The information about the sources and the particular context of each song is a work in progress. These summaries, variously based on the observations of composers, writers, and/or authoritative interpreters of each song, are provided to assist in the presentation, teaching, and performance of this music. We welcome additional or corrective information to this resource, which may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filled with Loving Kindness
This song was composed for the installation of Rev. Mark W. Hayes at the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship of Centre County, State College, Pennsylvania, in April, 2001. For a choral SATB arrangement, please contact Ian Riddell.
Fire of Commitment, The
Written to mark the closing celebration of First Unitarian Universalist (UU) Nashville's 50th anniversary in 2002. Its driving rhythm and celebratory tone have made it a popular selection for ordinations and stewardship campaigns in recent years. Don't let the 5/4 time signature fool you—just count steady eighth notes and the implied 6/8 + 2/4 beat will come through quite naturally. It is highly recommended to use some form of percussion when singing this song. A djembe and shaker will do just fine, or add a full rhythm section if possible. A recording of this piece is available on Jason Shelton's CD, The Fire of Commitment.
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Last updated on Monday, April 9, 2012.