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Author: Dhaivid3
Oops. Missed this message from you somehow. Yes, thank you very much for introducing us. He did give it an upgrade! :)Let me know how you get on.God Bless.Wede
Author: Richard Schletty
Here is some info about Sir Richard Terry and the 1912 Westminister Hymnal, approved for use in Roman Catholic liturgies in Great Britain:Sir Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938)http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/Biographies/ri..."Terry was able to establish at Westminster Cathedral a tradition of musical treatment for the whole of the Roman liturgy in England based on the principles laid down in the Motu proprio, so that the Use of Westminster offered an example...
Author: Richard Schletty
My choir director is quite impressed with this piece. Here is what she wrote:"Thanks, Richard.  I was not familiar with this motet, and we may use it. We do have a not insignificant repertory of polyphonic motets, and a few we have for Pentecost, but not of Victoria, and not with the chorale alternatum.  Ostrowski is an interesting fellow, worth listening to. We may in fact try this Victoria motet/hymn arrangement Sunday, depending on the choir's energy at rehearsal.  I'm sending...
Author: Richard Schletty
I'm glad I connected you with André van Haren who improved your engraving by adding hyphens to words and adding a simple organ accompaniment. Bravo! Hopefully, I can arrange to get a real voice recording of your Kyrie I. 
Author: Dhaivid3
Hello.I listened to this several times yesterday. I might be over-reacting here but I don't believe I have ever heard anything as beautiful as this. It had a strange effect on me, I cannot quite explain it. Thank you for posting it. Such a Blessing.Many regards,Wede
Author: Richard Schletty
Thank you, Wede. Let's see what we can do to create beautiful sacred music together. 
Author: Dhaivid3
Dear Mr. Richard.Thank you for the kind feedback. I am glad you are open to the suggestion of collaborating. I am not sure what I can contribute to your music projects however please feel free to let me know if you have any ideas that we can work on together!I have attached the PDFs to all my songs on the website. There are four of them now. Yes, I try as much as I can to make sure I generate a PDF for all my music. I use Finale Notepad, a free software. With Finale Notepad, you...
Author: Richard Schletty
Dear Wede,Thank you for sharing your Kyrie Eleison and Halleluia songs. Good polyphony. I especially like that you attached a PDF of the sheet music for this Kyrie. Can you do that for the other songs?What program do you use to create your MIDI recording? What program do you use to create your sheet music?We might be able to help you get better recordings of your songs. Do you have a church choir that can sing this for you? Otherwise, I will try to find SATB voices to demo the song. I am...
Author: Richard Schletty
Dear Wede,Thank you for sharing your Kyrie Eleison and Halleluia songs. Good polyphony. I especially like that you attached a PDF of the sheet music for one of the songs. Can you do that for the other songs?What program do you use to create your MIDI recording? What program do you use to create your sheet music?We might be able to help you get better recordings of your songs. Do you have a church choir that can sing this for you? Otherwise, I will try to find SATB voices to demo the song. ...
Author: Richard Schletty
Dear Wede,Thank you for sharing your Kyrie Eleison and Halleluia songs. Good polyphony. I especially like that you attached a PDF of the sheet music for one of the songs. Can you do that for the other songs?What program do you use to create your MIDI recording? What program do you use to create your sheet music?We might be able to help you get better recordings of your songs. Do you have a church choir that can sing this for you? Otherwise, I will try to find SATB voices to demo the song. ...
Author: Richard Schletty
Dear Wede,Thank you for sharing your Kyrie Eleison and Halleluia songs. Good polyphony. I especially like that you attached a PDF of the sheet music for one of the songs. Can you do that for the other songs?What program do you use to create your MIDI recording? What program do you use to create your sheet music?We might be able to help you get better recordings of your songs. Do you have a church choir that can sing this for you? Otherwise, I will try to find SATB voices to demo the song. ...
Author: Richard Schletty
Not just amen – alleluia! Thanks, Bukenya, for your words of inspiration.
Author: Richard Schletty
Paul F. Page has graciously added a simple counter melody for verses 2 and 3. This can be easily sung by a youth choir. Download the two-part version here: Wondrous Clay sheet music (piano, two voice parts, guitar)
Author: Richard Schletty
Maggie, so glad you like Wondrous Clay!
Author: Maggie
Richard, thank you so much for the suggestions! I printed off your original compostion and will try and introduce it to the youth choir at our next practice!Thanks,Maggie
Author: Richard Schletty
Maggie, I would also like to suggest my own composition, Wondrous Clay: www.topcatholicsongs.com/wondrous-clay-2015Richard
Author: Richard Schletty
Please consider supporting George Lower's "I Think of You" Florida Folk Music Project.George wrote at Kickstarter:Concurrently, I'm working to raise additional funds by selling my surplus vehicle and seeking additional private donors. As you can see, your outstanding pledges will go a long way toward helping complete the second phase of recording the project. Please, if you have not done so, send your pledges in today. You can send checks to:LowDown Music, 8642 White Egret Way, Lake Worth, FL...
Author: metchie
This is a nice way to bring back the love of people to hesus christ.Nice video.
Author: Richard Schletty
I also recommend you visit the web site of composer Paul F. Page. He has a number of scores of sacred/liturgical choral works that can be freely downloaded. http://www.paulpage.org/Paul_Page_Music/Vocal_Music.htmlTell Paul I sent you!
Author: msmith
Thank you, Richard. Also, thank you for fixing my post. That was kind of you.
Author: Richard Schletty
Margo, your song "Alleluia, Alleluia! " is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. 
Author: Cantor Cecil
 The Call is awesome. I'll go check out your other trax.
Author: Ricardo Lardo
This is very nice singing. And a good selection of songs. Some of my favs.
Author: Richard Schletty
Here are the Stephen DeCesare YouTube videos (from the links posted above). Very nicely done!As editor, I would like to include here Stephen's bio (from http://www.stephendecesare.com)DeCesare, as a composer, is an autodidact. He has over 1200 compositions in his catalog which include religious songs, a Requiem Mass, orchestral pieces, and musicals. He has enjoyed national and international success with many of his compositions such as the "Our Lady of Fatima" and "A Christmas Carol"...
Author: Richard Schletty
Posted by George Lower at his Kickstarter campaign:Hi everyone,Well, it is coming down to crunch time! We have 9 days to go! The pledges keep coming in at a steady pace but we really need to up the ante and get more pledges on board here in these last few days. Let's keep pushing forward! Any amount gets us closer to the goal of full funding! I'm so appreciative for the 41 people who have stepped forward and pledged support so far! Your support means the world to me; and, I will do my best to...
Author: Richard Schletty
Annette, thanks for all you do in your ministry of motivation, reflection and celebration. Your voice is wonderful.
Author: Richard Schletty
I found a used copy of Hymnal For Young Christians on Amazon and recorded the refrain and all 5 verses. The verses are challenging. A YouTube video is posted above. I also located online and ordered an original vinyl copy of the album "Run, Come, See" by Robert Blue which has "Magnificat" on it. My interpretation of the hymnal sheet music may be different than the recorded version. We will see! Comments welcome.
Author: Richard Schletty
I fetched an old copy of "Hymnal For Young Christians" from an Amazon bookseller. Magnificat by Robert Blue is on page 141. I'll record it and share it here. The 8th edition (1970) of Hymnal For Young Christians has the song in the key of G – one and a half steps higher than the key of E posted above. The first edition of the hymnal, published by F.E.L. Publications, was in 1966.
Author: Richard Schletty
Fr. Joseph, it's great to have you onboard here at TCS. Best to you. Your music has spirit and meaning. 
Author: Richard Schletty
"Keep the Fire Burning: The Folk Mass Revolution" by Ken CanedoKTFB-Chapter 8 "Hymnal for Young Christians"FEL's HYMNAL FOR YOUNG CHRISTIANS helped solve the thin repertoire problem of the early Folk Mass days. Featured songs: "I Lift Up My Eyes" by Ray Repp from the 1966 FEL recording, Allelu! "Allelu" by Ray Repp from the 1968 FEL recording, Sing Praise!http://kencanedo.libsyn.com/ktfb-chapter-8-hymnal-for-young-christians-Date: Wed, 18 November 2009iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/...