"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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"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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"City of God"

Zack Stachowski, Dan Schutte, Matt Reichert (NPM 2018)

Zack Stachowski, Dan Schutte, Matt Reichert (NPM 2018)

We are kicking off a new year with our second conversation with Dan Schutte! In this episode, co-hosts Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert speak with Dan about his song, “City of God.” They talk about its origins as an Advent song, the musical structure of the piece, the importance of the St. Louis Jesuits in forming a generation of guitar players, and more.

So, please open your hymnal to "City of God."

 

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 help support this podcast by supporting our sponsors. For more information about the sponsor of this episode, Simply Liturgical Music, visit www.slmusic.org.

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording for "City of God” from OCP.

You can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in this episode: Instrumental arrangement of “Gloria from Mass of Light” (David Haas), piano instrumental of “City of God" (arr. Jon Sarta), “I Will Give You Rest" (David Haas), “Sing a New Church” (NETTLETON, text by Sr. Delores Dufner, OSB), “What Have We Done for the Poor Ones?” (Lori True), “This Alone” (Tim Manion), and “Blest Be the Lord” (Dan Schutte). 

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"Here I Am, Lord"

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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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