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Hope is Our Song

Book, Hope is our Song
Published 2009
Viva Voce CD Recording
Published 2010

Karaoke CD
Published 2010

158 hymns, carols and songs by 48 New Zealand writers of words and music. Full keyboard settings for all songs and guitar chords for a selection of songs.
340 pp A5 laminated cover, wire binding.
Nine indexes at back of book, covering: Forty themes (from Anniversaries to World); The Church's Year (from Advent to All Saints/All Souls); The Worship Service (from Adoration/Praise to Benediction/Blessing); Pastoral/Sacramental Service (including Communion, Naming, Marriage/Union/Commitment, Baptism, Induction etc ); Biblical Index (from Genesis to Revelation); Glossary of Maori words; Index of Authors, Translators, Composers and Arrangers; Index of Tunes; First line titles and subtitles. These Indexes provide an invaluable tool for all who prepare church worship and other spiritual rituals.
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27 songs recorded, with John Rosser conducting, and Michael Bell playing organ and piano accompaniments.
Viva Voce is a leading Auckland-based chamber choir. In mid 2010 it recorded 27 songs from Hope is our Song. With 25 years of performances and recordings to its name, Viva Voce aims for ‘excellence and entertainment’ in their programming, and now, with this CD, the word ‘inspiration’ can be added, completing a trinitarian foundation for their vocal offerings. John Rosser, the choir’s Musical Director, is conductor, and Michael Bell, organist at St Matthew in the City, Auckland, plays organ and keyboard accompaniments.
Recording engineer, Paul McGlashan, Classic Sound. Recorded at St Michael’s Catholic Church, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand, on 29 July, 3 and 5 August, 2010.
Price $31 plus p&p
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If you use the NZ Hymnbook Trust's latest book, "Hope is Our Song", there is a karaoke CD with a selection of 29 of the songs from that book. It was launched at the These Hills workshops led by Colin Gibson and Val Riches in Te Kuiti and Bellblock, New Plymouth, in June 2010.
Played and recorded in Karaoke style by Lucy and Roald Barthow, of Thames, on a KN7000 keyboard, taking care in the correct speed etc,
For each song, the unaccompanied melody is played through once, followed by the correct number of verses played with accompaniament so a congregation can first hear the tune then sing the whole song.

Cost $20.00 (p&p incl.) payable to ‘REM and AL Barthow, 212 Reservoir Road, Thames 3500.
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Contributors include Marnie Barrell, Jillian Bray, David Dell, Felicia Edgecombe, Colin Gibson, Guy Jansen, Jenny McLeod, Willow Macky, Douglas Mews, Shirley Murray, Christopher Norton, Ian Render, Cecily Sheehy, Bill Wallace, Radha Wardrop.

published 1993
Reprinted 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2010

163 hymns and songs
words, music and guitar chords
288 pp A5 laminated cover, wiro binding
The Lord's Prayer in 7 Pacific Island languages
2 poems by Joy Cowley
Foreword - The Most Rev Sir Paul Reeves
Price: $29.00 plus p&p
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Now available!

22 hymns and songs
recorded in conjunction with Radio New Zealand
Price: $29.00 plus p&p
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Participating choirs: Wellington Youth Choir, Kiwikids, Wellington Cathedral Choir, Sings Harry, Wellington Secondary Students’ Choir, Rachel Gillon and Mike Wespel-Rose.

published 1996
52 carols for a summer Christmas
words, music and guitar chords
126 pp A5 laminated cover, wiro binding
6 Christmas poems by Peter Cape, Joy Cowley,
Eileen Duggan and Shirley Murray.
Foreword - Joy Cowley
Price - $25.00 plus p&p
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released 1997
24 carols
sung by Wellington adult & youth choirs
Price $29.00 plus p&p
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Contributors include Marnie Barrell, Bill Bennett, Jillian Bray, Barry Brinson, Joy Dine, Colin Gibson, Beverley Jones, Judy Mills, Shirley Murray, Ian Render, Cecily Sheehy

published 2000
reprinted 2004, 2007 and 2010

80 hymns and responses
words, music and guitar chords
196 pp A5 laminated cover, wiro binding
8 meditations by Joy Cowley
poems by James K Baxter and Shirley Murray
Foreword - The Rt Hon Sir Michael Hardie Boys
Price- $28.00 plus p&p
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released 2000
27 hymns and songs
sung by Wellington adult and youth choirs
Price- $29.00 plus p&p
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Hymn for Anzac Day Singing Faith Singing Love
Hymn for Anzac Day Sheet Music
Released 2008
Words: Shirley Erena Murray
Music: Colin Gibson
Text in English and Maori
Melody-only & SATB music settings
8 pages staple bound
Price: $3.00
Two singalong or ‘karaoke’ CDs providing keyboard accompaniment to hymns and songs by Colin Gibson and Shirley Murray.

Singing Faith CD
Released 2005
18 hymns and songs by Shirley Erena Murray. Played by Roy Tankersley
Price: $28.00 plus p&p
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Singing Love CD
Released 2005
27 hymns and songs by Colin Gibson
played by Colin Gibson
Price: $28.00 plus p&p

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48 songs by New Zealand poets and composers, found in the Hymnbook Trust collections and warmly endorsed by NZ church and community groups:

From Alleluia Aotearoa
15: Christ is alive
27: Come to the celebration
36: Every day
55: Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose
57: Great ring of light
59: He came singing love
64: How is Jesus present?
72: In this familiar place
85: Let justice roll down
94: Loving Spirit
113: Our life has its seasons
127: Take my gifts

From Faith Forever Singing
12: Dream a dream
15: Fancy Noah sailing in the ark
17: For everyone born a place at the table
18: For the crowd another busy day
25: God of the Bible
29: God speed you on your way
50: Nothing is lost on the breath of God
57: Song of faith that sings forever
63: These hills
67: We are many we are one
68: We are the singers
76: Where the love of God is guiding

From Carol our Christmas
1: A child was born in Bethlehem
3: All over creation
6: Awake before sunrise
7: Carol our Christmas
29: Light of light beholden
31: Te Harinui (Not on a snowy night)
35: Peace child
38: Sing a carol for summer
40: Star-Child, earth-Child
43: The stars danced, the angels sang
48: Where is the room?
52: You are born in us again

From Hope is our Song
13: Bring in your new world
15: Christ has changed the world’s direction
31: From this holy time
37: God bless our land
43: God of our island home
45: God of the northerlies
61: Honour the dead (Hymn for Anzac Day)
68: I sing the grace of God within you
93: Look in wonder
95: Love is your way
118: Simply to be
157: Wisdom far beyond our knowledge
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