Monthly Archives: September 2014

Alleluia Festivale SAS 2/318

This alleluia for Easter Sunday is a capella with just percussion accompaniment – shaker and bodran. It is certainly joyous but really needs the harmony in the refrain and call and response in the verse. The music is by Janet Sullivan … Continue reading

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Music for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A Oct 4th/5th 2014

Entrance: God of Day and God of Darkness (Haugen) AOV 1/56 Psalm 80 (O’Brien) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel. Gifts: Prayer of St Francis (Temple) AOV2/126 Communion: Lord to … Continue reading

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Wondrous Loss SAS 2/317

This is another song for Holy Week that sounds a solo vehicle to me. The words are by Harry Hagan and music by Timothy R Smith. The text is here (click preview). You can hear the song here. There is a … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross SAS 2/316

I can skip No. 315 “Song of the Cross” having blogged it already. Matt Redman’s “The Way of the Cross” is next in the songs for Holy Week in Spirit & Song Vol 2. I don’t think it really a … Continue reading

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O Sacred Head SAS 2/314

I can skip over Dan Schutte’s “Glory in the Cross” having blogged it already and turn to Bob Hurd’s “O Sacred Head”. The tune is his but the first two verses are adapted from Bernard of Clairvaux with Bob Hurd … Continue reading

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Song in a Week Challenge: Sisters and Brothers

This week I took some ideas from parts the second reading from Phillipians 2 that I didn’t use a few weeks ago when it came up. I sat at the piano and plunked out a tune to fit my very … Continue reading

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Above All SAS 3/312

This song by Lenny LeBlanc and Paul Baloche is listed for Holy Week in Spirit and Song Vol 2. It has a fiddly tune with broadway pretensions that is unsuitable for assembly use but it would work fine as a … Continue reading

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Your Only Son (Lamb of God) SAS 2/311

I’ve moved from Lent to Holy Week in Spirit & Song Vol 2 and come to Twila Paris’s “Your Only Son”. It sounds like a traditional celtic folk tune but apparently she wrote it in 1985. It has adventurous rhymes … Continue reading

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40 Days SAS 2/310

The last of a very generous selection of songs for Lent in Spirit & Song Vol 2 is Matt Maher’s “40 Days”. A mid tempo rocker with a lot a charm, this song is singable, so if if fits your … Continue reading

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Transfigure Us, O Lord SAS 2/309

Bob Hurd wrote the next Lent song in Spirit and Song 2 as well.  It hasn’t the appeal of “Remember Not the Things of the Past” but is again a song for the the assembly and the text is intelligent … Continue reading

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