Let Us Rest (SAT or SSA)

A chant written for a Taize-style service at Unitarian Universalist Church West in Brookfield, WI, designed in collaboration with Rev. Suzelle Lynch.

Lyrics:

Let us rest in the Mystery, where songs and silence dance.
Let us rest in the Mystery, where certainty meets chance.
And now here in the twilight, the whisper of the One,
Calls us all to the Mystery, where it’s finished and begun.

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A Good Time is a Taste of God (SATB or SSSA chant)

Song for Worship or Ritual

Sheet music download and example audio files available.

This SATB or SSSA chant was created for a moment of gratitude in a worship service.

Suitable for audience/congregational participation.

Words by John Fr. Aurelio:

Lyric:

A good time is a taste of God.

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I’m a Gonna Walk – SAT(B) or SSA(A)

Song for Performance or Worship

Sheet music download and example audio files available.

This is a 3 or 4 part short ritual song about walking in the wilderness, scored for SAT(B) or SSA(A).

Suitable for congregational or audience participation.

Lyric:

I’m a-gonna walk into the unknown.
I’m a-gonna walk, but I’m not alone.
I’m a-gonna walk, put my faith to the test.
I’m a-gonna walk in the wilderness.

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Echoing Forth (4-part canon)

Song for Performance or Worship

Sheet music download and example audio files available.

“Echoing Forth” is a 4-part round (with optional descant) written for a Day of the Dead service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis. Download sheet music or listen to a piano recording of the chant.

Lyric:

Here in my heart you are still with me.
Here in my mind you will always be.
What you have said and done and been,
Echoing forth to live again.

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