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Find practice tracks and lyrics for liturgies and other church services by referring to our Liturgical Music Resources page. And see this useful GIA hymnals comparative listing of songs.

Use search window in the right sidebar to find songs, artists, composers, music-making tips and more. 

You can go to YouTube.com to find psalms and hymns to listen to. You will find there many songs managed by ONE LICENSE (including songs from hymnals by GIA, OCP and WLP).

You can see low-resolution sheet music previews of many popular Catholic songs at Hymnary.org

Irmãos de coração band (Brothers of Heart)

The Ministry of Brothers of Heart in Peace and Sound. Anderson wrote: "I'm a Catholic musician since 1999. Nowadays I'm playing electric guitar in a band named 'Irmãos de corração'."

Music theory lessons by André van Haren

Music theory tutorials by André van Haren, starting with the basics. 

Note that the YouTube video here is a playlist. Click on "hamburger" icon in upper left corner of YouTube video to select lessons, or let them auto-play. I will be adding lessons to this playlist in the days and weeks to come. Follow along!

Visit Andre's music site at www.andrevanharen.com

How Blessed ls This Place

Sung by Richard at St. Mary's in St. Paul, Minnesota. Text: Ernest E. Ryden, 1886-1981, alt., © sts. l-3, Lutheran Church in America, © st.4, 1958, Service Book and Hymnal. Tune: O WALY WALY, LM; English; harm. by Martin West, b.1929, © 1983, Hope Publishing Co.

"Polyphony for Dummies" at Corpus Christi Watershed

From Jeff Ostrowski at the Corpus Christi Watershed website:

Learn how to sing in an SATB multi-part choir!

Get started by downloading the PDF below:

PDF Download • GUERRERO KYRIE “Part C”

Then sing along with the YouTube videos at www.ccwatershed.org/blog/2016/aug/18/polyphony-dummies/

Let us know how well you did and what you learned!

O Christ, the Great Foundation (Lew, AURELIA)

O Christ, the Great Foundation. Lyrics: T. T. Lew. Tune: AURELIA. Sung at St. Mary's Church on 8/13/2016. More at www.hymnary.org/text/o_christ_the_great_foundation

O Christ, the great foundation
On which your people stand
To preach Your true salvation
In every age and land:
Pour out Your Holy Spirit...  Read Full Story >>>

Mass of Christ, Light of the Nations by Tony Alonso

A new Mass that is inspiring, versatile and engaging:

Mass of Christ, Light of the Nations by Tony Alonso

With a through-composed and verse/refrain Gloria, SAB choir plus descant, and instrumentation for two C instruments, trumpet, cello, piano or organ, Mass of Christ, Light of the Nations offers a wide variety of texture possibilities and is an effective setting for any ensemble. Accessible for the choir and congregation alike, it will quickly become a favorite that you return to continually throughout the liturgical year.

Preview Choral / Accompaniment Edition

Listen to Excerpts

The Signs of the Times: a peace song

The Signs of the Times is a peace song which relates to the events of the world today. Soloist: Janice Hoang Dispo.

THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES (I MUST FACE).
Words and Music by: Edgar Villavert Combong © 2013

When I see the signs of the times
I asked myself about tomorrow
Shall I see white clouds and skies of blue
Amid the winds of... 

Peter the Rock

"Peter the Rock" which was presented to St. John Paul the Second by Ambassador Raymond Flynn, and was blessed by the Pope.


4:33 minutes (6.26 MB).

Do What He Tells You to Do

This is our song about the Second Luminous Mystery, The Wedding at Cana, and how that is relevant to our heart and mind right now.


4:20 minutes (5.29 MB).

2016 Festival Sing by Music Ministry Alive! July 30th, 2016

Join the Music Ministry Alive! family as we celebrate our eighteenth year of fostering the growth of young pastoral musicians! Come sing and celebrate with youth from around the country and beyond!

2016 FESTIVAL SING!
Saturday, July 30th at 7:30 PM

$17 advance tickets available at musicministryalive.com
$20 at the door
The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

musicministryalive.com

St. Cecilia Hymnal (1937) - free PDF download

From Jeff Ostrowski at Corpus Christi Watershed:

I am currently working on a hymnal project, which—among other things—entails pouring through thousands of pages from old Catholic hymnals. Some hymns I discover are sentimental and low quality, while others are quite inspiring. Whenever possible, I’ll share these books with our readers. Some of our planned releases will astound you! On the other hand, some books are interesting primarily from a Catholic historian’s point of view.

HERE'S A RARE HYMNAL from 1937 you might enjoy downloading and glancing through:

PDF Download • St. Cecilia Hymnal (1937)

Like all the books we release, this extremely rare hymnal was previously unavailable until we scanned and uploaded it.

- Jeff Ostrowski

SATB “Agnus Dei” after Fr. Gregorio Allegri (d. 1652)

From Jeff at Corpus Christi Watershed...

VERY FEW CHOIRS can sing Allegri's Miserere Mei as it should be sung. (Come to think of it, Corpus Christi Cathedral did it cori spezzation Good Friday a few years ago—and it was marvelous.)
 
With small choirs in mind, fifteen years ago I adapted this piece for a setting of the "Agnus Dei." So many have asked for it over the years, I made it available today:
 

REHEARSAL VIDEOS : 

EQUAL VOICES : YouTube   •   Mp3 Audio 
SOPRANO : YouTube   •   Audio 
ALTO : YouTube   •   Audio 
TENOR : YouTube   •   Audio 
BASS : YouTube   •   Audio

Please see this post at ccwatershed.org Read Full Story >>>

Darkness to Light: A Liturgy of Advent Lessons and Carols

July 12, 2016 - ADVENT 
St. James Music Press 

Greetings!

We know that some of you guys and gals have already planned all your Advent music and are already looking at Easter 2017! (You know who you are...) But for those of you who are looking for a wonderful new Advent service, (or a fresh way to present your Advent Lessons and Carols, here it is.

Darkness to Light: A Liturgy of Advent Lessons and Carols

Throughout history, the Church kept Advent as a season of great solemnity - a time in which to meditate upon the ultimate issues of death, judgement, hell and...  Read Full Story >>>

Im Namen des Vaters und des Sohnes und des Heiligen Geistes. Amen. (30th June 2016)

Im Namen des Vaters und des Sohnes und des Heiligen Geistes. Amen. (30th June 2016)


0:27 minutes (637.18 KB).

There is a City far away (17th June 2016)

There is a City far away (17th June 2016)


1:24 minutes (1.93 MB).

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