Monday, April 14, 2014

Song Ideas for Sunday, 4/27/2014 - Second Sunday of EASTER


Here are some song possibilities for April 27th, 2014 - 2nd Sunday of EASTER

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

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. by David Crowder (worshiptogether.com)

Christ Is Lord by Ben Walther (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD "Make Your Home In Me")

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)

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)

*I Do Believe (Thomas) by David Yackley (WLP) (from the CD "Offering" and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today arr. Lewis/Dente (spiritandsong.com)

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

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

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Crocker/Houston/Lighthelm (worshiptogether.com) 

Oh Our Lord by Leonard/Jordan/Baloche (EMI/CCLI) 

New Creation by Jackie Francois (spiritandsong) (from the CD "Divine Comedy")

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

*The Rock of Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD "Awake to the Day" and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

There's a Presence by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD "I Believe" and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

*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 Walk by Faith by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD "Hymns," found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

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. 


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

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Song ideas for Sunday, 4/20/2014 - EASTER SUNDAY

Here are some song possibilities for April 20th, 2014 - EASTER SUNDAY

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

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)

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)

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)

I Am the Bread of Life by Suzanne Toolan (GIA)

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today arr. Lewis/Dente (spiritandsong.com)

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

Let All Creation Sing Alleluia! by Paul Tate (WLP) (from the CD "Let All Creation Sing" and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

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

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)

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. 


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


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

REPLAY: Holy Week...Whole Lotta Music

This is from a blog post on 4/19/2011...I thought I would post it again since the timing is right!

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I like to make a chart of all of my song selections on a dry-erase board in order to see the different weeks/liturgies side by side. It helps me to see all of the recent weeks at a glance for comparison sake. Needless to say, with the additional Holy Week liturgies, I began to run out of room in the music office! The white-board was full with the weeks leading up to Palm Sunday, so I had to add some extra paper for Holy Week: Holy Thursday, 3 Good Friday Services, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. A lot of blanks...a lot of songs. A challenge...and a privilege to choose the music our community will sing at these beautiful and important celebrations.

Every song choice is important.

Every song serves a purpose in the liturgy.

Add to that the fact that there would be many, many visitors to our parish liturgies in these coming days. The music needs to work for everyone. You can't just choose music your particular community is familiar with singing. It needs to appeal to everyone. It needs to engage everyone. It can't just be the latest, most popular songs. A good mix of tradition...combined with solid, familiar songs...combined with new and fresh music...that's my goal for this [weekend's] music.

And, for the most part, there will be different musicians at all the masses. Some will have drums and bass, some will only have piano, some will have a choir, some will have a solo cantor, etc.

I've spent a good deal of time going over the selections and instrumentation to do my best to help enhance these celebrations. It's been wonderful working with the rest of our liturgy and audio/visual team to find creative and effective ways to celebrate with our community. I've welcomed their comments about years' past and their suggestions for this Holy Week as well. We're a team. It's not MY music. It's not MY ministry. It's ours.

It's a lot to think about!!!

So, [this weekend] we'll be singing everything from "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today," to "Pange Lingua Gloriosi," to "Revelation Song."  We're using everything from a contemporary band to a traditional organ.

Feel free to share your musical selections for any of the Triduum liturgies.

-Ed


Song Ideas for Friday, 4/18/2014 - Good Friday

Here are some song possibilities for April 18th - Good Friday: The Passion of the Lord

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

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

* 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. 


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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Brass Quintet Arrangement for 'Glory to God' from Mass of Saint Ann




Hey all,

Once again Rory Cooney and I invite you to check out his BRASS QUINTET arrangement of the Glory to God from the Mass of Saint Ann. For a limited time, we are making these parts available for free on Rory's website.

Check it out if you get the chance. If you are bringing in some brass players to sit in during the Easter liturgies, and you are using Mass of Saint Ann, this would be a great addition to the Glory to God.

Thanks again, Rory, for arranging these and allowing people to use them. And thank you also, World Library Publications, for allowing us to make them available.

Here's the link:
http://www.rorycooney.com/www.rorycooney.com/freebies.html
Ed

Song Ideas for Thursday, 4/17/2014 - Holy Thursday

Here are some song possibilities for April 17th - Holy Thursday (Mass of the Lord's Supper)

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)

*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")

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

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

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Song Ideas for Sunday, 4/13/2014 - Palm Sunday

Here are some song possibilities for April 13th - Palm Sunday

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

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

*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) - 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)

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

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")

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)

* 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. 
 

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