Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easter - don't forget the 'Alleluias'

I've always found it very successful to 'mix it up' on Easter- using a combination of both contemporary AND traditional hymns. Yes, there are so many wonderful 'new' songs that work well on Easter, but we can't forget about the treasures we've sung for so many years as a church.  It doesn't mean they need to be played on the organ, but I think most assemblies would expect to hear 'Jesus Christ Is Risen Today' on Easter Sunday! And rightfully so.

I remember one year, a couple days after Easter Sunday, the music office received a letter from someone who was disappointed that we didn't sing any songs with 'Alleluia' in them. They were right. We didn't even realize it until then. Sure, we picked songs that were fitting and seemed appropriate, but we TOTALLY missed the boat on that. That has stuck with me ever since. So, get those 'Alleluias' in there!

I've also included an altered/edited version of my setting of 'This Is the Day:Psalm 118.' I've changed it here so that the assembly echos the cantor on every phrase of the Refrain. Also, the verses are simplified.  



*Above All by Leblanc/Baloche (Integrity/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Agnus Dei by Michael W. Smith (Sony/ATV/CCLI) - lots of alleluias! (great as a post-communion praise song)

Alive Again by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD All the People Said Amen)

All Around by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

All Creatures of Our God and King (arr. Crowder) - lots of alleluias!

All Creatures of Our God and King - traditional - lots of alleluias!

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Giglio/Tomlin (worshiptogether.com)

**At the Name of Jesus by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Hymns and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Because He Lives by Matt Maher (various) 

Christ Is Risen by Maher/Fields (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD All the People Said Amen)

Christ Reigns by Paul Melley (GIA) (from the CD God Is Love)

Easter Song by Aaron Thompson (WLP) (from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

**Give Glory by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

God Is Love by Paul Melley (GIA) (from the CD God Is Love)

Happy Day by Hughes/Cantelon (worshiptogether.com)

*He Is Exalted by Twila Paris (EMI/CCLI) - listen to sample with 'Hosanna's' added at the end (also found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

He Is Risen by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day)

He Lives In Us by Amelia Acosta (WLP) (from the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Holy Is the Lord by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI/CCLI)

*I Am the Bread of Life by John Michael Talbot (Birdwing/CCLI) (from the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today arr. Lewis/Dente (spiritandsong.com) - lots of alleluias!

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today - traditional - lots of alleluias!

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (worshiptogether.com)

Jesus Reigns by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD We Gather in Love and the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

Joyful, Joyful We Adore You (sung to the tune of 'Alleluia, Sing to Jesus')

*Let All Creation Sing Alleluia! by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD Let All Creation Sing and the collection Voices As One vol. 1) - lots of alleluias!

*Lord Reign In Me by Brenton Brown (Vineyard) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Mighty to Save by Fielding/Morgan (worshiptogether.com) 

No Greater Love by Asaad/Tomlin/Maher (worshiptogether.com)

Oh, Our Lord by Leonard/Jordan/Baloche (Integrity/EMI)


Resurrection Day by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Overflow)

Risen from the Dead by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams)

*Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech (Wondrous Worship/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Sing a New Song by Skorich/Rose (WLP) (from the CD Pursue Me and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Sweet Redeemer by Angrisano/Hart (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Set Free)

*This Is the Day by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Awake to the Day and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

This Is the Day: Psalm 118 by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

We Exalt Your Name by Jobe/Maher (EMI)

Ye Sons and Daughters arr. Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com)

*You are My King (Amazing Love) by Billy James Foote (worshiptogether.com) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)


* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts. 


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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mass of Saint Ann String Parts

Go to http://voicesasone.com/blog/

and check out the new post about string parts for Mass of Saint Ann!

-Ed

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Setting the Tone is moving!

Hello everyone,

Setting the Tone is moving to a new home:

www.voicesasone.com

Go to the site, click 'Setting the Tone' and you're there!

All of the blogs from this site have been transferred there, so this will be the last new post added to this current address.  However, this site will remain active for awhile until we're sure everything is there!  In the meantime, please go to voiceasone.com and check it out!

Thanks for visiting!

–Ed

Friday, February 27, 2015

Song Ideas for March 15, 2015 - 4th Sunday of Lent (B)

40 Days by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Welcome to Life)

*By the Waters of Babylon by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD Let All Creation Sing)

Christ In Me Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Christ In Me Arise)

Create a Clean Heart in Me by Lorraine Hess (WLP) 

Desert Song by Brooke Ligertwood (EMI/worshiptogether.com) 

*God So Loved the World by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD Let All Creation Sing)

I Believe Because You Loved Me by Angotti/Clay/Schrader/Jingle (WLP) (from the CD I Believe)

*In the Light of the Lord by Michael John Poirier (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1 and the Wedding Collection Love One Another)

Into the Desert by Stephan/Hart (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Amid Passing Things)

*Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD The Face of God and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Lenten Song by Michael John Poirier (WLP) (from the CD Be With Us Today)

Mercy by Lorraine Hess (WLP) (from her upcoming CD As I Pray)

Miracle of Grace by Curtis Stephan (spiritandsong) (from the CD Amid Passing Things)

Rise from the Ashes by Craig and Kristen Colson) (WLP) (from the CD I Am the Way)

Shine by Matt Redman (EMI/worshiptogether.com) 

Sinking Deep by King/Davies (Hillsong/worshiptogether.com)

Take Up Our Cross by Hart/Stephan/Byrd (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Age to Age)

*The Face of God by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD The Face of God and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Tree of Life by Aaron Thompson (WLP) (from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

We Walk by Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

*Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Welcome to Life)

 


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Songs for Palm Sunday and Holy Week 2015


PALM SUNDAY

(some free downloads included in the list below from yours truly)

*Above All by Leblanc/Baloche (Integrity/CCLI) (found in Voices As One vol. 2)


At the Cross (Love Ran Red) by Tomlin et al (EMI/worshiptogether.com)

**At the Name of Jesus by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Hymns and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD "Overflow") - I have also found that the refrain from this song works well to further enhance the reading of the Passion, which is, of course, very lengthy. Together with your liturgist and priests, consider 3 or 4 points during the reading to pause and sing this refrain with the assembly.

*Blessed Is He (Palm Processional) by Feargal King (WLP) (from the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Christ In Me, Arise)

*He Is Exalted by Twila Paris (EMI/CCLI) - ENtrance Procession - listen to sample with 'Hosanna's' added at the end (also found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

He Lives In Us by Amelia Acosta (WLP) (from the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

*Holiness is Faithfulness by Danielle Rose (WLP) (from the CD Mysteries)

Holy Is the Lord by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI/CCLI)

In Christ Alone by Getty/Townend (CCLI #3350395)

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (worshiptogether.com)

Jesus Reigns by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD We Gather In Love and the collection More Voices As One vol. 2) - could possibly be used for Entrance Procession

My God, My God by Ed Bolduc - free download (free instrumental parts) (free audio demo)

My God, My God by Scot Crandal (spiritandsong.com)

*Once Again by Matt Redman (EMI/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Sing Hosanna by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Free)

*Sing Hosanna to Our King! by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD Rise Up, My People and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*Strength for the Journey by Michael John Poirier (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Take Up Our Cross by Hart/Stephan (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Amid Passing Things)

The Same Love by Rossback/Baloche (Integrity)

Tree of Life by Aaron Thomspon (WLP) (from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Were You There (traditional) - also, check out this recording by John Angotti from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams)

What Wondrous Love Is This? arranged by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com)

Why Have You Abandoned Me by Ed Bolduc - free download (free audio demo)

*You are My King (Amazing Love) by Billy James Foote (worshiptogether.com) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)





HOLY THURSDAY

Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Overflow)

Blessed are You, Lord by Jackie Francois (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Your Kingdom Is Glorious)

Called to the Supper of the Lamb by Tony Alonso (WLP) (from the CD I Shall Live)

Christ In Me, Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Christ In Me, Arise)

He Lives In Us by Amelia Acosta (WLP) (from the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Humility Prayer by Matthew Baute (WLP) (from the CD River of Grace) - for the washing of feet

I Am Yours-Consume Me Completely by Trevor Thomson (WLP) from NEW CD In Shadow and In Light

*In Remembrance of You by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD Gathered As One and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Our Blessing Cup by Haas/Haugen (GIA) (from the collection Psalms for the Church Year vol. 1")

Pange, Lingua/Sing, My Tongue (traditional chant)

So Beautiful by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day)

Table of Plenty by Dan Schutte (OCP)

The Upper Room by Brian Flynn (WLP) (from the CD Born Again)

True Love by Amelia Acosta (WLP)

What I Have Done for You by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD We Gather in Love) - for the washing of feet

Where Charity and Love Abide by Trevor Thomson (WLP) - from his NEW CD In Shadow and In Light

*You are My Hands by Michael John Poirier (WLP version) - (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)







GOOD FRIDAY

*Above All by Leblanc/Baloche (Integrity/CCLI) (found in Voices As One vol. 2)

At the Cross (Love Ran Red) by Tomlin et al (EMI/worshiptogether.com)

Behold the Lamb of God by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD "Overflow") - I have also found that the refrain from this song works well to further enhance the reading of the Passion, which is, of course, very lengthy. Together with your liturgist and priests, consider 3 or 4 points during the reading to pause and sing this refrain with the assembly.

Behold the Wood by Dan Schutte (OCP) (from the 2-CD set Walking the Sacred Path)

I Put My Life In Your Hands by David Haas (GIA) (from the CD No Longer Strangers)

In Christ Alone by Getty/Townend (CCLI #3350395)

Jesus, Messiah by Reeves/Carson/Cash/Tomlin (worshiptogether.com)

*Nothing by Chris Rice (Word Music/CCLI #2424552) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*Once Again by Matt Redman (EMI/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*Strength for the Journey by Michael John Poirier (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1) - I have also found that the refrain from this song works well to further enhance the reading of the Passion, which is, of course, very lengthy. Together with your liturgist and priests, consider 3 or 4 points during the reading to pause and sing this refrain with the assembly.

Take Up Our Cross by Hart/Stephan (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Amid Passing Things)

The Wonderful Cross by Reeves/Walt/Tomlin (worshiptogether.com)

Tree of Life by Aaron Thomspon (WLP) (from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus by Helen H. Lemmel (CCLI #15960) (made popular on Michael W. Smith's Album Worship)

Were You There (traditional) - also, check out this recording by John Angotti from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams)

What Wondrous Love Is This? arranged by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com)

*You are My King (Amazing Love) by Billy James Foote (worshiptogether.com) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)



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** available as an eBundle (contains various instrumentation depending on the specific title)

Song Ideas for March 8, 2015 - 3rd Sunday of Lent (B)

40 Days by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Welcome to Life)

Alive in You by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Overflow)

And We Cry, 'Holy' by Aaron Thompson (WLP) (from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Christ In Me Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Christ In Me Arise)

Create a Clean Heart in Me by Lorraine Hess (WLP) 

Desert Song by Brooke Ligertwood (EMI/worshiptogether.com) 

*God So Loved the World by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD Let All Creation Sing)

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Find Us Ready) - be sure to include verse 3

Into the Desert by Stephan/Hart (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Amid Passing Things)

*Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD The Face of God and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

*Lord, You Have the Words by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD The Face of God and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Lenten Song by Michael John Poirier (WLP) (from the CD Be With Us Today)

More Than Gold by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Find Us Ready)

*Open My Eyes by Jesse Manibusan (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Life You're Living and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Rise from the Ashes by Craig and Kristen Colson) (WLP) (from the CD I Am the Way)

Take Up Our Cross by Hart/Stephan/Byrd (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Age to Age)

Tree of Life by Aaron Thomspon (WLP) (from the CD 10,000 Angels and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)


 


* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Song Ideas for March 1st, 2015 - 2nd Sunday of Lent

(Take a listen to Danielle Rose's powerful song 'Abraham's Offering' below:)


40 Days by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Welcome to Life)

Abraham's Offering by Danielle Rose (WLP) (from the CD Pursue Me)

As It Is in Heaven by Matt Maher (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Overflow)

Be Lifted High by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD "Waiting")

*Be Still for the Presence of the Lord by David J. Evans (Integrity/CCLI) (from the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Christ In Me Arise by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Christ In Me Arise)

Create a Clean Heart in Me by Lorraine Hess (WLP) 

Desert Song by Brooke Ligertwood (EMI/worshiptogether.com) 
 
Glorious Lord by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

*He Is Exalted by Twila Paris (EMI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Holy Is the Lord by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI/CCLI)

How Great Is Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Cash(EMI/CCLI)

Into the Desert by Stephan/Hart (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Amid Passing Things)

*Journey for Home by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD The Face of God and the collection Voices As One vol. 1)

Lenten Song by Michael John Poirier (WLP) (from the CD Be With Us Today)

*Let the Weight of Your Glory Fall by Steve Merkel (Integrity/EMI/CCLI) (from the collection Voices As One vol. 2)
 
Listen to Him by Danielle Rose (WLP) (from the CD "Mysteries")

Lord, Let Your Face Shine Upon Us by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com)

*Open My Eyes by Jesse Manibusan (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD "Life You're Living" and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*Open the Eyes of My Heart by Paul Baloche (Integrity/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)
 
Rise from the Ashes by Craig and Kristen Colson) (WLP) (from the CD I Am the Way)

Shine by Matt Redman (EMI/CCLI)

Tree of Life by Aaron Thomspon (WLP) (from the CD "10,000 Angels" and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)
 
We are the Light of the World by Jean Anthony Greif (the Benedictine Foundation of the State of Vermont)

We Exalt Your Name by Jobe/Maher (EMI)

 


* indicates instrumental parts available for these titles in the Voices As One series. All titles from this series have C and B-flat instrument parts. Select titles have Saxophone and Brass parts.