Fancy having a go at The Paschal Proclamation - the Exsultet - this Easter vigil?
Here's my version (written in the summer of 2017) which is word for word faithful to the so called Shorter Version. (It still runs at 12 minutes!)
It's got a refrain which pops in a few times and an antiphonal section where the congregation join in singing "This, this is the night!"
Over the last few years I have been working on setting all the Sunday responsorial psalms. It's been a huge project but I think I've finally done it!
The psalms are based on The Grail Psalms. I am massively grateful to The Grail Community for such wonderful translations which have moved me to write these settings and also for allowing me to place these settings here.
Please click on this icon to learn more about them.
If you want to use them, I suggest you look at the Upcoming psalms section which I try to run 5-6 weeks in advance. If you're looking longer term, then there is the Responsorial psalm index. I hope they may serve you and your congregation in some way.
Special thanks to the good people of Our Lady of Good Help, Wavertree, Liverpool and Christ the King, Childwall, Liverpool where most of these settings were sung for the first time.
The wonderful music group there has been especially brave in embracing the challenge of a new setting each time we sing.
Maria D and Suzie, Maria F, Amy, Lucy, Rick, Liam and Clive - thanks!
I hope this site will serve you and your worshipping community in some way!
You can :
a) navigate using the links on the right hand side of the page;
b) listen to MP3s (denoted by CD logo);
c) see the music 'dots' (denoted by treble clef logo).
If you want to know more about the site visit ABOUT THIS SITE!
Special thanks to Kevin Mayhew for his terrific encouragement over the last few years!
Thanks too to Rick Fazakerly and Clive Bowyer - the best mandolin/mandola player and bass player in Christendom respectively!
To all the Tongues of Fire team - you're amazing!
To all at Our Lady's - it's been a pleasure to sing, play and minister with you all!
Finally, thanks to Beth, Katie, Tom and Joey. You're the greatest!