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Psalm 19: Your Words, O Lord, Are Spirit and Life

Composer: J. Michael Joncas
Format: Click & Print Lead Sheet
Voicing: SATB Choir; Cantor; a cappella; Assembly
Instruments: Keyboard
Product: es01752-N
Unit: Each
Price: $1.25
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The Michael Joncas Psalter are intended to be performed in this manner:

INTONATION: the RESPONSE is sung either by Cantor solo or (preferably) by Cantor and Choir in unison (soprano line)
RESPONSE: sung by Cantor and Assembly in unison with Choir singing the text in harmony
VERSE: sung by Cantor with Choir in harmony humming or singing a neutral syllable
RESPONSE and VERSE: alternated through the FINAL VERSE until...
FINAL RESPONSE: begins in unison (soprano line) sung by all; at the diamond sign the Choir sings in harmony until the end.

While it is preferred that these settings be sung a cappella, a keyboard part in cue notes for the RESPONSE is provided.  Intended to facilitate rehearsals, the part for the RESPONSE and the SATB choral parts on the VERSES may be played to accompany the cantor soloist on piano or organ, in the absence of a choir.
Topic:  Common Psalm; Ordinary Time; Responsorial Psalm; Psalmody; Psalms
Scripture:  Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11
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First Line:  Spirit and life, spirit and life: Your words, O Lord, are Spirit and life.
Length:  8 pages
Copyright:  The English translation of the psalm response from the Lectionary for Mass, © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Text of verses © 1998, 1997, 1970, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, DC.  All rights reserved.  Used with permission.
Music © 2009, The Jan Michael Joncas Trust.  Published by World Library Publications.  All rights reserved.
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