Monthly Archives: May 2017

In Every Age VAO 2/293

A light funk psalm of praise from Ed Bolduc. Your assembly will need to be very syncopation tolerant to participate here. The sheet music can be purchased at WLP where the text is in their sample. My backing is funky … Continue reading

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Hymn request from Cath Tan

This message might get lost in the comments section so I’ll put it up here for comment: Does anyone have the hymn for Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul in the Liturgy of the Hours? The hymn is “What fairer … Continue reading

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Music for Pentecost Year A 3rd/4th June 2017

Entrance: Send Down the Fire (Haugen) AOV 2/164 Psalm 103 (McKenna) Lord, send out your spirit and renew the face of the earth. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia (O’Carroll/Walker) AOV 1/13 Gifts: Holy Spirit of Fire … Continue reading

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In the Shelter of Your Arms VAO 2/292

This is a fine solo vehicle from David Yackley.  The text reads like a personal prayer and I doubt it has any liturgical use. The often cliched bridge into the key change and refrain is more effective than usual here. … Continue reading

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Do Not Stand and Stare in Wonder

Mary at Godsongs noted this text set to THAXTED (hooray for Holst) for Ascension by Adam Wood. The music is at his site.   Sing along for Ascension. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   Do not stand and … Continue reading

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If Today You Hear His Voice/Psalm 95 VAO 2/291

This is a gospel style setting of Psalm 95 by W. Clifford Petty. I think every composer has had a crack at this one but if your assembly does gospel then this is the one for you. The sheet music … Continue reading

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I Received the Living God LIVING GOD GAB 931

Chris Wroblewski thought the version of this song with music by Brett Ballard was not as good as the one with the tune LIVING GOD by Don Clément Jacob. The text is at Hymnary. The two versions are very different … Continue reading

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Music for the Feast of the Ascension Year A 27th/28th May 2017

Entrance: Hail Redeemer (Brennan – Elvey) Psalm 46 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord. Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia (O’Carroll/Walker) AOV 1/13 Gifts: We Walk … Continue reading

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I Survive VAO 2/290

I can skip these songs in VAO 2 as I’ve done them already from other collections, even if the backings I did for them were a bit ropey: 287 I Send You Out 288 I Say Yes 289 I See … Continue reading

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I Received the Living God VAO 2/286

This is a song for Eucharist and with nine verses covers just about all liturgical bases. The tune is by Brett Ballard. The text is by Bernard Geoffroy (? translated) but it appears he was assisted for this version by … Continue reading

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