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Domingo 4 ordinario (C) – Salmo 70 – Señor, tú eres mi esperanza

Here I am again singing along and playing along again with my music collaborator, Anthony Moran! I added my descant voice, real nylon guitar and "virtual" bass (a fake guitarrón). Ask me how I did it.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 70 in Spanish for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C:

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-4-ordinario-c-salmo-70-senor-tu-eres-mi-esperanza/
Domingo 4 Tiempo Ordinario (Ciclo C)

Salmo 70, 1-2. 3-4a. 5-6ab. 15ab y 17

   D(Re)     A(La)       D(Re)
R. Señor, tú eres mi esperanza. (2)

D(Re)                 Bm(Simin)
Señor, tú eres mi esperanza,
Bm(Simin)                   A7(La7)
que no quede yo jamás defraudado... 
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Songs from major Catholic hymnal publishers have been removed

As of January 31, 2019, I am no longer able to post at TopCatholicSongs.com practice tracks and lyrics of songs that are managed by ONE LICENSE – www.onelicense.netThis includes music from GIA, OCP, WLP and other major Catholic music publishers. I cannot afford the licensing fees.

I recommend that you go to YouTube.com to find psalms and hymns to listen to. You will find there many songs managed by ONE LICENSE (including songs from hymnals by GIA and OCP). 

I have deleted from this TCS website practice tracks I made for liturgical songs managed by ONE LICENSE (OL). ​I have also deleted 193 OL-managed songs from my YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/rschletty. These were all my own self-produced "covers" of songs from GIA and OCP hymnals – songs that I have sung for years at weekend masses, funerals, weddings, faith formation services and pro-life prayer vigils. 

All these "cover songs" were simply done to help site visitors learn and appreciate popular songs published by major Catholic hymnal publishers. Most of the songs came from these GIA Music hymnals: RitualSong and Gather. Some were songs licensed by OCP and WLP. I am sorry for the sudden disappearance of my simple, unpolished practice tracks that so many site visitors appreciated since early 2014 (when I assumed ownership of this website). I tried to be legal but the licensing fees are too much for me. I am the sole admin and editor of Top Catholic Songs. 

I will continue to post songs by artists who have given me direct permission to distribute their audio files and lyrics at no cost (free of licensing and royalties). I am also able to post songs that are published at iTunes, YouTube, CD Baby or SoundCloud. Send me the link to your published song or album and I will embed the site's music player in a story. These embedded players stream all or part of a song. As a registered user, you may create your own stories. 

Please visit my liturgical music project which features the compositions of Anthony Moran, written in English and Spanish: Catholic Liturgy In Song – insong.org. Nearly all the music there is free. This includes audio demos and simple guitar lead sheets. Some songs have full piano arrangements with guitar chords.

Richard Schletty
owner and editor of TopCatholicSongs.com
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Reason 2 Sing ©2018 MSTM † MUSIC


  Reason 2 Sing ©2018 MSTM † MUSIC
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Domingo 2 ordinario (C) – Salmo 95 – Cantemos la grandeza del Señor

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 95 in Spanish for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C:

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-2-ordinario-c-salmo-95-cantemos-la-grandeza-del-senor/
Domingo 2 Tiempo Ordinario (Ciclo C)

Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 95, 1-2a. 2b-3. 7-8a. 9-10a y c.

      Bm(Simin)    Em(Mimin)  Bm(Simin)
R. Cantemos la grandeza del Señor. (2)

Bm(Simin)
Cantemos al Señor un nuevo canto,
       D(Re)                   A7(La7)
que le canten al Señor toda la tierra;
                         D(Re)
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All of my Days ©2018 MSTM † MUSIC

All of my Days ©2018 MSTM † MUSIC
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All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name: My First YouTube post of a hymnal song


  
Dear friends of Top Catholic Songs: This is where it all began – my idea to share "covers" of popular Catholic-Christian songs. I uploaded this to YouTube on July 19, 2011. "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" is hymn no. 1 from The Radio Hymnal, published in 1927 by Henry Field Seed Co., Radio Station KFNF, Shenandoah, Iowa. It was an old standard even at that time, the tune having been written by Oliver Holden and the lyrics by Edward Perronet. In my a cappella garage session, I took some liberties with the rhythm by the time I got to the 5th take. Don't sing it like this at church. Please note that this song is in the Public Domain.

Salmo responsorial para Epifania del Señor (ciclo C) y Aleluya

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 71 in Spanish for the feast of The Epiphany:

catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/epifania-del-senor-c-salmo-71-que-te-adoren-senor-todos-los-pueblos/

Epifanía del Señor (Ciclo C)

Salmo 71, 1-2. 7-8. 10-11. 12-13
Tono: D(Re)

 D(Re)     G(Sol)   D(Re) A7(La7)   D(Re)
R. Que te adoren, Señor,  todos los pueblos.(2)

D(Re)                      Bm(Simin)
Comunica, Señor, al rey tu juicio 
Bm(Simin)                        A7(La7)
y tu justicia, al que es hijo de reyes; 
A7(La7)
así tu siervo saldrá en defensa de tus pobres 
A7(La7)                   D(Re)
y regirá a tu pueblo justamente.
 
R. Que te adoren, Señor, todos los pueblos.

Florecerá en sus días la justicia 
y reinará la paz, ere tras era. 
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Queen of Heaven, Rejoice - Regina Coeli (Anthony Moran)



"Queen of Heaven, Rejoice" by Anthony Moran

Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia!
The Lord is risen today. Alleluia!
He has risen from the dead. Alleluia!
He has risen as He said. Alleluia!

And we praise His holy name, Alleluia!
The heavens rejoice in song. Alleluia!
Mary, pray for us to God, Alleluia!
to Jesus Christ, your Son. Alleluia!

Lyrics and music: Anthony Moran, © 2018
Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song - insong.org
Vocals, guitar, mixing: Richard Schletty. schlettysound.com
Piano arrangement: Paul F. Page. paulpage.org
Painting restoration: Richard Schletty. schlettydesign.com/mural

Sheet music is available for free. Just ask.

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