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Author: asiansa09
here is website of Providence that you might find interested in take a look at it  http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/
Author: asiansa09
This is so wonderful opportunity for us, please follow the direction of how to submit the song according to their website.  Please let me know if there is anything I can add for the cover letter. Look like we still need the music sheet (piano arragement) for the song Enchristment.  
Author: Richard Schletty
Here is the quick reply from OCP: Thank you for contacting us with your request and giving us the opportunity to serve you.   We would be happy to review your submissions. You can see the details of the music submission process at this link: https://www.ocp.org/en-us/submit-music   Please let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with.   Sincerely, Paul Senz Customer Service Representative Oregon Catholic Press
Author: Richard Schletty
Dan, I just sent an email to OCP. We'll see if they bite! I sent Enchristment and God's Gift.
Author: asiansa09
I was going to ask you about it too. I saw the website https://www.ocp.org/en-us/missals-and-hymnals-education I have the same question as you ask too.  I was thinking about it a few days ago too.  But I never submit anything for publication yet.   Will you make a phone call to them asking about the license of how to submit new song for publication. https://www.ocp.org/en-us/submit-music
Author: Richard Schletty
Yes, I encourage everyone to share the song freely – both the recording and the sheet music. They are not for sale anywhere and I do not have a publishing contract with anyone. My songs posted here fall under a Creative Commons public sharing agreement. In other words, share freely but always give credit to the writers/arranger (me, you and André). Let me know how the community in Providence likes it. Do you live in Oregon? I appreciate their prayers. I wonder if we should submit the song to...
Author: Richard Schletty
I had the same thought. Maybe use both in a project. Thanks for letting me explore like this. 
Author: Alex John (not verified)
As I thought it would be the narraration is spot on and I dig the hip hop style - especially since it's your first attempt. Which do you feel is better? I was thinking we could use both in our project (with the hip hop track being a "remix" or something. Great job! I will get to work on more lyrics. - Alex.
Author: asiansa09
I shared the song music sheet "God's gift to all the world," to associate members and sisters/nuns at Providence, Oregon when I went to the meeting.  I also asked them to pray upon Christ and Our Lady of Providence to pray for our team who worked on the song. I hope that is alright with you to share the song with others.
Author: Richard Schletty
Well, not so sure this works. But here goes. I tried half-singing over a slow hip-hop soundbed. I also did a straight narration. What's-Left-Is-Beauty-hip.mp3 What's-Left-Is-Beauty-narrated.mp3
Author: Richard Schletty
Alex, I'll be back at it with you in a few days. I hit a pothole here with work and income. 
Author: Alex John (not verified)
Extremely well done! I have been wanting to put my work out there in glory of GOD and I think with this Collab we can reach even potentially non-belivers and for me if it makes one person think about GOD who didn't used to then it's worth it. 
Author: Richard Schletty
I sing psalms and liturgical songs based on scripture every weekend at two Catholic churches. I appreciate our Catholic heritage very much. I was fortunate to have a Catholic school eduation with priests, sisters and lay teachers instilling in me a deep appreciation of the Trinity. My mother was a very devout Catholic.  Like you, Dan, I am in awe of the "ancient stories and places." What we must try to do is keep these precious narratives alive and relevant for us now, today, in our...
Author: asiansa09
i keep thinking about the joy and the treasure that I get to know about Christ and Sorrowful Mother Mary, especially they are from Jerusalem.  It is a far away place from where I came from.  I thought I found the king treasure for myself.  I am so honor to write about them.
Author: Richard Schletty
Check out my "narrative" style of singing in this project:  www.hungryforheaven.com Especially: 1st Movement (starting at 2:35) 10th Movement 11th Movement 4th Movement has some good beats. So, you see that your words could be made quite epic!
Author: Richard Schletty
Dear friend, you set before me songwriting challenges that few are willing to take on. You have inspired me.  Some might say that your lyrics are "badly written" with "broken English." They may say "that's just a poem...that can never be a song." But I am trying to demonstrate that it is possible to use ANYTHING as a launchpad for writing a song. As I work with your lyrics, I try to stay true to your intent. I use many of your phrases or individual words because I know they have great...
Author: Richard Schletty
You are telling me to "leave it as it is." That is not what Pat Pattison at Berklee College of Music will be teaching you. To craft a really fine song, a person needs to keep revisiting it and perfecting it. "Write, rewrite, rewrite!" is our mantra.  Often, songwriters have their songs reviewed by peer songwriters. I went through many revisions on this song already. I am asking others here for their feedback. In fact, I want you to tell me how your friend with the guitar likes it. Is...
Author: asiansa09
I think you should leave it as original music that you sing the first time, don't loose the special moment that you think of the song when you first approach it.  Often people change it the second time, they change the purpose too.
Author: asiansa09
I am so grateful that we get to work on several songs for the past weeks. I notice that we are approaching different styles of the song lyric into music: 1.  "God's gifts for all the world" is beautiful done by Richard write his own song lyric for the song and Dan Vi Nguyen think of the original ideas for the song. 2.  "For the love of humanity" is a chant style of music. 3.  "Christ makes our world so beautiful" is a song lyric turn into poem style of music. 4.  "...
Author: asiansa09
Do you think we should leave this song as a poem or sing it?
Author: Alex John (not verified)
I think what you did with "Time Watch" was extremely effective and if it proves to be a bit difficult to add beats or music we can always keep that style. But I do like the idea of creating a new style.  - Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Adding a beat and music will be more challenging because I have not done Rap or Hip-Hop in the past. Maybe we can create a new style: Soft-Rap, Soul-Rap or God-Hop. 
Author: Richard Schletty
I'll lay it down and try to make your good words resonate. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Yes, I have many voices. Glad you like it. Is it too fast or rocking?
Author: asiansa09
Don't change your singing voices for the song, because I think it is very different tone of voices compare to other songs you sing.  I like your voices the way you first pick it.  I surprised when I first heard it.
Author: Alex John (not verified)
If you want to use the other two tracks I upload aswell please do. I am in the process of writing some more material.  GOD Bless. Alex.
Author: Richard Schletty
Thanks, Alex. I just reposted the MP3 file. I pitch corrected my solo voice at the very end. I also posted a simple lead sheet with guitar chords.
Author: Richard Schletty
I posted the lead sheet (lyrics and guitar chords) here: https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/enchristment-nguyen-schletty I also reposted the MP3 file. I pitch-corrected my solo voice at the very end. 
Author: Richard Schletty
Yes, I will provide sheet music soon. I will start with a lead sheet with chord names.
Author: asiansa09
Would you also provide sheet music for the song "Enchristment."  Someone is request me to provide sheet music so that they can play the song for him/herself.