Music Planner

Here are few ideas for music for forthcoming Sundays. However, we recommend The Liturgy Planner which is published by Decani Music. We also recommend Music & Liturgy, the journal of The Society of St Gregory, which includes an excellent music planner and is free to members – worth taking out an annual subscription.

Many of these titles are clickable links which lead to publishers’ websites or to other online demonstrations. Others link to Spotify – worth signing up for!

14 August – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A sign is seen in heaven
Great is the Lord – Inwood
Magnificat Ty Mam Duw – Baty
Mary Immaculate
My soul is filled with joy
My soul proclaims the Lord my God
Sing of a girl in the ripening wheat
Tell out my soul
The Almighty works marvels for me – Jones

21 August – 21 Year C
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
All are welcome – Haugen
All people that on earth do dwell
Gather us in – Haugen
In Christ there is no East or West
Now in this banquet – Haugen
On bread, one body
Tell out, my soul
Thy hand, O God, has guided
Within the reign of God

28 August – 22 Year C
All are welcome – Haugen
An upper room
City of God – Schutte
Blest are the pure in heart
Bread for the world – Farrell
Come to the Feast – Haugen
For the healing of the nations
Gather us in – Haugen
In the land – Farrell
Lord of all hopefulness
The cry of the poor
We are your people – Walsh

COMING SOON
Until You Come Again contains service music for the Liturgy: three Glorias, seven Gospel Greetings and six sets of Eucharistic Acclamations.

Each piece has a refrain for the assembly and verses for the cantor. All can be accompanied by keyboard and/or guitar, but optional instrument and choir parts are provided for the more adventurous community.

A4 paperback. 98 pages. £12.

Due 06 September, 2022

04 September – 23 Year C
All my hope in God is founded
All that is hidden – Farrell
Be still, my soul
Be thou my vision
Breathe on me, breath of God
Christ be beside me
Christ be near, at either hand
Follow me
Turn to me – Foley
When I survey the wondrous Cross
Will you come and follow me

11 September – 24 Year C
All people that on earth do dwell
Amazing grace
Come back to me
Father we come to you – Walsh
God forgave my sin
O God, thy people gather
Oh, the love of my Lord
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven
Praise we our God with joy
Remember your mercy Lord – Inwood
Return to God – Haugen
Sing of the Lord’s goodness – Sands

18 September – 25 Year C
Bread for the world – Farrell
Christ be our light – Farrell
For the healing of the nations
Jesus Christ is waiting
Let justice roll like a river – Haugen
O God of earth and altar
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Sing of the Lord’s goodness – Sands
The cry of the poor

25 September – 26 Year C
Bread for the world – Farrell
Christ be our light – Farrell
Christ’s is the world (A touching place)
For the healing of the nations
Gather us in – Haugen
In Christ there is no east or west
Jesus Christ is waiting
Let justice roll like a river – Haugen
O God of earth and altar
The cry of the poor
When I needed a neighbour

New from Concept Music
We Come to Your Table
21 songs for the Communion Procession.

Each piece has a refrain for the assembly and verses for the cantor.

All can be accompanied by keyboard or guitar, but optional instrument and choir parts are provided for the more adventurous community.

A4 paperback. 64 pages. £12.
ISBN: 9798840779330

To see samples from some of the pieces, click here.

02 October – 27 Year C
All my hope on God is founded
Father, I place into your hands
Guide me, O thou great redeemer
Lead, kindly light
Lord of all hopefulness
O Christe Domine Jesu – Taizé
Though the mountains may fall
Walk with me, O my Lord
We walk by faith – Haugen

09 October – 28 Year C
Amazing Grace
Christ is our king
God is love, his the care
How can I repay the Lord – Dean
Lord, your love has drawn us near – Dean
Now thank we all our God
O praise ye the Lord
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
Sing of the Lord’s goodness – Sands

16 October – 29 Year C
All my hope on God is founded
All ye who seek a comfort sure
Be still my soul
Be thou my vision
I need you to listen – Haugen
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful – Taizé
Let justice roll like a river – Haugen
Lord of all hopefulness
Seek ye first
Tell out my soul
The cry of the poor
There is a longing – Quigley
Though the mountains may fall

COMING SOON
Until You Come Again contains service music for the Liturgy: three Glorias, seven Gospel Greetings and six sets of Eucharistic Acclamations.

Each piece has a refrain for the assembly and verses for the cantor. All can be accompanied by keyboard and/or guitar, but optional instrument and choir parts are provided for the more adventurous community.

A4 paperback. 98 pages. £12.

Due 06 September, 2022

23 October – 30 Year C
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Christ’s is the world (A touching place)
In the land – Farrell
Jesus, remember me – Taizé
Let justice roll like a river – Haugen
Like a child rests – Walker
O Jesus Christ remember
Ostende nobis Domine – Taizé
Remember your mercy Lord – Inwood
Sing of the Lord’s goodness – Sands
Though the mountains may fall

30 October – 31 Year C
Amazing Grace
God forgave my sin
I heard the voice of Jesus say
My God, accept my heart this day
O God of earth and altar
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
Though the mountains may fall
Turn to me – Foley

01 November – All Saints (Tuesday)
Alleluia, raise the Gospel – Farrell
Blest are the pure in heart
By all your saints still striving
Eye has not seen
Follow me
For all the saints
I, the Lord of sea and sky
Saints of God – Walsh
Thy hand, O God, has guided
We praise you, O God – Jones
You are the living bread – Baty (Communion Song)
You who are weary – Baty (Communion Song)

02 November – All Souls (Wednesday)
Go silent friend
I heard the voice of Jesus say
Jesus, remember me – Taizé
Like a child rests – Walker
Now the green blade riseth
Song of Farewell – Sands
There is a longing – Quigley
Unless a grain of wheat – Farrell
We walk by faith – Haugen
You who are weary – Baty (Communion Song)

Veni Emmanuel
Music for Advent & Christmastide

A companion to Laudate, this collection includes two settings of all the Responsorial Psalms for the season; ritual music such as Gathering and Communion Songs; a selection of hymns, songs and carols, some of them new or newly published, and a section of seasonal liturgies, including Advent Carol Services and Evening Prayer.

Hardback. 220 pages. £12.95
ISBN: 9798840779330

Available from Decani Music

06 November – 32 Year C
He is Lord, he is Lord
I am the bread of life – Toolan
Keep in mind that Jesus Christ has died
Love divine, all loves excelling
O Lord, you are the centre of my life – Inwood
One thing I ask – Dean
Unless a grain of wheat – Farrell
Safe in the shadow of the Lord
We walk by faith – Haugen

13 November – 33 Year C
At the name of Jesus
Gather us in – Haugen
God is working his purpose out
In the day of the Lord
Now watch for God’s coming
O Jesus Christ remember
Promised Lord and Christ is he
Wait for the Lord – Taizé
Wake your power – Oosterhuis/Löwewnthal

20 November – Christ the King
Christus vincit
Crown him with many crowns
Hail redeemer, king divine
I rejoiced – Feeley (Psalm)
Jesus, remember me – Taizé
Lord Jesus Christ
My song is love unknown
Rejoice! The Lord is king
Sing to the world of Christ – Lee/Sands
The head that once was crowned with thorns
We praise you, O God – Jones

The Year of Matthew (A)

Advent
You might consider using one or two items through Advent – perhaps changing verses – to unify the season. Some of these might be useful:
Advent/Christmas Communion Song – Baty
Bread of life – Farrell
Come to set us free –Farrell
Gift of God – Haugen
Longing, Trusting – Foster
Word of justice – Farrell
Wait for the Lord – Taizé

27 November – 01 Advent A
Awake, O Sleeper – Haugen
Come to set us free –Farrell
Dear maker of the starry skies
God is working his purpose out
Hark! A herald voice is calling
I rejoiced – Feeley (Psalm)
In the day of the Lord
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Like a sea without a shore
O Jesus Christ remember
Promised Lord and Christ is he
Remember your mercy Lord – Inwood
There is a longing – Quigley
Though the mountains may fall
Wait for the Lord – Taizé
Wake your power – Lowenthal
Word made flesh
Word of justice – Farrell

New from Concept Music
We Come to Your Table
21 songs for the Communion Procession.

Each piece has a refrain for the assembly and verses for the cantor.

All can be accompanied by keyboard or guitar, but optional instrument and choir parts are provided for the more adventurous community.

A4 paperback. 64 pages. £12.
ISBN: 9798840779330

To see samples from some of the pieces, click here.

04 December – 02 Advent A
Across the years
Behold the Lamb of God – Bell
Come, thou long-expected Jesus
God is working his purpose out
Hark! A herald voice is calling
Like a sea without a shore
My soul in stillness waits – Haugen
Now watch for God’s coming
O comfort my people
On Jordan’s bank
The cry of the poor
Wait for the Lord – Taizé 

11 December – 03 Advent A
City of God – Schutte
God has chosen me – Farrell
Hail to the Lord’s anointed
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful – Taizé
Lest he be too far from us
Like a sea without a shore
My soul in stillness waits – Haugen
Now watch for God’s coming
O comfort my people
On Jordan’s bank
Promised Lord and Christ is he
Rejoice forever – Barry
Wait for the Lord – Taizé

18 December – 04 Advent A
A noble flower of Judah
Great is the Lord – Inwood
Hail to the Lord’s anointed
Long ago, prophets knew
Magnificat (Woman asked to bear a son) – Ward
Magnificat Ty Mam Duw – Baty
My soul in stillness waits – Haugen
O come, o come, Emmanuel
The Almighty works marvels for me – Jones
The angel Gabriel from heaven
The coming of our God

December 24/25 – The Nativity of the Lord

There are far too many well-loved songs and hymns to list here. But do think of the difference between Mass at Night (Angels, Shepherds, Gloria) and Mass During the Day (God among us, Come and worship). Some other items are mentioned below:

Gospel Greeting:
Alleluia Lucis – Baty (includes verses for Christmas, Eve and Day, and early Sundays of the year)
Christmas Alleluia – Dean

Psalm (Mass at Night):
Christmas Alleluia – Dean
Christmas Psalm – Farrell
Today a Saviour has been born – Baty
Today is born our Saviour – Inwood
Today is born our Saviour – Haugen

Psalm (Day Mass):
All the ends of the earth – Haugen

Communion Songs:
Christmas Communion Song – Baty
Bread of life – Farrell
Son of God, Saviour – Dean

01 January – Mary, Mother of God
A noble flower of Judah
At the name of Jesus
God, who made the earth and sky
Great is the Lord
In the bleak midwinter
Jesus Christ, yesterday, today and forever
Mother of God’s living word
Sing of Mary, pure and lowly

06 January – Epiphany of the Lord (Friday)
All the earth, proclaim the Lord
As with gladness men of old
At the name of Jesus
Bethlehem of noblest cities
Bread of life – Farrell
Laudate Dominum – Taizé
Laudate omnes gentes – Taizé
Long ago in depths of winter – Dean
Of the Father’s love begotten
Sing to the world of Christ
The first Nowell (ref v3)
The race that long in darkness pined
We three kings
What child is this?

08 January: Baptism of the Lord
Alleluia, sing to Jesus
Come to the Feast – Haugen
Come to the water – Foley
Hail to the Lord’s anointed
Now in this banquet – Haugen
O comfort my people
O praise ye the Lord
On Jordan’s bank
Sing of the Lord’s goodness – Sands
Sing to the world of Christ – Lee/Sands
The light of Christ
Water of life – Dean
We shall draw water – Inwood

15 January – 2 Year A
At the name of Jesus
Behold the Lamb of God – Dean
Christ be our light – Bernadette Farrell
God has chosen me – Farrell
God is love, his the care
O Lord, you are the centre of my life – Inwood
Sing to the world – Lee/Sands
Spirit of God – Farrell

22 January – 3 Year A
All that is hidden – Farrell
Christ be our light – Farrell
City of God – Schutte
Gather us in – Haugen
Out of darkness – Walker
Sing to the world – Lee/Sands
Take Christ to the world – Inwood

29 January – 4 Year A
Earthen vessels
For the healing of the nations
God has chosen me – Farrell
O God of earth and altar
The cry of the poor
You who are weary / The Beatitudes – Baty (Communion Song)


Resurrexit
Music for Lent, the Triduum and Eastertide

Planning Ahead: If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to think of music for Lent and Easter. And it’s worth investing in a copy of Resurrexit, published by Decani Music. Click here for details.

This is an updated edition with music for the 2010 texts, particularly the Exsultet with settings from the Missal and by Peter Jones and Martin Foster. There are also settings for the procession of the Cross, the Reproaches and the Litany of Saints.

Print or download editions. £16.95 or £12.95.
Available from Decani Music

02 February – Presentation of the Lord (Thursday)
Bread of life – Farrell
Christ be our light – Farrell
Hail to the Lord’s anointed
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Praise to the Lord, the almighty
Sing of Mary pure and lowly
Tell out my soul
Within the reign of God

05 February – 5 Year A
All that is hidden – Farrell
Be thou my vision
Bring forth the kingdom – Haugen
Bread for the world – Farrell
Christ be our light – Farrell
Out of darkness – Walker
Seek ye first
The cry of the poor
We are your people – Walsh
When I needed a neighbour

12 February – 6 Year A
Blest are the pure in heart
Eye has not seen
O God thy people gather
On bread alone – Baty (Communion Song)
I received the living God
Seek ye first the kingdom of God
Teach me, O God – Walker (Psalm)

19 February – 7 Year A
A new commandment I give unto you
Bless the Lord, my soul
Brother, sister, let me serve you
For the healing of the nations
Let there be love shared among us
Praise my soul the king of heaven
This is my will, my one command
Ubi Caritas et amor – Taizé
Ubi Caritas et vera – Hurd

Forthcoming dates
22 February: Ash Wednesday
26 February: 1 Lent A
02 April: Palm Sunday
06 April: Maundy Thursday
07 April: Good Friday
08 April: Holy Saturday
09 Easter Sunday
18 May: Ascension Thursday
28 May: Pentecost
04 June: Trinity