Monthly Archives: July 2015

Yes, We Believe VAO 1/103

This is a choir setting of the creed by Paul A Tate. The WLP site notes that it is not suitable for liturgical use. The text is here. Listen to the snippet at WLP to get an idea of the intricate … Continue reading

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Christ Before Us

This is a lovely song used at RS’s parish by Janet Sullivan Whittaker suggested for commissioning masses, but with enough in the text of the verses for general use. The tune is a traditional Welsh lullaby SUO GÂN. The text … Continue reading

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We Will Walk VAO 1/102

This is a contemporary hymn from Ed Bolduc. The refrain is in a different key from the verses, which seems to spark things up a bit. The text is in the sample at WLP where the sheet music can be purchased. … Continue reading

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Servant Song (McGargill)

This song is used at RS’s parish and is by Donna Marie McGargill OSM. The text is here and the sheet music can be purchased at OCP. Looking at the sheer number of YouTube clips this song is insanely popular in … Continue reading

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We Receive Power VAO 1/101

James V. Marchionda wrote this song invoking the actions of the Holy Spirit, so it’s useful at Easter and Pentecost in particular. The text is in the sample at WLP where the sheet music can be purchased and you can … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gloria

Rex requested this song and I can only applaud his zeal for preparation – it’s not even August. It is a neat idea, putting the Gloria familiar from carols in The Gloria. The text is available in the sample at … Continue reading

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Music for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B August 1st/2nd 2015

We are using Maggie Russell’s Mass of Freedom at present. Entrance: Sing a New Song (Schutte) AOV 1/80 Psalm 78 (O’Brien) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Lord gave them bread from heaven. Gifts: Hosea (Norbet) AOV 1/30 Communion: … Continue reading

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We Gather As One VAO 1/100

I’m back from a week at beautiful Kingscliff in Northern NSW where the cycle paths are inviting, the cafes are full of wonderful food and you can watch whales from the balcony of your holiday unit.   This is another … Continue reading

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Not Alone, But Two By Two

This song matched the gospel the other week and was used at Ryan’s parish. The words are delightful and are by Carl P Daw. The text is at Hope Publishing, the home of some of the best hymn writers around. … Continue reading

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Go Tell Everyone (God’s Spirit Is In My Heart)

Ryan mentioned this song in a comment here and Mary’s parish recessed to it recently. I’ve played it a couple of times years ago and had trouble because the sheet music didn’t match how the assembly had decided to sing … Continue reading

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