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Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Get your free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Domingo 5 de Pascua C - Salmo 144 - Bendeciré al Señor eternamente.

Anthony Moran creates the melody for the salmo and sends me a demo. I record my own voice (lead part plus 2 to 3 choral parts) and also record all the instruments. 

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Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Get your free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Domingo 4 de Pascua C - Salmo 99 - El Señor es nuestro Dios y nosotros su pueblo.

Anthony Moran creates the melody for the salmo and sends me a demo. I record my own voice (lead part plus 2 to 3 choral parts) and also record all the instruments. The guitar parts and tambourine are real. The bass (approximating a guitarrón) is actually a virtual MIDI instrument. I use the EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum library and mix/master my...

Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Get your free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo for Domingo 3 de Pascua C - Salmo 29 - Te alabaré, Señor, eternamente. Aleluya

Anthony Moran recorded his lead voice with a Zoom digital recorder. He sent his file to me. I added extra voice and instrument tracks in my basement studio using Apple Logic Pro. That's virtual collaboration!

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Author: msmith

Greetings Friends,

Tomorrow is Divine Mercy Sunday so I thought it was appropriate to share a song I wrote about trusting in Jesus's mercy. The lyrics are below.

TRUSTING IN YOUR MERCY
By: Margo B Smith

Jesus, let me cradle Your hands in mine
Let me kiss Your wounds, You’re my Lord divine
Jesus, let me hold You, let me wipe away Your tears
I will always love You, all my life long years

Chorus
I’m trusting in Your mercy,
I am trusting in Your mercy, Lord 
I’m trusting in Your mercy,
I am trusting in Your mercy, Lord

Jesus, I know I bring You misery
All my thoughtless words cause You injury
My sins have crucified You, they have torn You apart
All my hurtful actions have broken Your...

Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 117 in Spanish for II Domingo de Pascua C (2nd Sunday of Easter) - Salmo 117 - La misericordia del Señor es eterna. Aleluya.

Anthony Moran recorded his lead voice with a Zoom digital recorder. He sent his file to me. I recorded and mixed my extra voices and instruments in my basement studio using Apple Logic Pro. The acoustic guitar, drum and tambourine are real. The guitarrón sound was created with my MIDI keyboard using...

Author: msmith

This is a song I wrote celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ that I would like to share with you. I've posted the lyrics below. If you would like the chords just let me know. They are also posted on my website at  http://www.margobsmith.com

Alleluia, Alleluia

VERSE 1
We do believe that death is not the end
There is no reason for goodbye
Jesus died and rose from the dead
And by the power of God we will rise

CHORUS
Alleluia, Alleluia
Let the Good News of our Savior spread
Alleluia, Alleluia
Jesus Christ is risen from the dead

VERSE 2
Our risen Lord has prepared a place for us
He wants us to be with Him
He gave...

Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 117 in Spanish for the Easter Day Mass. Domingo de Pascua - Salmo 117 - Éste es el día del triunfo del Señor. Aleluya.

Anthony Moran recorded his lead voice with a Zoom digital recorder. He sent his file to me. I recorded and mixed my extra voices and instruments in my basement studio using Apple Logic Pro. The acoustic guitar and tambourine are real. The guitarrón sound was created with my MIDI keyboard using the virtual music...

Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 103 in Spanish for the Easter Vigil. Salmo 103, Bendice al Señor, alma mía, para Vigilia Pascual en la Noche Santa.


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Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 30 in Spanish for Good Friday: Viernes Santo C – Padre, en tus manos encomiendo mi espíritu.

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Author: Richard Schletty

SONGS FOR LENT AND HOLY WEEK

from the Liturgical Index of Gather Comprehensive Second Edition by GIA Music.

All songs below are in this hymnal: Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition - Guitar Spiral edition

Previews of sheet music for many of these songs can be seen at Hymnary.com: https://hymnary.org/hymnal/GC2

Find these songs in other hymnals by using this chart: ...

Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 21 in Spanish for Palm Sunday. Domingo de Ramos C - Salmo 21 - Dios mío, ¿por qué me has abandonado?

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Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 125 in Spanish for 5th Sunday of Lent (C). Domingo 5 Cuaresma C - Salmo 125 - Grandes cosas ha hecho por nosotros, Señor

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Author: Richard Schletty

Learn how to sing psalms in Spanish! Free download of guitar lead sheet and audio demo: Responsorial Psalm 102 in Spanish for 4th Sunday of Lent (C). Domingo 4 Cuaresma C – Salmo 33 – Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor

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Author: Richard Schletty

ckovackop wrote: 

I plan the Funeral liturgies for the sisters of our congregation. We have a license (One License) that is printed on our music booklet but in planning I explore a variety of sources before deciding on a specific song.

I wrote back to Carla to welcome her input on funeral music planning. I am webmaster and cantor at the Church of St. Matthew and we have put together a funeral planning page with some music suggestions. It still needs more work.

st-matts.org/funeral-ministry/funeral-music/

I thought it...

Author: Richard Schletty

Text: Psalm 16:1–2, 7–11. Refrain, Paul Inwood, b. 1947, © 1985, Paul Inwood. Published by OCP. All rights reserved. Verses, alt., © 1963, The Grail (England).

Music: Paul Inwood, © 1985, Paul Inwood. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

Author: Richard Schletty

The lyrics are Jack's poem "Covered" (inspired by a terrible nightmare). The guitar track was recorded by Jack Miller in a separate "moment" with his Zoom H2 digital recorder (with no intention of marrying his poem to his guitar track). 

I took it upon myself to crisp up Jack's guitar track and overlay my baritone register, singing his words in a free-form manner.

I thank Jack and Roxylee for their ongoing inspiration in things related both to heaven and earth.

COVERED
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Author: Richard Schletty

Tale of Two Prodigal Sons
Lyrics and music ©2007 Jack Miller
Guitar: Scott Carmichael. Vocals: Richard Schletty
A MacJams.com collaboration
 

Am                                G 
  The younger of the sons, he was leavin'
Am                                         G
  Told his wealthy dad "Give me all that's mine"
Am                                     G 
  So he gathered all his riches and he journeyed
     F                         Am 
To a land to see what he would find
     F                         C
To a land to see what he would find

In that land he wasted all his bounty
Living only for the pleasures of each day
With his money spent and now a pauper,
sold his soul for...

Author: Richard Schletty



Refrain: Eye has not seen, ear has not heard what God has ready for those who love him...

Text: 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; Marty Haugen, b.1950
Tune: Marty Haugen, b.1950
© 1982, GIA Publications, Inc.

Author: Richard Schletty

My presentation of a popular hymn sung at Masses, weddings and funerals. This recording was made in my basement. "On Eagle's Wings" is sung against the backdrop of our neighborhood Easter egg hunt in 2018.

Text Psalm 91; Michael Joncas, b.1951
Tune: Michael Joncas, b.1951
© 1979, New Dawn Music

Author: Richard Schletty

Voice and guitar: Richard Schletty

Refrain:
Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord

Text: Verses, The Revised Grail Psalms, © 2010, Conception Abbey and The Grail, admin. by GIA Publications, Inc.; refrain, Lectionary for Mass, © 1969, 1981, 1997, ICEL Music: Michel Guimont. © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.