One Lord (Soper)

This one popped up at RS’s parish last week. It is by Scott Soper and would be liturgically apt for Entrance, Communion and Recessional.

This one is also child friendly.

The sheet music can be purchased at OCP where the text is in their preview.

BIAB had fun with it:

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Music for the Sixth Week of Easter Year A 20th/21st May 2017

Entrance: All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford) AOV 1/76

Psalm: Psalm 65 (McKenna)

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Let all the earth cry out to God with joy. Alleluia

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia No. 1 (Fishel) AOV 1/15

Gifts: A New Commandment (Unknown)

Communion: I Have Loved You (Joncas) AOV 1/126

Lord To Whom Shall We Go (Herry) AOV 1/6

Thanksgiving: Isaiah 49 (Landry) AOV 1/89

Recessional: Bring Forth the Kingdom (Haugen) AOV 2/4

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Litany of the Saints (Gather Australia 552)

John Becker’s very useful litany is not feasible on BIAB as you will adapt it for your local circumstances but it is certainly worth a recommendation nonetheless.

The text is here and the sheet music is available at OCP.

 

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Magnificat WOODLANDS (Gather Australia 550)

I’ve actually blogged this already under the name of “Tell Out My Soul.”

I didn’t realise that until I made a new backing so here it is:

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Salve, Regina by Trevor Thomson

Ryan told me that Trevor Thomson did a modern version of Salve Regina – Hail, Queen of Heaven. Thomson has taken the guts of tune and inserted it into a more metrical version – but he has a lot of changes in time signature nonetheless. The refrain is in Latin and the verses in English.

If you think its a good idea to take the Latin out of chant, the sheet music is available at OCP.

My backing suggests I was in a strange mood:

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This is more sensible:

Mary mentioned a further modernisation: the Sister Act version of another Marian hymn, “Hail Holy Queen”.

 

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Music for the Fifth Week of Easter Year A 13th/`14th May 2017

Entrance: Summoned By Love (O’Brien/Watts) AOV 2/18

Psalm: Psalm 32 (McKenna)

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Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you.

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia No. 1 (Fishel) AOV 1/15

Gifts: A Trusting Psalm (Bates) AOV 1/115

Communion: Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Herry) AOV 1/6

One Body (O’Brien- Watts) AOV 2/146

Thanksgiving: Lift Up Your Hearts (O’Connor) AOV 1/156

Recessional: Sing of the Lord’s Goodness (Sands) AOV 1/131

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There Is Nothing Told (Gather Australia 548)

I’m still in the difficult territory (for me at least) of Marian hymns found in Gather Australia that I have not blogged already.

This is a clever text, even in translation from Didier Rimaud‘s French, by the tunesmith himself Christopher Willcock.

Catholics do construct an awful lot about Mary from very little biblical material. Pretty much the lot fits into these six verses.

The tune is sweet and takes some unexpected turns but it’s range is a little fierce. Maybe it could come down from Eb to C.

The text is at Cantus Mundi and the sheet music can be purchased at OCP.

My backing is more light pop than Willcock’s style:

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This is what it’s meant to sound like:

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Hail, Queen of Heaven, the Ocean Star (Gather Australia 547)

This venerable Marian hymn haunted my wife’s school days but as a young heathen I managed to avoid it.  Then again I had to sing “Onward Christian Soldiers”.

Godsongs has all the details including the usual text and sheet music, but I note it comes in a few different versions. For example, GA replaces the line “We sinners make our prayer through thee”, with “From sin’s domain God kept you free”.

The text is by John Lingard (1771-1851) and it is set to a traditional English tune, STELLA.

My BIAB backing is meant to be a nun’s ropey piano and a plain melody line.

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Salve, Regina / Hail, Queen of Heaven (Gather Australia 546)

I’ve never posted this Marian Hymn from Gather Australia and I doubt I really should because BAND IN A BOX CAN’T DO CHANT.

The text is Latin from the eleventh century translated in the twentieth century by John Selner.  The text and melody line is at Hymnary.

My backing is the melody line and is all wrong because it’s regular.

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Latin chant

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Magnificat – Taize (Gather Australia 545)

Being May I suppose I have to go back to Gather Australia and plough through their Marian Hymns.

This is a canon in four parts. The Latin text is here. Cantus Mundi have the melody line and English text.

My backing has the melody line and then the secondary line comes in the second time around. I don’t attempt the canon.

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This is the canon and secondary canon going bananas:

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