Sunday, February 6, 2011

Songs and Hymns for Epiphany 8A (February 27th 2011)

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Paul Weary said...

Another song closely based on the Gospel is 'Look and learn from the birds of the air' a translation by John Bell of a Korean song by Nah Young-Soo. Originally published in 'Sent by the Lord' (Wild Goose). Lyrics here: There is an mp3 version with performance suggestion here (scroll down to 'Look and learn')

Lectionary Singer (Natalie Sims) said...

Thanks for adding this suggestion, Paul, and for the really helpful links!

Anonymous said...

Natalie, thanks again for the hard work. I must confess that Psalm 131 is a favourite of mine - so helpful in finding the place of quietness resting in the arms of God. I have suggested these two Linnea Good pieces to my musos - no response yet - as reflections around the psalm: 'You are the centre' and 'How deep the peace the confidence of those whose wrongs are forgiven, etc' available with the Psalms/Body Praying subscription. And there is a version of the Psalm in URW along with some psalm prayers around it. Otherwise I'm still cogitating. Thanks. Christine Moimoi

Lectionary Singer (Natalie Sims) said...

Thanks Christine,
We subscribe to Linnea Good's list as well - you have reminded me to check it more often!
So much music, so little time!

DaviGoss said...

The question about the meaning of Psalm 131, with its reference to the maternal duties of breastfeeding and/or weaning a small child, is linked to a question about the role of women in the composition and performance of psalmody in Old Testament times. – The same debate also cites the so called “Song of Moses”. – In one of those “double tellings” of stories that occur in the earlier books of the bible the “Song of Moses” in Exodus 15. 1-18 is followed in vss 20-21 by a report that Miriam, Aaron’s sister, and all the women took tambourines and danced and Miriam sang to them. The song she sings comprises the opening words of Moses’ Song. – But is it that she is devotedly copying Moses or did she actually sing it first?

DaviGoss said...

So busy telling you my theories about women and psalms that I forgot to mention the lovely setting of Psalm 131 by Margaret Rizza, “O Lord, my heart is not proud.” It is printed in “Just Chants” by Margaret Rizza, published by Kevin Mayhew and you can get an idea of how it sounds from this Youtube that I found: