Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Eye and Hands of Christ SAS 2/376

This is a lovely song about the real presence by Tom Kendzia that even appears to be singable by an assembly. It has an instrumental interlude after two verses leading to a key change and a third verse and final … Continue reading

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Music for the Second Week of Advent Year B 6th/7th December 2014

Entrance: Prepare the Way (Boniwell) Advent Wreath: All is Wonder (Watts) AOV NG 4 Psalm: To You O God I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) AOV 2/14 Gifts: Emmanuel (Angrisano) SAS 2/290 Communion: Shepherd Me O God (Haugen) AOV 1/33 One Bread One … Continue reading

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Table of Life SAS 2/375

This is an especially lovely song  by Steve Angrisano for Eucharist that, like many in this collection, seems to have been written with a solo performance rather than an assembly in mind. There are many people who just can’t sing … Continue reading

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Present Moment SAS 2/374

Tom Booth wrote this excellent pop song. I don’t think it is a communion song for an assembly however, but it’s great as a solo vehicle. Some of the lyrics are in this reflection at spiritandsong, but the link to … Continue reading

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There Will Be Bread SAS 2/373

I really like this gentle song for Eucharist by Sarah Hart. It does has a bit of Broadway show tune about it with the occasional octave leap and I’m not sure it would survive congregational singing. The text is here … Continue reading

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Brian Boniwell’s Sheet Music Available!

Brian Boniwell has written songs that are used in parishes all around Australia and overseas and is much loved. I get many hits on this site from people looking for his sheet music. Just so you know, you can buy … Continue reading

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One Bread, One Cup SAS 2/372

After Advent housekeeping I’m back in the communion section of Spirit & Song Vol 2. This is another committee song by Bobby Fisher, Greg Less, Craig Aven and Ken Canedo. The refrain is singable by an assembly but gets a … Continue reading

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Advent Litany by Bernadette Farrell

Chris’s parish are going all Bernadette Farrell for Advent including her litany. The text and a recording are at OCP, where you can buy the sheet music. It’s powerful chant for cantor and assembly that benefits from mixing up the … Continue reading

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Abide With Us, Emmanuel

I pushed for Angrisano’s “Emmanuel” as a new song for advent this year locally, but only just noticed this free trial from Marty Haugen for Advent 2014. It is really very good – a stately piece of music for advent. … Continue reading

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World Peace Prayer

I noticed Yola’s parish used this song, and someone did ask for a backing years ago. The text is at Hymnary. The refrain is by Satish Kumar inspired by the Upanishads. The text of the verses and the tune is … Continue reading

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