I’m happy to make available for free some of my congregational, choral, and instrumental compositions. (For free audio, check the other pages of my site!) PDFs are available to download below. There is no cost for these, not even a “donate” button — but if you do download a piece and plan to use it, I would appreciate it if you let me know. If you desire some supporting materials, like extracted parts or worship aid reprints, please contact me as well, and I will assist you if I am able. Check back soon for new additions!
— Already, Not Yet – A reflection on the “in-between” time we are in, following Christ’s resurrection but before his second coming. SAB choir, piano, guitar, and one instrument.
— Anima Christi – An english translation of the Latin prayer on the eucharist. SATB choir, piano, guitar, and one instrument.
— Dwell in Us – Written for the baptism of Aiden Cerneka, the piece merges the familiar Prayer of St. Francis and 2 Cor. 12:7-10, using the tune popularly known as The Salley Gardens. Unison choir, piano, guitar, and one instrument.
— Make a Home Now — A Christmastime piece with the tune AURELIA. SAB choir with piano and flute.
— Make the Crooked Way Straight – A Gospel-style ostinato (with verses) for Advent. SATB choir with solo voice and piano.
— Only Love – Conceived as a litany for weddings, as especially when the couple has chosen to include a unity candle as part of the rite. SAB choir, piano, guitar, and one c-instrument.
— Our Father (2013) – A setting of the Lord’s Prayer intended for Catholic worship. Very well received and sung at my parish. Two-part choir (men/women) with piano, guitar, and one instrument part.
— We Shall Be Changed – Setting of Paul’s familiar epistle, appropriate for funerals, all souls, etc. Melody with 3 part harmony, piano, guitar, and c instrument.
Congregational Mass Settings:
— Ever Ancient, Ever New – Used at The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows for the first year of the new missal translation implementation. SAB with piano/organ, guitar, solo instruments. In addition to the typical “service music” components, this setting also includes the liturgical greetings and dialogues, all woven together by common musical elements.
— Mass of Exultation – A “contemporary” sound, scored for melody with two harmony parts, in lead-sheet format. Some use of call and response in a high-energy style.
— An Old Irish Blessing – Probably not the text you’re thinking of; rather, a silly little piece for SATB choir (with divisi).
— It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – My simple arrangement of the Christmas carol for the SLCC for their 2008 Christmas Concert; also on their 2011 recording “Christmas from St. Louis.” Listen to it on my “Publications & Recordings” page.
Two Pieces for Holy Week:
— Charity and Love – Piano, Flute, Clarinet, and Violin – a “mash-up” of the Ubi Caritas chant melody and “Where Charity and Love Prevail.”
— Were You There – Flute, Clarinet, and Violin – can stand alone or could support the assembly singing this familiar hymn.