Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Song Ideas for November 2nd - Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

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10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman (CCLI)

Beautiful One by Tim Hughes (worshiptogether/EMI)

*Better Is One Day by Matt Redman (worshiptogether.com) (from the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Burning in My Soul by Younker/Maher/Reeves/Carson from the CD All the People Said Amen

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

For You I Long by John Angotti (WLP) from the CD We Gather in Love

How Great Thou Art (Traditional)

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

I Am Yours (Consume Me, Completely) by Trevor Thomson (WLP) (found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

*I Know that My Redeemer Lives by David Haas (GIA) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2

I Lift My Soul to You by Ed Bolduc / found in the collection A Collection of Songs and Psalms

I Lift Up My Soul by Tim Manion (OCP) ("To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul, O my God.")

I Shall Not Want by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) from the CD Cry the Gospel

I Will Rise by Giglio/Tomlin/Reeves/Maher (worshiptogether/EMI)

*Lord, I Come by Billy Funk (Integrity/CCLI) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2

My Heart Belongs to You by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) (from the CD Cry the Gospel)

*My Soul Is Thirsting by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) from the CD Make a Difference and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2

My Soul Rejoices by Jackie Francois (spiritandsong) from the CD Your Kingdom is Glorious

Oceans by Houston/Crocker/Lighthelm (Hillsong/EMI)

Psalm 23 by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Word for Word

The Beatitudes by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Word for Word and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1

*The Lord is My Light by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Awake to the Day and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2

The Lord Is My Shepherd by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Immersed

The Lord Is My Shepherd by Aaron Thompson (WLP) found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 2

The Saint that is Just Me by Danielle Rose (WLP) mp3 single

*Reason to Live by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithful and the collection Voices as One vol. 1

Take My Life by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI)

*Take My Life by Scott Underwood (Mercy/Vineyard) 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. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Song Ideas for October 26, 2014 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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

By Our Love by Christy Nockels (EMI/worshiptogether.com)

Can We Love? by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) (from the CD Captured)

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

He Lives In Us by Amelia Acosta (WLP) (from the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

I Love You, Lord by Craig and Kristen Colson (spiritandsong.com) from the CD Fill Us With Your Love

I Love You, Lord by Matt Maher (spiritandsong) from the CD Welcome to Life

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Find Us Ready)

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

Love by Reeves/Cash/Pierce/Tomlin/Finley (EMI/worshiptogether.com)

Love by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Word for Word and the

Love the Lord by Lincoln Brewster (Integrity Praise/CMG)

Love the Lord, Your God by Valverde/Cabrera (OCP)

*More Love, More Power by Jude Del Hierro (Vineyard/CCLI) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2

O God of Love by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD Hymns

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

*Reason to Live by Ed Bolduc (WLP) from the CD We are Faithful and the collection Voices as One vol. 1

Take My Life by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI)

*Take My Life by Scott Underwood (Mercy/Vineyard) found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2

*You are the Voice by David Haas (GIA) 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. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Song Ideas for October 19, 2014 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

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All the Ends of the Earth by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD "Word for Word" and the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

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

*Everything by Tomlin/Reeves (worshiptogether/EMI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

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

*God of Wonders by Byrd/Hindalong (worshiptogether/EMI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

How Great is Our God by Tomlin/Reeves/Cash (worshiptogether.com)

I Am Yours by Steve Angrisano (spiritandsong) (from the CD Set Free)

I Am Yours (Consume Me, Completely) by Trevor Thomson (WLP) (found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

I Will Choose Christ by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Find Us Ready)

Lay It Down by Maher/Brown (EMI) (from the CD Empty and Beautiful)

*Make Us Your Own by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Awake to the Day and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

My Heart Belongs to You by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Cry the Gospel)

Now We Remain by David Haas (GIA)

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

Take My Life by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI)

*Take My Life by Scott Underwood (Mercy/Vineyard) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

We Come to You by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com) – (from the CD Waiting)

We Belong to You by Trevor Thomson (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD The Commons: by Request)

*You're Worthy of My Praise by David Ruis (Maranatha) (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. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Song Ideas for October 12th, 2014 - 28th Sunday In Ordinary Time

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Hungry by Kathryn Scott (Vineyard)

*I Am the Bread of Life by John Michael Talbot (EMI) (found in Voices As One vol. 1)

I Am Yours (Consume Me, Completely) by Trevor Thomson (WLP) (found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

Living Feast by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams)

*Make of Our Hands a Throne by Steve Warner (WLP) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*Make Us Your Own by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Awake to the Day and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

*Open My Eyes by Jesse Manibusan (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Life You're Living and found in 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)

Psalm 23 by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Word for Word)
 
Table of Plenty by Dan Schutte (OCP)

The Lord Is My Shepherd by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Immersed)

The Lord Is My Shepherd by Aaron Thompson (WLP) (found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

Remember Your Love by Dufford/Daigle/Ducote (OCP)

We Come to You by Josh Blakesley (spiritandsong) – (from the CD Waiting)
 

* 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. 

Song Ideas for October 5th 2014 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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All Creatures of Our God and King (arr. Crowder) (worshiptogether.com/EMI)

*Be God's by Danielle Rose (WLP) (from the CD Mysteries and the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Cornerstone by Morgan/Mote/Myrin/Liljero (Hillsong/worshiptogether)

*Everything by Tomlin/Reeves (worshiptogether/EMI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

For the Beauty of the Earth (Lord, We Thank You) by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Hymns and found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

*God of Wonders by Byrd/Hindalong (worshiptogether/EMI)

Have No Anxiety by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD "Word for Word") - consider a more reserved, prayerful arrangement as a second communion song or mediation...perhaps just piano or acoustic guitar and vocals.

*Here I Am by Tom Booth (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Find Us Ready and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

I Am Yours (Consume Me, Completely) by Trevor Thomson (WLP) (found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

In Christ Alone by Getty/Townend (worhsiptogether/EMI)

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

*Make Us Your Own by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Awake to the Day and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Many and One by Angrisano/Hart/Liles (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Inescapable Love)

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

Now We Remain by David Haas (GIA)

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

Remain in Me by Angrisano/Stephan (spiritandsong) (download mp3)

Remember Your Love by Dufford/Daigle/Ducote (OCP)

Sacred Silence by Booth/Pixler (spiritandsong) – (from the CD “Unravel”)

The Vineyard of the Lord by Craig and Kristen Colson (spiritandsong) (from the CD Fill Us With Your Love)

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. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Song Ideas for September 28, 2014 - 26th Sunday In Ordinary Time

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As One by Jacob and Matthew Band (WLP) (from the CD Every Day and found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 2)

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

At the Sound by Ndolo/Seay (spiritandsong) (from the CD We are the Beggars)

Change Me by Tom Booth (spiritandsong) (from the CD Change Me)

*Come, Now Is the Time to Worship by Brian Doerkson (Vineyard/CCLI) (found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

Give Us Clean Hands by Charlie Hall (EMI)

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

Hosanna by Brooke Ligertwood (EMI)

I Am Yours (Consume Me, Completely) by Trevor Thomson (WLP)

*Make Us Your Own by Ed Bolduc (WLP) (from the CD Awake to the Day and found in the collection Voices As One vol. 2)

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

*Open My Eyes by Jesse Manibusan (spiritandsong.com) (from the CD Life You're Living)

Remember Your Love by Dufford/Daigle/Ducote (OCP)

Remember Your Mercies, O Lord by Craig and Kristen Colson (spiritandsong) (from the CD Fill Us With Your Love)

**Return to God by John Angotti (WLP) (from the CD Joy Beyond Our Dreams and found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

Revive Us, O God by Jesse Manibusan (spiritandsong) (from the CD Power of Peace)

Take My Life by Tomlin/Giglio (EMI)

The Name of Jesus by Flynn/Thomas (WLP) (from the CD Born Again and found in the collection More Voices As One vol. 1)

We Exalt Your Name by Jobe/Maher (EMI)

You are Good by Israel Houghton (Integrity/CCLI)

* 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. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Short on rehearsal time? Don't spend it practicing what you already know!

How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you have 10 minutes to rehearse? Maybe some musicians arrived late, the previous Mass ran long, you had technical difficulties...whatever the case, you find that you are crunched for time.  When I find myself with this dilemma, I always think back to what my piano teacher at GSU taught me for times like these: "Don't practice what you can easily read, or what you already know."

Really consider it when you're short on time. You need to make the most out of your rehearsal.

1. Flip through the music and ignore the songs you've all played a hundred times.  Only worry about the new songs.

2. Focus on the most difficult sections of songs, not the parts that are simple.  Point out that spot in the verse where the rhythm is a little different, or where the chord change happens on an off-beat, or where the alto note is 'weird.'
Even professional musicians do this all the time.  A lot of pros are great readers, but will really appreciate a 'heads-up' for something that is a little unusual, different, or unique.  Help them out, too, when they are sitting in with you.

3. Make sure everyone knows the 'map' of the song.  How will you begin?  How will you end?  How many verses? etc.

4. Maybe you're doing a song in a new key this week?  Have everyone 'put some eyes' on those notes and chords before you play it.

5. As the director, you are hopefully already familiar with the music.  I know, for me, when we haven't gotten to run over a piece at all, I've looked at everyone in the group and said, "I'm gonna play this through one time as an intro so you can 'learn it.'"  You'd be surprised how that can prevent a lot of musical issues and trainwrecks, especially when everyone just listens and doesn't try to play or sing along right away.

6. Ask for help; assign tasks.  If there's someone in your group that is always prepared and knows their music, ask them for help in solving any last minute issues. (more music copies, cords not plugged in, extra mics and stands, replacing bad cables, etc.) Everyone will gladly pitch in when needed so you can focus on other things.

Think of it this way: do you practice the Mass parts every week? Probably not. Instead, you rely on the fact that everyone is really familiar with them; you know them; there is no real need to rehearse them. When they come up in the liturgy, everyone will be able to play them well.

The same can apply to the songs we know well. Instead, use your limited time (if, in fact, that is all you have) to ‘hit’ the spots that are troublesome or difficult. Don’t spend the precious time you have reviewing what is already familiar, or simple.

Oh yeah, then you might be able to pray your music!