With Peace and Joy

Parish Music for Holy Week


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The Holy Week liturgy provides many opportunities to involve the whole community in celebrating the saving actions of Jesus Christ. The sensitive use of appropriate music can enhance the effectiveness of the liturgical drama as it unfolds in signs and symbols, in liturgy and in sacrament.


With Peace and Joy is a collection of Music for Holy Week. It contains musical settings for most of the texts which may be sung by cantors/choir and people from Passion Sunday till Easter Sunday morning.


Those who are familiar with Eugene Monaghan's earlier publications will recognise some of the music in this collection. Several psalms have been given alternative settings; while other chants and responses are published here for the first time.


As with the other books in this series, With Peace and Joy aims at clear layout, comfortable vocal range, tuneful music, modest accompaniment and the helpful addition of guitar chords. Once again, the people's melody lines may be duplicated for service sheets.


This attractive volume will be a useful addition to the musical resources of parish musicians and liturgy groups. May it help us to celebrate the peace and joy of the risen Christ.




Heart and Voice Publications 2001 ISMN M 9002052 3 0 76 pages 7.50


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