Music by Top Catholic Songs Artists

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There is a City far away (17th June 2016)

There is a City far away (17th June 2016)


1:24 minutes (1.93 MB).

As I feel Your Presence - A Hymn (16th JUNE 2016)

As I feel Your Presence - A Hymn (16th JUNE 2016)


2:05 minutes (2.87 MB).

Here In This Place, Gathered Together

Here In This Place, Gathered Together: A Hymn


0:24 minutes (571.67 KB).

Quotiescumque (When we eat This Bread)


0:38 minutes (884.12 KB).

Wondrous Clay by Richard Schletty, Andre van Haren, Paul F. Page

Wondrous Clay

Lord of life, you love all souls.
By your touch we are made whole.
Sculptor of all time and space,
hold us in your warm embrace.

[refrain]
God, you watch creation toil.
God, you seed and water soil.
Guide us through another day.
Shape our lives in wondrous clay.

Often blind and so afraid.
Then your Word makes worries fade.
Healing Spirit, bring new light.
Illuminate our darkest night.

[refrain]

We journey with your risen Son
from mother's womb to valleys beyond.
Lead us to a vision so true,
through living waters that renew.

[refrain]

Richard Schletty ©2011


2:33 minutes (5.84 MB).

Ite Missa Est Alleluia Alleluia

Ite Missa Est Alleluia Alleluia


0:17 minutes (269.79 KB).

Sequence for Pentecost: Mode I (guitar and voice)

Sequence for Pentecost. Voice and 6-string nylon string guitar performed by Richard Schletty. Text: Sequence for Pentecost, 13th Century; translated by Peter Scagnelli, © 1983. Tune: Mode I; accompaniment by Adrian Engels, © Interkerkelijke Stichting voor het Kerklied.

There are two days on the church calendar (Easter and Pentecost) when the liturgy calls for a "sequence," a special hymn that may be sung or recited before the gospel. The sequence for Pentecost dates from the 12th century. This setting's text is an English translation by Peter Scagnelli. It is #981 in GIA's RitualSong hymnbook and #470 in GIA's Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition.

The song art is the center portion of a massive 50-foot-wide mural I painted for Holy Spirit Parish a few years ago. Details here: Grasped by the Holy Spirit mural

Sequence for Pentecost

Holy Spirit, Lord Divine,
Come, from heights of heav’n and shine.
Come with blessed radiance bright!

Come, O Father of the poor,
Come, whose treasured gifts endure.
Come, our heart’s unfailing light!

Of consolers, wisest, best,
And our souls’ most welcome guest,
Sweet refreshment, sweet repose.

In our labor rest most sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat,
Consolation in our woes.

Light most blessed, shine with grace
In our heart’s most secret place,
Fill your faithful through and through!

Left without your presence here,
Life itself would disappear,
Nothing thrives apart from you!

Cleanse our soiled hearts of sin,
Arid souls refresh within,
Wounded lives to health restore!

Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the wayward home once more!

On the faithful who are true
And profess their faith in you,
In your sev’n-fold gift descend!

Give us virtue’s sure reward,
Give us your salvation, Lord,
Give us joys that never end!


3:15 minutes (7.45 MB).

Father Son and Holy Spirit


3:30 minutes (8.02 MB).

Joyous Light by The Project

Joyous light of the holy glory Of the Immortal Father Heavenly and wholly blessed, Jesus Christ. Having come to the setting of the sun We see the evening light We praise the Father and the Son And the Holy Spirit of God. And the Holy Spirit of God. It is right that you be praised At all times with holy sounds Son of God, the giver of life Therefore the world glorifies you. Therefore the world glorifies you.


4:45 minutes (5.6 MB).

BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST-FR JOBY TORONTO

This is the 3rd Vol of my Album - Blood of Jesus Christ. This song is sung by renowned Indian Singer Alphons Joseph.


5:45 minutes (13.18 MB).

Precious Lord


4:45 minutes (5.43 MB).

Child of Eternal Love by Richard Schletty

A Colorful ChristmasChild of Eternal Love was released on a wonderfully diverse Christmas album by Fetal Records called "A Colorful Christmas" in October of 2015. You can find the song at iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon Music and Spotify. You may preview the song from this page.

Digital download of the album is available now, direct from Fetal Records.

A Colorful Christmas is a collection of Christmas songs, original and covers, in multiple genres by a diverse group of passionate and inspiring artists with different backgrounds. Featuring Internationally known bluesman Charlie Sayles, Tony Fazio, Scott Taylor, Richard Schletty, Greg Phillips, Subsidiarity, Law & Order, Ken Wenzel, and Jane Kraemer. “If you build it, they will come.” And so they came and came in force. Twelve originals and six traditional covers.

If you would like the sheet music for song, write to me. I'd love to have someone perform it.

Lead guitar: Alberto Ayuso Domingo. Rhythm guitar: David Gomez Sanz. Piano: André van Haren. Vocals: Richard Schletty.

Child of Eternal Love

[verse 1]
God, in glory, brings a star so bright.
A Son is born in a bed of barley hay.
Behold the Savior, our New Light,
Child of Eternal Love, Shepherd of the way.

[verse 2]
Mary, full of grace, will know the sorrow and the joy
of bringing forth the One Whom the prophets long foretold.
Joseph, by her side, will help raise up the Boy,
Child of Eternal Love, Flower to unfold.

[refrain]
Praise the Father of all creation
Praise the Son who conquers death
Praise the Spirit with jubilation
Grow God's love with every breath

[interlude]

[verse 3]
In the dark of night, in the winter chill,
We lift our prayers to the Trinity above.
Oh come, new Tree of Life, our hope fulfilled:
A Child of Promise of Eternal Love.

[refrain]

Copyright © 2008 Richard Schletty
www.richardschletty.com
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4:12 minutes (9.99 MB).

Sleep, Baby, Sleep - orchestral version

Sleep, Baby, Sleep will be offered as a bonus track (details forthcoming) on a wonderfully diverse Christmas album by Fetal Records called "A Colorful Christmas" in late October, 2015. Watch here for links to iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon Music and Spotify. You may preview the song from this page.

Digital download of the album is available now, direct from Fetal Records.

A Colorful Christmas is a collection of Christmas songs, original and covers, in multiple genres by a diverse group of passionate and inspiring artists with different backgrounds. Featuring Internationally known bluesman Charlie Sayles, Tony Fazio, Scott Taylor, Richard Schletty, Greg Phillips, Subsidiarity, Law & Order, Ken Wenzel, and Jane Kraemer. “If you build it, they will come.” And so they came and came in force. Twelve originals and six traditional covers.

Sleep, Baby, Sleep is a collaboration with my brother Chris who dreamt this song and with Andre van Haren (www.andrevanharen.com) who did the orchestral arrangement. Sheet music from simple to orchestral arrangements is available upon request. 

I also have this song available with Spanish lyrics here: www.topcatholicsongs.com/duerme-nino-duerme 

Sleep, Baby, Sleep

[verse 1]
Sleep, Baby, sleep 
on this magic night. 
Sleep, Baby, sleep 
while Mother holds you tight. 
Little baby, so so small, 
lying in that humble stall. 
So sleep, Baby, sleep 
while angels watch they keep.

[verse 2]
Sleep, Baby, sleep 
while angels hum a tune. 
Sleep, Baby, sleep 
beneath the golden moon. 
Kings and shepherds see the star 
and come to visit from afar. 
So sleep, Baby, sleep 
while angels watch they keep.

[bridge] 
Born in the fullness of time, 
Spirit and matter combine. 
Praise to the King of all kings, 
The Son of the God of all things. 
Here in this portal, 
new life immortal. 
In a manger with sheep 
in soft wool you sleep.

[verse 3]
Sleep, Baby, sleep 
beneath the starry sky. 
Sleep, Baby, sleep 
to Mary's lullaby. 
You have come to save us all, 
little Jesus, so so small. 
Sleep, Baby, sleep.
Sleep, Baby, sleep.

© 2004 Christopher Schletty, Richard Schletty


3:10 minutes (7.27 MB).

Duerme, Niño, Duerme (Sleep, Baby, Sleep)

Duerme, Niño, Duerme will be released on a wonderfully diverse Christmas album by Fetal Records called "A Colorful Christmas" in late October, 2015. Watch here for links to iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon Music and Spotify. You may preview the song from this page.

Digital download of the album is available now, direct from Fetal Records.

A Colorful Christmas is a collection of Christmas songs, original and covers, in multiple genres by a diverse group of passionate and inspiring artists with different backgrounds. Featuring Internationally known bluesman Charlie Sayles, Tony Fazio, Scott Taylor, Richard Schletty, Greg Phillips, Subsidiarity, Law & Order, Ken Wenzel, and Jane Kraemer. “If you build it, they will come.” And so they came and came in force. Twelve originals and six traditional covers.

Duerme, Niño, Duerme (Spanish for Sleep, Baby, Sleep) is a collaboration with my brother Chris who dreamt this song and with André van Haren (www.andrevanharen.com) who did the orchestral arrangement. Sheet music from simple to orchestral arrangements is available upon request. 

See English version of this song here: https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/sleep-baby-sleep

SPANISH:

Duerme, niño, duerme
la noche es magica.
Duerme, niño, duerme
que tu madre te abraza.
Criatura, tan pequena,
Echado en tan simple cuna.
Duerme, niño, duerme.
Los angeles te guardan.

Duerme, niño, duerme.
Los angeles te cantan
Duerme, niño, duerme
bajo la luna de plata.
Reyes y pastores de muy allá
vienen al ver la estrella brillar.
Duerme, niño, duerme
Los angeles te guardan.

Nació_en lo_inmenso del tiempo, 
Espíritu_y carne_al momento
Alabemos al Rey de Reyes
Hijo del Dios de todos entes.
Aquí_en su portal,
nueva vida_inmortal.
Con ovejas en el pesebre.
En su paño de lana duerme.

Duerme, niño, duerme
bajo el cielo estrellado.
Duerme, niño, duerme
a la nana que María ha cantado.
Has venido a salvarnos a todos,
Pequeño Jesús, oh Dios,
Duerme, niño, duerme.
Duerme, niño, duerme.

ENGLISH:

Sleep, Baby, sleep 
on this magic night. 
Sleep, Baby, sleep 
while Mother holds you tight. 
Little baby, so so small, 
lying in that humble stall. 
So sleep, Baby, sleep 
while angels watch they keep.

Sleep, Baby, sleep 
while angels hum a tune. 
Sleep, Baby, sleep 
beneath the golden moon. 
Kings and shepherds see the star 
and come to visit from afar. 
So sleep, Baby, sleep 
while angels watch they keep.

Born in the fullness of time, 
Spirit and matter combine. 
Praise to the King of all kings, 
The Son of the God of all things. 
Here in this portal, 
new life immortal. 
In a manger with sheep 
in soft wool you sleep.

Sleep, Baby, sleep 
beneath the starry sky. 
Sleep, Baby, sleep 
to Mary's lullaby. 
You have come to sa ve us all, 
little Jesus, so so small. 
Sleep, Baby, sleep.
Sleep, Baby, sleep.

Artists: Richard Schletty (vocals), André van Haren (virtual instrumentation)
Orchestral arrangement: André van Haren
English verses lyrics and melody: Christopher Schletty
Bridge lyrics and melody: Richard Schletty
Spanish translation from English: Elías de Andrés Martos
Copyright © 2004 Christopher Schletty and Richard Schletty


3:10 minutes (7.27 MB).

Kyrie Eleison

Kyrie Eleison


1:32 minutes (2.12 MB).

This Poor Man at Christmas

This probably is not the best fit for the situation but it's still a rallying cry: please don't forget the Syrian and other refugee Children as the weather gets progressively colder wherever they are. Thank you :-)


2:08 minutes (2.94 MB).

Christ Our Lord, Glorified!

Christ Our Lord, Glorified!


1:58 minutes (2.71 MB).

Maria's melody for The Magnificat (As the Rain Rushes Down)

Here is Maria's version of The Magnificat (As the Rain Rushes Down). It is the melody that was taught to her by her mother. Compare to Robert Blue version from his 1967 album Run, Come, See. More info about the search for this song is here: https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/magnificat-as-the-rain-rushes-down#comment-6947

Has anyone else ever heard this version of the song? Please sign in and comment. Thank you.


1:12 minutes (1.1 MB).

Holy, Holy, Hosanna!

Holy, Holy (The 'Sanctus' Prayer in English)


2:00 minutes (2.74 MB).

Agnus Dei (1st JUNE 2015)

Lamb of God (in Latin)


2:00 minutes (2.74 MB).