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Allmusicalkind music learning books: La Scala performances



You will enjoy listening to these dramatic and spirited "readings" (demo performances) of music written by composer Sandro Fazzolari. The recordings feature members of Teatro Alla Scala (La Scala): Principals Sandro Laffranchini (1st Cellist) and Mario Marzi (1st Saxophonist). Sandro Fazzolari at piano.

My friend, composer and arranger André van Haren, does engraving work for Sandro for his instrument learning books for students of all ages. 

Allmusicalkind Music Books YouTube Channel
Allmusicalkind Music Publisher website

Allmusicalkind is a Dutch music publisher of Classic & Unique songs composed by Italian-Canadian composer Sandro Fazzolari, Ph.D. Allmusicalkind theme books are available for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. The books are available for several solo instruments that can be performed alone or as a duo with the piano, guitar or harp books of the same title.The SPORTS books also work as a trio with cello.

From publishing company founder Mireille Suyck
The idea for Allmusicalkind arose after having had the honour of meeting the Italian-Canadian composer Sandro Fazzolari. I explained that musicians today needed music that is... 

National Catholic Youth Choir Camp: June 17 - 25, 2017

National Catholic Youth Choir Camp website

  • Fun, Faith, Fantastic Music
  • Sing with choristers from across the nation
  • Sing for famous composers! 
  • Sing in the Basilica, Saint John's Abbey and more!

Train with Conductor André Heywood at the beautiful Saint John's Abbey & University in Collegeville, Minnesota...  Read Full Story >>>

The David Initiative: A competition to help equip a new generation of worship leaders

What if the music at our parishes was as moving and powerful as the Mass deserves? The David Initiative is a collaboration between many organizations/artists that dream of seeing this question answered. We know that in order to see this hope become a reality, we need to invest in a new generation of music ministers. 

Enter your Catholic parish in this competition to win music equipment or a year of liturgical music mentorship. Details at www.davidinitiative.com.

Music should not be a liturgical afterthought

The Church sees music as an integral part of our worship. Sacrosanctum Concilium tell us: “The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art.  The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as a combination of sacred music and words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.” (SC112) 

For more from Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio (Dr. Italy), visit The David Initiative Blog and The Crossroads Initiative. Also, please visit Catholic Creatives Read Full Story >>>

Sacred Music Symposium, June 26-30, 2017

This article was first published February 5, 2017, at Corpus Christi Watershed

What: Sacred Music Symposium
When: June 26-30, 2017
Where: St. Therese Church, Alhambra, CA, and San Fernando Mission Church in Mission Hills, CA.

OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS, a resurgence of traditional liturgy has occurred. We’ve documented official decrees, stunning statements, and concrete statistics, but we don’t publicly share the hundreds of messages from Catholics (laymen, priests, and nuns) bearing witness to a breathtaking grassroots movement. The road to improvement—as you realize—can be arduous, but we have some fantastic news.

If you conduct a choir or enjoy singing traditional Catholic music, the Sacred Music Symposium is designed especially for – but certainly not limited to – those in need of “tricks” to help implement the Church’s treasury of sacred music without becoming discouraged. The schedule shows there is something for everybody: tips for starting a children’s choir; advice on repertoire; exploration of hymnody; and so forth.

If you’re interested... 

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The Harvest of Justice (Haas)

The Harvest of Justice. Composed by David Haas © 1985, GIA Publications, Inc. Sung at the Church of Saint Matthew, 504 Hall Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota 55107, USA. Jack and Rich leading at the mic. Sr. Anne on piano. 

Refrain: May we find richness in the harvest of justice
Which Christ Jesus has ripened for us.
Bread for the journey, bread for the hungry,
All for the glory and praise of God.

1. Gather with patience for those who have nothing.
Leave them your riches, and you will receive.
Make room for the poor ones; make way for...  Read Full Story >>>

Psalm 15: They Who Do Justice (Haas)

Text: Psalm 15: 2-5; David Haas. Music: David Haas. (c) 1989 GIA Publications, Inc.

Refrain:
They who do justice will live in the presence of God;
They who do justice will live in the presence of God.

1: Those who walk blamelessly and live their lives doing justice;
Who keep the truth in their heart;
And slander not with their...  Read Full Story >>>

Gather Us in (Haugen)

Gather Us In, composed by Marty Haugen. © 1983, GIA Publications, Inc.

Here in this place, new light is streaming
now is the darkness vanished away,
see, in this space, our fears and our dreamings,
brought here to you in the light of this day.

Gather us in the lost and forsaken
gather us in the blind and the lame;
call to us now, and we shall...  Read Full Story >>>

Song of Bernadette by Jennifer Warnes and Leonard Cohen

Jennifer Warnes recordingThis story was first published at the "Franciscanized World" blog of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. Please visit https://franciscanizedworld.fscc-calledtobe.org

Franciscan Lourdes Hymn: Song of Bernadette by Jennifer Warnes and Leonard Cohen

by SISTER JULIE ANN on FEBRUARY 1, 2017

Some songs are timeless. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are pleased to feature once again the collaborative energies of Jennifer Warnes and Leonard Cohen in the beautiful ‘Song of Bernadette’. It is a classic hymn of  exquisite melody and meaningful lyrics. This song is perfect for the celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes this month of February.

 

Listen to the entire Song of Bernadette by clicking here. Go to track 13. Or go to the FSCC blog article here

Suggestion: As you listen to the ‘Song of Bernadette’, recall images of Mary that... 

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Amazing Grace on harmonica - Chris Engelmann

A Catholic convert reflects on his unique expression of his faith. This is my friend, Chris Engelmann, who is a dedicated and faith-filled street minister. Chris writes:

"When I came into St. Mark's in 1986, first time I attended Mass here it was very quiet and peaceful, I pulled out my harmonica, and I realized it was a wonderful way for me to...  Read Full Story >>>

Jesus Mary Joseph I love you save souls

I often pray the prayer line "Jesus Mary Joseph I love you save souls."  I hope that Mother Virgin Mary hear my prayer upon Christ and save Holy Souls to heaven.

Come and Recite the Rosary with me

I made determination for the year 2017 to recite the rosary upon Christ and Sorrowful Mother Mary for everyone whom I know throughout my life.  Please join me in prayer for people I once know in my life.  I'll keep my blog post with information of what my prayer intention in everyday life here.

Within the Reign of God (Haugen)

Within the Reign of God. Text and tune by Marty Haugen. (c) 1999, GIA Publications, Inc.

1. Come now, the feast is spread; in Jesus' name we break the bread.
Here shall we all be fed within the reign of God.
Come, take this holy food; receive the body and the blood.
Grace is a mighty flood within the reign of God.

REFRAIN
Blessed are they who will feast in the reign of God.
Blessed are they who will share the bread of life.
Blessed are they who are least in the reign of God;
they shall rejoice at the feast of life.

2. Stand up and do not fear, for Christ is... Read Full Story >>>

Lift Up My Spirit In You

Love Christ.


2:56 minutes (2.69 MB).

A Cup of Cold Water | MTR

I am a #Catholic #Folk #SingerSongwriter inspired by Jesus' Teaching in the Gospel of Matthew 10:42 to give "a cup of cold water" to the least of the brethren for the brethren's sake.  Following this Teaching, I have composed an Album: A Cup of Cold Water to give away for free to anyone who wants to hear it.  As a part of this mission I have joined Top Catholic Songs to make my music available to anyone who wants to listen by Embedding my Album in this Story.

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God Has Chosen Me (Farrell)

Text and tune for "God Has Chosen Me" by Bernadette Farrell. (c) 1990, Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP Publications. Sung by Richard Schletty.;

Verse 1
God has chosen me, God has chosen me
to bring good news to the poor.
God has chosen me, God has chosen me
to bring new sight to those searching for light:
God has chosen me, chosen me:

Refrain
And to tell the world that God’s kingdom is near,
to remove oppression and breakdown fear,
yes, God’s time is near, God’s time is near,
God’s time is near, God’s time is near.

Verse 2
God has chosen me, God has chosen me
to set alight a...  Read Full Story >>>

Sing Yes for the Carpenter (John Bell)

Sing Yes for the Carpenter (John Bell)

Text: John L. Bell. Tune: SING HEY, Irregular; John L. Bell. (c) 1987, The Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc., agent. Sung here by Richard Schletty.

Come with me, come wander, come welcome the world
Where strangers might smile or where stones may be hurled;
Come leave what you cling to, lay down what you clutch
And find, with hands empty, that hearts can hold much.

Sing yes for the carpenter leaving his tools!
Sing yes for Pharisees leaving their rules!
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Lord, When You Came / Pescador de Hombres (Gabaráin)

Lord, When You Came / Pescador de Hombres. Text and tune by Cesáreo Gabaráin. English translation by Willard Francis Jabusch. (c) 1979, published by OCP Publications. Sung by "Wire Man" Richard Schletty in his basement studio. 

1. Lord, when you came to the seashore you weren't seeking the wise or the wealthy, but only asking that I might follow.

REFRAIN (English): O Lord, in my eyes you were gazing, Kindly smiling, my name you were saying; All I treasured, I have left on the...   Read Full Story >>>

Psalm 27: The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation (David Haas)

Psalm 27: The Lord Is My Light. Composed by David Haas. Sung by Richard Schletty at the Church of St. Mary in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Refrain: 
The Lord is my light and my salvation, of whom shall I be afraid, of whom shall I be afraid?

1. The Lord is my light and my help; whom should I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; before whom should I shrink?

2. There is one thing I ask of the...  Read Full Story >>>


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Organ Harmonies for Catholic Latin Chants (Nova Organi Harmonia)

NOVA ORGANI HARMONIA (“NOH”) organ scores were created during WWII by faculty members of the Lemmens Institute (Belgium): Flor Peeters, Msgr. Jules Van Nuffel, Msgr. Jules Vyverman, Marinus de Jong, Gustaaf Nees, Henri Durieux, and Edgard de Laet. All 2,279 pages are available for free download as PDF files at Corpus Christi Watershed: www.ccwatershed.org/nova/

Printed versions of the seven volumes can be purchased at Lulu. See links at bottom of above article at Corpus Christi Watershed. 

Here is a small sampling of these Latin chants in the Nova Organi Harmonia series:

Vol. 1 • p003 — Ad Te Levavi
Vol. 1 • p004 — Universi Qui Te Expectant
Vol. 1 • p005 — ALLELUIA Ostende Nobis
Vol. 1 • p350 — Canticum Zachariae C
Vol. 1 • p351 — Canticum Zachariae D
Vol. 1 • p352 — Et valde mane una sabbatorum...  Read Full Story >>>

Led to Renewed Faith through the Music of Composer Marco Frisina: Encounter, Sing & Share

Nearly six years ago my life was forever changed through a chance encounter with Italian priest/composer Marco Frisina and his music. I now know that the Holy Spirit was at work leading me to a renewed faith and not at all surprisingly through music – the center of my life.  As a professional freelance bassoonist for almost 50 years, I had the opportunity to perform in the orchestra that accompanied Monsignor Marco Frisina and his Choir of the Diocese of Rome on their 1st tour to the USA in June of 2011.

This encounter led me on a journey to the Catholic faith and at first, a personal mission to assist Monsignor in bringing him and his music to our country – for him to compose for us and work with our singers and orchestral musicians – to encounter and reach out to all Americans and make his music widely recognized and performed... 

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