Thursday, August 6, 2015

Songs, Hymns & Music for Proper 16B / Ordinary 21B / Pentecost +13 (August 23 2015)

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Mike said...

My favourite song for the words of Psalm 84 comes from Cry Hosanna 124 'Psalm 84'. It is set to a traditional Scottish melody arranged by Jonathan Asprey. As a (modest) guitarist I particularly like the simple open D tuning suggested for the guitar. Mike.

61 Keys said...

Praise to the Living God from the New Century Hymnal. Please pardon me, but anytime I see the word 'cosmic' in a hymn, I cringe. Cosmic is for bowling and astronomy, not hymns.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Natalie. Over the years I have collected an odd mix of music. One piece that I haven't sung for years, and have never used in congregational worship, is a setting of Psalm 84 by Jim Minchin (c) 1968 - How Lovely is your Dwelling Place. It uses Gelineau words which need a little bit of gender tweaking in spots. But I love this and am wondering how I can introduce it this week. I also have his book 'Jazz in the Church' which has some wonderful things in it, too. I doubt any of these are still available. I am disappointed that the only tune of his in AHB didn't make the cut into TIS - I use it every Easter anyway. Much more fun than Vulpius! Christine Moimoi.

Lectionary Singer (Natalie Sims) said...

Thanks Christine. I've not heard of those songs - I loved Jim Minchin's tune in the AHB. We still use it quite a bit.

Mike, If there's any way of getting a copy of the Cry Hosanna song to me, I'd love to see it. I don't have that book.

61 Keys, I think cosmic sometimes has a place in hymns. I am a scientist in my other life, which is probably why, though sometimes it reminds me of the way people used to say "Wow Man, that's Cosmic" in the 80s... ;-)