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  • Piano , Rachmaninoff

    COME TO ME

    Composed by: Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Accompaniment: Piano

    from Fourteen Songs, Op. 34, No. 14, Vocalise
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles
    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: Bm)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: Abm)
    “Come to me and yearn no more.”
    Each time that we listened to this haunting Rachmaninoff piece as an “exercise” we became more and more tempted to consider it for our collection. It is enchanting, and …

  • Piano , Puccini

    DEAREST JESUS

    Composed by: Giacomo Puccini

    Accompaniment: Piano

    from Tosca, Vissi d’arte
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: Cm)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: Bbm)

    from Tosca, Vissi d’arte
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    “Look Upon Me; Forgive and Purify My Heart.”
    The words “dearest Jesus” came easily to the introductory measures of this lovely and moving aria, setting the theme and tone for the entire …

  • Mozart , Piano

    EVEN THY SPARROW

    Composed by:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    from Le Nozze di Figaro, Porgi, amor
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: Db)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: Bb)

    “Even thy sparrow dwells in Thy Kingdom”. (Psalm 84)
    Our collection would not be complete without Mozart and, especially, something lively from his “Marriage”, and indeed how well his Porgi, Amor embraces the conviction that God is definitely …

  • Piano , Saint-Saëns

    FATHER, BE NEAR TO ME

    Composed by: Camille Saint-Saëns

    from Samson & Delilah, Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: E)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: Db)

    “Lord, I trust in Thee; you are the way to my salvation.”
    The title begins this song, to set the theme of prayer; and that prayer is extended to make it clear that the one …

  • Piano , Purcell

    GETHSEMANE

    Composed by: Henry Purcell

    from Dido & Aeneas, When I am Laid in Earth
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment Tracks for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: Fm)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: Dm)

    “Father, hear my prayer; let this cup pass from me in my despair.”
    (Matthew 26: 31-46)
    “Gethsemane” takes its heartrending theme from the words of Jesus as He contemplates His death on the cross.  In the lyric …

  • Friedrich von Flotow , Piano

    GREAT IS THY LOVE

    Composed by: Friedrich von Flotow

    from Martha, Ach! So fromm
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: D)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: C)

    “Great is Thy love, greater still Thy grace; even I, death defy, in Your grand embrace.”
    This piece celebrates the grandness of God and His generous embracing of His people. The song also acknowledges the guidance of the Holy …

  • Piano , Puccini

    HEAR MY PRAYER

    Composed by: Giacomo Puccini

    Accompaniment: Piano

    from La Bohème, Quando m’en vo
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: D)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: B)

    “Hear, Lord, my prayer, and be my hope and sanctuary.” (Psalms 61 & 62)
    “Be my hope and sanctuary” is the theme of this song – the “fortress and refuge”. It expresses the desire to commit to the …

  • Cilea , Piano

    LET NOT YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED

    Composed by: Francesco Cilea

    from Adriana Lecouvreur, lo son lumile ancella
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: G)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: E)

    “Listen! Where I am, so shall you be with me, forevermore.” (John 14)
    “And there we both shall dwell in fellowship with God.” Jesus tells his questioning and confused disciples that He will “prepare a place …

  • Piano , Puccini

    LORD, BE MY SHEPHERD

    Composed by: Giacomo Puccini

    from Gianni Schicci, O mio babbino caro
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: G)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: F)

    “Teach me to know Thy way.”
    The thoughts expressed in this lyric are not related solely to the 23rd Psalm, but beyond that, to the notion that I need not only to be led — but often comforted …

  • Piano , Wagner

    O SONG OF JOY

    Composed by: Richard Wagner

    Accompaniment: Piano

    from Tannhäuser, O du mein holder Abenstern
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: Ab)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: F)

    “O song of joy, O Psalm of praise, sing to the Lord a grateful phrase”. (Psalms 95 & 96)
    The Psalmist, in two of his most powerful and positive passages, proclaims that “He is our God, and …

  • Piano , Puccini

    PSALM 100

    Composed by: Giacomo Puccini

    from Madama Butterfly, Un bel di, vedremo
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: F)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: D)

    “Serve Him, the Lord, with joy, and know that He is God.”
    One of the best-known and quoted psalms, #100 draws us, and indeed all nations, to come forward to sing the Lord’s praise — and to sing …

  • Piano , Puccini

    PSALM 102

    Composed by: Giacomo Puccini

    Accompaniment: Piano

    from Tosca, E lucevan le stelle
    lyrics, William K. Brehm
    text adaptation, Loretta Giles

    Accompaniment tracks available for:
    Medium-High Voice (key: Am)
    Medium-Low Voice (key: Gm)

    “Hear my prayer, hear my cry, Lord. Do not hide; come before me.”
    In his dramatic aria, the composer’s masterful music does indeed drive the lyric. Psalm 102 is the perfect setting, as the Psalmist beseeches the Lord …