Good, Versatile Tunes in Breaking Bread 2014
  • I'm working with what we have.

    Bottom line is this: We have Worship and Breaking Bread 2014 and the goal is to expand the repertoire of a seminary community into some ... ahem ... "out-of-copyright" hymntunes. What are the some standards --- aside HYDROFOIL and GROSSER GOTT and JESU DULCIS MEMORIA --- found in the Latest Edition of Breaking Bread or Worship?

    I'm looking for stuff that has a lot of re-sing value, maybe C.M. and L.M., but are also popular enough tunes to be used in many long-lingering classic hymns. Preferably we'd use some tune that gets used in the Divine Office.

    It will be used for entrance. I picked out Homo Quidam for the communion.

    Propers come later, and I can do them, but, grace of state, I think we should ease the community in. You'll have to trust me on that.
  • TCJ
    Posts: 810
    My pastor wanted me to compare Breaking Bread to another hymnal, so I went through and made a list. It's not comprehensive, but it does contain most of the more known four part hymns and a few others, too. I can't guarantee that all the tunes are in the public domain, but I did remove a lot of them that I noticed were used with permission only. I'm sure I missed some, too, since it wasn't primarily what I was after when doing this. A lot of the hymns use the same tunes.

    Anyway, maybe it'll help a bit. I had the list already, so why not?



    38 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (VENI VENI EMMANUEL)
    39 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (STUTTGART)
    40 On Jordan's Bank (WINCHESTER NEW)
    42 The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (GABRIEL'S MESSAGE)
    49 People Look East (BESANCON)
    50 The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (MORNING SONG)
    51 O Come, Divine Messiah (VENEZ, DIVIN MESSIE)
    53 Wake, O Wake, and Sleep No Longer (WACHET AUF)
    57 Comfort, Comfort, O My People (GENEVA 42)
    61 Creator of the Stars of Night (CONDITOR ALMA SIDERUM)
    62 The Advent of Our King (ST. THOMAS (WILLIAMS))
    71 The Coming of Our God (OPTATUS VOTIS OMNIUM)
    75 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates (TRURO)
    79 O Come, All Ye Faithful (ADESTE FIDELES)
    80 Joy to the World (ANTIOCH)
    81 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (GOD REST YOU MERRY)
    82 Angels We Have Heard on High (GLORIA)
    83 Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (MENDELSSOHN)
    84 Away in a Manger (MUELLER)
    86 Of the Father's Love Begotten (DIVINUM MYSTERIUM)
    88 O Come, Little Children (IHR KINDERLEIN, KOMMET)
    89 Silent Night (STILLE NACHT)
    92 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (CAROL)
    94 Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (ES IST EIN' ROS' ENTSPRUNGEN)
    95 Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (W ZLOBIE LEZY)
    96 O Little Town of Bethlehem (ST. LOUIS)
    97 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice (IN DULCI JUBILO)
    98 The Snow Lay on the Ground (VENITE ADOREMUS)
    100 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night (CHRISTMAS)
    103 Once in Royal David's City (IRBY)
    104 The First Nowell (THE FIRST NOWELL)
    105 We Three Kings (KINGS OF ORIENT)
    107 What Child Is This? (GREENSLEEVES)
    108 Angels from the Realms of Glory (REGENT SQUARE)
    109 As with Gladness Men of Old (DIX)
    110 Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (SALZBURG)
    111 What Star Is This? (PUER NOBIS)
    117 At the Cross Her Station Keeping (STABAT MATER)
    119 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (SWABIA)
    120 The Glory of These Forty Days (ERHALT UNS, HERR)
    123 Have Mercy on Us, Lord (ATTENDE DOMINE)
    125 Spare You People, Lord (PARCE DOMINE)
    126 Holy Patron, Thee Saluting (PLEADING SAVIOR)
    127 Again We Keep This Solemn Fast (ERHALT UNS, HERR)
    128 From the Depths We Cry to Thee (HEINLEIN)
    132 Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days (ST. FLAVIAN)
    133 Forty Days and Forty Nights (HEINLEIN)
    140 All Glory, Laud, and Honor (ST. THEODULPH)
    149 Sing, My Tongue, the Savior's Glory (PANGE LINGUA GLORIOSI)
    150 O Sacred Head, Surrounded (PASSION CHORALE)
    152 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (HAMBURG)
    159 Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (GAUDEAMUS PARITER)
    161 Jesus Christ is Risen Today (EASTER HYMN)
    162 Now the Green Blade Rises (NOEL NOUVELET)
    163 The Day of Resurrection (ELLACOMBE)
    164 Christ, the Lord, Is Risen Again (CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN)
    165 Regina Caeli/O Queen of Heaven (REGINA CAELI LAETARE)
    167 Alleluia! Alleluia! (HYMN TO JOY)
    168 Jesus is Risen (LASST UNS ERFREUEN)
    169 At the Lamb's High Feast (SALZBURG)
    170 Ye Sons and Daughters (O FILII ET FILIAE)
    173 Christ, the Lord, Is Risen Today (VICTIMAE PASCHALI)
    174 Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise (HOLY ANTHEM)
    175 Be Joyful Mary (REGINA CAELI)
    179 Christ, the Lord, Is Risen Today (LLANFAIR)
    182 Hail Thee, Festival Day (SALVE FESTA DIES)
    183 Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (LLANFAIR)
    184 Go Make of All Disciples (ELLACOMBE)
    186 Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid (LASST UNS ERFREUEN)
    188 Veni Creator Spiritus (VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS)
    189 Come, O Holy Spirit (HYMN TO JOY)
    192 Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (GROSSER GOTT)
    193 By All Your Saints Still Striving (ST. THEODULPH)
    194 Praise to the Lord (LOBE DEN HERREN)
    195 Now Thank We All Our God (NUN DANKET)
    196 Blessed by Your Sacrifice (ST. ELIZABETH)
    197 Beautiful Savior (ST. ELIZABETH)
    199 Immaculate Mary (LOURDES HYMN)
    200 Hail, Holy Queen (SALVE REGINA COELITUM)
    201 Humbly, Lord, We Worship You (ADORE TE DEVOTE)
    202 We Gather Together (KREMSER)
    204 Soul of My Savior (ANIMA CHRISTI)
    206 In His Temple Now Behold Him (ST. THOMAS)
    207 Holy, Holy, Holy (NICEA)
    208 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (PICARDY)
    209 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (ST. GEORGE WINDSOR)
    313 All People That on Earth Do Dwell (OLD HUNDREDTH)
    325 O Sacrament Most Holy (FULDA)
    368 See Us, Lord, about Your Altar (DRAKES BROUGHTON)
    369 Panis Angelicus/Holy and Living Bread (SACRIS SOLEMNIS)
    371 Lord, Who At Thy First Eucharist (UNDE ET MEMORES)
    372 Shepherd of Souls (ST. AGNES)
    411 Adoro Te Devote/Godhead Here in Hiding (ADORO TE DEVOTE)
    418 The Church's One Foundation (AURELIA)
    424 I Sing the Mighty Power of God (ELLACOMBE)
    425 For the Fruits of This Creation (AR HYD Y NOS)
    435 O God, Our Help in Ages Past (ST. ANNE)
    456 Come, Holy Ghost (LAMBILLOTE)
    466 I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (KINGSFOLD)
    473 The King of Love My Shepherd Is (ST. COLUMBA)
    478 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (HYFRYDOL)
    481 Ubi Caritas (UBI CARITAS)
    485 What Wondrous Love Is This (WONDROUS LOVE)
    490 There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (IN BABILONE)
    498 Faith of Our Fathers (ST. CATHERINE)
    500 O Lord, I Am Not Worthy (NON DIGNUS)
    537 Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens (HYMN TO JOY)
    539 O God, Beyond All Praising (THAXTED)
    540 O Bless the Lord, My Soul (ST. THOMAS (WILLIAMS))
    541 All Creatures of Our God and King (LASST UNS ERFREUEN)
    548 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (HYMN TO JOY)
    549 From All Who Dwell below the Skies (OLD HUNDREDTH)
    559 Come, Christians, Join to Sing (MADRID)
    561 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow (OLD HUNDREDTH)
    563 Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven (LAUDA ANIMA)
    566 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (ST. DENIO)
    577 I Know That My Redeemer Lives (DUKE STREET)
    578 The Strife Is O'er (VICTORY)
    594 For the Beauty of the Earth (DIX)
    595 Let All Things Now Living (ASH GROVE)
    620 Sing with All the Saints in Glory (HYMN TO JOY)
    647 God of Our Fathers (NATIONAL HYMN)
    697 O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (JESU DULCIS MEMORIA)
    698 O Saving Victim (DUGUET)
    699 O Salutaris Hostia (MELCOMBE)
    701 Salve Regina/Hail, Mary, Mother and Queen (Chant, Mode V)
    702 Ave Maria/Hail Mary (Chant, Mode I)
    703 Mother Dearest, Mother Fairest (OUR LADY OF HELP)
    707 Mother Dear, O Pray for Me (CATHOLIC HARP)
    709 Sing of Mary (PLEADING SAVIOR)
    710 On This Day, O Beautiful Mother (BEAUTIFUL MOTHER)
    713 O Sanctissima/O Most Holy One (O DU FROHLICHE)
    716 O God, Almighty Father (GOTT VATER SEI GEPRIESEN)
    717 All Praise and Glad Thanksgiving (GOTT VATER SEI GEPRIESEN)
    718 On This Day, the First of Days (LUBECK)
    719 Come Now, Almighty King (ITALIAN HYMN)
    720 All Hail, Adored Trinity (OLD HUNDREDTH)
    721 Take Up Your Cross (ERHALT UNS HERR)
    725 The Great Forerunner of the Morn (WINCHESTER NEW)
    726 Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (LASST UNS ERFREUEN)
    729 For All the Saints (SINE NOMINE)
    732 Rejoice, the Lord Is King (DARWALL'S 148TH)
    733 To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King (ICH GLAUB AN GOTT)
    735 All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (CORONATION)
    737 Hail Redeemer, King Divine (ST. GEORGE WINDSOR)
    738 The King of Kings, Christ Jesus Reigns (ICH GLAUB AN GOTT)
    740 Crown Him with Many Crowns (DIADEMATA)
    741 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (HYFRYDOL)
  • Brilliant! Thank you.

    (I meant "public domain" as a euphemism.)
  • Caution: The tunes may be serviceable, but often the words have been adulterated. People who will happily sing Christmas Carols may balk at "God rest you merry, people here, and be no longer sad...."
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  • TCJ
    Posts: 810
    Breaking Bread actually seemed better than, say, Word & Song in regard to the texts, but I still agree with you. I'd be wary of alterations.
  • TCJ wrote:

    My pastor wanted me to compare Breaking Bread to another hymnal, so I went through and made a list. . . .


    Excellent! You did miss #693, "Be Still, My Soul," to the tune of Finlandia--which actually has good lyrics (written in the 18th century, translated in the 19th), unlike other hymns to the same tune in the same book.
  • melofluentmelofluent
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    Chris, giving you the benefit of having just given a warning without actually checking, the carol you cite reprinted in BB employs the traditional text "merry, gentlemen, let nothing..."
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  • I know one can give lots of criticisms for OCP, but one thing I commend them on (over GIA) is that they do not change the texts of traditional hymns.
  • IanWIanW
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    I'm not familiar with 'Breaking Bread', so misread the thread's title at a glance, thinking it was a reference to 'Breaking Bad'. That would have been an equally interesting thread. ...
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    I would have opted for Baking Bread.
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  • melofluentmelofluent
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    Well, it's easier than "Breaking Bed."
    Thank you, xoxo Heisenberg
  • ghmus7
    Posts: 1,365
    Well, if you want to make people mad, just sing one of those traditional hymns with the PC words:
    Faith of Our Father, mothers, sisters too...
  • No. 481 UBI CARITAS it is, with Missa Jubilate Deo to boot! Thanks a bunch!