Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Future With Hope

This is a fine David Haas composition, which finds him in full Jimmy Webb mode with the tune. The text is one of encouragement that would suit commissioning and graduation, but might also suit a dismissal song in other liturgies. … Continue reading

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Onward to the Kingdom

I’m still doing David Haas songs as a response to his sessions at the Perth APMN conference. This one is a text for dismissal or Epiphany set to MARIE’S WEDDING. The tune is, of course, public domain and all over … Continue reading

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Music for the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Year a 4th/5th November 2017

Entrance: To You O God I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) AOV 2/14 Psalm 130 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] In you Lord, I have found my peace. Gifts: The Servant Song (Gillard) AOV 2/169 Communion:Prayer for Peace (Haas) AOV … Continue reading

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God’s Cause

This is a David Haas song based on the writings of Blessed Mary Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger. It has a touch of the Taize about it with an ostinato refrain over which there are five different tunes sung for the … Continue reading

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Be a Blessing

I love this song for leaving after Mass by David Haas. He describes it as a simple song in the folk style but he shows how lovely and singable such a genre can be. The text is the preview at … Continue reading

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Will You Come and See the Light?

I am continuing my survey of David Haas songs that are new to me following on from his recent Australian visit. Here, he sets Brian Wren‘s text for Christmas and Epiphany, which is available here from the wonderful people at … Continue reading

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All I Have Is Yours

David Haas wrote this gentle song as a reflection on the parable of the lost son in Luke 15. He suggests it for the mass where that is the reading, but also for reconciliation and healing services. The refrain has … Continue reading

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Come, Gather

I am interrupting my David Haas series for a Michael Mangan song.  Considering how well they were getting on together in Perth at the APMN conference it seems appropriate. This song is being used at a school mass this week … Continue reading

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Music for the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Year A 28th/29th October 2017

While in Tasmania last weekend I attended a confirmation mass in George Town attended by the Archbishop.  That makes two masses presided over by archbishops in three weeks. I may never live it down. The team picked these pieces of … Continue reading

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The Beloved of God

I’m continuing my survey of new David Haas songs following on the from the APMN conference in Perth. This is a reflective prayer that is “inspired from the wisdom of Henri J. M. Nouwen”. The text (eight verses) is in … Continue reading

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