The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Year B 30/31st December 2017

Entrance: Joy to the World

Psalm 104 (McKenna)

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The Lord remembers his covenant forever.

Gifts: Star Child (Shirley Erina Murray – Carlton R. Young) AOV 2/43

Communion: What Child is This

Away a Manger

Thanksgiving: Let There be Peace on Earth (Miller/Jackson) AOV 1/190

Recessional: Angels We Have Heard on High

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More Love, More Power VAO 315

A song of devotion from Jude Del Hiero via Vineyard. Probably not liturgical – more a slow burn P&W exercise but the none the worse for that. It seems to be popular in America.

The text is here. The sheet music can be purchased at praisecharts.

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My Deliverer VAO 314

Continuing to go through Voices As One Vol 2, this is a song by Rich Mullins and Mitch McVicker which could be sort of an Advent/Christmas song but might be better as a solo item outside of a liturgy.

The text is here.

The sheet music can be purchased at various places on the internet including musicnotes.

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It is obviously huge in the States.

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Make Us Your Own VAO 313

This is a very pretty song for Eucharist by Ed Bolduc.

It looks complicated when you look at the sheet music but is makes more sense when sung and it is at least feasible for an assembly to tackle.

The sheet music can be purchased for close to nothing at WLP and the text is hidden in their preview there. They also have a snippet to listen to there as well.

I couldn’t quite get the slow 6/8 time working on BIAB.

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This is a gorgeous solo piano version that gives you a better idea of the feel:

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Music for the Fourth Week in Advent Year B 23rd/24th December 2017

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

Wreath: All Is Wonder (Watts) AOV NG 4

Psalm: To You O God, I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) AOV 2/14

Gifts: The Magnificat (Kearney) AOV 1/52

Communion: Bread Broken, Wine Shared (Horner) AOV 2/155

Thanksgiving: Into the Darkness (Dawn) from “Songs of Fellowship” Book Five (No 70)

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

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Make of Our Hands a Throne VAO 312

While generally noted for his choir work this Steven C Warner song is a perfectly accessible work for an assembly to use for Eucharist.

The sheet music can be purchased at WLP, where the lyrics are in their sample.

I’m am now using BIAB 2018 on a new computer so there is a bit of a learning curve issue here with my backing.

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Love One Another VAO 311

This is a song suitable for marriage by Feargal King, that would also work in a more usual liturgy.

I’m not sure it would survive an assembly with its large leaps between notes so it might be best as a solo at a wedding. The text starts with John 13:34 and heads off into what sounds like psalms.

The sheet music is available for purchase at WLP where they have hidden the text in their preview.

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Lord, We Are the People VAO 310

This is Ed Bolduc‘s setting of Psalm 24.

The verses are fiddly enough to warrant a cantor but the refrain is gentle and singable.

The sheet music can be purchased at WLP.

The text is hidden in the preview there.

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Lord, Send Your Spirit VAO 309

308 in Voices as One 2 is Brenton Brown’s “Lord, Reign In Me”, which I have already blogged under it’s other name “Over All the Earth.”

309 is Aaron Thompson doing a version of Psalm 103. It says it is the ICEL text but it looks a paraphrase to me.

It is a medium rock song for Pentecost and the Easter season that will fill many liturgical  niches.  The verses are listed for a cantor but apart from syncopation there is nothing to deter an assembly from singing the whole song.

The sheet music can be purchased at WLP and also at Sheet Music Plus. For some reason the preview of sheet music is only at Sheet Music Plus so you can find the text hidden there. There is also a snippet of the song to listen to at WLP.

Rock backings are BIAB’s bread and butter and it made up a solo guitar line to compliment the melody.

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Music for the Third Week of Advent Year B 16th/17th December 2017

Entrance: Emmanuel (Angrisano)

Wreath: All Is Wonder (Watts) AOV NG 4

Psalm: To You O God, I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) AOV 2/14

Gifts: Praise to You, O Christ, Our Saviour(Farrell) AOV 1/28

Communion: One Bread One Body (Foley) AOV 1/129

Thanksgiving: O Come O Come Emmanuel (Neale) AOV 1/174

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

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