Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lord Every Nation

This song by Jesse Manibusan, of “Open My Eyes” fame, must have played at least once for me to have had to make a backing.  The question is why we didn’t keep doing it – it sounds great. It is … Continue reading

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Immaculate Mary

This is another backing from the recesses of my hard drive. When I started playing in a Catholic Church there were songs that were in the pores of everyone in the pews that I’d never heard and had to learn. … Continue reading

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Music for the Fifth week of Lent Year A 5th/6th April 2014

These are the choices made for this week. I’m not sure we realised at the time that is was mostly Bernadette Farrell’s work. Entrance: Come to Set Us Free (Farrell) AOV 1/39 Psalm 130 (O’Brien) With the Lord there is … Continue reading

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How Can I Keep From Singing

I’m still looking through a folder of forgotten backings from many years ago and came across this. I only knew it from Enya’s version. I can’t recall what it was used for in the liturgy. All the wonderful solo and … Continue reading

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Bind Us Together

I’m still going through an ancient folder of MIDI files created on Band in a Box V1 for Windows in the last millennium. I’m putting them through my cut down version of ProTools to see what comes out the other … Continue reading

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Behold the Wood

This is a Dan Schutte song ideal for veneration of the cross on Good Friday. The text is at Schutte’s site. (No 25) It can be purchased for download at OCP. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]    

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Christ Circle Round Us

Having got to the bottom of the miscellaneous pile, I’ve found some songs that I made backings for in the remote past and for which I longer have sheet music. This is a Dan Schutte song that I fear we … Continue reading

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Create in Me a Clean Heart

I saw this song mentioned on Mary’s blog, where she links to its text and sheet music here. It is noted that this setting of Psalm 51 is by an unknown author. Chorus: Create in me a clean heart, O … Continue reading

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Music for the 4th Sunday in Lent Year A 29th/30th March

The music liturgy team has chosen these songs for this week: Entrance: Open My Eyes (Manibusan) AOV 1/166 Psalm: The Lord is My Shepherd (Boniwell) AOV 1/26 Gifts: God of Second Chances (Haas) Communion: Tree of Life (Thompson) AOV NG 138 … Continue reading

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Your Mercies Are New Every Morning

This is a song from emmanuelworship and written by Patrick Keady. It can be purchased as part of the Lifted collection here. This is a real emotional roller coaster of a song that rewards extreme dynamic variation. (ie quiet to loud … Continue reading

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