Honey from the Rock - Volume 1

Entrance and Communion Antiphons for the Church Year

M. Roger Holland, II

Ant. © 1973, 1974, 1975 ICEL. Verses © 2010 Conception Abbey/The Grail, admin. GIA. Published with the approval of the Committee on Divine Worship, USCCB. Music © 2016 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Solo, Assembly

Accompaniment: Piano

Text Source: 1. Psalm 81:2–3, 11, 14, 17, The Revised Grail Psalms; 2. Psalm 66:1b–3a, 4, 6c–9, RGP; 3. Psalm 34:2–9, 10–23, RGP; 4. Psalm 68:6–7, 36; 5. 1 Corinthians 10:16; Psalm 116:12–16ac, 17, RGP

Difficulty Level: E/M


Noted composer M. Roger Holland has taken antiphons from the 2010 Roman Missal and paired them with psalm verses, creating compositions that have wide use in the liturgy. Some parishes will want to use these pieces on the appointed day for entrance or communion processionals. Others may find use for them throughout the entire year, perhaps using them as a weekly song through the season. The songs work well as stand-alone processional pieces and many choirs will want to use them as choir anthems or congregational songs during the preparation of the gifts and altar. While utilizing official texts of the Roman rite, they can be used by congregations of any denomination. Roger explores the wide breadth that is African American music; you’ll find lyric ballades, spiritualinspired offerings, gospel-style songs, and pieces with a more uptempo feel. We are happy to release the first of four collections.

Contains: Honey from the Rock • Sing to Your Name • Taste and See • God Is in His Holy Place • The Chalice of Blessing

For cantor or soloist.

Categories: African American, Choral/Vocal, Collection, Liturgical

Rites: Introit / Entrance Antiphon, Communion Antiphon

Bible Reference: Psalm 81:2–3, 11, 14, 17, Psalm 66:1b–3a, 4, 6c–9, Psalm 34:2–9, 10–23, Psalm 68:6–7, 36, 1 Corinthians 10:16, Psalm 116:12–16ac, 17

Number of Pages: 64

Language: English

Format: Softcover


Honey From the Rock
Sing To Your Name
Taste and See
God is in His Holy Place
The Chalice of Blessing