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Author: Richard Schletty
Rob: Please do your thing. Not sure when I'll get at it. It would be interesting to compare and possibly merge our chording ideas. 
Author: Rob A (not verified)
This is a very pretty song, and thanks for the videos Richard. I should have time this week to take a crack at the chords.  But don't just wait on me if someone else is motivated! :)
Author: Richard Schletty
I  found two recordings of Queen of the Universe at YouTube. The first rendition is with piano. I wish I could find the words for the second verse that Earthlywizard Christine sings. Very hard to understand what she is singing. This second version is performed with guitar by bam gars. Her recording is better quality. I might be able to figure out verse 2 from this: I am guessing it is a song popular in the Phillipines but have not found a hymnal wherein it is...
Author: Rob (not verified)
Can someone post a link to the song Queen of the Universe?  I'm not familiar with that one.
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
 I'm looking for the guitar chords of the song Queen of the Universe. I've been looking for it and Google does not have it. I'd like to teach it to my students. thanks
Author: Annette Hills (not verified)
I loved attending  the SCRC workshops way back in the 1980's---so much so that I would plan my vacations around the weekend dates.  However, the real joy for me began in 2009 when I started performing for the lunch and dinner crowds and sharing music.   My music ministry enables me to mix and mingle with thousands of God's beautiful Catholic Christian people, and I feel so  blessed to be a part of this special event each year!  Some fun...
Author: Maureen (not verified)
I am looking for a song that has something about in Mary's soul she has the reflection of Jesus and the light from Jesus comes thru Mary like the Eclispe of the sun.  I think it had something about the sun in the title.  I heard it on a retreat and can not remember it.  Does anyone have any ideas?  Thanks so much!!
Author: Richard Schletty
Andre, you went the extra mile by including links to the plug-ins plus a link to an in-depth tutorial page. Gratitude!
Author: Richard Schletty
Andre, thank you for continuing to post your Sibelius engraving tips.
Author: Gretchen Harris (not verified)
SCRC has always been a great spiritual shot-in-the-arm for me. I started attending many years ago and now have been in the exhibitor booth with my Catholic singer friends for around ten years. We have the opportunity to chat with the attendees and also sing for them at lunch and dinner. Lots of music ministry at this wonderful Spirit-filled Charismatic conference in Anaheim, CA!
Author: Ricardo Lardo
Nick, I enjoyed your article. Good hymn adaptation. Good idea to contemporize old songs like this. 
Author: Richard Schletty
I purchased your album at CDBaby and have been enjoying it. I really like Hosea, Cry of the Poor and Blest Are They. Tell me about Ave Maria. Is it your own composition? Are there words for it? You have excellent production values. I am jealous that you play piano so well. And your voice has a pleasing timbre and fluidity with perfect pitch. I only play guitar – and not very well. My resonant voice is hard to control.  I am so glad you signed on at TopCatholicSongs.com and posted your...
Author: Richard Schletty
Indeed! I, too, am a baritone! Your hymn selections and styling interest me greatly. I purchased your album and am enjoying your artistry. 
Author: catholicjon
Thank you, Richard. I appreciate your interest and receptiveness regarding my music. I hope it is something that you and many others will enjoy. God bless you in all your endeavors! -Jonathan 
Author: Richard Schletty
Jonathan, thanks for sharing news of your new album. I will check it out!
Author: Andre van Haren
You're welcome, Richard. Many more to come still!
Author: Richard Schletty
André, thank you for your quick tips which break down a complex, deep program into manageable tasks. Your series makes Sibelius accessible to beginners like me. 
Author: Andre van Haren
Thanks for posting, Richard! I really hope Sibelius users will be helped by these videos and posts.best wishes,André
Author: Richard Schletty
I looked around but couldn't find it yet. Sounds like a nice song. I hope you can track it down. 
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
Did you look at GIA Publications? They have different choral series. http://www.giamusic.com/sacred_music/choralseries.cfm
Author: Richard Schletty
Here is a beautiful Divine Mercy chaplet in song by Mark Silverbird and his family that is fully orchestrated with a choir that you can add to your list: http://www.divinemercyministries.org/musical-divine-mercy-chapletGod blessSent to contact form at http://www.topcatholicsongs.com/contact by Reuben Ortiz
Author: Anonymous (not verified)
hello everyone, does anyone know the title of this song" i know someone, who cares for me, and im sure im not alone for she's my mother dear, is she beautiful, is she wonderful, is she smiling charming lover, lady Mary, dearest mother, thank you, thank you evermore" i really really love this song, its quiet old, and i dont hear this being sung in churhes, and i miss this song so much, thanks in advance.
Author: Richard Schletty
Susan, I am excited for your healing and want to spread your testimony of God's grace.
Author: Susan Bailey (not verified)
Richard, thank you for sharing this! I saw it on my stats. You are very kind.
Author: Richard Schletty
Info about John Michael's new TV series is here:http://www.arkansas-catholic.org/news/article/3555/John-Michael-Talbot-m...John Michael Talbot ministries grow into TV, new houseDonations help produce eight-part series to be broadcast on Church ChannelOne of the best-selling and most prolific Catholic musicians is coming to a television channel near you.Donations have exceeded $10,000 in response to a fundraising appeal by John Michael Talbot, founder of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, to...
Author: Andre van Haren (not verified)
Thanks, Richard. I will see if I can post all the tips here one by one. I just finished 7 video tutorial tips on using lyrics in Sibelius 6 and am ready to start a new subject. Any suggestions?
Author: Richard Schletty
Thank you for sharing your Sibelius knowledge, André. You now have quite a collection of quick tips. Creating sheet music of my songs is very important to me, especially notating piano and entering lyrics for solo voice or SATB. You help to take the mystery out of Sibelius. I always found Sibelius easier to use than Finale. I wonder what other readers here think about Siblelius vs. Finale. 
Author: Sonority
Awesome! This is a very worthy show. Great music and words of peace and reconciliation.
Author: ANDRIAN CHANDRA (not verified)
Holy Week - Collectively referred to as the Passion, Jesus' suffering he give themselves up to the cross to be led by the Holy Spirit, affirms that is was God's plan for Him to suffer when He addressed His disciples these convictions to inspire a passion the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Order of the Holy Passions of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that are in Christ Jesus have crucified with the passions died on the cross, Jesus the Christ lived a holy life our Lord in His passion by asking...
Author: Richard Schletty
Re: "I heard it sung by him" – I presume you are talking about Marty Haugen singing "In the Cross of Christ." You are correct. He wrote it.