OYH Selects: "Covenant Hymn"

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

Today's guests along with other OYH alumni! From left to right: Gary Dangle, 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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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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Celebrating the Music of Women Composers

Sarah Hart

Sarah Hart

We’re focusing on music written by women composers, and we’re blessed to be joined by five guests: Sarah Hart, Lori True, Carol Browning, Lorraine Hess, and Kate Williams. You’ll hear our guests discuss the experience of composing, publishing, and ministry as women. You’ll also hear several additional composers featured in this episode’s OYH Playlist.

Carol Browning

Carol Browning

So, please open your hymnals!

Lori True

Lori True

 

Episode links

You can find out more about the work of our guests by visiting their artist pages:

  1. Sarah Hart: OCP page, personal page

  2. Lori True: GIA page

  3. Carol Browning: GIA page, MorningStar page, Liturgical Press page

  4. Lorraine Hess: WLP page, personal page

  5. Kate Williams: GIA page

Lorraine Hess

Lorraine Hess

You can purchase the song recordings you heard in this episode: “Be With Me, Lord” (Sarah Hart/Curtis Stephan), “Who is the Alien?” (Lori True), “Ubi Caritas” (Carol Browning), “Glorify Him by Your Life” (Lorraine Hess), “Hymn of St. Patrick” (Diana Macalintal), “All That is Hidden” (Bernadette Farrell), “In Every Age” (Janet Sullivan Whitacre), “Enter In” (Kathleen Basi), “Dame Tu Paz” (Anna Betancourt), “Bienaventurados” (Lourdes Montgomery"), “In the Morning, In the Evening” (Bex Gaunt), “I Am the Bread of Life” (Suzanne Toolan).

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Kate Williams

Kate Williams

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"May the Road Rise to Meet You"

The text of the traditional "Irish blessing" is well-known and well-loved by generations of Christians from across the cultural spectrum. In this episode, composer Lori True speaks with Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert about her setting of the text in the song "May the Road Rise to Meet You." Lori shares her experience crafting melody, setting blessings, and serving the Church as a female composer of liturgical music. Plus, there is a cameo appearance by Queen Elizabeth II!

So, please open your hymnal to "May the Road Rise to Meet You."

Episode links

For more information about Lori True and her other compositions, visit her composer page at GIA Publications.

You can purchase a copy of the song score and a copy of the original song recording from GIA Publications. While there, you can also purchase copies of Lori's other songs that were referenced in this episode : "I Cry to You", "Let This Be the Time," God Give Us Peace That Lasts," "May the Peace of Christ Be With You (Japanese Blessing)," and "Go Now in Peace." 

You can purchase a piano score and copy of the instrumental recording of "May the Road Rise to Meet You" (arranged and performed by Paul Tate) from GIA Publications. 

You can watch the Cashel Community School choir perform the song for Queen Elizabeth II on her 2011 visit to Ireland on Youtube (the song begins about the 3:11 mark). 

You can find out more about Music Ministry Alive! by visiting the program website.

You can find out more about St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, the largest Catholic women's college in the country, by visiting their website.

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