Consolamini And Other Musical Thoughts

For some reason, my Ne Timeas post from last year has been getting small but steady traffic over the past few weeks. Concord Pastor has a number of posts up on the Immaculate Conception fro the past few days: worthy reading all.
I see that one year later, I still don’t have a musical setting of Ne Timeas forthcoming. I’m surprised there is nothing from Taize, as this line from Scripture would be a great chant:

Ne timeas Maria, invenisti enim gratiam apud Deum

Instead, I’ve been working on this line from Isaiah 40:

Consolamini, consolamini, popule meus, dicit Deus vester.

But it’s not coming to completion very well. “Consolamini” is the vital word and it flows so easily to music. I suppose I could have a listen to any number of the settings, but I don’t want to pollute my head and get into George Harrison trouble down the road.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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