"Here I Am, Lord"


What's the biggest challenge when interviewing Dan Schutte? Deciding which song to discuss. Join Matt Reichert and Zack Stachowski as they speak with Dan about one of his most ubiquitous compositions, "Here I Am, Lord." In addition, they chat about one of the most prolific and consequential group of liturgical music composers: the St. Louis Jesuits. You'll learn about the group's beginnings, the impact of their Ignatian formation, their impact on the broader culture of the English-speaking Church, and more. Plus, you'll hear about a special college residence hall where the residents are the biggest fans of Dan's music that you'll ever meet!

NOTE: We had some sound difficulty with this episode, as one of our conversation tracks was corrupted. We still think it sounds pretty good, but we're sorry for the inconvenience!

So, please open your hymnal to "Here I Am, Lord."


Episode links

For more information about Dan Schutte and his other compositions, visit his composer page at OCP. You can also visit his website at www.danschutte.com

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording from OCP. Here you can also purchase the other Dan Schutte songs you heard in this episode: "Only This I Want," "Blest Be the Lord," and "Sing a New Song."

You can purchase a copy of the instrumental piano recording of "Here I Am, Lord" (arranged and performed by Paul Tate) from GIA Publications. 

You can learn more about the work of the St. Louis Jesuits by visiting their composer page at OCP. We used two songs from other members of the group in this episode, and you can purchase them on the OCP site: "One Bread, One Body" (John Foley), "Be Not Afraid" (Bob Dufford). 

You can purchase a recording of the University of Notre Dame fight song on iTunes.

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