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Recordings of the Saint Michael’s Choir

Throughout the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic, many members of the Saint Michael’s Choir have kept the music going! Singers recorded tracks individually (and asynchronously) at home using guide tracks prepared by Dr. Jason Anderson, Associate for Liturgical Arts. At no point in time were these singers in the same room at the same time. Tracks were edited together by Dr. Anderson. These archival audio recordings are extracted from online worship services streamed live via Zoom and Facebook Live. Any words or music under copyright are included with permission under ONE LICENSE No. A-706794.

Litany to the Holy SpiritPeter Hurford

In the hour of my distress when temptations me oppress,
And when I my sins confess, sweet Spirit, comfort me, comfort me!
When I lie within my bed, sick in heart, and sick in head,
And with doubts discomforted, sweet Spirit, comfort me, comfort me!
When the house doth sigh and weep, and the world is drowned with sleep,
Yet mine eyes the watch do keep, sweet Spirit, comfort me, comfort me!
—Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

Music © 1958 Oxford University Press. Used by permission.

 

I will not leave you comfortlessEverett Titcomb

I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you yet again: Alleluia! And your heart shall be joyful. Alleluia!

Music © 1934 Carl Fischer, Inc. Used by permission.

 

God the sculptor of the mountainsGerre Hancock

Music © Oxford University Press. Used by permission.

 

He is the Way — David Hurd (b. 1950)

“He is the Way. Follow Him through the Land of Unlikeness;
You will see rare beasts, and have unique adventures.
He is the Truth. Seek Him in the Kingdom of Anxiety;
You will come to a great city that has expected your return for years.
He is the Life. Love Him in the World of the Flesh;
And at your marriage all its occasions shall dance for joy.”

Words from For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio by W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Words © Faber and Faber Limited. All rights reserved. • Music © GIA Publications, Inc.