Monthly Archives: September 2015

Your Words Are Spirit and Life

RS’s parish had three new songs to me recently for which I will do backings.  This one is by Bernadette Farrell. She has based the text on Psalm 19:8-11. It is another very singable tune from Farrell. The text is … Continue reading

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Advent Song GAB 9

This song by JoAnn Brown is what it says, an Advent song. It looks and sounds  like a song for children. The text is in the the sample at OCP where you can purchase the sheet music. My backing bops … Continue reading

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For the Healing of the Nations

This hymn by Fred Kaan was sung at one of Chris’s parishes using the tune LAUDA ANIMA. Kaan’s obituary suggests a wonderful personality. The wonderful and challenging text is here and I’ve blogged the tune here.   It is more … Continue reading

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Music for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B 3rd/4th October 2015

The music chosen by the music liturgy team for next week is: Entrance: Gather Us In (Haugen) AOV 1/12 Psalm 128 O’Brien [Audio clip: view full post to listen] May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives. … Continue reading

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What Does the Lord Require

Ryan’s parish used this song based on Micah 6 recently. The stirring text is by Albert F. Bayley and is at Hope Publishing. The tune is SHARPETHORNE by Erik Routley and the sheet music can be purchased at various sites … Continue reading

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Canticle of the Turning (Again)

I was asked if I wanted to do another backing of this song that I blogged here. The nice thing about BIAB is in a few minutes you can alter the feel of a piece.  I’ve slowed the song down … Continue reading

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Adore Te Devote (Godhead Here in Hiding) GAB 8

In my copy of the OCP Guitar Accompaniment Book: 6 Abba! Father! 7 Abide With Me 8 Adore Te Devote (Godhead Here in Hiding) This Latin text by Thomas Aquinas is notable for having an English translation by Gerard Manly Hopkins, … Continue reading

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Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way

Ryan’s parish sang this text by Lutheran Minister Herman G. Stuempfle Jnr recently set to ST ANNE by William Croft. The text is here and Hymnary have the sheet music. I’ve blogged the tune here.  

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Come With Me Into the Fields

Emma’s parish sing this very early Dan Schutte song that is a new one for me that is really quite lovely. The text is based on passages from Matthew’s and John’s Gospels and can be found at Schutte’s site. (No 13) … Continue reading

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A Voice Cries Out GAB 5

This is a Michael Joncas song for Advent that is new to me. He based it on Isaiah 40. It has the same tune for verses 1,3 &5 with a different tune for verses 2 & 4. That might make … Continue reading

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