Monthly Archives: May 2015

Music for Body and Blood of Christ Year B 6th/7th June 2015

Entrance: Gather Your People (Hurd) AOV 1/71 Psalm 116 (O’Brien) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I will take the cup of salvation and call on your name, O Lord. Gifts: Our Blessing Cup is a Communion (Mason) Communion: Table … Continue reading

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Time travel in the Catholic Church

I was away visiting family at Pentecost and attended Mass as a visitor. While visiting the same city on Easter Sunday I entered some sort of portal and went to a church that was still in the early seventies – very … Continue reading

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O Spirit All Embracing

Ryan’s parish recessed to this song at Pentecost. It is a fine text by Delores Dufner and the tune is THAXTED by Holst from “Jupiter”. Cantus Mundi has already done the heavy lifting with the text and You Tube videos. … Continue reading

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On a Journey Together VAO 1/69

This is a John Angotti song, which is a surprise in the WLP stable. It is really a solo or group performance piece and struggles as a liturgical vehicle really due to the nature of the tune. It’s a good … Continue reading

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Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise

Ryan’s parish is alerting to me to many hymns I don’t know and a lot of them are public domain.  This song has a text by Charles Wesley and Thomas Cotterill was used for Ascension. The music is LLANFAIR by … Continue reading

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On That Holy Mountain VAO 1/68

Joe Mattingly has used Isaiah as inspiration for this song for liturgy (eg advent) or for a choir. The refrain starts in unison and then splits into parts for your choir. The text is at spiritandsong and the sheet music … Continue reading

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Queen of the May (Bring Flowers of the Rarest)

I’d better get the Marian hymns done while it is still May.  This is another from Mary’s parish in Ireland that I suppose everyone but me knows only too well. To my Australian ears impossibly sentimental and kitsch but still … Continue reading

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When Creation Was Begun

An example of inculturation Irish style from Mary’s parish. Some information and a link to sheet music are available here. Having never heard of this Marian hymn I made a backing for my benefit. [Audio clip: view full post to … Continue reading

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Go Out Go Out

Yola’s parish seemed to have two recessionals on Ascension Sunday one of them being Curtis Stephan’s “Go Out Go Out”.  It is a paraphrase of Psalm 117 in a gospel funk style. The text is in the sample here and the sheet … Continue reading

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Music for Holy Trinity Year B 30th/31st May 2015

Entrance: Sing of the Lord’s Goodness (Sands) AOV 1/131 Psalm 33 (O’Brien) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own. Gifts: Trinity Song (Andersen) Communion: Our Supper Invitation (Bates) AOV 1/185 Seed … Continue reading

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