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Author: Richard Schletty

Here is the result of a collaboration done in two days between me, Dan vi Nguyen (user asiansa09) and André van Haren. Dan's original post is here – you can see how the song progressed.

4/29/2017: A piano-guitar-voice score (PDF file) has been added to the end of this story. It is free for you to download. I am grateful to my colleague, composer...

Author: Richard Schletty

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

May 10, 2017  - Our $10 Anthem Program 

Here are this week's $10 anthems. Another "summer choir" hit, and an SAB anthem that is just lovely!

Don't forget, if you have a summer choir, we have a whole collection of one-rehearsal anthems. (Look under "Collections.")

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

Yes, it's the honor system. We trust you....

Author: Richard Schletty

I was inspired by lyrics posted by TCS member asiansa09, in her blog post here at TCS: "For the Love of Humanity." Dan was hoping that someone could set her lyrics to music. I took on the challenge. 

Initially, I composed an upbeat Folk-Gospel styled song which greatly modified Dan's lyrics. It is called God's Gift to All the World and is posted here.

Next, I created a chant-styled song that is much more faithful to Dan's original lyrics and...

Author: aresende

I'm a Catholic musician/composer from Brazil and I'd like to promote my instrumental music inspired by the Seven Sacraments. My site is antonioresende.com

My music written in various genres can be found here: antonioresende.com/music

Highlights of Antonio Resende's Sacramentum album:

Author: Richard Schletty

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

April 19, 2017  - Our $10 Anthem Program 

Happy Easter! Now that the intensity of Holy Week has passed, we hope that you'll give our $10 anthem program a look!

We're still featuring two pieces each week that you may download without becoming a subscriber. If you choose to use one or both, the cost is just $10 (per-anthem please...) You can send us a check. Then make whatever copies you need and put it in your library.

THIS WEEK - we've added a handbell piece!

Yes, it's the honor system. We trust you. Ten bucks.

Here...

Author: Richard Schletty

A meditation on the suffering, death and rising of Jesus Christ with a harmonica rendition of "Were You There?" Audio and images recorded at the Church of Saint Mark, Saint Paul, Minnesota. These oil-on-canvas Stations of the Cross were restored at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Funding provided by Saint Mark's Council of Catholic Women. Intro text and harmonica by Chris Engelmann. Photography, sound and video production by Schletty Design, www.schletty.com. © 2017, Chris Engelmann and Richard Schletty.

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Author: Richard Schletty

Here are two renditions of "Psalm 22: My God, My God," a responsorial psalm composed by Paul F. Page.

1) Psalm 22: My God, My God (Paul F. Page) – a richly layered demo by Paul with piano, woodwinds and two voices

2) Psalm 22: My God, My God (Paul F. Page) – a barebones demo by Richard Schletty with solo voice and arpeggiated guitar

Free sheet music and audio file links are below.

See numerous other free original liturgical music...

Author: Richard Schletty

Published 3 April 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski at Corpus Christi Watershed:

This year's Symposium will be spectacular, and the response—from all over the world—has been overwhelming. The musical program, which is close to being finalized, almost seems a direct response to an article I wrote last January entitled True Vs. False Diversity. We have a bewildering variety of styles, and new works by famous composers will be revealed.

The Credo,...

Author: Richard Schletty

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.

Pentecost, the birthday of the church! Yes, a bit ahead of time, but we know you like to plan ahead.

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Holy Spirit, Gentle Dove - Steven Curtis...

Author: Richard Schletty

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.

You have to log-in to view, listen, and download these.

A Canon of Praise - W.A. Mozart

Canon - 4 in 2 (SATB or 4-part choir). Simple and effective, with...

Author: Richard Schletty

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,...

Author: Richard Schletty

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 Jesus.
His name's so sweet. (...

Author: Richard Schletty

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...

Author: Richard Schletty

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...

Author: Richard Schletty

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...

Author: Richard Schletty

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 ...

Author: Richard Schletty

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:...

Author: Richard Schletty

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...

Author: Richard Schletty

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). 

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Author: Richard Schletty

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/

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