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Christ, Our Peace / Living Word, Living Bread

by Marty Haugen

Text Author: Marty Haugen

Arranged by: Marty Haugen

© 2007 GIA.

Item #: D-6936     Status: Available

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Vocal Forces: Two-part mixed, SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Guitar: Yes

Instrumental parts included: C Instrument I, C Instrument II

Tune Name: Dona nobis pacem

Text Source: 2. Based on Psalm 34

Series: Celebration


Haugen has given us two songs that fill one of the greatest needs in the repertoire: Communion songs that can be sung by heart while moving in procession. These are gems. “Christ Our Peace” alternates with solo stanzas in which the last note successfully overlaps the beginning of the refrain, creating a unity between refrain and verse. “Living Word, Living Bread” juxtaposes the popular Dona nobis pacem canon, set to new words, over verses from Psalm 34 sung by a cantor or section of the choir.

Christ, Our Peace is written for one C instrument. Living Word, Living Bread is written for two C instruments. 

Categories: Choral Vocal

Seasonal: Eucharist

Topical: Unity

Bible Reference: Psalm 34

Scored for: Woodwinds

Style: Folk

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: PDF