Monthly Archives: July 2017

O How Blessed

I am very grateful when people put up the liturgies from their home parishes on this site to see what new or unfamiliar songs other places are singing. RS has alerted me to a recent song based on the Beatitudes … Continue reading

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Music for The Transfiguration Year A August 5th/6th 2017

Entrance: Christ Be Our Light (Farrell) AOV 2/3 Psalm 96 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Lord is king, the most high over all the earth. Gifts: All You Works of God (Haugen) AOV 1/19 Communion: All Is Wonder (Watts) … Continue reading

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I Am the Vine GAB 225

This a lovely song from the 70s by Bob Hurd with obvious liturgical uses that can’t be used in Australia because the first line of the first verse has a colloquial meaning here unsuitable for mass. A pity really. If … Continue reading

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Back to Jerusalem

This is the same deal as yesterday – as request for a “minus one” of an obscure song about which I know nothing – not the author, nor publisher, nor where you can get sheet music. If anyone knows the … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: A New Song

I have been asked to do a “minus one” of a couple of very obscure songs by Frenzy Cool in the Philippines. They both are concerned with Jerusalem and the first is called “Jerusalem: a New Song”. It might be … Continue reading

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Humbly, Lord, We Worship You GAB 221

Sr Jeanne Frolick wrote the text of this chant set to ADORE TE DEVOTE. The text is here and the sheet music can be purchased at OCP. Just to prove that BIAB CAN”T DO CHANT, I tried: [Audio clip: view … Continue reading

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All Who Hunger by Sylvia Dunstan and Bob Moore

This song was done at Ryan’s parish recently and I though I’d already blogged it here, but it turns out her text has been set by two men called Moore – William Moore (HOLY MANNA) as well as by Bob … Continue reading

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Music for the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A 29th/30th July 2017

Entrance: All Are Welcome (Haugen) Psalm 118 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Lord, I love your commands. Lord, I love your commands. Gifts: I Found the Treasure (Schutte) AOV 2/22 Communion: Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Herry) … Continue reading

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How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place GAB 220

Randall DeBruyn based this song on Psalm 84 and OCP recommend it for funerals and All Souls day but it is a pleasant and singable vehicle, if unremarkable, and has a wider potential usage. My voyage through OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment … Continue reading

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How Long, O Lord GAB 219

Gerard Chuisano wrote the music and the refrain lyrics of this lament which is otherwise Psalm 13 from The Grail. The verses are all subtly different so a cantor is the right idea. The sheet music can be purchased from … Continue reading

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