Monthly Archives: January 2016

Love Goes On

RS has put up his parishes’ music for this week and it has a lovely Bernadette Farrell tune that is new to me.  It is based on the “Love” verses from 1 Cor 13 so load it up for weddings … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Beautiful Saviour GAB 59 (aka Fairest, Lord Jesus)

58 Beatitudes Number 59 in the OCP Guitar Accompaniment Book is a 16C German text based on Psalm 45 translated in to English by Joseph A. Seiss. It is set to St ELIZABETH (aka CRUSADERS’ HYMN) a traditional Silesian melody. There … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Music for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C 6th/7th February 2016

The music liturgy team selected these songs: Entrance: Here I Am, Lord (Schutte) AOV 1/90 Psalm 137 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord. Gifts: Do Not Be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments

Bearers of Peace GAB 57

This is a lovely Bernadette Farrell song that I haven’t heard before.  It has a lovely direct text to sing a social gospel. It has a fair range but remains singable. The text is here. (scroll down)  OCP has the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Be Still My Soul GAB 56

55 Be Not Afraid 56 in my survey of OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book is by Katharina von Schlegel and translated by Jane Borthwick. I like old hymns that don’t have triumphalist or militaristic ideas – this is a beaut. The text … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Be Like the Sun GAB 54

Bob Fabing SJ wrote this song of praise based on Psalm 116. OCP will sell you an MP3 of it if you like, but not the sheet music as far as I can see. Someone else had that trouble and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Be Joyful, Mary GAB 53

Because the parishes I play at have little tradition of singing older hymns, many of the songs I’m picking up in OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book are in that genre. This is a Marian song suitable for Easter set to a very … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bathed in the Waters of Life GAB 52

Who’d have thought Carey Landry would write a piece of music with directions saying “spirited”. (unfair) This song has baptismal and sprinkling rite uses but could also be used for sending forth. The sheet music is available at OCP where the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Away in a Manger GAB 51

To my surprise I can’t see where I’ve blogged this carol anywhere, probably because it’s not in As One Voice. So for completeness… OCP set this song to MUELLER by James R. Murray but is it just as often set to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ave Maria (Chant) GAB 50

I can’t do much with this one, but Hymnary has the text in Latin and the sheet music. The text is two separate Latin chants brought together apparently. Bad BIAB organ: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Listen to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment