"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.

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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 The song “With You, My Lord” is unpublished.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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OYH Selects: "From Ashes to the Living Font"

Alan Hommerding

Alan Hommerding

It’s our Lenten kick-off episode! To commemorate the start of the season, we are re-releasing our conversation with Alan Hommerding from February, 2017. You’ll hear the same great interview, but with added features like the OYH Playlist segment.

Join Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert as they chat with composer and text-writer Alan Hommerding. They discuss the way metrical hymns works, the "evaporating pool" of hymn tunes in American parishes, and the need for a moratorium on the tune BEACH SPRING (no, not really). Whether you know a lot about hymns, are new to hymns, or think you don't like hymns (you're wrong, by the way), you'll learn something new in this episode. 

So, please open your hymnal to "From Ashes to the Living Font."

 

Episode links

For more information about Alan Hommerding and his other compositions, visit his composer page at World Library Publications. You can read the blog post Alan mentions at PrayTell.

You can purchase a copy of the score from World Library Publications. By following these links, you can also purchase the other song recordings you heard in the episode: "O Sacred Head Surrounded" (J.S. Bach/Leo Hassler), “The Quiet Center” (Shirley Erena Murray/Zack Stachowski), “The Thorn Tree” (S. Genevieve Glen/Scot Crandal), “In the Arms of Jesus” (Alan Hommerding/John Angotti), “Loving and Forgiving” (Scott Soper), “Peace, Be Not Anxious” (Mary Louise Bringle/Lori True), and “Your Love, O Lord” (Alan Hommerding/Ed Eicker).

You can purchase the organ instrumental recording of ST. FLAVIAN and the piano instrumental recording of LAND OF REST on iTunes. The piano instrumental recordings of BEECHER and BEACH SPRING were recorded by Fr. Robert Koopmann, OSB, on the album "Sacred Improvisations."

You can view the video of comedian Andy Andrews singing the text of "Amazing Grace" to different tunes on YouTube.

You can view video of the conversation with Dr. Lynn Trapp and Dr. Jennifer Pascuale, "The Hymns Every Parish Should Know," in the NPM digital media library. It can be accessed through NPM's website, www.npm.org. NOTE: You must be a member to access the video content. Sign up today!

You can visit the Hymnary website at www.hymnary.org.

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"I Send You Out"

There is a lot to unpack in our Season 2 premier: the role and place of contemporary music, style wars, the synthesis of faith-culture-life, how we must do a better job of sending instead of just gathering, and more. Even Hootie & the Blowfish make an appearance! Listen as Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert speak with composer John Angotti about one of his best-loved songs, "I Send You Out." They'll touch on all of the topics already mentioned, and offer insights into the pastoral, musical, and liturgical realities of being music missionaries, not just music ministers. In doing so, John shares about his creation of the song, his own journey and vocation as a music minister, and the critical work of ministry.

Matt Reichert and John Angotti

Matt Reichert and John Angotti

So, please open your hymnal to "I Send You Out."

 

Episode links

For more information about John Angotti and his other compositions, visit his composer page at World Library Publications. You can also visit his website at: www.johnangotti.com.

You can purchase a copy of the score and a copy of the song recording from World Library Publications. 

You can find the book Zack references, This is Your Brain On Music by Daniel Levitin, at Penguin Random House. 

To learn more about the 2018 One Call Institute "Summer Ministry Colloquium," visit the event webpage. Register today! 

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