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A Canon For All Seasons


Carey Landry and Jeffrey Honor
Based on Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel
INTRO: ( q = ca. 82 )

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sim.

Keyboard

VERSE 1: Cantor

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sus,

Sav

ior,

Je

sus,

Shep

&
1. Je

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&
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herd.

VERSE 2: Cantor

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sus,

Lamb of God,

grant us peace,

grant us peace.

&
2. Je

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% CANON:

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Do - na

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no - bis

pa

do - na

no - bis

pa

cem,

1993, Carey Landry and Jeffrey Honor. Published by OCP Publications. All rights reserved.

Edition 30114222

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*to Verse 3

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*Cantor and instrumentalists continue to Verse 3 while the Canon is repeated once, using the 2nd ending.

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VERSES 3, 4: Cantor

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3. With my lips I sing your praise, with all my heart I


seek you.
let my life de 4. O - pen my eyes to you;

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clare your praise.

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VERSE 5: Cantor

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5. In

you we live, we

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move, we are; in

you

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sus.

INTERLUDE: (Canon continues)

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VERSE 6: (Cantor enters as the Canon ends)

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grant us peace,

peace that you

a - lone can give.


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VERSES 7, 8: (Cantor alone)

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7. Wound- ed Heal- er,
8. Je - sus, Sav- ior,

grant us peace,
grant us peace,

peace that you


peace that you

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a - lone can give.


a - lone can give.

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FINAL CANON:

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Alto

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Tenor

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Bass

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A Canon For All Seasons

A Canon For All Seasons


(Guitar/Vocal)
Carey Landry and Jeffrey Honor
INTRO: ( q = ca. 82 )

# # 4 d
& 4

b,

f=,

VERSE 1: Cantor

# # d

b,

f=,

sus,

Sav

ior,

Je

sus,

Shep

b,

f=,

&
1. Je

herd.

VERSE 2: Cantor

# # d

sus,

Lamb of God,

grant us peace,

&
2. Je

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na

&

pa
2
d

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na

3
d

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no - bis

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bis;

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na

f=,

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pa

b,

cem,

us peace.

f=,

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grant

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pa

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f=,

1993, Carey Landry and Jeffrey Honor. Published by OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213.
All rights reserved.

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1
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pa

no - bis

2, Final
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*to Verse 3

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Fine

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VERSES 3, 4: Cantor

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3. With
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my
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f=,

lips
pen

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my

sing
eyes

2
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you.

4. clare

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your praise, with


you;
to

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all
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my

heart
life

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VERSE 5: Cantor

your praise.

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5. move,

we

are;

in

you

5. In

you

we

live,

we

lone,

Je

&
a -

sus.

INTERLUDE:

b,

f=,

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b,

f=,

repeat twice

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VERSE 6: Cantor

# # d

&
6. Je

sus,

grant us peace,


peace that you

a - lone can give.

VERSES 7, 8: Cantor

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b,

f=,

**2nd time D.S. to Canon

7. Wound - ed Heal- er,


8. Je - sus, Sav - ior,


grant us peace,
grant us peace,


peace that you
peace that you

..

a - lone can give.


a - lone can give.

* Cantor and instrumentalists continue to Verse 3 while the Canon is repeated once, using the 2nd ending.
**See Keyboard/Vocal for voice parts during the last canon.

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A Canon For All Seasons


Alternative Verses

Carey Landry

## 4 .
& 4 .

GENERAL/LENT VERSES:

1. Je 2. Ev 3. Go
4. Com 5. Wound -

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& 4 .

sus,
Sav er
with
be fore
fort,
strength ed
Heal -

ior;
us;
us;
en;
er,

Shep
near
guide
round
Lamb

herd.
us.
us.
us.
God.

Je ev lead
love
Je -

sus,
er
us,
sur sus,

of

..

ADVENT VERSES:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Come,
Al Je Wait Root
Sun
Come,

Lord
le
sus, we
ing in
of
of
Em
-

Je
sus,
lu
ia!
long for you.
si lence,
Jes - ses stem,
Jus tice,
man - u - el,

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& 4 .

come, Lord
Al - le
Come, Lord
Je - sus, we
of
Key
for all
Light
Je - sus,

..

Je
sus.
lu
ia!
Je
sus.
long for you.
Da
vid.
na
tions.
Prince of Peace.

CHRISTMAS VERSES:

1. Al le
2. Je - sus,
3. Born for us to


lu
ia!
ior,
Sav dwell with us;

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& 4 .

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& 4 .


Al
le
gra - cious gift of
Word made flesh for

..

lu
ia!
God, Most High.
all to see.

EASTER VERSES:

1.
2.
3.
4.

Al
Je
Dy Ris

le
lu
- sus,
Sav
ing you de - stroyed
- en
Sav

ia!
ior,
our death,
ior,


Al
Je
ris Je

..

le
lu
ia!
- sus,
ris - en Lord.
ing you re - stored our life.
- sus, re - deem
er.

PENTECOST VERSES:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Al
le
lu
Ve - ni, San - cte
Spi Come,
Ho - ly
Spir
Ho - ly
Spir
Come,
fire of Gods
Bright
with your Spir
Filled

ia!
ri - tus,
it;
it;
love,
it;
-

Al
le
lu
ia!
ve - ni, San - cte
Spi - ri - tus.
of God, Most High.
Spir it
Spir it
of
Je
sus.
fill our hearts, re - new the earth.
Je sus, we trust in you.

1993, Carey Landry. Published by OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved.

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Performance Notes
The Dona Nobis Pacem section is a 4-part round (or canon). This means that a voice (i.e. soprano) begins at
1 , sings through the entire canon; repeats it and takes the second ending, then stops until the Final Canon
after Verse 8. To add parts, making it a 2-, 3-, or 4-part round, the next voice (i.e. tenors) begin at 1 when
the sopranos reach 2 . The next voice (i.e. altos) enters at 1 when the tenors reach 2 . The last voice
(basses) enters at 1 when the altos reach 2 . All the voices continue on their own track, repeating once,
then continuing to the 2nd ending. The cantor meanwhile, resumes singing verses while the canon is in
progress. If all goes well the choir voices finish during the interlude. The cantor then again resumes singing
the final verses. After verse 8 the choir enters as written in the keyboard score, page 4.
Keep in mind the canon can be sung in unison, 2-, or 3-part if desired, depending on the number and ability
of the singers. Enjoy the sensation of polyphonic singing the independence of vocal line a wonderful
harmony created by singing a canon. Peace!
J.H.

Composers Notes
I composed this piece after hearing a violinist play Pachelbels Canon. The basic melody of the Canon lends
itself to simple verses that can be sung by a choir or assembly together. I asked Jeffrey Honor if he would
compose a true canon that could be used with these verses. Jeff composed the beautiful Dona Nobis
Pacem canon.
The canon and verses may be performed separately. Substitute verses are provided for various seasons of the
year. At confirmations, the verses may be sung quietly in the background as the candidates are anointed. The
verses may also be performed by instruments. Following are some suggested uses:
ADVENT/CHRISTMAS SEASON
EASTER VIGIL
COMMUNION

MEDITATION
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
CONFIRMATION
C.L.

Guitar Charts
b,

b,

f=,

OR

f+,

OR

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Assembly Edition
A CANON FOR ALL SEASONS
Verses by Carey Landry

Jeffrey Honor

*CANON:

Do - na

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VERSES: Cantor

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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

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Jesus, Savior, Jesus, Shepherd.


Jesus, lamb of God, grant us peace, grant us peace.
With my lips I sing your praise, with all my heart I seek you.
Open my eyes to you; let my life declare your praise.
In you we live, we move, we are; in you alone, O Jesus.
Jesus, grant us peace, peace that you alone can give.
Wounded Healer, grant us peace, peace that you alone can give.
Jesus, Savior, grant us peace, peace that you alone can give.

1993, Carey Landry and Jeffrey Honor. Published by OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213.
All rights reserved.

*Canon continues during Verses and Interlude.

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