As The Deer

Michael Joncas




As one of the most respected liturgical composers of our time, Michael Joncas has earned his reputation by writing music for the Church that proclaims the Scriptures in song, fits the ritual moment, and speaks to the heart. This new collection will no doubt reaffirm his fine reputation and reestablish once again his valuable contribution to the art of pastoral music making.

The rich, lyrical Joncas style is evident in the title song, "As the Deer," a beautiful setting of Psalm 42 usable as a responsorial or processional, scored for harp, winds, and strings. "Exultate Justi," "Cantate Domino," and "Wisdom Is Calling" are grand processionals, scored for brass and organ. There's also a lovely setting of the Francis Patrick Sullivan text "A Shepherd" for solo voice, and Joncas's ever popular "Spirit of God within Me," with text by Timothy Dudley-Smith, is recorded with a full complement of instruments.

Joncas's scholarly research and personal love of the Liturgy of the Hours has led him to compose a new setting of evening prayer entitled "St. Francis Evening Prayer." Composed in a classical style, this new and accessible setting should be explored by any community considering the Liturgy of the Hours.

Contents: Exultate Justi • Spirit of God within Me • Wisdom Is Calling • A Shepherd • God, My God • As the Deer • Adoramus Te • Cantate Domino • St. Francis Evening Prayer: Lucernarium • Opening Dialogue • Evening Hymn, O Radiant Light • Psalm 141 • Interlude • Psalm 121 • Interlude • Philippians 2 • Canticle of Mary • Intercessions • Blessing and Dismissal.

Edition # Title
CD-421 As the Deer - CD
CS-421 As the Deer - Cassette
Included In These Collections
G-4879 As the Deer
Related editions:
G-2831 Spirit of God within Me
Concertato on WILLOW RIVER
G-2853 Psalm 23
G-4879 As the Deer
G-4880 Exultate Justi
G-4880INST Exultate Justi - Instrumental Set
G-4881 Wisdom Is Calling
G-4881FS Wisdom Is Calling - Full Score
G-4881INST Wisdom Is Calling - Full Score and Instrument Set
G-4882 God, My God
G-4883 As The Deer
G-4883INST As The Deer - Instrumental Set
G-4884 Adoramus Te
G-4885 Cantate Domino
G-4885INST Cantate Domino - Instrumental Set
G-4886 St. Francis Evening Prayer