God of the Sparrow

Another song in the All Are Welcome folio is Haugen’s setting of a text by Jaroslav J. Vayda.

Of the six verses 1,2,4 &6 share a tune while 3&5 are a different “bridge” tune. The sheet music is loaded with percussion, harmonies, countermelodies and suggestions for male/female/children/choir/SATB/SA verses.

I’m not at all sure where this would fit in a liturgy – a song of praise perhaps as recessional or gathering.

The interesting text is here. The sheet music can be purchased at GIA.

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The more usual setting is a very different beast indeed. It is called ROEDER by Carl Shalk.

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