Monthly Archives: May 2014

Cry the Gospel SAS 1/168

I’m blogging Spirit and Song Vol 1 and have got to the section called Prayer and Praise songs. That means that these songs are less likely to have a liturgical function and are more likely to be solo vehicles. If … Continue reading

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Music for Ascension Sunday Year A May 31st/June 1st 2014

Entrance: All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford) AOV 1/76) Psalm 47 (O’Brien) God mounts his throne with shouts of joy; A blare of trumpets for the Lord. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Gifts: Blessed Be Our God … Continue reading

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We Come Today SAS 1/167

This is the last of the communion songs in Spirit & Song Vol 1.  It is written by Mark Friedman. It is simple and singable and worth considering. The text is at spiritandsong and can be purchased in a collection at … Continue reading

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Worthy is the Lamb SAS 1/166

I wouldn’t have thought of this text from Revelation as a communion song, but Ricky Manalo did and that’s all that matters.  It is a pretty and singable song. The text is at spiritandsong where the sheet music can be … Continue reading

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We Are One Body SAS 1/165

This song by Dana Scallon should not work.  The verses are messy with lots of short notes, there are two key changes, and counter melodies from nowhere in the sixth verse if you last that long. But, it is a … Continue reading

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Ven al Banquete / Come to the Feast SAS 1/164

This song comes in Bilingual, all Spanish and all English versions.  The words are by Bob Hurd, Pia Moriarty and Jaime Cortez with music by Bob Hurd in a Spanish style. Nice as the song is there is still the … Continue reading

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O Taste and See SAS 1/159

This is a song by Marty Haugen based on Psalm 34. This is the rowdier setting in a gospel style. Every verse has subtle variations that will make a cantor pretty well essential. The text is here. You can purchase … Continue reading

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Music for the Sixth week of Easter Year A 24th/25th May 2014

Entrance: Morning has Broken (Farjeon) AOV 1/135 Psalm 66: Let all the earth cry out to God with joy. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Gifts: Isaiah 49 (Landry) AOV 1/89 Communion: Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) AOV … Continue reading

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Like the Bread SAS 1/156

This is another Eucharist song from Spirit & Song Vol 1, this time with lyrics by Tom Booth and T. Timothy Casey set by Tom Booth. This is another beautiful tune that makes me wonder if it is too complicated … Continue reading

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Lead Us to Your Table SAS 1/155

This is an interesting song for Communion that says all the right things and in the snippet at Spirit & Song has readings from the Emmaus story said over the music, which are nice. I fear there are too many … Continue reading

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