The church is forever creating new sounds and new songs! New composers are developing a new repertoire in a fresh contemporary style, and GIA is proud to contribute to this creative energy and effort with the publication of Cross Generation.
We gathered a committee of distinguished pastoral musicians who combed the popular resources available today and chose the very best songs currently in use in contemporary worship settings.
But Cross Generation is more than just a collection of terrific music: it is a truly effective tool to assist worshipers and seekers alike in the ongoing process of catechesis.
This songbook includes great music by established writers like Tony Alonso, John Angotti, Steve Angrisano, John L. Bell, Tom Booth, Ed Bolduc, Rory Cooney, David Haas, Marty Haugen, Paul Tate, Lori True, and more.
In addition, there is a broad range of exciting new songs from budding composers like Shannon Cerneka, Chris de Silva, Orin Johnson, Michael Mahler, and Paul Melley. “Heritage” music—classic examples of chant, hymnody, world music, and early American folk tunes—will broaden and deepen our insight into faith and history.
And the brilliance of Cross Generation comes through the succinct yet meaningful explanations and quotes placed throughout the book, connecting the music to the liturgical seasons, our sacraments and rites, and our venerable past.
Add in the signature GIA indexes and cross-references, the convenient supplemental editions, the affordable price, and the eye-catching design—and the result is a truly groundbreaking contemporary music resource.