Monthly Archives: January 2017

Music for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 4th/5th February 2017

We will go back to Jenny O’Brien’s psalm settings for a while. Entrance: We Are Called (Haas) AOV 2/60 Psalm 112 (O’Brien) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] A light rises in the darkness for the upright. Gifts: Beatitudes (Balhoff- … Continue reading

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O God of Matchless Glory (Gather Australia 415)

I can skip a few more that I have already blogged to get to this song by the matchless Ruth Duck. I like the sincere simplicity of the text a lot and the tune is memorable. The text is at … Continue reading

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Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Gather Australia 410)

This song has a text by John Henry Newman and is set to the tune RICHMOND by Thomas Haweis. The text is at Hymnary where they recommend three other tunes, but they do have information, including the sheet music, about … Continue reading

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Receive the Word GA 408

Haugen’s Exsultet is 406 but I won’t make a backing for that since it has gone liturgically stale due to the change in the text and it goes from 3/4 to 2/4 to 5/8 to 4/4 and BIAB is not … Continue reading

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One Ohana / One Great Family Gather Australia 396

Gather Australia was published in 1995.  It was a collaboration between the National Liturgical Music Convention and GIA with the support of the Melbourne Archdiocese. The original “As One Voice” was published in 1992 but was independent of the Catholic … Continue reading

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Music for the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Year A 28th/29th January 2017

Entrance: Gather Your People (Hurd) AOV 1/71 Psalm 145 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Happy the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs! Gifts: Be Merciful (Haugen) Communion: A Place at the Table (Shirley Erena Murray … Continue reading

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Safety Harbor

This is the last of the Rory Cooney songs that were requested by Frenzy Cool. It is a lovely simple tune but I’m struggling to place it with a liturgical function. The sheet music is at GIA and the text … Continue reading

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Walk in the Reign

This is another Rory Cooney song requested by Frenzy Cool who is obviously a fan of Cooney’s. It is a gently Gospel styled waltz. The sheet music is available at GIA and I have a copy in Gather Comprehensive 325 although … Continue reading

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Jerusalem, My Destiny

This is another request for a Rory Cooney song. I’ve got “Jerusalem, My Destiny” in Gather Comprehensive 399. I don’t find the tune likely to be conducive to assembly singing and it goes too high for groaners like me – … Continue reading

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Music for the Third Week in Ordinary Time Year A 21st/22nd January 2017

Entrance: God of Day and God of Darkness (Haugen) AOV 1/56 Psalm 26 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Lord is my light and my salvation. Gifts: Blessed be Our God (McKenna) AOV NG 13 Communion: Seed, Scattered and … Continue reading

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