There's a new voice and a fresh sound in liturgical music coming from a 21-year-old composer named Michael Mahler!
Mike's first compositions are featured on GIA's Give Your Gifts: The NEW Songs. How Can We Be Silent?, his debut solo collection, secures Mike's standing as one of today's most promising liturgical composers. Pop this recording into your stereo, and you'll see what we mean. This music is ideal for today's contemporary ensemble. With strong, singable refrains, the assembly is the primary voice, while the solo and ensemble parts, vocal and instrumental, are fresh and inspired!
"Give the Lord Your Heart" is a wonderful example of Mike's ability to engage the congregation with a great refrain. "Starshine is a hauntingly beautiful Christmas tune with an intriguing original text. "My Love Will Enfold You" makes a wonderful guitar-based wedding solo or duet where the assembly could be welcomed in on the final stanzas. Finally, a newly recorded version of Mike's top-selling "Give Us Your Peace" rounds out this outstanding new collection. Definitely not to be missed!