Monthly Archives: April 2012

There Is One Lord (AOV 2/148)

A song based on Ephesians 4:5 by Owen Alstott. The verse is mean to be faster than the refrain and that is a difficult trick to pull off without a cantor so good luck. A snippet at AOV will give … Continue reading

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Easter People (AOV 2/147)

This is a song by David Light that has odd time signatures in the chorus  4/4, 6/8, 4/4, 2/4 etc. The sample at AOV will give you the tricky timings. It is in AOV for Kids as well and I … Continue reading

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One Body (AOV 2/146)

This one is in high rotation at our church.  It has words by Monica O’Brien and Trisha Watts and music by Trisha Watts. The sample at AOV is sort of new age funk if you can believe it. I love … Continue reading

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Welcome Home (AOV 2/145)

We have used this Fr Frank Andersen song as an entrance in the past and it is lively enough to get away with it. Listening to it now, I suppose it is also a funeral song. It has a disturbing … Continue reading

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We Welcome this Child (AOV 2/144)

A song designed for a child’s baptism by the folk laureate of Australian liturgical music, Peter Kearney. AOV have an excerpt to listen to. My backing does it no favours but it should be fine with guitar and voice.   … Continue reading

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All the Ends of the Earth (AOV 2/143)

The perfect storm for haters of their genre, a setting Ps 98 with words by David Haas and music by Marty Haugen. There is a sample to listen to at AOV. We use Bob Dufford’s setting usually and have never … Continue reading

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Bless the Lord (AOV 2/142)

A Taize chant by Jacques Berthier available in twelve languages in the AOV version. You can hear it here. My backing is at 76 bpm. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  Bless the Lord my soul, and bless God’s … Continue reading

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The Whole World is Waiting for Love (AOV 2/141)

Sr Marianne Misetich wrote this charming advent song that I assume is aimed at children as in this clip. Listen to a sample at AOV  here. My backing’s tempo is 102 and the intro was made up by Band in … Continue reading

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Angels We Have Heard on High (AOV 2/140)

This carol didn’t make the cut in AOV 1 and turns up here. There are more verses and variations on the net but these are the lyrics in AOV. Hear it get the full symphonic treatment here. Andrea Bocelli’s version … Continue reading

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Gather Us, O God (AOV 2/139)

This is a gentle chant by Monica Brown. This is a sample. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  Gather us, O God. Body, spirit, soul and mind. Gather us, O God. One in union now with you. © Monica … Continue reading

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