To mark the season of Lent, we are releasing one episode each week. This week, we are re-releasing one of our very first interviews.
First published in 1991, "You Are Mine" is one of the most popular contemporary liturgical songs used in the Church today. It consistently appears at the top of "favorite liturgical song" lists and surveys and is heard in parishes around the world. In this episode, composer David Haas speaks with Zack Stachowski and Matt Reichert to break open the song, sharing the origins and intentions behind the piece. Topics discussed include the emotional connections to liturgical music, singing text set in the voice of God, and what it means to "let a song go" when it has found a life of its own. David is joined by friend and composer Kate Cuddy. If you feel a connection to this beautiful piece, it will be deepened after you listen to this episode.
So, please open your hymnal to "You Are Mine."
For more information about Kate Cuddy and her compositions, visit her composer page at GIA Publications.
You can purchase a copy of the live concert recording (from the "Glory Day" recording), a copy of the instrumental piano recording (arranged and performed by Paul Tate), and a copy of the instrumental ensemble recording (arranged by Stephen Petrunak) from GIA Publications.
You can purchase the other music you heard in this episode: “Your Beauty, God” (Mary Louise Bringle/David Haas), “With This Bread” (Kate Cuddy), “And Jesus Said” (Sylvia Dunstan/Tony Alonso), “We Will Rise Again” (David Haas).
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