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Catholic Artist Scott Aitken

Scott Aitken

Spotlight on Scott Aitken (from Scott's profile posted here at Top Catholic Songs).

Scott Aitken: Producer / SingerSongwriter / Engineer / Former Frontman for Leap of Faith, Sacred Heart Production Studios.

From a 3.9 GPA at Full Sail University to a Full-fledged audio recording and production studio, Scott Aitken has run the gamut of the music industry. Whether running the sound board for Rock and Roll Hall of fame legend Dion or making on-stage appearances with world-famous Tony Melendez, Scott’s fluidity in audio-tronics has placed him at the cutting edge of sound engineering and composition. At the age of twelve, Scott’s Brother brought him a guitar, and with just a few strums on the battered instrument, Scott was hooked. At age 16 Scott had landed a recording contract, but at the age of 18 he decided his musical career would be better off in his own hands, due to the limitations of musical creativity that go along with being on a record label.

Scott then devoted himself to mastering his craft of both music and engineering. He formed the group Leap of Faith and his song... Read Full Story >>>

New Catholic Rock Musician - who is also a priest!

Howdy everybody! My name is Fr. Joseph Gill, a priest of the diocese of Bridgeport. I'm new to this site, and pretty excited because I just released (well, okay, it was last year) my third CD of Christian rock-pop-acoustic-folk-indie-sounding music. If you like Jars of Clay, Mercy Me, the old Switchfoot, or any of those bands, check out the music.

You can find it at http://www.noisetrade.com/josephgill or http://frjosephgill.bandcamp.com . Both websites offer all of my CDs for free - it's for the glory of God and the edification of souls, so feel free to download what you like, or share it with a friend...enjoy!

New from Tony Alonso  (GIA Publications)

Tony Alonzo"These are some of Tony's most beloved pieces—songs that reflect most deeply his spirituality and his voice as a songwriter."

In Endless Song

by Tony Alonso 

Tony Alonso has been a part of the GIA family of sacred music for nearly 15 years. In this time he has compiled an impressive array of titles for liturgy, prayer, and contemplation, many of which have become staples of contemporary worship.

In Endless Song is a compilation of some of Tony's finest works gathered into one collection for the express purpose of facilitating personal prayer and reflection. These are some of Tony's most beloved pieces—songs that reflect most deeply his spirituality and his voice as a songwriter. Songs like "What You Have Done for Me," "And Jesus Said," and "Here I Am" will inspire Christ-centered discipleship while "Fresh as the Morning," "I Will Lift My Eyes," and "In the Arms of God" will soothe and uplift your spirit. One of the many highlights of this recording is Tony's fresh and imaginative arrangement of "How Can I Keep from Singing." This tender song-prayer beautifully reflects the peace-filled confidence found in the knowledge that God is ever-present "through all the tumult and the strife..."

Hear song clips from Tony Alonso's Anthology.

Psalm 27: Praise the Lord Who Heals the Brokenhearted (Guimont)

Psalm 27: Praise the Lord Who Heals the Brokenhearted  Read Full Story >>>

New music to enhance your Lent and Holy Week worship - from GIA

GIA has new music to enhance your Lent and Holy Week worship. I received this notice because I am on GIA's mailing list. Click here to view new music offerings:

www.giamusic.com/email/index-email-2015-lent.html

New music:

Lent

Mass of MercyMass of Mercy by Lori True; Arranger: Paul Tate (A reflective mass setting that sets a quiet and reverent tone for Lenten worship. Acclamations based on the hymn tunes Attende Domine, PICARDY and Mode III of Plainchant). View preview (PDF file)

Come Back to the Lord by Leo Nestor.

Create in Me by Tony Alonso; Arranger: Chris de Silva

Entrance Antiphons for Lent by Normand Gouin

Remember Your Mercies, Lord by M. Roger Holland II

Holy Thursday

Psalm for Holy Thursday: Psalm 116 Our Blessing Cup. From the Proulx Legacy Series

Jesus Took a Towel: Song for the Washing of the Feet by Chrysogonus Waddell

Ubi Caritas by Francis Patrick O'Brien

Do This in Remembrance of Me by Larry Visser.

Mandatum by Peter Latona (Over 3000 copies sold)

Good Friday

Ave Verum Corpus by Stephen Johnson

GIA's best selling titles:

Palm Sunday / Good Friday

O Vos Omnes: This is one of the easier pieces in this series aimed primarily at the best high school, college, and professional choirs. Better church choirs will be quick to add this modern motet to their Passiontide repertoire.

Come, Behold the Lamb by Dana Mengel

When He Died upon the Tree – Text Author: Patrick Liebergen. Arranger: Patrick Liebergen

Holy Thursday

Ave Verum Corpus by W.A. Mozart. Editor : Richard Proulx... learn more

So You Must Do by Marty Haugen

No Greater Love by Jan Michael Joncas

There Is No Greater Love by Marty Haugen

Also see:

GIA's Quarterly Planning guide: Ash Wednesday – Pentecost February 18, 2015 to May 24, 2015: http://www.giamusic.com/pdf/H-A-Ash-W-Pent-2015.pdf

Subsidiarity: songs for the Birth of Christ and for Mary, the Mother of God

Fetal Records began in 1980 to publish Baltimore music associated with the DC punk hardcore scene. Bands like Law & Order and Bollocks played with with the likes of Black Flag, Dead Kennedies, Government issue, Minor Threat and Teen Idles. Vinyl included the DC area compilation Fetal Records 5. Subsequent evolved bands include Braver Noise and Paddywack in the 1990s. Subsidiarity/Tony Fazio is a Fetal Records project of various music styles including a blues/rock/punk fusion with the influence of blues guitarist and Berklee School of Music graduate Tony Fazio, members from former bands listed above, and other local musicians. Several new albums and musicians are anticipated in the near future. This includes the long anticipated Charlie Sayles album of Blues fame. 

Also see Subsidiarity and Subsidiarity/Tony Fazio Singles at CDBaby.

Here are three songs that were sent to Top Catholic songs by band member Azar (a physician who says he is a latecomer to songwriting. He used to drum for punk bands). See lyrics for the three songs below at full posting.

Icon: A Christian acoustic folk spiritual with Blues and Classic influences

All This Happened On Christmas Day

Snowy Christmas: A bluesy Christmas song featuring Tony Fazio on guitar and Greg Phillips on drums and vocals

See lyrics for these three songs at full posting. Read Full Story >>>

Blues legend Charlie Sayles joins the Subsidiarity Project

More news from the Subsidiarity Project

Azar wrote: "We have two new releases. We are trying to revive the career of Charlie Sayles of Blues fame. He is 67. Charlie has a polished and experienced voice." See this YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJOtaIbUXRs – it's a segment from a 2011 documentary called Times Like Deese. More at http://timeslikedeese.com/?p=musicians


Sad and Blue

This song was written in the spirit of the sanctifying grace that sorrow can offer. It will be featured on Charlie's next album. See lyrics under full story

https://soundcloud.com/fetalrecordsmusic/sad-and-blue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAtoB0oZ1EY


The Call

This song's lyrics are from The Song of Solomon. Although this is a love song, it speaks more deeply about the delight God sees and will see in the faces of those who respond to His love, namely the Church. See lyrics under full story.  

https://soundcloud.com/fetalrecordsmusic/the-call-1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfXyfHqSwUQ   Read Full Story >>>

Keep "Christ" and the "Mass" in "Christmas!"

WATCH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 2014 

Watch this week's special "All Things Are Possible" Christmas program tonight! John Michael will be teaching how to put "Christ" and the "Mass" back into "Christmas" so you can have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ!

"All Things Are Possible"  December 24, 2014

9pm ET, 8pm CT, 7pm MT and 6pm PT on THE CHURCH CHANNEL

Broadcasts repeat late night Saturdays and early Tuesday mornings.  For complete information please click HERE.


Dear friends,

Peace and good in Christ!

You are no doubt being overwhelmed with cards, appeals, and the typical hustle and bustle of Christmas, so I will keep this short.

After the rush, take some time for yourself and your family to simply focus on the essence of Christmas this year. It is simple: 

Keep "Christ," and the "Mass" in "Christmas!"

"Christ" means "anointed," like the oil that flowed down Aaron's beard, or oil that is rubbed deeply and repeatedly. The oil is  Read Full Story >>>

Humility by Nancy Krebs

Songs From The HeartNancy Krebs' song "Humility" is doing well on the numberonemusic.com charts this week.  Check out this song and the rest of her music at iTunes.

Nancy Krebs is a Christian singer-songwriter specializing in original acoustic meditational music. The feel is quiet, but the thoughts behind the songs create a powerful emotional reaction! Nancy Krebs started singing at age 3, and hasn't stopped yet! When she was 12, she began playing the violin. That soon led to the guitar and eventually the mandolin. In high school, Nancy began to write songs for Folk Masses and other church services. Ignoring a strong calling to compose full time, she actively pursued a career in theatre, film, radio and TV.

Nancy has performed with professional regional theatres such as Center Stage, Alaska Repertory Theatre and Meadowbrook Theatre. She was a member of the Emmy award winning TV series for PBS called Once Upon a Town.

Best Catholic Religious Songs playlist by Valentin Jubane

Best Catholic Religious Songs playlist

by Valentin Jubane

Prayer of St. Francis (Make Me A Channel of Your Peace) sung by Angelina, EWTN – Angelinasings
Here I Am Lord – Steve Silvia
How Great Thou Art by Alan Jackson – Julz Ares
Christ, Be Our Light - Bernadette Farell – RMBalugs  Read Full Story >>>

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