"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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Special Feature: A Conversation with Fr. James Martin

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Fr. james Martin, SJ

In just a few short days, we’ll be launching our second season of new episodes and interviews. Just in time for graduation and commencement season, we’ll start with our conversation with composer John Angotti about his song, “I Send You Out.” We’ll also be welcoming Carol Browning, Fr. Ricky Manalo, our second conversation with David Haas, and many more.

Before we do, we want to share with you this special feature. A few weeks ago, co-host Matt Reichert was able to spend time chatting with Fr. James Martin for the other podcast he hosts, “Ministry Monday.” In that episode, they discussed a host of topics including evangelization, maintaining a healthy balance, and navigating culture wars. They had a great conversation, and not all of it fit into the episode. So, we saved a few nuggets for you. 

Today, you’ll hear the excerpts of that conversation that deal with liturgical music. Fr. Jim will share a little about his experience with liturgical music and some of his favorite songs. You can hear the rest of this conversation at ministrymonday.org

So, we hope you enjoy this excerpt. If you haven’t yet, make sure you are subscribed to Open Your Hymnal so you never miss an episode. Get ready for Season Two!

 

Episode links

Fr. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications, and author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestsellers “Building A Bridge,” "Jesus: A Pilgrimage," and "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything." You can find out more about his ministry and speaking engagements on his Facebook page.

You can listen to the full interview with Fr. Jim at the "Ministry Monday" website.

You can purchase the recording of "I Send You Out" (by John Angotti) from World Library Publications. You can hear the full recording of "Sons of God" (by Ray Repp) on Youtube.

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"Open My Eyes"

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Jesse Manibusan wears many titles: "Ambassador of Joy," "Catholic Ninja," "Itinerant Witness," and more. In this episode, Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert chat with Jesse about his journey to liturgical music, his work with - and advocacy for - young people in the Church, his experience with depression, and how he finds ways to radiate joy. If you work in ministry or work with young people, this is a conversation you will not want to miss.

So, please open your hymnal to "Open My Eyes."

 

Episode links

For more information about Jesse Manibusan and his other compositions, visit his composer page at OCP. You can also visit his website: www.jessemanibusan.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 Jesse Manibusan song you heard in the episode, "Malo! Malo! Thanks Be to God." The recording of "Take All the Lost Home" by Joe Wise can be purchased from GIA Publications.

You can purchase a copy of the instrumental piano recording of "Open My Eyes" (arranged and performed by Jon Sarta) from iTunes. 

You can read the article about the Westminster study that Zack referenced at the University of Westminster's homepage.

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