Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sing to God (AOV 2/105)

This is Psalm 98 set as a four part round by Phil Porter and Elaine Kirkland. The extract at AOV will give you the idea. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] O Sing to God a new song, O … Continue reading

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God is Our Refuge (Jay Johnson/ Allen Pote)

Frenzy Cool keeps throwing up amazing challenges.  This is a request and another song I’ve never heard of and don’t have the music for. You can listen to the choir freak out singing it here. There is also a pretty … Continue reading

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Gathering Song: Though So Many, We Are One (AOV 2/104)

Another song from the highly esteemed and much missed Australian liturgical composer Br Colin Smith. The snippet at AOV gives you the beginning of the cantor’s part. This is both a gathering chant and Eucharist song. My backing is at … Continue reading

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On Holy Ground (AOV 2/103)

This is a bilingual Spanish/English song from Donna Pena. Go to AOV to hear an extract. You can hear more here (starting at 5:38) and learn choreography for dancing along as well! The text is available in the sample at … Continue reading

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Passion Sunday 31st March/1st April

This is the music chosen by the liturgy group for this week: Entrance: King of Glory (Jarbusch, trad Israeli folk song) Ritual Song 628 Psalm  My God, My God (Haugen) before and after psalm verses. Gifts: Jesus, Remember Me  (Berthier) … Continue reading

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Who Will Speak? (AOV 2/102)

Marty Haugen goes all gospel on us here with this wonderful song of social action.  It is hard to sing, especially if your singers can’t syncopate. This is how it is meant to sound, although it works better if you … Continue reading

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Gather the People (Schutte)

This is another request from Frenzy Cool in the Phillipines. I’m a big Dan Schutte fan but I didn’t know this gathering and Eucharist song. You can hear a snippet at OCP, where you should buy the sheet music if … Continue reading

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Born in the Night (AOV 2/101)

A Christmas favourite of some charm, this song was written by Geoffrey Ainger. This is an odd looped version. The extract at AOV is more normal. You might want to take it down a couple of notches for kids to … Continue reading

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This Is All Our Joy (AOV 2/100)

Another song by Robyn Horner with an interesting tune especially in the verses.  It is suggested as an Advent or Lent song, and I can see how that would work. You can hear an extract at AOV here. The last … Continue reading

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We Gather Here, O Lord (AOV 2/99)

A fairly recent classic sounding hymn with music by the great Br Colin Smith to a text by Owen Alstott. A traditional sounding entrance or communion song of majesty and beauty, with a strong dose of Eucharistic theology. Each verse … Continue reading

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