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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!

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Author: Richard Schletty

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!

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Author: Richard Schletty

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...

Author: Richard Schletty

Practice video for a song written by Lori True. (c) 2003, GIA Publications. To be sung at 10 a.m. Mass at St. Matthew's Church on First Sunday of Lent, March 5, 2017. Come and worship with us at 510 Hall Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota 55107.

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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.

Can You Count the Stars? - Robert J. Powell

Unison Children's Choir and keyboard. Bright, cheerful, and fun. Easily learned with...

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Psalm 51 for 1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle A, by James Perkins

Based on Ps 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17

This is James' first time writing for SundayPsalm.com. Please give him some love for this great psalm arrangement for the 1st Sunday of Lent. Check him out at http://jamesperkins.webstarts.com/

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Author: Richard Schletty

This was the responsorial psalm at the First Reconciliation service at St. Matthew's Church on March 2, 2015. Please pray for our church. It may have to be merged soon. Attendance is low. Why? 

Psalm 51: Create in Me

Refrain: Create in me a clean heart, O God

1. Have mercy on me, O God. In the greatness of your love, cleanse me from my sin. Wash me.

2. Stay close to me, O God. In your presence keep me safe. Fill me with your spirit....

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Please visit: 
http://www.musicministryalive.com

Download PDF of MMA flyer here.

Music Ministry Alive! is an annual five-day summer institute held at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, for youth and adult leaders who have a passion for liturgical music and the desire to serve as ministers in their parishes and schools. This experience is open to any young person entering their 10th, 11th, or 12th...

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The Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
Thursday, February 23 - Sunday, February 26, 2017

Click here to watch live streamed events!

Going to the Congress? Make sure to stop by the GIA booth in the exhibit hall!

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My Soul Is Longing for Your Peace by Lucien Deiss. Text and music © 1965 WLP. I prefer the lower key of D (the top recording). The original key of F follows (the bottom recording). Which version do you like? I think a lot of church songs are written in keys that are too high for average voices. In this case, my WLP We Celebrate guitar edition has alternate capo 3 chords, so I played those chords without...

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Practicing responsorial psalm for Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A. Psalm 62 - Rest in God Alone, My Soul. (c) Conception Abbey and the Grail. Admin. by GIA Publications. Music: Michel Guimont.

R. Rest in God alone, rest in God alone, my soul.

In God alone is my soul at rest;
     my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock, my salvation,
     my fortress; never shall I falter.

In God alone be at rest, my soul,
     for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock, my salvation,
     my fortress;...

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Eye Has Not Seen was composed by Marty Haugen. © 1982, 1983, GIA Publications, Inc. Our small ensemble sings at the Church of St. Matthew, 504 Hall Ave, St. Paul, Minnesota 55107.



Refrain:
Eye has not seen, ear has not heard 
what God has ready for those who love him; 
Spirit of love, come, give us the mind of Jesus, 
teach us the wisdom of God. 

When pain and sorrow weigh us down, 
be near to us, O Lord, 
forgive the weakness of our faith, 
and bear us up within your peaceful word. 

Our lives are but a...

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Today's spotlight album is Adoration by Ken Whisler. The performances of these traditional Sacred, Gospel and Worship songs are particularly striking in Classical guitar artistry. They help center your mind and soul. Ken, a brilliant musician and part-time luthier, recorded these beautiful pieces at St. James Catholic Church in midtown Kansas City. – Richard Schletty, TCS editor

Ken's website: www....

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Praise and Thanksgiving. Text: Albert F. Bayly. Tune: BUNESSAN. 

Praise and thanksgiving 
Father we offer 
For all things living 
You have made good 
Harvest of sown fields 
Fruits of the orchard 
Hay from the mown fields 
Blossom and wood

BUNESSAN is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean's Songs and Hymns of the Gael (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald's carol "Child in the Manger." The tune is named after Macdonald's birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. BUNESSAN is also well known as the setting for Eleanor...

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Practicing with Jack at St. Matthew's Church a beautiful and meaningful setting of Psalm 34 written by John Foley. © 1978, 1991, John B. Foley, S.J. Published by OCP Publications.



And here we are presenting the responsorial psalm that weekend at the Church of St. Mary in downtown St. Paul. Jack is hidden behind piano. My daughter Anne is leading with me.



Refrain:
The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
Blessed be the Lord...

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O Breathe On Me, O Breath of God. Text: Edwin Hatch. Tune: ST. COLUMBA Richard Schletty and Anne Schletty (cantors) Jack Heitzinger (pianist) Church of St. Mary, 261 E. 8th St., St. Paul, Minnesota

O breathe on me, O Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love the things you love,
And do what you would do. 

O breath on me, O Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure;
Until my will is one with yours,
To do and to endure. 

O breath on me, O Breath of God,
My will to yours incline,
Until this selfish part of me 
Glows with your fire...

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Responsorial Psalm for 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A. 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, verses © 2011, refrain © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.



R. Blessed are they who...

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Singing MonkA message I received from St. James Music Press:

St. James Music Press is now featuring two "top-selling" anthems each week that you may download without becoming a subscriber. If you choose to use one or both, the cost is $10 (per anthem). Just send a check by mail to St. James Music Press. Then make whatever copies you need and put it in your library. Yes, it's the honor system. They trust you.

Details here: ...

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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. 

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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. 

NCYC Camp & Tour Schedule...