never heard of, but you can hear an excerpt at AOV here. Youtube has the whole song with an introductory recitation. This version is much better than the original. The text is … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid (AOV 2/73)

A setting of Ps 27 by Christopher Willcock.  This is another that we use the response but not the verses and again the different melodies of the verses and the high notes suggest the use of a cantor. Listen to … Continue reading

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