This song is composed and shared by the Taize Community.
The Lyrics translate to: "Give Peace to every Heart."
Shalom chaverim is a beautiful Israeli folk song, a greeting that means "peace."
This song was written in 2003 by Miriam Klamkin, and can be found on the collection MotherTongue: Weaving the Web of Life. The Lyrics are as follows:
Peace in my heart
Peace between our hearts
Peace at the heart of the world
©2003 Miriam Klamkin
This "peace" was written by Benjamin and Tamika Jancewitz who teach it in the video at an MMC event in Baltimore 2015.
Ruth Cunningham wrote this. The text is a Celtic blessing.
It is a simple melody (sung twice through in each sequence of the words). It works well to make it a call and echo to begin it and then shift to singing it in unison (as noted below). It's in the Dorian mode which means it sounds approximately minor, but in fact the tune has a slightly different home, resting tone.
When I'm leading, I sing to myself a minor scale 1,2,3,4,5, and drop down one note (7 below 1) to find the starting note. I learned the song from Ana Hernandez. I begin with people standing and ask them to "do what I do and sing what I sing" and I encourage large gestures - big arm motions, stepping forward, moving whole body and from center. The gestures help people learn the song including the sequence of directions. I usually begin with singing the whole "Christ be with you" and having people echo phrase by phrase. Usually I'll do a second iteration (choosing to substitute "me" or "us" for "you") still singing call and echo, phrase by phrase. Just ahead of beginning the third iteration (shifting pronoun again), I say, "sing with me" and the shift from call and echo to simple melody in unison.
There is a lovely recording of it on Ana and Ruth's CD "Blessed by Light" which you can purchase here (CD or individual song, listed as "Christ be with me"). The song works very well as an opening or closing blessing for a liturgy or other gathering.
Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, our latest songbook published by Augsburg Fortress.
Here is a video of Donald leading the song:
This song is originally from Ghana, and the version we've sung at many MMC events is from a setting by Marty Haugen and Marc Anderson. You can find the sheet music and a recording of the song at GIA Music.
This is a gorgeous setting of an Orthodox funeral liturgy, written by Daniel Schwandt at our MMC Composers' Gathering in Brattleboro, VT in 2013.
This song was composed by Pat Humphries and Sandy O. You can hear a clip, as well as buy a recording or the sheet music on their website Emma's Revolution. Here's a clip of AnnaMarie Hoos teaching it at an MMC event at Holy Cross Monastery in September of 2015:
Composed by John Bell, published in We Walk His Way from Wild Goose publications (available as a CD or songbook).
Here's a video of AnnaMarie Hoos leading Come O Lord and Set Us Free at Music that Makes Community at the Bishop's Ranch in January of 2015.