Lord, Bring Me Home VAO 2/304

This is a bilingual English/Spanish setting of Psalm 304 by Paul A Tate. The refrain for the assembly is singable and sweet. The cantor has three verses with the same tune before it branches off on a tangent in the fourth verse. The final refrain is repeated and has a simple descant.

The sheet music is at WLP where the text is in their sample.

 

My backing has the descant.

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Let the Weight of Your Glory Fall VAO 2/303

I’ve already blogged: 302 Let the River Flow

303 is a reflective song by Steve Merkel.

The text is here and the sheet music can be downloaded by subscribers at WLP.

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Let Me Be Your Bethlehem VAO 2/301

I’m still in Voices As One Vol 2.

I’ve already blogged:

299 Just Like You

300 Let Everything That Has Breath.

Danielle Rose has written a bluegrass song for Christmas or Advent that is another solo vehicle. It would be lovely as a turn in a carols get together.

The text is here.

WLP will sell you the sheet music here.

I don’t need much encouragement to unleash fiddle, banjo and mandolin in BIAB.

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Danielle Rose herself:

From a Christmas concert – the Gsus Band:

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Music for the Body and Blood of Christ Year A June 17th/18th 2017

Entrance: A Place at the Table (Shirley Erena Murray – Lori True) AOV NG 1

Psalm 147 (McKenna)

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Praise the Lord, Jerusalem

Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia (O’Carroll/Walker) AOV 1/13

Gifts: We Are Many Parts (Haugen) AOV 1/86

Communion:Our Blessing Cup (Mason)

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

Recessional: We Remember (Haugen) AOV 1/81

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Jesus, Hope of the World VAO 2/298

This song by Deanna Light and Paul A. Tate is an Advent song but really could also work as a gentle entrance song.

The sheet music is at WLP where the text is in their sample and also here.

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Jesus VAO 2/297

I suppose this was John Angotti’s party piece.  It has everything – echoes of JC Superstar, extended rapping and a catchy singalong girl group chorus. I have no idea where it would useful but it isn’t going to be in any liturgy I can think of.

WLP has the sheet music and the text is in their sample.

I did do a backing even though BIAB CAN’T RAP.

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Listen to the original in all its strange glory:

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Come, O Spirit of God

This astonishing work was sung at RS’s parish for Pentecost.

If you had a multilingual parish coming together for this feast it would be spectacular because the vene spiritu sancte is sung in several layers building up on top of each other in different languages. It resonates with the readings for Pentecost beautifully, with everyone hearing the message in their own language.

It is by Ricky Manalo who explains it’s use in the performance notes in the sample here, where the text is also accessible.

The music can be purchased at OCP.

With too many vocal lines I’ve just done a backing with which you can sing any of the melodies. There is a two bar introduction then the backing is just repeated.

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Listen to the this version to get the flavour:

A parish sings:

Children:

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Music for Trinity Sunday Year A 10th/11th June 2017

We also recognise Environmental Sunday this week.

Entrance: Sing Out Earth and Skies (Haugen) AOV 2/32

Daniel 3 (McKenna)

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Glory and praise forever!

Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia (O’Carroll/Walker) AOV 1/13

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

Communion: Trinity Song (Andersen)

Seed Scattered and Sown (Feiten) GA 195

Recessional: Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte) AOV 1/16

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In This Bread VAO 2/296

Because this Eucharist song is by Paul L Berrell, who as far as I can tell is in prison, WLP have wiped all traces of the song from their site.

So for the very narrow demographic of those who have Voices as One Volume 2 and don’t mind using his work I made a backing.

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Come, O Holy Spirit Come

Since it is Pentecost today it is well worth noting this text by Owen Alstott set to “Hymn to Joy” that was used at Ryan’s parish.

Since the you know the tune today is a good day to sing along to the words which are here. (scroll down)

The sheet music is available at OCP.

 

 

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