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Author: Richard Schletty

Text: Psalm 16:1–2, 7–11. Refrain, Paul Inwood, b. 1947, © 1985, Paul Inwood. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. Verses, alt., © 1963, The Grail (England).

Music: Paul Inwood, © 1985, Paul Inwood. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

Author: Richard Schletty

The lyrics are Jack's poem "Covered" (inspired by a terrible nightmare). The guitar track was recorded by Jack Miller in a separate "moment" with his Zoom H2 digital recorder (with no intention of marrying his poem to his guitar track). 

I took it upon myself to crisp up Jack's guitar track and overlay my baritone register, singing his words in a free-form manner.

I thank Jack and Roxylee for their ongoing inspiration in things related both to heaven and earth.

COVERED
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Author: Richard Schletty

Tale of Two Prodigal Sons
Lyrics and music ©2007 Jack Miller
Guitar: Scott Carmichael. Vocals: Richard Schletty
A MacJams.com collaboration
 

Am                                G 
  The younger of the sons, he was leavin'
Am                                         G
  Told his wealthy dad "Give me all that's mine"
Am                                     G 
  So he gathered all his riches and he journeyed
     F                         Am 
To a land to see what he would find
     F                         C
To a land to see what he would find

In that land he wasted all his bounty
Living only for the pleasures of each day
With his money spent and now a pauper,
sold his soul for...

Author: Richard Schletty



Refrain: Eye has not seen, ear has not heard what God has ready for those who love him...

Text: 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; Marty Haugen, b.1950
Tune: Marty Haugen, b.1950
© 1982, GIA Publications, Inc.

Author: Richard Schletty

My presentation of a popular hymn sung at Masses, weddings and funerals. This recording was made in my basement. "On Eagle's Wings" is sung against the backdrop of our neighborhood Easter egg hunt in 2018.

Text Psalm 91; Michael Joncas, b.1951
Tune: Michael Joncas, b.1951
© 1979, New Dawn Music

Author: Richard Schletty

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty

Refrain:
Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord

Text: Verses, The Revised Grail Psalms, © 2010, Conception Abbey and The Grail, admin. by GIA Publications, Inc.; refrain, Lectionary for Mass, © 1969, 1981, 1997, ICEL Music: Michel Guimont. © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.

Author: Richard Schletty

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty. This is performed one full step lower than written. It's in the key of G instead of the key of A. It's more comfortable for my baritone voice.

Refrain:
The Lord Is Kind and Merciful, The Lord Is Kind and Merciful

Text: Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8; para. by Marty Haugen, © 1983, GIA Publications, Inc.; refrain trans.© 1969, ICEL
Music: Marty Haugen, © 1983, GIA Publications, Inc.

Author: Richard Schletty

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty

Refrain:
The Lord Is Kind and Merciful, ​​​​​​​The Lord Is Kind and Merciful

Text: Verses, The Revised Grail Psalms, © 2010, Conception Abbey and The Grail, admin. by GIA Publications, Inc.; refrain, Lectionary for Mass, © 1969, 1981, 1997 ICEL
Music: Michel Guimont, © 1994 GIA Publications, Inc.

Author: Richard Schletty

The Baptism Song and the Baby Dedication Song are by Dennis and Bethany Buettner. The accompanying books are illustrated by Mentol.

Either version of the song can be sung at a christening or dedication ceremony, based upon beliefs. Every priest and minister who has seen and heard this loves and approves the simple message of love and hope. It is easy to sing like a lullaby.

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Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 102 in Spanish for 3rd Sunday of Lent (C). Domingo 3 Cuaresma C - Salmo 102 - El Señor es compasivo y misericordioso.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demos.

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-3-cuaresma-c-salmo-102-el-...

Author: Richard Schletty

One of our TCS members, tinaway-48, is looking for an old Catholic hymn, writing:

We used to sing it in May when I was in grammar school (St. Thomas More, Paradise, CA). The first verse went: "Mother Dearest think that never here on earth it has been heard that in sorrows whatsoever men to thee in vain have fled."

Can anyone help locate this song? I have had no luck so far. The song lyrics are reminiscent of the Memorare prayer:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother...

Author: Richard Schletty

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty

Text: Francis Patrick O'Brien, b.1958
Tune: Francis Patrick O'Brien, b.1958
© 2001, GIA Publications, Inc.

Author: Richard Schletty

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty

Text: Sylvia Dunstan, 1955-1993, © 1993, GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune: PICARDY, 8 7 8 7 8 7; French Carol. harm. by Richard Proulx, b.1937, © 1986, GIA Publications, Inc.

Author: Richard Schletty

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty

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

Text: Psalm 27:1-2, 4, 13-14; David Haas
Music: David Haas
© 1983, GIA Publications, Inc.

Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 26 in Spanish for 2nd Sunday of Lent (C). Domingo 2 Cuaresma C – Salmo 26 – El Señor es mi luz y mi salvación.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demos.

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-2-cuaresma-c-salmo-26-el-senor-es-mi-...

Author: Richard Schletty

GIA hymnals comparative listings are very helpful for locating songs. Here are GIA Music's current hymnals: giamusic.com/store/sacred-music-hymnals

GIA Music's comparative listings for current hymnals (as of 2019) include these hymnals:

  • Worship 4 (W4)
  • Worship 3 (W3)
  • Gather 3 (G3)
  • Gather Comprehensive 2nd Edition (GC2)
  • RitualSong 1st Edition (RS)
  • Gather Comprehensive (GC)
  • Catholic Community Hymnal (CCH)
  • Gather 2 (G2)
  • Ritual Song 2nd Edition (RS2)

Comparative Listings (click links to download Excel spreadsheets in XLSX format):
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Author: Richard Schletty

Here is an arrangement of Salmo 90 for the First Sunday of Lent, Cycle C.

Anthony Moran wrote this musical setting. He sent to me an a cappella recording of his lead voice. I added 12-string guitar and my own voices, mixing it using Apple Logic Pro. Yes, my bass, descant and falsetto voices are what you hear in there. Here's your opportunity to learn how to sing "salmos responsoriales" – responsorial psalms in Spanish. – Richard Schletty

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for...

Author: Richard Schletty

Here is an arrangement of Salmo 50 by Anthony Moran. Anthony sent to me an a cappella recording of his lead voice. I added 12-string guitar and my own voices, mixing it using Apple Logic Pro. Yes, my bass, descant and falsetto voices are what you hear in there. Here's your opportunity to learn how to sing "salmos responsoriales" – responsorial psalms in Spanish. – Richard Schletty

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 50 in Spanish for Ash Wednesday, Cycle C:...

Author: Richard Schletty

Here is an arrangement of Salmo 91 by Anthony Moran. Richard Schletty recorded and mixed this in his basement using Apple Logic Pro and his collection of real and digital instruments, along with his late night voices. Here's your opportunity to learn how to sing "salmos responsoriales" – responsorial psalms in Spanish.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 91 in Spanish for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C:

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Author: Richard Schletty

This article first appeared at cwatershed.org/blog/2011/dec/14/more-400-free-catholic-hymn-scores/

More than 200 free SATB hymn scores from The Vatican II Hymnal are available at the Corpus Christi Watershed website (ccwatershed.org). Additionally, 200+ organist scores (matching the SATB arrangements) are freely available at this website

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