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Recordings & Collections

God of Life and of the Living
by Jan Michael Joncas
Music for Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-193
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3144

On That Day
by Scott Soper
In this recording of music for Lent, Triduum, and Eastertime, Scott shows off his compositional skills: a gift for melody, refined harmonies, evocative interpretations of psalms and canticles, and arrangements of traditional tunes. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-395
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-4615

Hidden in Humbleness
by John Ferguson
Hidden in Humbleness, recorded live at Boe Memorial Chapel, entwines exquisite hymns with powerful reflections. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-594

Bring Us Home
by Paul Tate
In Bring Us Home, Paul Tate nimbly weaves songs of hope, joy, and promise with songs of soulful supplication. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-635
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6302


Wondrous Love
by Marty Haugen
This collection will add new life to your celebration of Lent, Holy Week, Triduum, and the Easter Season. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-249
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3536

This Is the Day
by Richard Proulx
Choral masterworks from the 15th to 18th centuries, all beautifully recorded in the splendor of St. Clement Church, Chicago by the Cathedral Singers under the direction of Richard Proulx. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-334
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-4419

Maker of Heaven and Earth
by Francis Patrick O'Brien
Known for his wonderfully accessible writing for choral ensembles, Father O'Brien produces another excellent collection with Maker of Heaven and Earth. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-492
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-5445

This Very Morning
by Gary Daigle / Rory Cooney
This profound collection fo Palm Sunday, Triduum, and Easter, deeply infused with the passion of the season, evolves from the worship in the parishes where Rory Cooney and Gary Daigle have served over the years. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-431
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-5010

Alive in Christ Jesus
by David Haas
In response to many requests, David has gathered together his most popular Lent and Easter music into one convenient collection--most available for the first time on compact disc and in convenient choral octavos. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-416
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-4864


Shepherd Me, O God
by Marty Haugen
From the creative hand of Marty Haugen comes a splendid collection of music for the seasons of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-185
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3107

A Choir Book for Lent
by Paul Ladd Jr.
Music for Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. More info

Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3799

A Choir Book for Easter
by Paul Ladd Jr.
41 classic texts of the Easter season in 63 musical settings. Various vocal settings, some with Acc. English texts, a few with Latin. More info

Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-4126

As Water to the Thirsty
by David Haas
Songs to celebrate the essence of the Christian story, Jesus Christ risen in our midst.
A David Haas Classic! More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-177
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3062

Cantemos al Señor/Let Us Sing to the Lord (For Holy Week)
by Tony Alonso / Michael Mahler
From two of today's best young liturgical composers comes an indispensable collection of bilingual psalms for Holy Week. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-560
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6129

Lectionary Psalms for Lent and Easter
by Columba Kelly, OSB
This collection includes psalms for the Sundays of all three cycles of the Lectionary in a chant style. More info

Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6056

For Christian Initiation

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That You May Have Life
by Marty Haugen
Text Author : Susan Briehl
Leader Edition: A Liturgy for Lent, Year A. More info

That You May Have Life:
A Liturgy for Lent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G-6537

Liturgy for Lent, Years B and C . . . . . . . . . G-7069
Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of John –
A Scripture Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6536
The Passion of Our Lord according to John – Accompaniment: A Blameless Lamb. . . . . .G-6544
The Passion according to John – NAB. . . . G-6545

Who Calls You By Name, Volume I
by David Haas
Since the introduction of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), no parish can do without a copy of this timely and extensive publication. More info

Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-195
Collection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3193

Who Calls You By Name, Volume II
by David Haas
Like the first collection, this volume from David Haas provides hymns, songs, psalms, acclamations, and litanies for the seasons and rites of the RCIA. More info

Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-257
Collection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3622

Up From the Waters
by Marty Haugen
For the important rites of Christian initiation, Marty Haugen has produced a timely and useful collection that will bring to life the musical moments of the rite itself, the sacred days of the Triduum, and the glorious time of mystagogia. More info

Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-404
Collection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-4835

Liturgy of the Hours/Prayer Services

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Liturgy of the Hours for the Easter Triduum
by Robert Batastini
This edition contains night prayer for Holy Thursday and Good Friday and morning prayer for Good Friday and Holy Saturday. More info

Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-5442

An Evening Prayer for Lent
by André Gouzes OP
Borrowing from the unaccompanied four-part singing style of the Eastern rite churches, this music is a premier example of true ritual music. More info

An Evening Prayer for Lent . . . . . . . . . . . . G-4548

Vespers: A Service of Evening Prayer
Readings from Luke's Passion Gospel are interspersed with choral settings of hymns and spirituals, and the extinguishing of candles. More info

Vespers: A Service of Evening Prayer. . . . .G-5252

Were You There
by Carla Giomo / Richard Proulx
This edition includes the complete order of service and the octavos which comprise the musical part of the liturgy. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CD-544
Complete Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G-5754

That You May Have Life: A Liturgy for Lent, Years B & C
by Marty Haugen, text author Susan Briehl
(See also "Christian Initiation) More info

Liturgy for Lent, Years B and C. . . . . . . . . G-7069

Stations of the Cross

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The Way of the Cross Versions I & II
by Graziano Marcheschi
In these two versions of the Stations of the Cross you will find contemporary prayers and texts, elegant full-color art work and striking music that speaks well to today’s world.
More info

Version I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3742
Version II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G-3743

The Biblical Way of the Cross
by David Haas
Like the stations initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1991, Biblical Way of the Cross offers a scriptural account of the condemnation and crucifixion of Jesus. More info

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-692
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6615

Not My Will But Yours Be Done
by William Rowan
A wonderfully musical yet relatively brief setting of the Stations, based on a striking new fifteen-stanza hymn text by Thomas Troeger, set to a new tune by William Rowan. More info

Not My Will But Yours Be Done . . . . . . . . .G-4169

Sung Passion Settings

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The St. Matthew Passion
by Heinrich Schutz
Editor: Stephen Rosolack
This second in the series once again offers a contemporary English text adapted so as to respect both the text and music. More info

The St. Matthew Passion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-3721

The Passion according to St. John
by Heinrich Schutz
A modern English performing edition of the famed 1665 Schütz Passion. Intended for liturgical use in the solemn Good Friday liturgy. More info

The Passion According to St. John . . . . . . . .G-2377

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
by Tomas Luis de Victoria
This edition of the popular Victoria choruses has been adapted to contemporary English and is ideal for use with the chanted Passion. More info

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. . . . . .G-4988
St. John Passion Choruses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-5268

Triduum Ritual Music

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Exsultet
by Robert Batastini
More closely adapted to the Vatican chant than the version printed in the Sacramentary. More info

Exsultet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-2351

The Creation Story
by Evelyn Brokish OSF
Using the New American Bible text, Sister Evelyn has crafted a user-friendly and musically interesting arrangement in "The Creation Story." More info

The Creation Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G-4921

Genesis Reading: A Reading for the Easter Vigil
by Edward Nowak
A creative and exciting organ and synthesizer accompaniment to the lector's reading of this Scripture. More info

Genesis Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G-3128

Genesis Reading for the Great Vigil
by Rory Cooney
This arrangement by Rory Cooney incorporates one of the Dameans' most-loved songs "We Praise You, O God" at the end. More info

Cantor/Congregation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-5018

Exodus Reading for the Great Vigil
by Rory Cooney
The reading is chanted by the cantor with keyboard and/or guitar accompaniment. Refrains for assembly, drawn from the text of the Exodus Canticle, are interspersed throughout. NAB text. Recored on CD-319. More info

Exodus Reading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-4117

Instrumental Music

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Festival Hymns for Organ, Brass, and Timpani Set 7
by John Ferguson
Festival Hymns for Organ, Brass, and Timpani—Set VII. More info

Set 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6207

Festival Hymns for Organ, Brass, and Timpani Set 8
by John Ferguson
Make your Easter shine with new instrumental music from GIA! More info

Set 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6944

Lift High the Cross
by S.H. Nicholson
Arranger : Sondra Tucker
This skillful arrangement of the popular hymntune crucifer makes a perfect postlude for Easter Sunday. More info

Lift High the Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6572

An Easter Fanfare
by Carla Giomo
Arranger : Carla Giomo
A joyous fanfare based on the hymntune easter hymn. More info

An Easter Fanfare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-5351

An Easter Fantasy
by Harold Owen
Based on christ ist erstanden, o filii et fifiae, and gelobt sei gott. For flute and organ or piano. More info

An Easter Fantasy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6195

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
Arranger : Timothy Cummings
For the Great Highland Bagpipe and Organ. More info

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need . . . . . . G-6142

Mystery Sonatas for Violin and Clavier, Volume 3
by Heinrich Von Biber
Editor : William T. Tortolano
Also known as The Mysteries of the Rosary. More info

Volume 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G-3865

Sonata Paschalis
by Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky
Arranger : Scott Hyslop
Great for preservice music or during preparation of the gifts on Easter. More info

Sonata Paschalis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G-5154

Gaudeamus
by Richard Proulx
Written for brass quartet, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, with optional timpani, "Gaudeamus" or "Let Us Rejoice" requires a bit of manual dexterity on the part of the organist but, is generally an accessible piece to play for all of the forces. The organ and brass interplay along with the timpani make this piece sound full and powerful. Perfect for an Easter postlude, "Gaudeamus" exudes great joy and excitement. More info

Gaudeamus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G-1864

Twelve Hymns for Three Trumpets and Organ
by Richard Proulx
Arranged to accompany assembly singing. More info

Twelve Hymns for Three Trumpets
and Organ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G-4546

Festival Fanfares
by John Ferguson
Five fanfares for organ, 2 trumpets (c of b-flat), 2 trombones (or horn in F for trombone 1), and timpani. More info

Festival Fanfares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G-4292

Iona Resources

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Stages on the Way
by John Bell
A wealth of worship resources—litanies, meditations, monologs, poems, prayers, readings, scripts, and symbolic actions—for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. More info

Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-5110

The Courage to Say No
by John Bell
Journey from Ash Wednesday to the Sunday after Ascension. This collection celebrates the seasons of Lent and Easter. More info

Compact Disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CD-369
Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-4244

Remember Me Today
by John Bell
A Good Friday reflection, narrated by St. John the Apostle. More info

Remember Me Today. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-6165