Honey from the Rock - Volume 2

Entrance and Communion Antiphons for the Church Year

by M. Roger Holland, II

Item #: G-9292     Status: Available

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Noted composer M. Roger Holland has taken antiphons from the 2010 Roman Missal and paired them with psalm verses, creating compositions that have wide use in the liturgy. Some parishes will want to use these pieces on the appointed day for entrance or communion processionals. Others may find use for them throughout the entire year, perhaps using them as a weekly song through the season. The songs work well as stand-alone processional pieces and many choirs will want to use them as choir anthems or congregational songs during the preparation of the gifts and altar. While utilizing official texts of the Roman rite, they can be used by congregations of any denomination. Roger explores the wide breadth that is African American music; you’ll find lyric ballades, spiritualinspired offerings, gospel-style songs, and pieces with a more uptempo feel. We are happy to release the first of four collections. This is the second volume in this series.


Contains: The Lord Will Come • Jerusalem, Arise • Rejoice in the Lord Always • Behold, Our God Will Come • Hail, Holy Mother • Jesus Christ Is the Same


For cantor or soloist.

Text Source: 1. Is. 30:19, 30; 2. Baruch 5:5; 4:36; Ps. 147:12–13, 14–15, 17–20, Grail, 1963; 3. Philippians 4:4–5; Ps. 85:9, 11–14, Grail; 4. Is. 35:1–4a, 5–6a, NRSV; 5. Ps. 45:2a and 3, 11–14, Grail; 6. Hebrews 13:8; Luke 1:46–55, ICET

Number of Pages: 80

Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Solo, Assembly

Accompaniment: Piano

Bible Reference: 1. Isaiah 30:19, 30; 2. Baruch 5:5; Baruch 4:36; Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 17-20; 3. Philippians 4:4-5; Psalm 85:9, 11-14; 4. Isaiah 35:1-4a, 5-6a; 5. Psalm 45:2a and 3, 11-14; 6. Hebrews 13:8; Luke 1:46-55

Language: English

Recommended Occasions: Introit / Entrance Antiphon, Communion Antiphon