Monday, April 28, 2014

Gloria! Gloria!

Here's a list of some favourite Glorias:
  • *ATOK 318 / Iona (SBL) / CH762 / MV036 / WoV788 / SFFS 2033 / URW403 Glory to God / Gloria di dios (Peru) Good fun. Great for kids - call and response. SFFS has a good Trinitarian formula for it. Sheet music. Lyrics and a slightly strange sound sample.
  • *TiS 773 / ATW 431 / CH760 GA291 / G(II)199 / GC(II)253 / W&R240 / Cha034 / URW380 Glory to God / Gloria Gloria (Taize) The refrain is excellent - joyous, simple, a round. Everything. The verses aren't so fabulous, so I would just use the refrain. Good for kids. Sheet music and sound samples.
  • *TiS 775 / ATOK 317 / Iona (M&G) / VU895 / GtG584 Glory glory glory glory be to God on high (Sosa) A simple Gloria.
  • *Iona (TI1AU) / MV038 Glory to God / Nzamuranza (Mozambique / Matsikenyiri) Simple African call and response song. 
  • CoC20 Gloria (Bray) A pretty majestic gloria in 4 part harmony.  
    CoC21 Gloria (Gibson) This Latin gloria could be sung as a simple chant, a 3-part canon or a four part chorale!
    GC(II)190 Glory to God in the highest (Beneath the Tree of Life) (Haugen) Communion response A good joyful Gloria. Just needs a word substituion for "his people" to "God's people". The sound sample actually does that and it still works well. 
  • MV124 Glory to God in the Highest (Trinidad) A good simple Gloria from the Carribean Conference of Churches.
  • STB019 Glory be to You O God / Joy Probhu tomari joy (Bangladesh) (Shaha) A happy song from Bangladesh. The tune will need to be taught, but it's not difficult and the words are quite simple in English. The first phrase could be sung in Bengali if you would like to include some language other than English, but don't want to learn a lot of words in another language. 
  • STB127 Glory to God in the highest (Ekka) Gloria A Gloria from India. If you are unfamiliar with Indian melody lines, it would be helpful to find someone to sing it for your first. It's also in Kurukh language, which is one of the indigenous languages of India. It doesn't work so well in English.

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