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Some melodies in need of lyrics, and a score needing feedback

Hi there,

It's been a while that I joined this group but I haven't posted or introduced myself here so far.  I am from Germany and I started using Musescore and composing about 3 years ago. I work as a software developer but music has
become very essential in my life durng the past 4 or 5 years. I also take classical voice lessons.  Practicing has given me a lot of inspiration for finding melodies as I often improvise/vocalise over a drone for warm-up.
  
To get an impression what I've composed so far, you can find several pieces published via my profile https://musescore.com/user/8752261  -  mostly in various sets. Last year, I took part in a competition here on the website, the Musescore Composition Competition 2018. One of the sets contain my contributions to this contest, others are melodies to lyrics of existing traditional songs, or accompaniments I made for one or the other vocal piece I wanted to learn.

I've uploaded one first score where I tried for the first time to write lyrics to existing melodies of my own,
and since English is not my mother tongue, I'd appreciate your feedback.  
This belongs to a project on which I cooperate with another Musescore user, so I have just added it to this group, I haven't published it yet. 
This score can be found here:
From Now On / Take My Hand  https://musescore.com/user/8752261/scores/5495677/s/9ubp82

For two other scores, I haven't yet got any idea what lyrics could fit, though the melodies somehow sound like these could be songs.
They sound like rounds to me, one isn't exactly a round because I used woodwinds in different registers to replace the choir aaahs and ooohs which I don't like, and I had to adjust the melodies a bit to fit the instruments' range better.
For one of them, I have a work title "As Night is Falling" because it sounded like a night song to me - maybe it provides some inspiration, but you could well suggest another title in case you found lyrics to which it wouldn't fit. It might even be some
bible verse, psalm or prayer line. 

Round melody in 4 parts:   https://musescore.com/user/8752261/scores/5500850
As Night Is Falling:               https://musescore.com/user/8752261/scores/5397879

There are some more but these still need a bit of preparation.

I would be happy to have inspired one or some of you to write text for these pieces, and I'm very curious what you come up with.

Hymn Formatting

Hello, composers! So, for your original hymns that you write in MuseScore, I recommend you format them a specific way so that they fit nicely in a songbook and the words are not too small. To make it easy on you, you should create a 'style' that you load into every hymn you write. 

I recommend opening up a new, blank score, going to Format > Page Settings, and changing the 'width' to 139.70mm and 'height' to 215.90mm. Then change the 'Staff Space' to 1.118mm. 
Then I recommend going to Format > Style > Page and changing the 'Min. system distance' to 5.0sp. 
Then to Format > Page Settings > Measure Numbers, and uncheck 'measure numbers.' 
THEN to Format > Page Settings > Header, Footer, and, under 'Footer Text,' delete any time you see "$p" and delete "$:copyright:" from the 'even' row.

Finally, I would go to Format > Save Style, and save all this information as "hymn" somewhere you will remember. This way, every time you begin writing a new hymn, all you need to do is click Format > Load Style, and load up your "hymn" style. All this information you just input will be immediately applied to your hymn to make it look good and fit nicely into a songbook.

I learned all this the hard way when I put my congregation's supplementary songbook together. I didn't format the songs this way and they all turned out with the words too small and the page only being able to fit a maximum of four lines. Don't be Haden. Be smart.

Partitions chorales

je viens de trouver votre groupe "Musique vocale"
Je suis membre de plusieurs chorales et j'enregistre toutes les partitions de ces chorales avec MuseScore, fichiers que j'enregistre sur le site de Musescore. (j'en ai mis plus de 130 et j'en ai encore d'autres)

Mon essai gratuit de un mois étant terminé et, malgré mes recherches (et le fait que j'avais enregistré les références de la carte bancaire), je n'arrive toujours pas trouver le mode d'emploi pour valider l'abonnement "Pro"!
quelqu'un pourrait-il m'expliquer (en FRANCAIS) comment faire pour s'abonner à MuseScore Pro ?
Merci d'avance !

Old-Fashioned Girl

Okay so, I know this isn't technically a choir thing, but I really need opinions on a song I just finished writing, because I feel like there is something weird about it, but I can't really think of what it is. Does anyone know what I should do? Please leave suggestions, I honestly don't know what to do. 
-Rosetta

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WVR5yqod44hQXkGeRW3mHFH7wUye9crn4kHAprgs-yg/edit?usp=sharing