My survey of GA songs that I haven’t blogged already from AOV etc, I am coming across the more obscure songs, or ones that didn’t catch on in my neck of the woods. This is one such processional by the prolific Michael Joncas. He based it on Psalm 42 & 43.
GIA sell the sheet music here, and there is a less than encouraging snippet to listen to there as well. You can also get it at Sheetmusicplus.
I could only find the lyrics to the refrain here (second page).
This might suggest it’s designed for a special occasion:
I Will Go Up
by J. Michael Joncas
1988, GIA Publications, Inc.
Series :Choral Number of Pages : 16 Vocal Forces:SATB, 2 cantors Separate Instruments: 2 Trumpets, Horn in F, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Full Score
My backing attempts a reasonably brisk procession.
I've worked my way through the As One Voice books and other collections making backings on Band in a Box to help me (& you if you're interested) learn new songs for church. This is aimed at churches and musicians that own the collections but haven't exploited them fully. If you don't have them they are certainly worth buying. This site is educational, nonprofit and designed to enhance the commercial prospects of songwriters. This site does not distribute copyrighted sheet music.
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As One Voice: The Next Generation
This book is hugely recommended and I suggest you go to the AOV site and buy a copy.
Mason’s “Mass of Glory and Praise”
To access my backings for Paul Mason's mass go to Feb 2011 in the archive.