Monthly Archives: May 2016

Christmas Lullaby VAO 2/221

Joe Mattingly of the Newman Singers wrote this sombre song for Christmas. There are nice harmonies in the sheet music, which can be purchased at WLP. The text is in their sample. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   … Continue reading

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Music for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C 4th/5th June 2016

Entrance: Gather Us In (Haugen) AOV 1/12 Psalm 29 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I will praise you Lord, for you have rescued me. Gifts: Be Merciful (Haugen) Communion: Bread of Heaven (Manibusan-Hart) You Are Mine  (Haas)  AOV … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Feast VAO 2/220

I’ve already blogged the “Canticle of the Turning” (219) here, so that brings me to this song written by David Yackley. This is an uplifting song very suitable for gathering but, fair warning, this is super-syncopated song that alternates between the … Continue reading

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Canticle of Mary VAO 2/218

I am continuing with my survey of Voices As One Vol2 and having already covered: 216 Blessed Be Your Name 217 Breathe   … I am up to another song by Feargal King, the “Canticle of Mary”. There are many Magnificats … Continue reading

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Blessed One VAO 2/215

This is a very useful Marian hymn by Aaron Thompson if you need a new “Ave”. The sheet music is at WLP. The text and an appreciation of the song are at Ed Bolduc’s blog. [Audio clip: view full post … Continue reading

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Bless the Lord (Psalm 104) VAO 2/214

I’ve already blogged this one by Marcy Weckler Barr here because it was in As One Voice: Next Generation, but the version in VAO has a third verse not in AOV:NG so I thought I’d make a new backing anyway. … Continue reading

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Music for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Year C 28th/29th May2016

Entrance: All Are Welcome (Haugen) Psalm 109 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizadek. Gifts: Song of the Body of Christ  (Haas) AOV 1/27 Communion: Our Blessing Cup (Mason) Bread … Continue reading

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Blessed Is He VAO 2/213

Continuing through Voices As One Vol2 I’ve already blogged : 211 Be God’s 212 Better Is One Day …which gets me to “Blessed Is He (Palm Processional)” by Feargal King.  This is intended for eight groups of singers and builds to … Continue reading

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Be Glorified VAO 2/210

This is a fun P&W song by Chris Tomlin, Louis Giglio and maybe Jesse Reeves. It is a solo piece and not suitable for an assembly except maybe the repetitions of “be glorified in me”. The text is here and the sheet … Continue reading

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Be Still VAO 2/209

David Kauffman wrote this song in Voices As One Vol 2 loosely based on Psalm 46. It is designed for a cantor to sing the verses but they are within the range of an assembly with the warning that each verse … Continue reading

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