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Where did our practice tracks for GIA and OCP hymns go? Please read here: topcatholicsongs.com/one-license-hymnal-songs-removed. I recommend that you go to YouTube.com to find psalms and hymns to listen to. I am no longer able to provide demos of songs that are managed by ONE LICENSE (including hymnals by GIA and OCP). 

Taste and See How the Good Lord Brings Us Peace (based on Psalm 34)

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Taste and See How the Good Lord Brings Us Peace

 

Music: Richard Schletty

Text: Richard Schletty; based on Psalm 34: R.(9a); 2-3, 4-5, 6-7

 

   D         Bm   C         G                     D         G

R. Taste and see, taste and see how the good Lord brings us peace.

 

D            C

 Every day I praise the Lord.

  D                    C

I raise up my voice in song.

  Am                      Em

I hope that by singing my joyful words

       G                    D            

I will help make the humble strong.

 

R. Taste and see, taste and see how the good Lord brings us peace.

 

    D                  C

We gather together to glorify...
  
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Liturgical Music Resources


Catholic song planning guides and indices of Christian songs

Publisher Link Fee
Liturgical Press

Quarterly planner/weekly suggestions. Free Downloadable Music Planner. The Celebrating the Eucharist Music Planner is available for you to download for free as an Adobe PDF file. The Music Planner is updated quarterly. It also includes suggested music for both Sacred Song 2011 and Sacred Song 2016 as well as for our classic hymn resource book, The Collegeville Hymnal.

Liturgical Psalter Index by Psalm Number

free
GIA Music GIA Hymnal collection: giamusic.com/store/sacred-music-hymnals see site

Revised Grail Psalms (text only): 
giamusic.com/sacred_music/RGP/psalmDisplay.cfm
Search for text by Psalm number. Or search for Lectionary settings of responsorial psalms for specific Sundays and holy days.

The Revised Grail Psalms were confirmed by decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on March 19, 2010 (Prot. N. 172/09/L). Copyright and licensing info: giamusic.com/sacred_music/RGP/GrailLicense.cfm

see copyright and licensing info

GIAPlanner Plus. Sunday-by-Sunday music suggestions from the most popular and highly respected GIA hymnals representing a wide range of publishers. Need help teaching your cantors the psalm of the week? Want to familiarize your choir with a new anthem? How about encourage practice outside of rehearsals? Note pricing options at right. Only the Gold plan allows you to listen to audio samples. ​

Bronze: free.
Silver: $39/yr
Gold: $129/yr
Quarterly Planning Pages free
Choral music weekly suggestions free
GIA Quarterly - planning magazine see site for details
Liturgy Help Liturgyhelp.com - comprehensive liturgical planning site – Available in Australia. No longer available in the United States through GIA. see site for details
OCP

OCP Hymnals - Choose from the wide variety of OCP hymnals to lift the voices of your assembly in song!

see site for details
Support materials for your missal program

Accompaniment books, resources for music and prayer, quarterly planning tools and more
see site for details
Today's Liturgy - planning magazine (paper and electronic) see site for details
Liturgy.com - comprehensive liturgical planning site
Free online planning guide: Liturgy.com Planner
$129/year
free
WLP AIM - planning magazine (paper or electronic) see site for details
ONE LICENSE

Search for song titles: onelicense.net/search

https://www.onelicense.net/options-and-prices
https://www.onelicense.net/how-it-works#practice

Practice-Track License

The Practice-Track License enables Music Ministers to create practice CDs or MP3s for their choir or ensemble members. With this license, you are able to:

  • Copy demonstration recordings provided by a Member Publisher,
  • Copy commercial CDs or MP3s purchased from a Member Publisher or record company,
  • Record your own versions of covered songs for your ensemble (that difficult tenor part, for example, or an accompaniment track), 
  • Burn CDs and email MP3s. 
  • Store recordings on a secure intranet.

For a complete list of Member Publishers who participate, click here.

  • Once tracks are recorded, our convenient technology allows you to easily report your usage.
  • Users will purchase Practice-Track Licenses based on their average weekly attendance.

Please visit Options & Prices page for more information.

Note: The Practice-Track License is for practice and rehearsal purposes only and is not intended to cover recordings for use within a live worship service.

see site for pricing options
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Daily Readings in English from Lectionary for Mass: usccb.org/bible/readings/021819.cfm

Daily Readings in Spanish from Lectionary for Mass: usccb.org/bible/lecturas/021819.cfm

USCCB Permissions: usccb.org/bible/permissions

see permissions
Hymnary.org www.hymnary.org - A comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals. Includes texts, tunes, composers, composer biographies and credits. see site for prices

Please feel free to suggest additional song finders by sending a note to info@topcatholicsongs.com.

 


Catholic hymnals and song collections

If there is no link given or if a link has been changed by the publisher, please use your Internet search engine to find the hymnal. I invite site visitors to help me keep this list of music resources up to date. Contact Richard with additions or changes. Thank you!

African American Heritage Hymnal – GIA Music
As One Voice – Willow Publishing
Breaking Bread – OCP
Brébeuf Hymnal – Corpus Christi Watershed
Catholic Community Hymnal – GIA Music
Choose Christ – OCP
Collegeville Hymnal, The – Liturgical Press
Cross Generation – GIA Music
Flor y Canto Tercera Edición – OCP
Gather Comprehensive – GIA Music
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition – GIA Music
Gather Second Edition – GIA Music
Gather Third Edition – GIA Music
Glory & Praise, Third Edition – OCP
Heritage Missal – OCP
Hymns for the Gospels – GIA Music
Journeysongs, Third Edition – OCP
Lead Me, Guide Me, Second Edition – GIA Music
Misal del Día – OCP
Music for Catholic Worship (Canada) – CCCB Publications (available by Lent 2020)
Music Issue
One in Faith Hymnal – WLP
Oramos Cantando/We Pray In Song – GIA Music
Respond & Acclaim – OCP
Ritual Song, Second Edition – GIA Music
Sacred Song hymnal – Liturgical Press
St. Michael Hymnal
Singing Our Faith – GIA Music
Spirit & Song Hymnal – OCP
Today's Missal – OCP
Unidos en Cristo/United in Christ seasonal missal and worship resource – OCP
V Encuentro: Discípulos Misioneros y Iglesia en Misión – OCP
We Celebrate Worship Resource: Hymnal and Companion Missal – WLP/J.S. Paluch
Word & Song – WLP
Worship & Rejoice – Hope Publishing
Worship 4th Edition – GIA Music
WorshipNOW Hymnal – WorshipNOW Publishing

 


Independent Catholic songwriter resources and collaboration/support groups

Musica Sacra: Church Music Association of America and Musica Sacra Forum – The Church Music Association of America (founded in 1874) is an association of Catholic musicians and others who have a special interest in music and liturgy, active in advancing Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other forms of sacred music, including new composition, for liturgical use. The CMAA’s purpose is the advancement of musica sacra in keeping with the norms established by competent ecclesiastical authority.

 


PROs: performing rights organizations

  • ASCAP – A membership association of more than 470,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music.
  • BMI – BMI is the bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that want to play their music publicly.
  • SESAC – SESAC is an invitation-only Performing Rights Organization that represents the world's top songwriters, composers and music publishers.
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A&R (Artists and Repertoire)

  • TAXI World’s leading independent A&R company
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Catholic liturgical music publishers, licensing and resources

American Catholic Press – American Catholic Press (ACP) is a publisher of hymnals, missals, books, and other materials for the liturgy, both in celebration and education.

CanticaNOVA Publications (CNP) Publishers of traditional liturgical music (choral, cantor, organ, instrumental), providing free liturgy planning assistance and articles online.

GIA – GIA Publications is a major publisher of sacred choral music, hymnals, sacred music recordings, music education materials, and other related products.

Ignatius Press – Ignatius Press publishers and distributors of Catholic books, magazines, videos and music; primary publisher in U.S. of Pope Benedict XVI's books.

Liturgical Press – "Resources for a Worshiping World." Liturgical Press was founded by Saint John's Abbey (Collegeville, MN) in 1926.

OCP (Oregon Catholic Press) – Much more than a missal publisher, OCP offers an impressive range of products and services — more than 650 — from music for worship to CDs for listening, from inspirational books to online tools, from hymnals to magazines.

WLP – World Library Publications – World Library Publications is a division of J.S. Paluch Company, Inc., providing Catholic music, liturgy and worship resources, Mass Settings, Mass Music and more.

ONE LICENSE – Obtain copyright permission to reprint, podcast, and record hymns and songs for your congregation. Search for and download music image files (lyrics only) to use for your worship aid, bulletin or projection.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) – Daily Readings in English from Lectionary for Mass, Daily Readings in Spanish from Lectionary for Mass, USCCB Permissions.
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Free Catholic music scores and audio samples composed by Paul F. Page

Paul F. Page, composer


 

Paul F. Page, composer

Offering free downloads of easy-to-learn liturgical hymns and psalms, plus piano, organ, vocal, choral and instrumental music in a variety of genres.



Paul and I met at MacJams.com, an online music collaboration and sharing community. We have collaborated on a few songs and have shared our trials and successes in producing music with virtual instruments and sequencers like Apple Logic. Paul has also helped me to improve my skills in music engraving (notation). – Richard Schletty

About Paul

A composer, teacher, and performer, Paul is now retired from a 36-year teaching career—music, journalism, English—and divides much of his time among composing, arranging, and performing. His original music has been published by J. Paluch/World Library PublicationsMark Foster MusicCurtis MusicThe Oregon Catholic PressHinshaw MusicSomerset Press/Hope PublishingLorenz Music, and CynMar Publications. A number of his works have been performed and recorded in Europe and Canada, the former Soviet Union, Japan, and extensively in the U.S. Read more at www.paulpage.org.

Beautiful free music!

At his own website, Paul offers free sheet music scores and free sample audio files. 

Downloadable music includes:

Paul's music at Apple iTunes

Additional music composed and recored by Paul is available here.

More about Paul's music

Paul F. Page's music comes from a background steeped in classical music from the Baroque era to the present. Elements of Mendelssohn, Chopin, Mozart, Faure, Debussy, as well as influences from the visual/cinematic world can be found in this "hybrid-classical" album...  Read Full Story >>>

More Than 400 Free Catholic Hymn Scores from the Vatican II Hymnal

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

For an index for the Vatican II Hymnalplease click here.

Here is a sampling of hymns available:

Page 203 • O God, Our Help In Ages Past (ST. ANNE)
    (organist)   •   (SATB)   •   (Org/Cantor)

Page 204 • All People That On Earth Do Dwell (OLD HUNDREDTH)
    (organist)   •   (SATB)   •   (Org/Cantor)

Page 205 • Praise to the Lord, The Almighty (LOBE DEN HERREN)
    (organist)   •   (SATB)   •   (Org/Cantor)

Page 206 • All Creatures of Our God and King (LASST UNS ERFREUEN)
    (organist)   •   (alt)   •   (SATB)   •   (Org/Cantor) ...
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Domingo 7 ordinario (C) - Salmo 102 - El Señor es compasivo y misericordioso

NOTE: I re-recorded the lead voice. Please give a listen now and let me know what you think. Working hard on my Spanish diction. Free download!

Here is an arrangement of Salmo 102 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 102 in Spanish for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C:

catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-7-ordinario-c-salmo-102-el-senor-es-compasivo-y-misericordioso/​

 

Domingo 7 Tiempo Ordinario (Ciclo C), 24 De Febrero 2019
 
Salmo Responsorial
Del Salmo 102
 
        Bm(Simin)            A7(La7)  D(Re)
R. El Señor es compasivo y misericordioso. (2)
 
D(Re)                  Bm(Simin)
Bendice al Señor, alma mía,
Bm(Simin)                        A7(La7)
que todo mi ser bendiga su santo nombre... 
 

Domingo 6 ordinario (C) – Salmo 1 – Dichoso el hombre que confía en el Señor

Here is Richard Schletty singing an arrangement of a salmo responsorial written by his music collaborator, Anthony Moran. Richard does all voices, classical nylon guitar and MIDI bass (using EWQL Symphonic Strings Pizzicato Bass and his Ensoniq ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer). Mixing done by Schletty in Apple Logic Pro.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 1 in Spanish for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C:

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-6-ordinario-c-salmo-1-dichoso-el-hombre-que-confia-en-el-senor/
 

Domingo 6 Tiempo Ordinario (Ciclo C), 17 De Febrero 2019
 
Salmo Responsorial
Del Salmo 1
 
                  D(Re)    Em(Mimin)     A7(La7)     D(Re)
R. (Sal 39, 5a) Dichoso el hombre que confía en el Señor. (2)
 
D(Re)                                        Bm(Simin)
Dichoso aquel que no se guía por mundanos criterios,
Bm(Simin)                                  A7(La7)
que no anda en malos pasos ni se burla del bueno,
A7(La7)
que ama la ley de Dios
A7(La7)                       D(Re)
y se goza en cumplir sus mandamientos.
 
     D(Re)    Em(Mimin)     A7(La7)     D(Re)
R. Dichoso el hombre que confía en el Señor.
 
D(Re)                              Bm(Simin)
Es como un árbol plantado junto al río... 

Domingo 5 ordinario (C) – Salmo 137 – Cuando te invocamos, Señor, nos escuchaste

Here is Richard Schletty singing along and playing along again with his music collaborator, Anthony Moran! Richard added his vocal harmonies, classical nylon guitar and MIDI bass (a fake guitarrón or tololoche). Anthony does lead voice and organ. Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 137 in Spanish for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C:

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-5-ordinario-c-salmo-137-cuando-te-invocamos-señor-nos-escuchaste
 

Domingo 5 Tiempo Ordinario (Ciclo C)
 
Salmo 137, 1-2a. 2bc-3. 4-5. 7c-8.
 
D(Re)             G(Sol)   D(Re) A(La)   D(Re)
 R. Cuando te invocamos, Señor,  nos escuchaste. (2)
 
D(Re)                    Bm(Simin)
De todo corazón te damos gracias,
Bm(Simin)                         A7(La7)
Señor, porque escuchaste nuestros ruegos.
A7(La7)                        
Te cantaremos delante de tus ángeles,
A7(La7)             D(Re)
te adoraremos en tu templo.  
 
R. Cuando te invocamos, Señor, nos escuchaste.
 
Señor, te damos gracias...

Com tua mão, Ministério Irmãos de Coração – With Your Hand, Brothers of the Heart Ministry

youtube.com/watch?v=UEAPdEa__yE

A beautiful live performance featuring cantor Anne Pires. Interpretada por Anne Pires.

I am posting this on behalf of TCS user Anderson whose profile says: I've been a Catholic musician since 1999. Nowadays I'm playing electric guitar in a band name "Irmãos de corração". 

Band information: Ministério Irmãos de Coração no Paz e Som. Contato Ministério Irmãos de Coração: (75) 98845-1677 zap

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