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He Healed the Darkness of My Mind (Haas)



He Healed the Darkness of My Mind. Words by Fred Pratt Green. Music by David Haas: his tune is called ARLINGTON. (c) 1982 Hope Publishing Company. I am practicing this hymn to be sung at the 10:00 AM mass at the Church of Saint Matthew on the fourth Sunday of Lent, 2017. It's the first time I ever sang and played it. How am I doing? Come, sing along. 

1. He healed the darkness of my mind
the day he gave my sight to me:
It was not sin that made me blind; 
It was no sinner made me see.

2. Let others call my faith a lie,
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Psalm 23: Shepherd Me, O God (Haugen)

Psalm 23: Shepherd Me, O God (by Marty Haugen). Sung at the Church of St. Matthew on 1/16/2016. 

Psalm 23: Shepherd Me, O God (by Marty Haugen). Sung at the Church of St. Matthew on 6/2/2016.

Refrain
Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,
beyond my fears, from death into life.

1. God is my shepherd, so nothing I shall want,
I rest in the meadows of faithfulness and love,
I walk by the quiet waters of peace.

2. Gently you raise me and heal my weary soul,
you lead me by pathways of righteousness and truth,
my spirit shall sing the...  Read Full Story >>>

Mozart and Franck: $10 anthems from St. James Music Press

Details here: St. James Music Press $10 Anthem Program

Here are two $10 anthems for the week. You may download these without becoming a subscriber. If you choose to use one or both, the cost is $10 (per-anthem please...) Just send them a check. Then make whatever copies you need and put it in your library.

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A Canon of Praise - W.A. Mozart

Canon - 4 in 2 (SATB or 4-part choir). Simple and effective, with bright and cheerful Mozartean eloquence. One of those that sounds much harder than it is and perfect for your Summer or Spring Break Choir. Text from Psalm 100, "Make a joyful noise to God..."

For the Bread Which You Have Broken - César Franck

SAB and organ or piano. A Eucharistic text set in the high-romantic idiom of Franck. Gentle and comforting and just great as an anthem during communion.

Remember, as a subscriber to SJMP... 

SundayPsalm.com: Psalm 23 for 4th Sunday of Lent, cycle A

Katy BlytheI received notice of this new psalm setting from SundayPsalm.com. – TCS admin R. Schletty

"Katy Blythe is an absolute rock star when it comes to leading worship. Please give her some love for this great psalm arrangement for the 4th Sunday of Lent."

Get the free chord sheet for Psalm 23 for 4th Sunday of Lent, cycle A, by Katy Blythe

Psalm verses: PS 23: 1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6

Book Katy for a gig.

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I've Just Come from the Fountain

I've Just Come from the Fountain, sung at St. Mary's Church  3/19/2017 by Richard, his daughter Anne, and Mary Joy. Song for Christian Initiation; Holy Name; Holy Spirit; Spirituals and Gospel Songs; Water Rites and Devotion. 

Refrain:
I've just come from the fountain,
I've just come from the fountain,
Lord, I've just come from the fountain,
His name's so sweet. 

1. O brothers, I love Jesus.
O brothers, I love Jesus.
O brothers, I love...  Read Full Story >>>

Psalm 95: If Today You Hear God's Voice (Haas)

I'm practicing here for 11:30 Mass on Sunday at St. Mary's Church in downtown St. Paul. This weekend is the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A. Mary Joy will be at the keyboard. Our responsorial after the first reading will be Psalm 95: If Today You Hear God's Voice. It is found in GIA's RitualSong hymnal and GIA's Gather hymnal. Music by David Haas.

Here is the presentation of the psalm on March 19:

Lyrics:

Psalm 95: If Today You Hear God's Voice for 3rd Sunday of Lent, cycle A. Composed by David Haas

Refrain: If today you hear God's voice, harden not your hearts. (repeat)

1. Come, ring out our joy to the Lord. 
Hail the Rock who saves us.
Let us come now before our God. 
With songs let us hail the Lord.

2. Come, let us bow and bend low.
Let us kneel before God who made us,
for he is our God, we the people, 
the flock that is led by...  Read Full Story >>>

Come, O Spirit, Come by Paul F. Page

Paul F. Page

Come, O Spirit, Come was composed by Paul F. Page (pictured at left). Visit Paul's awesome music site: www.paulpage.org.

Paul sent these comments to me with the piece:

"For our Easter Vigil this year we’re singing the attached Taize-like ostinato meditation during the confirmations (solo, choir/assembly). It’s easy, short, and prayerful."

Download the sheet music and an MP3 audio demo using the links at end of story. Paul plays piano and sings the two demos—one models solo voice and the other is a more richly layered version with two voices. Use your creativity when presenting this song at church liturgies and devotions!

See this article – lots of free sheet music available for soloists, choirs and organists: Free Catholic music scores and audio samples composed by Paul F. Page

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Celebrating Haas, Haugen and Joncas

Celebrating the legacy of David Haas, Marty Haugen, and Michael Joncas

David, Marty, and Michael have been writing, singing, and performing together for over 30 years. This compilation of some of their best music—and one new one from each of them—will be sure to brighten your day.

They have donated their royalties on the sale of this CD to Music Ministry Alive, The Southside Family Nurturing Center and the University of St. Thomas with gratitude for God’s rich blessings on their lives.

Preview + Order/Download CD

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Psalm 95: If Today You Hear His Voice (Guimont 2010)

Psalm 95: If Today You Hear His Voice for 3rd Sunday of Lent, cycle A. Music by Michel Guimont. 

Chord progression:
Refrain: E  B/E  A/E  E  A  F#m7 F#m/B A/E  E 
Verse: E  Bm7/D  A/C#  B7add2  Amaj7  E/G#  F#m/B  B

Refrain: If today you hear God's voice, 
harden not your hearts. (repeat)

1. Come, let us ring out our joy to the Lord. 
Hail the rock who saves us.
Let us come into his presence, giving thanks; 
let us hail him with a song of praise.

2. O come; let us bow and bend low.
Let us kneel before the God who made us,
for he is our God and we the people who belong to...  Read Full Story >>>

My Light. My Salvation. (based on Psalm 34) by Paul F. Page

MP3 Music Playlist: 
Paul F. Page

My Light. My Salvation. (based on Psalm 34) was composed by Paul F. Page (pictured at left). Visit Paul's awesome music site: www.paulpage.org.

Although written for SAB choir, it can be presented entirely with solo voice. Another possibility is to have the assembly sing the refrain with a soloist doing the verses. It’s decidedly not a guitar-accompaniment number. 

Download the sheet music and an MP3 audio demo using the links at end of story. 

See this article – lots of free sheet music available for soloists, choirs and organists: Free Catholic music scores and audio samples composed by Paul F. Page Read Full Story >>>

InspireSong 2017 Song Contest; Songwriter Retreat, May 18-21, Aspen, CO

TCS admin Richard Schletty received this emailing from Keith at InspireSong:

Hi!

Keith Mohr here to let you know now is the time to register for INSPIRESONG 2017, being held May 18-21, 2017 in beautiful Aspen, CO! Flights into Denver are at their lowest 1-2 months out.

If you are a Christian songwriter who loves to "create with the creator," this event is for you! INSPIRESONG is the premier Christian songwriting event in 2017!

Come meet and learn from mentors, Matthew West, CCM Producer of the Year, Seth Mosely, WORD Songwriters, Benji and Jenna Cowart, Tony Wood, Matt Armstrong, Daniel Doss, Jonathan Lee, Jonathan Mason (WORD Worship director), Paul Herman (CCLI), Derek Brown (Crossroads Church Aspen, CO) Sue Mohr (The Inner Vizion) and Keith Mohr (Indieheaven.com, and creator/director of InspireSong)

Here's a great testimony that happened for an InspireSong 2016 attendee! This was taken from...  Read Full Story >>>

SundayPsalm.com: Psalm 95 for 3rd Sunday of Lent, cycle A

I received notice of this new psalm setting from SundayPsalm.com. – TCS admin R. Schletty

This is Abraham's first time writing a psalm setting for Sunday Psalm. Please give him some love for this great psalm arrangement for the 3rd Sunday of Lent. Thanks again, Abe! Check him out at www.abrahamgross.com

Psalm 95 for 3rd Sunday of Lent, cycle A, by Abraham Gross
Psalm verses: PS 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9


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Who Am I to You? by Abraham Gross, featuring Connor Flanagan and Dan Minogue

Who Am I to You? by Abraham Gross, featuring Connor Flanagan and Dan Minogue

Words from Abraham:

"Hi! I love praising Jesus. I grew up playing guitar, writing music and singing. I met Jesus in 2008. In 2009 I lived with songwriter Ed Conlin, who pushed me to learn to lead worship. Since then I have served and led worship with Saint Paul's Outreach. I currently serve as their National Worship Coordinator. I would love to lead worship at your next event!"

Book Abraham Gross for a gig at the SundayPsalm.com website

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Taste and See, based on Psalm 33 (Paul F. Page)

Here is a story showing my progress in learning "Taste and See" – from my initial slow, choppy guitar exploration (first YouTube video), to my basement studio recording and mixdown using Paul's excellent, flowing piano track (second YouTube video), to our presentation at Mass on 2nd Sunday of Lent (audio file attachment at end of story). You can also download a piano soundtrack MP3 file and sing along or make your own recording (which I encourage you to share with us). 

Paul F. PageTaste and See, based on Psalm 33, was composed by Paul F. Page (pictured at left). Visit Paul's awesome music site: www.paulpage.org

Download the sheet music and an MP3 audio demo using the links at end of story. Vocals and archtop guitar: Richard Schletty. Piano: Paul Page. Mixed in Apple Logic Pro X by Richard.

The third attachment, Taste and See-Paul Page-St. Mary.mp3, is our live presentation at St. Mary's Church at 4:30 Mass on 3/11/2017.

See this article – lots of free sheet music available for soloists, choirs and organists: Free Catholic music scores and audio samples composed by Paul F. Page

Taste And See (based on Psalm 33)

REFRAIN
Taste and see that the Lord is sweet. 
Blessed is the one who comes to Him. 
The blessed Lord is our refuge. He is our shield. 
Praise and honor Him! Praise the Lord!

1. I will bless the Lord at all times. 
I will sing His praises evermore.
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Holy Spirit

Chorus:  Oh, Holy Spirit
Call on children of the world

Verse 1:  Oh, Holy Spirit, call on children of the world
Be shine and bright
Day and night, walk in the light of Christ.

Verse 2:  Oh, Holy Spirit, call on children of the world
Listen to inner voices of Holy Spirit
Day and night, walk in the truth of Christ.

Verse 3:  Oh, Holy Spirit, children of the world
Follow the call of Holy Spirit
Day and night, walk in the way of Christ.

SundayPsalm.com: Psalm 33 for 2nd Sunday of Lent

Psalm 33: Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us for 2nd Sunday of Lent, by Gabby Banzon

Based on Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22

Gabby is featured this week at SundayPsalm.com. Here is her psalm arrangement for the 2nd Sunday of Lent. Check her out at https://www.gabbybanzon.com/

GET THE PSALM

Chicago born and Atlanta grown, Gabby Banzon is a music therapist, songwriter, and worship leader living in Denton, TX. She grew up playing a variety of instruments in both school ensembles and charismatic worship teams. Gabby graduated from Georgia College & State University in 2014 with...  Read Full Story >>>

Psalm 33: Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us (Guimont)

Psalm 33: Lord, Let Your Mercy Be on Us. Music by Michel Guimont, 2010 revision. For Second Sunday of Lent, March 12, 2017.

R. Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you. 

The word of the LORD is faithful, 
     and all his works to be trusted. 
The LORD loves justice and right, 
     and his merciful love fills the earth. 

Yes, the LORD’S eyes are on those who...  Read Full Story >>>

Psalm 51: Be Merciful - Michael Corsini

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Sundays with the Artist

NEW MUSIC FOR YOUR LENTEN PRAYER

Some pretty intimate prayer time in these new videos... definitely a late night, and the only time I have to write or create art these days!

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Psalm 62: Rest in God - Michael Corsini

An email blast sent to me by Michael Corsini. 

Sundays with the Artist

NEW MUSIC FOR YOUR LENTEN PRAYER

Some pretty intimate prayer time in these new videos... definitely a late night, and the only time I have to write or create art these days!

Get "Sundays with the Artist" every week in your inbox by subscribing to my email list: www.michaelcorsini.com

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GIA Fall Institute: helping to form fine musicians

I received a notice from GIA Publications, Inc. – TCS editor Richard Schletty

The GIA Fall Institute, October 12–14, 2017

Celebrating 75 years of encouraging musical excellence in the church and classroom.

With our history firmly grounded in the education of musicians, in this, our seventy-fifth Anniversary year, GIA is going back to its roots. Our Fall Institute is a conference in celebration of our mission to aid in the formation of fine musicians.

The conference will offer an assortment of skill building and enrichment workshops on subjects like choral rehearsal techniques, conducting, pastoral music, leadership, liturgy, theology, organ, piano, and spirituality. There will also be plenum addresses, ecumenical prayer opportunities celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, along with sacred and secular choral reading sessions.
Feel free to contact us with your questions at institute@giamusic.com.

Read more at https://institute.giamusic.com

James Jordan, Featured Clinician

GRAMMY®-nominated conductor James Jordan is recognized and praised around the musical world as one of America’s pre-eminent conductors, writers and innovators in choral music. He was described as a “visionary” by...  Read Full Story >>>

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