|Title:||[Make me a channel of your peace]|
|Composer:||Sebastian Temple (1967)|
|Incipit:||33333 45353 3333|
|Copyright:||© 1967 OCP|
TEMPLE was composed in the ballad and guitar style typical of 1960s folk music. After Vatican II permitted the use of languages other than Latin in worship, a number of Roman Catholic composers adopted this style, sometimes fusing it with a chant style (note the repeated melody tones), when they set vernacular texts to music (see 520).
This setting is for unison singing, though the refrain lines could easily be sung in harmony if more variety in texture is desired. The accompaniment suggests the use of guitars, but light accompaniment on piano or organ is also possible. Sing with two pulses per measure.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987