A VA DE

Composer: Billema Kwillia

Billema Kwillia is a Liberian convert to Christianity and a literacy teacher-evangelist in that country. --rogergmiller22152.tripod.com/ Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: A VA DE
Composer: Billema Kwillia
Place Of Origin: Liberia
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Incipit: 55533 22111
Key: F Major
Copyright: © Lutheran World Federation

Notes

The tune title A VA DE is the incipit of Kwillia's original text in the Loma language. “Come, Let Us Eat” is an excellent choice for congregations that celebrate communion with various groups of people coming forward to stand or sit around the Lord's Table (in the Old Dutch Reformed manner). The hymn can be sung in a call-and-response manner, with a soloist singing the first line and the congregation responding with the repetition. The congregation can sing easily without books while coming forward. Sing without pauses between stanzas.

Leland B. Sateren (PHH 294) arranged the music for optional singing as a two-part round and harmonized it for Contemporary Worship-4. The round is at two measures, and its second part should be sung by a smaller group in the manner of an echo. The tune itself has two phrases, each of which repeats once. Sing this lively music in unison or as two-part round, and accompany it with guitars, flutes, and especially percussion instruments such as hand drums, woodblocks, or tambourines.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Communion Hymns for Organ Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Edwin T. Childs
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2012) pp. 18
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume One Tunes A: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Amanda Husberg
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2012) pp. 5
  • Easy Hymn Settings Set 4 General (Communion)
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2004) pp. 8
  • Composer/Editor Tim Fields
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1998) pp. 2
  • Interpretations Based on Hymn-Tunes Book III: For Organ
    Composer/Editor David M. Cherwien
    Published By: Summa Productions (1983) pp. 16
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 16: Baptism Holy Communion: A - Aus
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Peter A. Skaalen
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1983) pp. 43

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Composer/Editor Robert A. Hobby
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2011) pp. 5
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 4: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 442- 502
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 491
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 4: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 442- 502
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 491
  • Many and Great: Introductions and Accompaniments for Global Hymns for Organ
    Composer/Editor John A. Ferguson
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2008) pp. 8
  • Pull Out the Stops!: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Organ
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2001) pp. 4
  • Let It Rip! At the Piano 2: Congregational Song Accompaniments Volume 2
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Eric Vollen
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 4

Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #660

Common Praise (1998) #62

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #491

Global Praise 3 #51

Global Praise 3 #52

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #528

Halle Halle #34

Hymnal Supplement II #21

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #660

Lutheran Service Book #626

Moravian Book of Worship #423

Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #303

Renew! Songs and Hymns for Blended Worship #197

Audio

Small Church Music #2873

The United Methodist Hymnal #625

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #2

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #3

This Far By Faith #119

Worship and Rejoice #694

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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