MR1′s memorial acclamations will be retired from the liturgy over the next year, but a few notable settings may live on for use at other times of the Mass.
Michael Joncas has two memorable settings. His Song of Farewell I’ve used in a few parishes. It incorporates “Dying You Destroyed …” with texts from the OCF’s Song of Farewell. He also set a Communion song with the refrain of “When We Eat …” and verses from eschatological texts of the Gospels and Revelation. I know John Foley has an OCP catalogue entry with what is now acclamation –perhaps the least used of the four. Yoking the text to the Philippians Kenosis Canticle: very nice combination.
I don’t see these pieces going away because of the texts, do you? Do you see a problem if we kept on singing them … at other moments in the liturgy?