Holy Week by the numbers:

7 Days. 7 Services. 37 Songs. 

 WOW. Holy Week ended up being very full for me. Between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, I played music at 7 services. I had to know 37 songs. I was already familiar with half of them; the others were brand new. 

I thought some of you might be interested in seeing what songs I’m playing down here. Since I had the list of songs for Easter Services handy, I’ll paste it below, along with links to sites where you can hear (and buy) them. I really like a lot of these songs. In a great twist, two songs I’ve been asked to learn and play down here were done by friends of mine who live in Charlottesville! I had not heard them yet and when Fr. David asked me to learn them I was very excited. One of the songs (not played during Holy Week) is a song featuring work by 3 fantastic Virginia folks I know. A video of me playing it is below. Produced by mastermind Isaac Wardell, Sung by the amazing Paul Zach, and featuring the insanely tasteful Orlando “IAMSON” Joel, the song is “We Abide, We abide in you.  Check out their version here

You can see my added notes down below – showing the songs I didn’t play or only sang and didn’t play. For two services, a wonderful local ex-pat musician joined me. On Good Friday Fr. David played 4 tunes. The songs by Judy Bailey are all songs we use in every service. She is amazing and has put together a Carribbean musical liturgy. 

One note: I have never learned this many songs in such a short time. It was a bit stressful, but I’m glad to have been stretched in this way. 

 

Palm Sunday – Catharine On Piano

Processional – All Glory, Laud and Honor – Not Playing

Gradual At the Name of Jesus – Red River Hymnal  https://redriverhymnal.bandcamp.com/track/at-the-name-of-jesus-feat-matt-mccloskey  3/2 time. (Tried to learn this one. Struggled and ended up only singing)

Creed – Judy Bailey

Offertory  – Palms of glory, raiment bright.  – Not Playing

Christ Jesus is Lord – Judy Bailey 

Blessing and Honor  – Judy Bailey

Lords Prayer – Judy Bailey

Agnus Dei – Judy Bailey

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Rockingham Tune 

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name  – not playing 

Ride on, Ride on in Majesty – not playing

MAUNDY THURSDAY: – Catharine on Piano

Processional  – Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.  Not Playing

Gloria in excelsis Deo – Judy Bailey 

Gradual – Brother Sister, Let me serve you.

Offertory – I Am the Bread of Life  – Learn guitar and melody

Christ Jesus is Lord – Judy Bailey 

Blessing and Honor  – Judy Bailey

Lords Prayer – Judy Bailey

Agnus Dei – Judy Bailey

We Are Standing on Holy Ground – Only singing

All praise to thee, my God, this night  – Wendell Kimbrough https://wendellk.bandcamp.com/track/all-praise-to-thee-my-god-this-night 

My God and is Thy Table Spread – A-capella Learn Melody

Watch and Pray – Taize chant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCr2tn4yYKY 

Good Friday 

Gradual  – Jesus Loves me, This I know. 

The Old Rugged Cross

Trisagion  https://liturgicalfolk.bandcamp.com/track/trisagion 

Amazing Grace

My Song is Love Unknown   – Sam Bush https://loveandmercy.bandcamp.com/track/my-song-is-love-unknown 

There is a Green Hill Far Away – Not Playing 

Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand -Not Playing

O sacred head, surrounded by crown of piercing thorn! – Not Playing 

Alas and Did my Savior Bleed – Key of D. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8XXrmHo-2I (learned but ended up not playing

It is Well With My Soul 

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Rockingham Tune 

Communion Instrumental Music – Arranged a medley of the more commonly known tune (in the states) to When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, with Oh Come Let Us Adore Him as a chorus. Played it in DADGAD and loved it. 

Holy Saturday 

Exsultet  – Liturgical Folk  (Worked up an arrangement but ended up not playing) –  https://liturgicalfolk.bandcamp.com/track/exsultet 

Who is like our God?  -Wendell Kimbrough –https://wendellk.bandcamp.com/track/who-is-like-the-lord-our-god 

O give thanks to the Lord – Wendell Kimbrough – https://wendellk.bandcamp.com/track/oh-give-thanks-psalm-107 

My Strength, my Song, my Salvation: Cardiphonia  https://cardiphonia.bandcamp.com/track/my-strength-my-song-my-salvation-ex-15-1-18 

O Praise the Lord for He is Good  – Luke Morton https://lukemorton.bandcamp.com/track/o-praise-the-lord-for-he-is-good 

Gloria – Judy Bailey

Gradual  – In Exitu Israel  – Arranged to a long meter tune

As I Went Down to the River to Pray  – Learn

Offertory – In Christ Alone

Doxology – Learn

Holy, Holy, Holy – Judy Bailey 

Christ Has Died  – Judy Bailey 

Blessing and Honor – Judy Bailey 

Lord’s Prayer – Judy Bailey

Agnus Dei – Judy Bailey 

Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down 

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God – Learn 

The Lamb has Overcome – Luke Morton https://cardiphonia.bandcamp.com/track/the-lamb-has-overcome 

Recessional  – To the tune of Ode to Joy – Learn 

Easter Sunday 

Processional – Jesus Christ is Risen today  – Learn

Gloria – Judy Bailey 

Gradual – O Praise the Lord – Luke Morton –    https://lukemorton.bandcamp.com/track/o-praise-the-lord-for-he-is-good

Creed – Judy Bailey 

Offertory  – Not me. 

Doxology 

Holy, Holy, Holy – Judy Bailey 

Christ Has died – Judy Bailey 

Blessing and Honor – Judy Bailey 

Lord’s Prayer – Judy Bailey 

Agnus Dei – Judy Bailey 

The First Place – Matt Westerholm – https://kenwoodmusic.bandcamp.com/track/the-first-place 

Who is Like Our God – Wendell Kimbrough 

The Lamb Has Overcome – Luke Morton 

Recessional – Not me.