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If you are interested in performing my music:

My standard church music licensing for hymns is $25 charge for the rights to make 20 choral copies for choir members, directors, and instrumentalists, and as many copies as needed as worship aids for in-church use, such as songsheets, bulletins, and projections. There is no additional annual licensing fee - I'd prefer you use my music as often as is appropriate in your services. If you are needing a different number of copies, we can discussion options to suit your needs.

Choral anthems are generally $1 per copy needed.

05/11/2015
Leslie Takahashi / Angela Salvaggione

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This anthem, written to honor the ending of Leslie's co-ministry with David Morris, was recently selected to be sung at the UUMN 2016 Convention reading session in Madison, WI.

As of mid-July, this anthem has been accepted for publication by Imagine Music Publishing. Contact me to let me know if you are interested in programming this work.

Lyrics

We’re the water in the waves

We’ve been travelling as one,

Riding first the crest and then the drop

In the moon, we’ve been the shine.

Through the sun, we’ve made the clouds

Always moving like we’re never going to stop.  

‘Cause we’re the water, just the water, in the waves.

 

 

We’re the water in the waves,

We’ve been part of one same flow

Whether moving through the mist or spray

While at times we’ve been a drop,

And in others soared as mist      

We’ve been company for many a good day.

Just as the water, as the water, in the waves.

 

We’re the water in the waves,

Until we are no more

So we each take off for places yet unknown, as yet unknown

And when the words writ in the sand    

Have vanished grain by grain.

We will never know the seeds already sown

For we’re the water, just the water, of the waves.

 

We’re the water in the waves,

and although we soon will part

We’ve a common path seen from afar.

In the flowing of a stream,          

or a snowflake’s graceful fall

The deep connections nothing here can ever mar.

For we’re the water, as the water, in the waves

 

We’re the water in the waves.

Always dancing from these shores

We're connected by our common liquid heart

Yes, the tides have left us here

And we’ve nothing left to fear

For our nature is to part               

To be the water, like we’re the water, in the waves—

 

Yes, we’re the water, just the water.

Part of water, still the water,

Still as water, we’re the water  

In the waves—

We’re the water, just the water, in the waves.

 

We are the water in the waves.

We soon will part

We're the water,

as the water in the waves

 

Lyrics © 2015 Leslie Takahashi. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.

UUCJ Choir
4/12/16
Beverly Feldt / Angela Salvaggione

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Our first collaboration together! The recording is from the May 22, 2016 service. Music directed by guest conductor Sally McCord of UU Lexington.

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We come here

To try what we never try

Outside

 

We come here

To do what we fear to do

Outside

 

Sing loudly

Breathe deeply

Give freely

Dance and shout

 

Speak honestly

Hear patiently

Love openly

Trust and doubt.

 

We come here to

Laugh with each other’s joy inside

To ache with each other’s pain inside

To treasure each other’s lives inside

To see with each other’s eyes inside

 

And this day

We’ll try what we’ve never tried

Do what we’ve feared to do

Be who we long to be

Outside

 

Because

We come here

 

lyrics © 2016 Beverly Feldt. music © 2016 Angela Salvaggione. All Rights Reserved.

7/15/14
Angela Salvaggione

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Written as a meditation. Lyrics suggested by Ashley Horan, minister at one of the churches I play at, The Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet.

This song was selected to be included in a UUMN reading session to be held in July, 2014 in San Diego. I'm very appreciative of its inclusion and am excited that it will be shared with others!

For June, 2015, this song is featured on the UUMN website, and can be heard here.

© 2014 Angela Salvaggione. All Rights Reserved.

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All shall be well,

and all shall be well,

and all manner of thing shall be well.

 

- Text by Julian of Norwich.

12/24/14
Janet Adams / Angela Salvaggione

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Words by Janet Adams. Music by Angela Salvaggione. Premiered at UUCJ at the 2014 Christmas Eve service.

Words and Music © 2014 Janet Adams and Angela Salvaggione. All rights reserved.

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Peace to you this sacred night
Peace to all on earth.
The earth awaits in cold and dark
The promise of rebirth.
 
Peace to you this sacred night
Peace to you each day.
May hope be yours this darkest time
To ease and light your way.
 
Peace to all this sacred night
May peace prevail all year.
Know the oneness of us all.
There is no reason to fear.
 
Peace to all this sacred night
May peace be here to stay.
Love and joy, serenity
Need never be far away.
Words ©2014 Janet Adams. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.
1/9/15
Leslie Takahashi / Angela Salvaggione

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This song was debuted at the Meadville Lombard Theological School's January 2015 Convocation.

© 2015 Leslie Takahashi and Angela Salvaggione. All Rights Reserved.

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I am the hope,

You are the courage

Together we are more. (2x)

 

We can face unknown tomorrows with the strength of where we’ve seen,

We can glimpse the far horizon, see the forest and the trees.

If we join in faith together in belov’d community

We will know this world as heaven in its love and unity.

 

Chorus

 

We can hear another’s story; let its telling shape our own,

We can witness to life’s heartaches and we need not feel alone.

We can learn new ways of knowing til our deepest hopes be known,

We can honor all the journeys and bring all the trav’lers home.

 

Chorus

 

We can keep each other moving on the path however long,

We can keep the goal before us of a world where all belong.

We can know the earth beneath us, reaching out to right her wrongs,

As we journey, all together, in the love which makes us strong.

 

Chorus

 

Lyrics © 2015 Leslie Takahashi. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.

Leslie Takahashi / Angela Salvaggione

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rehearsal track.

© 2015 Leslie Takahashi and Angela Salvaggione. All Rights Reserved.

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Verse 1
Hope is a window
We open in the gravest moments
A glimpse of the future
We never thought would come

Chorus
Come anew to hope
Show the world love's blossoming
Come anew to hope
Give to life the gift of light
From the soil of healing darkness
We spring forth in faith

Verse 2
Peace is a promise
That we present to our true being
A path for our op'ning
With love's compassionate eyes.
(Chorus)

Verse 3
Faith is a dawning
That rises on the sun's warm gleaming
From soil rich and fertile
We stretch up toward the sun.
(Chorus)
Lyrics © 2016 Leslie Takahashi. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.
07/05/2015
Leslie Takahashi / Angela Salvaggione

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© Leslie Takahashi and Angela Salvaggione. All Rights Reserved.

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Verse 1

In the running of our days

We cross the place where streams diverge,

Then we choose a course and set a way.

In the living of our lives,

We find ourselves now forging paths,

Walking places where no others may.

 

Chorus

We've got to live creation,

Love creation

Live creating unity (2x)

 

Verse 2

If within your heart you find

A seed left lying fallow there;

And if other finds some fertile ground,

Then you might see blossoming,

A harvest that is bountiful

And that flowers into truth we find

 

Chorus

 

Verse 3

If a spark from some small flame

Ignites a dream for someone else

It may build a blaze that warms and glows

If we hear each other's truths

Back into life then we are blessed

By the flames that only new hope sows.

 

Chorus

 

Lyrics ©2015 Leslie Takahashi. All Rights Reserved.

Janet Adams / Angela Salvaggione

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Written by Janet Adams and Angela Salvaggione and used at UU Joliet.

Lyrics

Carry the Flame

 

Carry the flame of truth as you journey along your path.

Carry the flame of awareness so the light of your true self shines.

Carry the flame, carry the flame, carry the flame of peace and love and we will be as one.

 

Carry the flame of peace as we nurture community.

Carry the flame of compassion so that we may serve with joy.

Carry the flame, carry the flame, carry the flame of peace and love and we will be as one.

 

Carry the flame of love as you offer to help a friend.

Carry the flame of surrender so that you may know the divine.

Carry the flame, carry the flame, carry the flame of peace and love and we will be as one.

 

© 2015 Janet Adams and Angela Salvaggione

All Rights Reserved.

07/23/2015
Janet Adams / Angela Salvaggione

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Children's Dismissal

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As we send you on your way
We will hold you in our hearts
May your time be filled with joy
While you learn
While you grow
While you play

 

Lyrics © 2015 Janet Adams. All rights reserved. Used by permission

1/18/16
Lori Smith / Angela Salvaggione

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© 2016 Words Lori Smith Music Angela Salvaggione. All Rights Reserved.

03/09/2017

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For Aug 13, 2017