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Author: Richard Schletty
Maria: Is my YouTube video OK? Am I singing it correctly? This is what I posted above: Are you able to record your singing and send me an MP3? You can contact me by clicking on my user name and sending me a message.Here is the original sheet music from which I sang:http://www.topcatholicsongs.com/sites/default/files/Magnificat-Robert-Bl...I also recently ordered and received the original recording of Magnificat by Robert Blue – on his original vinyl record album called "Run, Come, See"....
Author: Marnisa
My mom used to sing this when I was a baby. She was a former nun for the FMA (Friends of Mary of the Assumption). I could sing it for youin the right tune in acapella and send it to you. My mom died in 2010. This song reminds me of her. I was trying to search online for that song.I didn't know it was The Magnificat. All I remember is As the rain rushes down. I do know how to sing it and if you can make a proper recordingof the tune I would very much appreciate it.Maria
Author: Richard Schletty
I appreciate that you stopped by to listen.
Author: Dhaivid3
Nice Psalm tune. Well done Richard. Have a grand Sunday!
Author: Richard Schletty
I also hope your Nigerian choir sings them! God be with you. Keep posting. MAybe others will catch on that this site can be a fount of inspiration.
Author: Richard Schletty
I wish I could help you. I did a search last year and searched again today. I can't find any instrumental sheet music. I did transcribe the chords that you see above from a couple YouTube videos. Hopefully, someone else can help you locate a score with strings. Otherwise, I could ask my colleague André to prepare an original arrangement for you. Do you have a budget for this? André can create a score using Sibelius. Thanks. 
Author: madg
 Dear friends, I am a string player [violin & viola]. I would like to find the sheet music for Mary Queen of the Universe.Thanks for all your help.
Author: Dhaivid3
Hello Richard! Hope you are doing great?! Yes, by angels! Ha ha! I hope you have been keeping well and the singing is going strong. Have a good day!Wede
Author: Richard Schletty
Edewede, I like this composition. It has the feel of a polyphonal song from the Medieval or Baroque periods. Of course, it will greatly improve when performed by voices and live instruments. Even better if performed by angels! Thank you for sharing.
Author: msmith
Thank you, Dhaivid3!
Author: Dhaivid3
Such a beautiful song. Well done and thank you for posting it.
Author: Richard Schletty
Fr. Joseph, I really like this song. So well writen and performed. Indeed, we are travelers caught between the organic sensations of earth and the sweet bliss of heaven.
Author: Richard Schletty
Have you played at NET Ministries events? I'd like to work with you to get a youth concert series going around the Twin Cities. You have my email contact info. I know St. Matthew's, St. Michael's and Our Lady of Guadalupe will be looking at New Evangelization initiatives. They recently purchased a CCLI license. Have you submitted your songs to CCLI SongSelect? I wonder if the Knights of Columbus, (West St. Paul and/or St. Paul Councils) would be interested in sponsoring gigs where you and I...
Author: Richard Schletty
A beautiful song. A heavenly dialog.
Author: Richard Schletty
I like the feel of this song. An upbeat search for goodness – a man looking to do better in his realtionship with his wife. Good words. Positive music with a message. The ukelele and horn are really cool. Tell us about how you recorded this. Do you perform it live?
Author: Richard Schletty
Here is a related article. This is from a recent issue of our Archdiocesan newspaper – The Catholic Spirit (the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota). It addresses the "New Evangelization" from a broad perspective.Catholics leaving pews; new initiatives aim to be antidoteshttp://thecatholicspirit.com/featured/catholics-leaving-pews-new-initiat...As you see, the article does not make any mention of worship or praise music. The failure to deeply Catholicize our youth is not...
Author: Dhaivid3
GOD Bless, Richard. It's all GOD's work.Not sure - I hope that someday my old choir in Nigeria will sing some of my music; even if they sing ONE, that will be a prayer answered.Many regards,Wede
Author: Richard Schletty
Wede, I like your musical ideas. This one has a polyphonal Renaissance feel. It is bright and earnest – yearning to capture the attention of God. I hope you can get a real choir to try it out.
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.