Lord, Open Our Lips

Musical Help for Leaders of the Liturgy

Jan/2000, 112 Pages, BOOK WITH ROM, 7 x 10

ISBN-13: 9780898693249



At last, this much-requested resource is available. It was recorded at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi by The Very Rev. Joseph O. Robinson and the Canon for Formation, The Rev. Canon Susan K. Bock, assisted by Dr. John Paul, Organist/Choirmaster and members of the cathedral choir. The triple CD recording with a companion book of music contains everyhing a presider, whether priest, deacon, or layperson, would sing in an Episcopal service. Highlights of this vast amount of material include all Proper Prefaces in both solemn and simple tones; The Great Litany; The Exsultet; demonstrations of collect tones, lessons before the Gospel, and Gospel tones; Prayers of the People; Eucharistic Prayer C; Solemn Collects and Biddings for Good Friday; music from the daily offices and Enriching Our Worship. Designed to teach by demonstration all the parts of a sung service, it is an indispensible resource for every seminarian and church musician. It can also be used by lay leaders who preside at the daily office, deacons who need to learn the Exsultet, and priests who want to brush up on their accuracy in singing the Eucharist. 

Bruce E. Ford is a recognized chant scholar who completed the initial offering in the Gradual Psalms series. He contributed to The Hymnal 1982 and the Companion. He lives in Newark, NJ.


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