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Percussion

posted Aug 20, 2015, 10:12 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Jun 8, 2016, 4:53 PM ]
All God’s children have a place in the choir, 
Some sing low, some sing higher. 
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire, 
And some just clap their hands, or paws, Or anything they got. (Irish folk song)
Dr. John Pennington writes in Today’s Liturgy: “The plethora of references to percussion instruments throughout Scripture certainly presents us with the historical precedence for their inclusion in the liturgy and the praise and glory of God.”

So we often use hand percussion in our liturgies, especially conga and 
cajón. The tabla accompanies traditional Pakistani music, and is sometimes played at our Urdu Mass. But we also have a cabasa; castañets; claves; glockenspiels; a güiro; maracas; ocean drums; panderetas (or pleneras); sleigh bells and tambourines. Do you know what all these things are? Come hear us and find out...