Monthly Archives: April 2017

Love One Another

This is a St Louis Jesuit song that passed me by, but was used at RS’s parish over Easter. This is a major production by Bob Dufford SJ with seven verses that have markedly different tunes so the assembly just … Continue reading

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Way of the Cross

There are some songs from Easter that were done at RS’s parish that I’d like to look at. This one is by Father Manoling Francisco SJ. It has a text in English, Filipino and Spanish. The tune is most pleasant … Continue reading

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Alleluia, Christ Is Risen

At Ryan’s parish they use Tony Alonso’s text but set it to Hymn to Joy. Since everyone knows that tune I decided to look at Alonso’s own joyful tune for his words instead. The text is at Hymnary and the sheet … Continue reading

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Music for the Third Week of Easter Year A 29th/30th April 2017

We switched back to the Mass of Glory and Praise by Paul Mason at Easter.   Entrance: Alleluia! Love Is Alive (Angrisano, Manibusan, Hart) Psalm 15 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia No. 1 (Fishel) AOV … Continue reading

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Create in Me GAB 646

More Easter goodness from Ryan’s parish with Bob Hurd’s gentle setting of Psalm 51. I think the verse would survive being sung by an assembly if you wanted to use it outside the Psalm slot. You can buy the sheet … Continue reading

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O Sacred Heart Surrounded

Ryan’s parish also did this one, which while new to me is centuries old. The lyrics are here by Henry William Baker and based on a text from Bernard of Clairvaux and Paul Gerhardt. The tune is the Passion Chorale from Bach’s … Continue reading

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We Should Glory In the Cross

In keeping with this blog’s habit of never quite finishing things (except the As One Voice series – although I never did get to As One Voice for Kids!) with pretty much only a handful Marian hymns to go, I … Continue reading

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Stay With Us Now (Gather Australia 543)

This is yet another lovely piece from John Bell and Wild Goose that was included in Gather Australia. Wild Goose has this information about the song including the note that the first line is “Jesus Christ, Lord of all, stay … Continue reading

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Music for the Second Sunday of Easter Year A 22nd/23rd April 2017

Entrance: Alleluia! Love Is Alive (Angrisano, Manibusan, Hart) Pslam 117 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting. Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia No.1 (Fishel) AOV 1/15 Gifts: I Have … Continue reading

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Let My Prayer Rise before You (Gather Australia 542)

A setting of Psalm 141:2 by I-to Loh. I couldn’t find any trace of this except in GA. Let my prayer rise before you as incense, the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice. The backings a bit of … Continue reading

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