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The Church Gathers


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  • In this first collection of ritual music, Gary and Marty have composed complete musical settings for the gathering rite. The basic melodies are drawn from familiar hymns like "O Come, All Ye Faithful" and "Shepherd Me, O God." From the Sign of the Cross and greeting to the opening prayer, priest, cantor, and assembly engage in a musical dialog that helps reveal the meaning of the rite with integrity. Familiar musical phrases from familiar hymns and songs make the assemblys response so natural they cannot help but sing from the heart.

    A full score is available for the director and accompanist as well as separate octavos for each piece for the choir, and an edition for the presider, cantor, and guitarist. The presiders parts may be spoken or sung. Selected instrumental parts are also available. Reprintable assembly parts are included in the full score.

    1. Advent Gathering - Gathering Rite
    2. O Come, All Ye Faithful - Gathering Rite
    3. Shepherd Me, O God - Gathering Rite
    4. Penitential Litany - Gathering Rite
    5. Glory To God (Sprinkling Rite)
    6. Mass Of Creation - Gathering Rite
    7. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Gathering Rite
    8. Remember Your Love - Gathering Rite
    9. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today - Gathering Rite
    10. Song Over The Waters - Gathering Rite
    11. Glory To God (Penitential Rite)
    12. Gather Us In - Gathering Rite

  • Gary Daigle

    Marthy Haugen

    Marty Haugen is a liturgical composer from Eagan, Minnesota. For the past fifteen years he has presented workshops across North America, Europe, Australia, and Central America for both Roman Catholic and Protestant liturgical ministers. His communion setting, Now the Feast and Celebration, and his vespers service, Holden Evening Prayer, are well known among Lutheran congregations, while his Mass of Creation is arguably the most widely used musical setting of the Ordinary among English-speaking Roman Catholic parishes. Together with David Haas, he began the popular GIA psalm series, Psalms for the Church Year. Marty has over 250 separate titles published through GIA on more than twenty recorded collections, including such songs as "We Remember," "Shepherd Me, O God," and "Gather Us In." His music appears in numerous GIA hymnals, as well as hymnals produced for Canadian and Australian Roman Catholics, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and numerous other Protestant denominations.

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