Joe has saved from the mind numbing extent of the OCP Guitar Accompaniment Book by sending me a couple of his excellent backings.
Joe is from rural Queensland and can actual play, so he makes his backings properly using a keyboard.
He sent me this offertory song by Kevin Nichols that was new to me, but seems very popular, especially in England where it was written.
Joe’s backing is in D, to be kind to us groaners, and his arrangement has interesting minor chords. You can hear the nuance of a real person behind the backing, starting simply and building up nicely.
My backing has been brought back up to F but the chords are dumbed down. BIAB made up the intro and I added the melody as mine is to help me learn it whereas Joe’s needs the vocalists to add the melody. I only run through the two verses as written.
There are lots of YouTube clips of assemblies singing this one. Here is just one of them: