Monthly Archives: February 2017

We Believe (Gather Australia 448)

This is actually the refrain from Christopher Walker’s setting of the Apostles Creed. He has several other songs called “We Believe”. You can hear it and buy the sheet music at OCP. The text is from the Roman missal: We … Continue reading

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Music for the First Week of Lent Year A 4th/5th March 2017.

For Lent we will continue Taylor’s Mass of St Francis and use Paul Mason’s Lenten Gospel Acclamation from the Mass of Glory and Praise. Entrance: A New Heart For a New World (O’Brien/Watts) AOV 1/158 Responsorial Psalm for Lent: Be With … Continue reading

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A Blessing (Gather Australia 440)

The next song from Gather Australia that is new to me is by Australian Jesuit composer, Christopher Willcock. As usual the tune is distinctive and lovely so use it wherever a blessing is liturgically apt.   You can hear what it … Continue reading

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Go Home by Another Way (Gather Australia 439)

This song has another of John Bell’s extraordinary texts. He writes lyrics that are blunt and brave and unlike anyone else, except maybe Shirley Erena Murray. He uses each of the five senses until he gets to knowing and the … Continue reading

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Thanks Be To God GAB 485

RS’s parish used this song of thanksgiving a couple of weeks ago.  It is a stirring modern traditional hymn by Stephen Dean and I have a copy in OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book at 485. The sheet music can be purchased … Continue reading

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Make Us New (Gather Australia 436)

This one is a surprise.  The lovely tune is by Jane Wood, the general editor of Gather Australia and the text is by a Mark Coleridge who I have to assume went on to become the current Archbishop of Brisbane. … Continue reading

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Song Over the Waters (Gather Australia 435)

This is a Marty Haugen song I hadn’t come across before which is a gathering rite with a baptismal theme. It usefully comes with a sprinkling rite additional to the song itself. The text and melody line is at Hymnary. … Continue reading

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Music for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 25/26th February 2017

At St Peter’s, Rochedale, we farewelled Father Jacob Chacko today and next week we welcome Father Baiyi Gong.   Entrance:  Table of Plenty (Schutte) AOV 2/20 Psalm 62 (O’Brien) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Rest in God alone. my soul, … Continue reading

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Miracle of Grace (Bread of Life)

Ryan’s parish use this Eucharist song by Curtis Stephan that is new to me, but seems in high rotation in the States if YouTube is any indication. The verses are fiddly and might need a cantor or at least well … Continue reading

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Come to Us, Creative Spirit (Gather Australia 434)

David Mowbray wrote this text, here set to Richard Proulx’s tune CASTLEWOOD. GIA appear to have replaced “in this holy house” with “in your Father’s house” in the second line. The text is at Hymnary courtesy of Hope Publishing, where … Continue reading

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