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Lira no ka Po'e a ke Akua Anthems in Hawaiian Psalms 'Ekahi Psalms 'Lua Psalms Kolu Mesa Kahiko Molokai Mass 
Improved Hawaiian Translations 1878 Lyrae Catholicae (Hawaiian) 1854 Manuale No Ta Poe Katolika  Na Himeni o ka Ekalesia
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The Lira
Lira no ka Po‘e a ke Akua: Hawaiian Hymnal
Songs and Hymns for the People of God in Hawai‘i
Robert M. Mondoy The complete collection of songs, service music, and psalms for Hawaiian inculturation available for church musician. Contains all of the favorites of the past 15 years and many new arrangements from 1997-98 vintage. An essential collection for parishes in Hawai‘i wishing to establish in their own communities the genius of Hawai‘i's local liturgical inculturation. Ideal for use with the parish reprint license. Click here for the Lira's Table of Contents / sound clips. Click here for the Lira's recommended Seasonal planner Click here for the Lira's publishing updatesLKG99
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Sacred Music (Anthems)  in Hawaiian Language Click on the GRAPHIC or PICTURE for each publication's details       GO to Top of  Page

New Sacred Music for Hawaiian Language Chorus Volume One; Traditional & Contemporary
Robert M. Mondoy
A collection of very original compositions in Hawaiian, some English in Mondoy's inimitable musical style and insight into the Hawaiian and Local musical style. Music often used in diocesan services and Hawaiian religious music songfests. Book available after June 1, 2006. HSC1 $20.00
      
                    



New Sacred Music for Hawaiian Language Chorus  Volume Two; Hawaiian Catholic Community
Robert M. Mondoy A collection of very original compositions in Hawaiian, some English in Mondoy's inimitable musical style and insight into the Hawaiian and Local musical style. Music often used in diocesan services and Hawaiian religious music songfests. Book available after August 1, 2006.  HSC2 $20.00
       
         

 


Hawaiian Psalms / Year Round Use        GO to Top of  Page

Hawaiian Psalms ‘Ekahi [Vol I] Robert M. Mondoy      HeeSmall.gif (1751 bytes)   
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Hawaiian Psalms Lua [Vol II] Robert M. Mondoy  FrigateSmall.gif (1567 bytes)        
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Hawaiian Psalms Kolu [Vol III] Robert M. Mondoy     LehuaSmall.gif (2371 bytes)
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Hawaiian Style Masses in English and Hawaiian   GO to Top of  Page

 Mesa Kahiko  Click on button to the left or on the title for table of contents & sound-clips
Mesa Kahiko  Robert M. Mondoy  The original Hawaiian-style mass (in English), with the eucharistic acclamations in either echo-format or straight-through. Unmistakably Hawaiian, unusually easy and joyful.

Moloka'i Mass   Click on button to the left or on the title for table of contents & sound-clips
Molokai Mass  Robert M. Mondoy  The most "all-out" Hawaiian inculturation setting to date, employing both slack-key and "chalang-a-lang" music styles. Reflects the "local genius" of the church at prayer in Hawai`i. New for 2002 edition : Music for Baptism and RCIA in Hawaiian and English!


Historical Versions of Hawaiian Language Hymnals and Prayerbooks    GO to Top of  Page

1878 Lyrae Catholicae (Hawaiian) click left for pdf | Mahalo to Bishop Museum Gov. George Robert Carver Collection 5-A-6
Lyrae Catholicae
1878
(Translation from Title Page:) Songs in the Native Hawaiian ("Kanaka") Tongue, A Published Commission of Bishop Maigret, Apostolic Vicar to the Hawaiian Islands in Oceania, printed 1878

(notes from Ha'ilono Mele Vol 5 No 6 June 1979, Daryl J. Millard): This hymnal, with its Latin title page, consists of Hawaiian hymns except for one Latin Marian anthem. This then is the earliest collection devoted almost entirely to Hawaiian hymns. Music notation is included for all 119 selections. A notable feature is the inclusion of 40 compositions by Father Medard Kaiser, SS.CC. Some of these are presented in the usual strophic form for two- to four-part coral arrangements, while a number give a more concert-style setting for bass soloist with a three- or four-part choral arrangement for the refrain or a concluding section. This composer was a priest of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts and a musician of high standing in his native Germany. Probably the Hawaiian Texts were sent to him and he composed melodies for them.

As with many of these historical editions, the syllabically-set melodies are problematic, especially with accent-placement and diphthongs. The Hawaiian translations themselves are awkward in current Hawaiian linguistic sensibilities as they were authored by non-native speakers.  If interested in less awkward translations for your composing use, contact rob directly for kokua and ideas.

1854 Manuale No Ta Poe Katolika click left for pdf | Mahalo to Bishop Museum Gov. George Robert Carver Collection 5-A-17
Manuale No Ta Poe Katolika
1854

(notes from Ha'ilono Mele Vol 5 No 6 June 1979, Daryl J. Millard): Concerning the 1857 edition: This manual for Catholics contains a section of hymns entitled He Mau Himeni page 453; pages 515-600 of this section has hymns with Hawaiian texts and, for the most part, music notation.

As with many of these historical editions, the syllabically-set melodies are problematic, especially with accent-placement and diphthongs. The Hawaiian translations themselves are awkward in current Hawaiian linguistic sensibilities as they were authored by non-native speakers.  If interested in less awkward translations for your composing use, contact rob directly for kokua and ideas.

New United Church of Christ Publication    GO to Top of  Page

Na Himeni o ka'Ekalesia Hawai'i Conference, United Church of Christ

    The latest edition of the well-known Hawaiian hymnal for the Congregational Church in Hawai`i  finally released  in 2001. Contains the "standards" familiar to users of the previous hymnal Na Himeni Haipule Hawai`i , and  many  new arrangements and translations were added. Contact the Hawai`i Conference United Church of Christ 15 Craigside Place Honolulu HI 97817 (808 537-9516 for information. This edition is dedicated to a dear friend,  Martha Hohu, well known church musician and one of Hawai`i's dearest treasures.


Recommended Hawaiian texts:  (more will be added later - do contact me:-)
Lamb of God

LATIN:
Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
.....dona nobis pacem.

ENGLISH (ICEL)
Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
.....grant us peace.

RECOMMEND:
E ka Pua Hipa a ke Akua,
nu e huikala n hewa o ke ao,
e aloha mai i mkou.
....e h mai ka maluhia.

Mondoy/Nogelmeier 2007 May

Rev. Saffrey for CYO (ca. 1972)
E Pua Hipa o ke Akua
e lawe aku oia ka hewa o ke ao nei,
e aloha mai i
mkou.
....h
awi mai i mkou ka maluhia.

Episcopal Church (1992)
E ke Keikihipa o ke Akua,
n
u e lawe aku i n hewa o ke ao nei,
e aloha mai i
mkou
....e h
awi mai i kou maluhia i mkou.

Hail Mary

LATIN:
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

ENGLISH (ICEL)
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

RECOMMEND:

Aloha, e Malia piha 'oe i ka maika'i noho p ihola ka Haku me 'oe, 'o 'oe ka pmaika'i o n whine apau, a pmaika'i ho'i ka hua o kou 'p, 'o Ies.

Malia Hemolele Makuahine o ke Akua, e pule i kia w no mkou ka po'e hewa, a i ko mkou hola e hala aku ai. mene.

 
Nogelmeier 2007 October

Manuale Katolika 1896: Aloha oe, E Maria, ua piha oe i ka maikai; ua noho pu ka Haku me oe; pomaikai oe iwaena o na wahine a pau, pomaikai Jesu ka hua o kou opu. Maria Saneta, Makuahine o ke Akua, e pule aku oe i ka Haku no makou no ka poe kina nui i keia manawa, a i ko makou manawa e make ai. Amen.

 


 

 

 

 


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