Music for The Transfiguration Year A August 5th/6th 2017

Entrance: Christ Be Our Light (Farrell) AOV 2/3

Psalm 96 (McKenna)

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The Lord is king, the most high over all the earth.

Gifts: All You Works of God (Haugen) AOV 1/19

Communion: All Is Wonder (Watts) AOV NG 4

We Remember (Haugen) AOV 1/81

Thanksgiving: Song of the Transfiguration (Haas)

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

 

“Song of the Transfiguration” is one I noticed that Chris’s parish did some years ago and this is chance for us to use it, although it may be as a recording.

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I Am the Vine GAB 225

This a lovely song from the 70s by Bob Hurd with obvious liturgical uses that can’t be used in Australia because the first line of the first verse has a colloquial meaning here unsuitable for mass.

A pity really.

If you live elsewhere, then the sheet music is at OCP where the text has been hidden in their sample, but is also available here.

BIAB does very nice finger-picking:

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Back to Jerusalem

This is the same deal as yesterday – as request for a “minus one” of an obscure song about which I know nothing – not the author, nor publisher, nor where you can get sheet music. If anyone knows the origin of this song I’d love to know.

The text I was given is this:

BACK TO JERUSALEM
Have you been searching too long
Asking so many questions
Wondering where where we are going
and where we belong
Have you wondered ’bout living
Have you wondered ’bout love?
are you searching for answers
from the heavens above?

It is never the end
It’s always just the beginning
there’s no need to pretend
that things keep going your way
No one could always be happy
there’s always time to be blue
but if you find your self lonely
here’s what you should do

Refrain:
Come back to Jerusalem
Back to Jerusalem
Come back to Jerusalem
Back to your Home
Come back to Jerusalem
Back to Jerusalem
Come back to Jerusalem
Back to your Home…

It is the gathering hymn of this celebration:

 

 

 

I’ve extracted the audio:

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My backing follows this arrangement but there is no melody line:

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Jerusalem: A New Song

I have been asked to do a “minus one” of a couple of very obscure songs by Frenzy Cool in the Philippines.

They both are concerned with Jerusalem and the first is called “Jerusalem: a New Song”.

It might be a GIA copyright but I can’t find anything on the internet about the author or where to get sheet music, so if anyone knows anything more I’m all ears.

These are the lyrics as provided:

JERUSALEM A NEW SONG

I have groped in the dark
with a cold empty heart
and I’ve searched every livelong day
I have followed the call that was
whispered to me
Though at times I have turned away
still I could feel a warm guiding hand
That leads me along the way
to serve in the house of the Lord, my God
and this is where I long to be

From afar I could hear the music of the people
who have searched and found a song
A song that would chase the blues away
and the shadow that comes along
I hear a great rejoicing of the people who
have always known
That this is where the Lord abides
and this is where we all belong.

Refrain:
JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM
this isn’t just a song
I’ve managed to come home again,
to the Lord I do belong
and if someday I should stray from you
and not remember to return
Call on me Jerusalem
Call on me Jerusalem
Call on me Jerusalem
… to come home.

They linked to this clip where the song is right at the end.

I have extracted the audio for just the song:

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This arrangement is verse/verse/chorus/verse/chorus/chorus.

I have made a matching backing with approximate chords but I have not done the melody line so you’ll have to know the song to sing along.

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I can’t really place the liturgical use for this song but, again, I’m open to suggestions.

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Humbly, Lord, We Worship You GAB 221

Sr Jeanne Frolick wrote the text of this chant set to ADORE TE DEVOTE.

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

Just to prove that BIAB CAN”T DO CHANT, I tried:

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All Who Hunger by Sylvia Dunstan and Bob Moore

This song was done at Ryan’s parish recently and I though I’d already blogged it here, but it turns out her text has been set by two men called Moore – William Moore (HOLY MANNA) as well as by Bob Moore.

I haven’t done the Bob Moore one so I made a backing for that and a lovely tune it is too, if going a little high for the assembly – I’d bring it down from Ab to F myself.

The sheet music can be purchased at GIA and I have a copy in Gather Comprehensive 817.

I left the backing in the original key.

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Music for the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A 29th/30th July 2017

Entrance: All Are Welcome (Haugen)

Psalm 118 (McKenna)

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Lord, I love your commands.

Lord, I love your commands.

Gifts: I Found the Treasure (Schutte) AOV 2/22

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

To Be Your Bread (Haas) AOV 1/65

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

Recessional: We Are Called (Haas) AOV 2/60

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How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place GAB 220

Randall DeBruyn based this song on Psalm 84 and OCP recommend it for funerals and All Souls day but it is a pleasant and singable vehicle, if unremarkable, and has a wider potential usage.

My voyage through OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book looking for songs I haven’t run across has an inherent disadvantage, in that I am more likely to have already heard songs that were liked enough by people to be listed in the churches I have been to, and therefore I would have blogged them already.  Additionally, AOV’s editorial wisdom has cherry picked this garden somewhat.

That said, I’m looking for lost gems and music from after AOV and before this GAB that did not receive due attention and am still hopeful I’ve finding more liturgically useful material … and I’m still only up to H.

As always OCP have the sheet music and have now hidden the text in their preview, although they can also be found here. (scroll down)

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How Long, O Lord GAB 219

Gerard Chuisano wrote the music and the refrain lyrics of this lament which is otherwise Psalm 13 from The Grail.

The verses are all subtly different so a cantor is the right idea.

The sheet music can be purchased from OCP where the text is in their sample.

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Hosanna Filio David GAB 213

Posted for completeness I won’t put up a backing because BIAB CAN’T DO CHANT.

It is Chant Mode VII and can be purchased at OCP where the English text is in their sample.

The chant symbols are also here.

 

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