"By the Waters of Babylon"

Paul Tate

Paul Tate

Many composers have a “sound,” a certain combination of style and musical influences that are unique to them. Paul Tate’s “sound” is a combination of the many influences that have shaped his musical life: liturgical music, musical theater, pop music, and more. Join co-hosts Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert as they speak with Paul about his setting of Psalm 137: “By the Waters of Babylon” and dig into the Paul Tate “sound.” They’ll speak about composition, text painting, writing piano accompaniment, and more!

So, please open your hymnal to "By the Waters of Babylon"!

 

Episode links

For more information about Paul Tate and his other compositions, visit his composer pages at World Library Publications and GIA Publications.

You can help support this podcast by supporting our sponsors. For more information about the sponsor of this episode - Of Womb and Tomb, edited by Kate Williams - visit their link.

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording for "By the Waters of Babylon” from World Library Publications.

You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in this episode: “Glory to God” (David Haas), “God Knows the Very Heart of You” (Paul Tate), “All is Holy” (Jeanne Cotter), “There are Many Rooms” (Liam Lawton), “I Will Give You Life” (Lori True), “My Soul Longs for You” (Paul Tate, Deanna Light Amar), and “Interlude No. 16” (Paul Tate).

You can find recordings of “On the Willows” (from Godspell) and “How Will I Know” (performed by Whitney Houston") on iTunes.

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OYH Live! An Evening with Marty Haugen

Scenes from the 2019 OYH Parish Mission in Canton, Ohio.

Scenes from the 2019 OYH Parish Mission in Canton, Ohio.

It’s our first ever live episode! Recorded with a live audience at St. Michael the Archangel parish in Canton, Ohio, this interview is from the second night of a three-night parish mission given just before Lent in March, 2019. Join Zack and Matt for a conversation with composer Marty Haugen about several of his best-known songs. They’ll explore song writing, approaches to setting Scripture, instrumentation and musical styles, and more. It’s the same kind of interview as our other episodes, just with 250 of our closest friends! You don’t want to miss it!

So, please open your hymnal!

 

Episode links

For more information about Marty Haugen and his other compositions, visit his composer page at GIA Publications or his personal website at www.martyhaugen.net.

If you want to find out more about bringing Open Your Hymnal to your community for a live event, send us a message through the “Contact Us” page.

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recordings for Marty’s songs you heard in this episode: “Gather Us In,” “Shepherd Me, O God,” “Eye Has Not Seen,” “We Remember,” “Holy, Holy” from Mass of Creation, and “Canticle of the Sun.”

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"We Have Been Told"

Matt Reichert, David Haas, and Zack Stachowski (2019 LA Religious Education Congress)

Matt Reichert, David Haas, and Zack Stachowski (2019 LA Religious Education Congress)

It’s another OYH composer “repeat!” Last time, co-hosts Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert spoke with David Haas about his song, “You Are Mine,” his most-requested liturgical composition. Now they speak with him about his first published liturgical song, “We Have Been Told.” You’ll also hear about the beginnings of David’s collaboration with Marty Haugen and Fr. Michael Joncas, the compositional challenges and opportunities presented by the Gospel of John, and a surprise story about one of his most-beloved Psalm settings.

So, please open your hymnal to "We Have Been Told"!

 

Episode links

For more information about David Haas and his other compositions, visit his composer pages at GIA Publications and OCP, or his personal website at www.davidhaas.us.

You can help support this podcast by supporting our sponsors. For more information about the sponsor of this episode - Of Womb and Tomb, edited by Kate Williams - visit their link.

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording for "We Have Been Told” from GIA Publications.

You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in this episode: Guitar instrumental of “We Have Been Told” (arr. David Feily), “Psalm 98: All the Ends of the Earth” (David Haas, Marty Haugen), “The Water I Give” (David Haas), “I Will Be the Vine” (Liam Lawton), “Remain in Me, I Am the Vine” (Steve Angrisano, Curtis Stephan), “I Am the Vine and Ye are the Branches” (Knowles Shaw), and “An Instrument of Your Peace” (David Haas).

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In Review: One Call Institute, 2019

OCI 2019 participants in rehearsal at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN

OCI 2019 participants in rehearsal at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN

It’s our first audio “yearbook”! In this episode, co-hosts Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert bring you musical highlights from the 2019 One Call Institute. One Call exists to help support, empower, and engage young pastoral musicians and their advocates. This year, participants gathered from across the country to learn, pray, and make music together. Most importantly, the participants were sent out to continue using their skills and talents in their home communities. Today’s episode explores a selection of the music used by OCI participants during prayer, the end-of-week concert, and final Mass.

So, please open your hymnals!

 

Episode links

For more information about the One Call Institute, visit the program website at www.onecallinstitute.org.

You can help support this podcast by supporting our sponsors. For more information about the sponsors of this episode - Ministry Scheduler Pro software, the Ministry Monday podcast, and Great Catholic Music - visit their links.

You can purchase a copy of the song recordings you heard in this episode: “Nzamuranza” (tr. Mozabique/Cameroon), “Canticle of the Turning” (Cooney), “Take, O Take Me As I Am” (Bell), “Take This Moment” (Bell), “Psalm 63: My Soul is Thirsting” (Angrisano), “Psalm 19: Words of Everlasting Life” (Alonso), “Psalm 25: I Lift My Soul” (True), “Ubi Caritas” (tr. chant), “Table Prayer: God of Life and of the Living” (Joncas), “Psalm 91: Be With Me, Lord” (Hart/Stephan), “Psalm 51: Have Mercy On Us for We Have Sinned” (Petty), “Belong” (de Silva), “10,000 Reasons” (Myrin/Redman), “Salve Regina” (tr. chant), “Da Pacem, Domine” (Franck), “This is Your Justice” (Colson), “In the Morning, In the Evening” (Gaunt), “In the Breaking of the Bread” (Ward), “Dame Tu Paz” (Betancourt), “Soli Deo Gloria” (Haugen), “From the Many, Make Us One” (Alonso), “With Rejoicing Hearts” (Cortez), “Jerusalem, My Destiny” (Cooney), “Dios Nos Bendiga” (Manibusan), and “Go Out” (Petty) .

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"I Will Choose Christ"

Matt Reichert, Zack Stachowski, and Tom Booth (2019 LA Religious Education Congress).

Matt Reichert, Zack Stachowski, and Tom Booth (2019 LA Religious Education Congress).

It’s the Season 3 premier! Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert are joined by composer Tom Booth to talk about his song, “I Will Choose Christ.” There is a lot packed into this episode! Conversion, encounter, vocation, evangelization, and the craziest recording story we’ve heard so far (teaser: Paul McCartney). You’ll also hear the first ever OYH Playlist debut as Tom shares one of the first songs he ever wrote, back when he was 17, never before recorded or published.

So, please open your hymnal to "I Will Choose Christ."

 

Episode links

For more information about Tom Booth and his other compositions, visit his composer page at OCP or his personal website at www.tomboothmusic.com.

You can help support this podcast by supporting our sponsors. For more information about the sponsors of this episode - Ministry Scheduler Pro software, the Ministry Monday podcast, and Great Catholic Music - visit their links.

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording for "I Will Choose Christ” from OCP.

You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in this episode: “Butterfly Kisses” (Bob Carlisle), “One Lord” (Lori True), “In the Breaking of the Bread” (Michael Ward, arr. John Angotti), and “All Glory is Yours” (Bob Moore). The song “With You, My Lord” is unpublished.

You can find out more about the One Call Institute at www.onecallinstitute.org.

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Songs of Mary II: "The Memorare"

Matt Reichert, Lorraine Hess, and Zack Stachowski at the Mid-Atlantic Congress in Baltimore, Maryland (2019).

Matt Reichert, Lorraine Hess, and Zack Stachowski at the Mid-Atlantic Congress in Baltimore, Maryland (2019).

It’s our “May Crowning” episode! We’re continuing our celebration of the treasury of devotional songs written in honor of the Blessed Mother with a hybrid show: part interview, part special feature. To help us out, we’re speaking with composer Lorraine Hess about her setting of the “Memorare” prayer. In addition to featuring her song, you’ll hear a wide range of musical selections covering styles from chant to hymnody, from folk songs to contemporary pieces.

 So, please open your hymnals!

Episode links

For more information about Lorraine Hess, visit her composer page at World Library Publications and her personal website: www.lorrainehess.com.

You can help support this podcast by supporting our sponsors. For more information about the sponsors of this episode - Ministry Scheduler Pro and the “Ministry Monday” podcast - visit their links.

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording for "The Memorare” from World Library Publications. You can watch a video of the live performance of “The Memorare” at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana, on YouTube.

You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in this episode: “O Queen of the Holy Rosary” (ELLACOMBE, text by Emily Shepcote), “Regina Coeli” (Giuseppo Bernabei), “Ave Maria Litany” (Tom Booth and Jesse Manibusan), “Bring Flowers of the Rarest” (Mary Walsh), “O Maria, Madre Mia” (traditional), “As I Kneel Before You” (Maria Parkinson), “Prayer of Fatima” (Laurence Rosania), “Adios, O Virgen de Guadalupe” (traditional), “O Mary of Graces” (Douglas Hyde), “Mater Ecclesia” (Ricky Manalo), “Woman of God” (Jesse Manibusan).

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OYH Selects: "Covenant Hymn"

Today's guests along with other OYH alumni! From left to right: Gary DaIgle, Tom Kendzia, Jaime Cortez, Diana Macalintal, and Rory Cooney.

Today's guests along with other OYH alumni! From left to right: Gary DaIgle, Tom Kendzia, Jaime Cortez, Diana Macalintal, and Rory Cooney.

To conclude our Lenten series, we are bringing you our Easter Vigil episode, originally released in March, 2018..

Join hosts Matt Reichert and Zack Stachowski as they return to composers Gary Daigle and Rory Cooney, this time in conversation together about one of their best-known and best-loved collaborations. You'll hear about "homiletic" texts, the song's intended use for rites of initiation, and the latest OYH liturgical music "bombshell". Our conversation is also joined by Diana Macalintal who shares more information about the RCIA and the concept of "covenant" in the ritual action of the Easter Vigil. 

So, please open your hymnal to "Covenant Hymn."

 

Episode links

For more information about Gary Daigle and his other compositions, visit his composer page at GIA Publications.

For more information about Rory Cooney and his other compositions, visit his composer pages at GIA PublicationsOCP, and WLP. Also, be sure to check out his blog, "Gentle Reign".

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording from GIA Publications. You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in the episode: the instrumental guitar recording of "Covenant Hymn" (arr. Steve Petrunak), the instrumental piano recording of "Covenant Hymn" (arr. Paul Tate),  "I Am For You" (Rory Cooney), “Come to the Waters” (Lori True), “Litany of the Saints” (John Becker), “Exodus 15: To God be Praise and Glory” (Janet Sullivan Whitaker), and “Sicut Cervus” (Palestrina, ed. Maynard Klein).

You can learn more about Diana Macalintal and her work at her website: www.TeamRCIA.com 

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"I, the Lord"

Zack Stachowski, Tom Kendzia, and Matt Reichert (Baltimore, 2018)

Zack Stachowski, Tom Kendzia, and Matt Reichert (Baltimore, 2018)

Often, the songs that resonate with people the most are those that originate in authentic experience. Join hosts Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert as they speak with composer Tom Kendzia about his song, “I, the Lord,” a song of comfort with a very personal connection. Tom will also talk about the evolution of contemporary Catholic music, give a glimpse into the recording process, explore the role of the producer, and more!

So, please open your hymnal to "I, the Lord."

 

Episode links

For more information about Tom Kendzia and his other compositions, visit his composer page at OCP or his personal website at www.tomkendzia.com.

You can help support this podcast by supporting our sponsors. For more information about the sponsors of this episode - Patrick J. Murphy & Associates organ builders, the book “God’s Cheerleaders” by author Paul Storm, and the album “God Never Tires” from composers Zack Stachowski and David Haas - visit their links.

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording for "I, the Lord” from OCP.

You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in this episode: “Praise His Name” (Tom Kendzia), example one of “On That Day” (Kate Cuddy),  example two of “On That Day” (Kate Cuddy), “Stand By Me” (Tom Kendzia, ft. ValLimar Jansen), “Isaiah 49: I Will Never Forget You” (Carey Landry, arr. Tom Kendzia), “Do Not Be Afraid” (Jeanne Cotter), “Healed in Christ” (Sarah Hart), “What You Hear in the Dark” (Dan Schutte), “We Will Want No More” (Tom Kendzia).

You can purchase “In the Year 2525” and “Chicago” from iTunes.

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OYH Selects: "Center of My Life"

Paul Inwood

Paul Inwood

This is a special re-release of our original episode from March, 2018. It has been expanded to include the OYH Playlist feature, and more!

Join us as OYH ventures "across the pond"! In this interview recorded in July 2017, Matt Reichert and Zack Stachowski spoke with composer Paul Inwood about one of his best-loved compositions and, in the process, learned a little bit about the trajectory of post-Vatican II music in the United Kingdom. In addition to earning extra frequent listener miles, this week's episode features another music theory lesson from Prof. Stachowski (and he busts out his guitar, back by popular demand). 

So, please open your hymnal to "Center of My Life."

 

Episode links

For more information about Paul Inwood and his other compositions, visit his composer page at OCP. To find out about Paul's workshops and additional information about his music, visit the Magnificat Music website

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording from OCP. You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in the episode: the instrumental recording of "Center of My Life" (arr. Tom Kendzia), "Soli Deo Gloria" (Marty Haugen), the guitar recording of "Center of My Life" (arr. Terry Robb), “There is a Longing” (Anne Quigley), “God Will Wipe Away Every Tear from Their Eyes” (Collegeville Composers), “Behind and Before Me” (Fr. Cyprian Consigliano), “El Sendero de la Vida” (Lourdes Montgomery), and “Your Gentle Touch” (Paul Inwood).

You can read a history of the St. Thomas More Centre for Pastoral Liturgy at the Liturgy Institute website. The St. Thomas More Centre closed in 1995. You can find additional information about the St. Thomas More Group and purchase their music at OCP.

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"Fly Like a Bird"

Matt Reichert, Ken Canedo, and Zack Stachowski (July, 2019)

Matt Reichert, Ken Canedo, and Zack Stachowski (July, 2019)

Our Lenten journey continues with powerful personal witness from composer Ken Canedo. Join OYH hosts Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert as they speak with Ken about his own return to the Church and how it led to the composition of one of his most beloved songs. They’ll also speak about Ken’s work chronicling the history of contemporary Catholic liturgical music, and Ken shares his experience as a person with hearing impairment. You won’t want to miss it!

So, please open your hymnal to "Fly Like a Bird."

 

Episode links

For more information about Ken Canedo and his other compositions, visit his composer page at OCP. Here you can also order his books, “Keep the Fire Burning” and “From Mountains High.”

You can help support this podcast by supporting our sponsors. For more information about the sponsors of this episode - Patrick J. Murphy & Associates organ builders, the book “God’s Cheerleaders” by author Paul Storm, and the album “God Never Tires” from composers Zack Stachowski and David Haas - visit their links.

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording for "Fly Like a Bird” from OCP.

You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in this episode: “Holy Holy” from “Mass of Glory” (Ken Canedo and Bob Hurd), piano instrumental of “Fly Like a Bird" (arr. The O’Neill Brothers), “Akwaaba! Welcome!" (ValLimar Jansen, Ken Canedo, Sarah Kroger, Ben Walther, Greg Walton), “Hear, O Lord” (Ray Repp), “You’ve Searched Me” (David Haas), “As the Eagle Soars and Circles” (Kathy Powell), “Gather Your People” (Bob Hurd), and “For the Sake of Christ” (Ken Canedo). 

You can listen to “God is Love” by Fr. Clarence Rivers on YouTube.

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