Thursday, August 9, 2007

OK - HERE'S SOME MORE

Part 2 - Numbers 401-500

Part 2 of the classification review of the 2008 Music Issue begins now.

STUFF WE SING AT HOLY GHOST, AND WILL CONTINUE TO SING (20):
405 Church of God, Elect and Glorious / 406 The Church's One Foundation
412 I Sing the Mighty Pow'r of God / 416 There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
417 Ubi Caritas (Mode VI) / 419 God is Love (Abbot's Leigh)
424 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
436 Amazing Grace (I'm STILL not afraid to say I'm a wretch!)
438 A Mighty Fortress (the Hedge verses, not the Schuller verses)
439 Seek Ye First / 442 O God, Our Help in Ages Past
448 For the Healing of the Nations / 453 Come, Holy Ghost
473 I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say / 477 The King of Love My Shepherd Is
483 Prayer of St. Francis (in English) / 487 Psalm 42 (O Waly Waly)
488 Faith of Our Fathers / 490 O Lord, I Am Not Worthy
493 We Walk by Faith (but to St. Anne, not Shanti)

STUFF WE HAVEN'T DONE AT HOLY GHOST BUT I WOULDN'T MIND INTRODUCING IN THE FUTURE (15):
407 All the Earth
408 Word of God, You Spoke Creation (one of Gael Berberick's better tunes - Ms. Berberick's parish, btw, isn't far from mine)
413 For the Fruits of this Creation
415 Where Charity and Love Prevail (Dom Paul Benoit may be most famous for this hymn, but he is also a great composer of works for organ.)
425 What Wondrous Love Is This / 439 You Are Near (Believe it or not)
450 Spirit of God within Me (Not bad at all for a Soper tune!)
452 Come Down, O Love Divine / 467 Like a Child Rests
468 There Is a Balm in Gilead / 479 The Living God My Shepherd Is
489 There Is One Lord (Alstott) / 492 Hold Me in Life
497 We Walk by Faith/In Times of Trouble (Barbara Bridge text - two tunes involved here: Jesu Dulcis Memoria for the refrain, Ave Maris Stella for the verse. Her best work!)
500 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

STUFF I WON'T TOUCH WITH A 39-1/2 FOOT POLE (65):
401 One Spirit, One Church (The classic wreckovation of Come, Holy Ghost with a refrain whose text is so self-centered, and whose melody is so weak to the point where I hear it being tinkered on by a kid on a toy piano)
402 All Are Welcome / 403 Sing a New Church (both self-praising)
404 Gather and Remember (I love Finlandia, but the text speaks too much of that "Spirit of Vatican II")
409 How Great Thou Art / 410 Canticle of the Sun / 411 God, beyond All Names
414 God Is Love (Chiusano) / 418 Ubi Caritas (Rosania) / 420 Bless the Lord
421 Christians, Let Us Love One Another / 422 In Perfect Charity
423 All I Ask of You / 426 Love One Another
427 Though the Mountains May Fall / 428 Be Not Afraid (in English or Spanish)
429 Sweet Redeemer / 430 To You, O Lord / 431 My God, My All
432 We Will Rise Again / 433 On Eagle's Wings (in English or Spanish)
434 For You Are My God / 435 Yahweh / 437 Only a Shadow
440 How Can I Keep from Singing / 441 Only in God (Talbot)
443 Blest Be the Lord / 444 O God, You Search Me / 445 Here I Am (Booth)
447 Behind Me and Before Me / 449 Hear the Prayers that Rise
451 Spirit of God / 454 Come, O Spirit of God / 455 The Spirit is a-Movin'
456 Send Us Your Spirit (Schutte) / 457 By the Waking of Our Hearts
458 Send Out Your Spirit (Schoenbachler) / 459 Holy Spirit / 460 Spirit, Come
461 Envia Tu Espiritu (again with the bi-lingual/Spanish stuff)
462 Send Us Your Spirit / 463 Holy Spirit / 464 Come to Me / 465 Holy Darkness
466 The Lord Is My Shepherd (Blakeley) / 469 You Are Mine / 470 Eye Has Not Seen
471 In Every Age / 472 Shelter Me, O God / 474 Because the Lord Is My Shepherd
475 Shepherd Me, O God / 476 The Lord Is My Hope / 478 Psalm 23 (Conry)
480 Litany of Peace / 481 This Is Our Cry / 482 Peace (dude!)
484 Peace Is Flowing Like a River / 485 Let There Be Peace on Earth
486 Dona Nobis Pacem (Norbet) / 491 Center of My Life / 494 Age to Age
495 Those Who See Light / 496 Jesus, Lord / 498 We Remember
499 Radiant Light Divine

Running totals:
STUFF WE SING AT HOLY GHOST, AND WILL CONTINUE TO SING: 33
STUFF WE HAVEN'T DONE AT HOLY GHOST BUT I WOULDN'T MIND INTRODUCING IN THE FUTURE: 29
STUFF I WON'T TOUCH WITH A 39-1/2 FOOT POLE: 138

More to come!
Peace,
BMP

1 comment:

Charles said...

Selections I think you should reconsider:

By the Waking of Our Hearts-sublime, pentatonic gem
In Every Age (never as a responsorial)
Because the Lord Is My Shepherd (never as a responsorial)
Center of My Life –one of, in not the, best of Walker, ever.
Jesus, Lord – you don’t find many texts quoting Jn.3:16. Setting’s worthy enough.

That which I could defend on matters beyond taste; but it’s your list-
401 One Spirit, One Church
402 All Are Welcome
422 In Perfect Charity (a DeBruyn 1Cor13 gem, IMO)
428 Be Not Afraid (in English or Spanish)
432 We Will Rise Again
433 On Eagle's Wings (in English or Spanish)
441 Only in God (Talbot)
444 O God, You Search Me – nice Celtic melody, better setting of Ps. Than You Are Near
461 Envia Tu Espiritu (again with the bi-lingual/Spanish stuff)
469 You Are Mine
470 Eye Has Not Seen
476 The Lord Is My Hope
486 Dona Nobis Pacem (Norbet)