Music for Advent 3

A list of hymns old and new, songs and video clips has been compiled for 14 December, Advent 3(B). You can find them on this page.

Thanks to Natalie Sims and Chris Harris for their considerable input.

Ian.

LSM Conference Music 2014

Many of those who attended Conference this year contributed their voices to our Top 10 new songs and are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to introduce these to their congregations. Here’s a taster of what will shortly be available to you:

Kyrie (Look around you):

 

O God, you search me:

 Closing chapel service for conference

Closing chapel service for conference

A musical Christmas gift

“Glad music fills the Christmas sky”, a carol by Michael Perry appears in the much used hymnal “Hymns for Today’s Church” (#82) but is unfortunately little used. The words can also be found online .

The folk tune “O Waly Waly” suits these words well, and I’ve created an upbeat and full-sounding accompaniment track (which includes the melody). It’s uploaded as a very high-quality mp3 which you can play from a device or burn to CD. If you use it, please do submit a comment.

 

Download it fromSoundCloud.

Music for final Sunday of Year A

Planning for 23 November – two themes:

5 NZ Hymns for Aotearoa Sunday and 14 for the Reign of Christ have just been posted. Mix and match! Natalie Sims provided much of the content for the latter list, and Chris Harris also contributed.

Ian

Updates and Eucharistic Prayers

Updates for Jane Williams’ reflection questions and ideas are posted through until November 16. Music lists are also available for all those dates, but the 16 November is a provisional list only, music-wise. There are some really good Youtube clips.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS

Did you know that there are many Eucharistic Prayers that you can use, including those authorized by Anglican Churches around the world? For example, Bosco Peters has provided a significant collection, including ones to use with children here .

There are two from the Church of England on this page. But do note that our NZ  prayers use language which is much more inclusive!

In the Diocese of Auckland, if you are creating liturgy, say, according to the rubrics on p.511ff), your Enabler should review it before use, or you can approach a bishop directly for approval.

 

 

Updates today for 12 October

Jane Williams Reflection questions/activities updated today, as well as the hymns and songs page. We’ve focused on the banquet imagery this week.

Our Local Shared Ministry Conference is nearly upon us. If you are attending we will be introducing the above resources at one of the sessions and would be pleased to hear from anyone who has been making use of them, and how that has been working (or not!).

We have a couple of people lined up for that purpose, but more comments will be welcome.

Ian

 

Hymns Without Words

Wow! Just stumbled across this large repository of hymn and song material, Hymns Without Words, which has free downloadable mp3s of traditional hymn accompaniments (in various styles), and samples of newer tunes, which are useful if you don’t know them. Although it’s titled “Without Words”, there are actually a lot of texts on the site as well. Both hymn titles and tunes can be searched (see the top right of the page). Some of these would be very helpful if you are short of a musician.

Ian