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John Ylvisaker

liturgical songwriter, recording artist, composer, performer, ethnomusicologist

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Apr '10

Borning Cry Volumes I & II

When the Revised Common Lectionary was introduced, John began writing a resource that became a two-volume work. It features Psalm settings, solos, anthems, ballads, liturgical songs, children’s songs, carols, canons, and coritos, written to tunes from 76 different countries, along with 155 original Ylvisaker compositions. Borning Cry Volumes I and II provide nine hundred songs on Biblical texts, including all texts in the Revised Common Lectionary.

  Borning Cry Vol IVolume I includes 500 songs, plus liturgical material.  These songs contain the majority of the lectionary based texts.

Volume II features all the Psalms, and a wealth of carols and children’s music.

Indexes for Volume II only:

  • Alphabetical Index of Songs
  • Alphabetical Psalm Index
  • Solos and Anthems Index
  • Tune TItle Index

Borning Cry Vol IIIndexes for both volumes:

  • Lectionary Index
  • Scriptural Reference Index
  • Topical/Thematic Index
  • Music Style Index
  • Ballads Index
  • Unaccompanied Singing Index

Both volumes feature:

  • Full accompaniments for all songs (special arrangements follow the “standard” version of various songs)
  • An 8″ x 10″ format that is easy to read
  • A stitched binding that holds pages securely (the pages can be worked so the book will lay flat on a music rack)

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