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

Miercoles de Ceniza (C) - Salmo 50 - Misericordia, Señor, hemos pecado

Here is an arrangement of Salmo 50 by Anthony Moran. Anthony sent to me an a cappella recording of his lead voice. I added 12-string guitar and my own voices, mixing it using Apple Logic Pro. Yes, my bass, descant and falsetto voices are what you hear in there. Here's your opportunity to learn how to sing "salmos responsoriales" – responsorial psalms in Spanish. – Richard Schletty

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 50 in Spanish for Ash Wednesday, Cycle C:

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/miercoles-de-ceniza-ciclo-c-salmo-50-misericordia-senor-hemos-pecado/

Miercoles de Ceniza Ciclo C, 6 De Marzo 2019
 
Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 50, 3-4. 5-6a. 12-13. 14 y 17, R. (cf 3a)
 
   Bm(Simin)            Em(Mimin) Bm(Simin)
R. Misericordia, Señor, hemos pecado.
 
Bm(Simin) 
Por tu inmensa compasión y misericordia,
D(Re)                               Bm(Simin)
Señor, apiádate de mí y olvida mis ofensas.
Bm(Simin)      A(La)     D(Re)
Lávame bien de todos mis delitos,
A(La)                 Bm(Simin)
y purifícame de mis pecados.  R. ...

Domingo 8 ordinario (C) - Salmo 91 - Qué bueno es darte gracias, Señor

Here is an arrangement of Salmo 91 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 91 in Spanish for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C:

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-8-ordinario-c-salmo-91-que-bueno-es-darte-gracias-senor/
 

Domingo 8 Ordinario (Ciclo C), 3 De Marzo 2019
Salmo Responsorial
Del Salmo 91, R. cf. 2a
 
        D(Re)          A7(La7)    D(Re)
R. ¡Qué bueno es darte gracias, Señor!
 
D(Re)                               Bm(Simin)
¡Qué bueno es darte gracias, Dios altísimo,
Bm(Simin)     A7(La7)
y celebrar tu nombre, 
A7(La7)
pregonando tu amor cada mañana 
A7(La7)                   D(Re)
y tu fidelidad, todas las noches! ...
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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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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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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...

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 >>>

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

Domingo 4 ordinario (C) – Salmo 70 – Señor, tú eres mi esperanza

Here I am again singing along and playing along again with my music collaborator, Anthony Moran! I added my descant voice, real nylon guitar and "virtual" bass (a fake guitarrón). Ask me how I did it.

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 70 in Spanish for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C:

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-4-ordinario-c-salmo-70-senor-tu-eres-mi-esperanza/
Domingo 4 Tiempo Ordinario (Ciclo C)

Salmo 70, 1-2. 3-4a. 5-6ab. 15ab y 17

   D(Re)     A(La)       D(Re)
R. Señor, tú eres mi esperanza. (2)

D(Re)                 Bm(Simin)
Señor, tú eres mi esperanza,
Bm(Simin)                   A7(La7)
que no quede yo jamás defraudado... 
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Songs from major Catholic hymnal publishers have been removed

As of January 31, 2019, I am no longer able to post at TopCatholicSongs.com practice tracks and lyrics of songs that are managed by ONE LICENSE – www.onelicense.netThis includes music from GIA, OCP, WLP and other major Catholic music publishers. I cannot afford the licensing fees.

I recommend that you 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 and OCP). 

I have deleted from this TCS website practice tracks I made for liturgical songs managed by ONE LICENSE (OL). ​I have also deleted 193 OL-managed songs from my YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/rschletty. These were all my own self-produced "covers" of songs from GIA and OCP hymnals – songs that I have sung for years at weekend masses, funerals, weddings, faith formation services and pro-life prayer vigils. 

All these "cover songs" were simply done to help site visitors learn and appreciate popular songs published by major Catholic hymnal publishers. Most of the songs came from these GIA Music hymnals: RitualSong and Gather. Some were songs licensed by OCP and WLP. I am sorry for the sudden disappearance of my simple, unpolished practice tracks that so many site visitors appreciated since early 2014 (when I assumed ownership of this website). I tried to be legal but the licensing fees are too much for me. I am the sole admin and editor of Top Catholic Songs. 

I will continue to post songs by artists who have given me direct permission to distribute their audio files and lyrics at no cost (free of licensing and royalties). I am also able to post songs that are published at iTunes, YouTube, CD Baby or SoundCloud. Send me the link to your published song or album and I will embed the site's music player in a story. These embedded players stream all or part of a song. As a registered user, you may create your own stories. 

Please visit my liturgical music project which features the compositions of Anthony Moran, written in English and Spanish: Catholic Liturgy In Song – insong.org. Nearly all the music there is free. This includes audio demos and simple guitar lead sheets. Some songs have full piano arrangements with guitar chords.

Richard Schletty
owner and editor of TopCatholicSongs.com
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Reason 2 Sing ©2018 MSTM † MUSIC


  Reason 2 Sing ©2018 MSTM † MUSIC
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Domingo 2 ordinario (C) – Salmo 95 – Cantemos la grandeza del Señor

Please visit Catholic Liturgy in Song to get free downloads of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Responsorial Psalm 95 in Spanish for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C:

https://catholicliturgyinsong.org/product/domingo-2-ordinario-c-salmo-95-cantemos-la-grandeza-del-senor/
Domingo 2 Tiempo Ordinario (Ciclo C)

Salmo Responsorial
Salmo 95, 1-2a. 2b-3. 7-8a. 9-10a y c.

      Bm(Simin)    Em(Mimin)  Bm(Simin)
R. Cantemos la grandeza del Señor. (2)

Bm(Simin)
Cantemos al Señor un nuevo canto,
       D(Re)                   A7(La7)
que le canten al Señor toda la tierra;
                         D(Re)
cantemos al Señor y bendigámoslo.   Read Full Story >>>

All of my Days ©2018 MSTM † MUSIC

All of my Days ©2018 MSTM † MUSIC
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