This is a setting of a Sanctus composed in 2003 by the Iona Community in Scotland. Here's a tip for leading this echo paperlessly: be sure to invite the group to follow you with a clear gesture. The echo comes quite quickly, so be ready to cue them to avoid confusion.
Copyright Holder Name: © WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland). Used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc.
Print Source: Sing the Faith, #2256 Publisher Name: Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, Westminster John Knox Press. Purchase this book from Amazon here.
Year of Publication: 2003
This song is an example of teaching music for group singing without the use of books or projectors, recorded at the All Saints Company conference "Music that Makes Community," Los Angeles, October, 2008.
Sylvia Miller-Mutia created this song at a Music that Makes Community Gathering in January 2015. While created as a song for people to sing in procession to the table for communion, it is easily adapted to serve as an invitation or transition into any part of the liturgy.
Here's a video of Sylvia leading her song Come to the Feast at Music that Makes Community at The Bishop's Ranch in January 2015:
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 song was composed by Donald Fishel and is available in printed for in My Heart Sings Out from Church Publishing.
Here's a link to an audio recording of Emily Scott singing The Light of Christ, then giving some suggestions for how to lead it paperlessly, from the resource she's compiled for song leaders at St. Lydia's in Brooklyn, NY.
'Tar a Thighearna' was composed by Ruth Cunningham. The text in Gaelic is translated, "Come, Lord, come thou Being." Ruth and Ana Hernandez recorded it on Blessed By Light, one of their albums as the duo Harc.
Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, our latest songbook published by Augsburg Fortress.
Here's a video of Rachel Kroh leading 'Tar A Thighearna' at Union Seminary in September 2015:
Here's a lovely recording of the song by Ana and Ruth.
Here's a link to a recording of Emily Scott singing the song and then making some suggestions for how to lead it paperlessly, from the resources Emily has been compiling for the song leaders at St. Lydia's in Brooklyn.
This Ndebele song is sung in churches all over Zimbabwe in Africa. I learned it from Hilary Seraph Donaldson in her series of instructional videos called Break into Song. Hilary learned it from Maria Minnaar-Bailey, and it is available in written form in Maria's Chaia Marima Songbook 3.
Here's a link to Hilary's suggested teaching plan for this song.
You can learn more from Hilary by watching the episode of Break into Song featuring Sithi Haleluya: