Print Music Publications, most recent at the top:
Coming soon – Seven sacred congregational and choral pieces are presently “in the queue” at WLP/GIA for pending release in 2021 and beyond: “Psalm 92,” “Psalm 41,” “In You, O Lord,” “There Is No Rose,” “Psalm 42,” one piece co-written with Shannon Cerneka: “Heaven’s Glory Shatters Darkness,” and an arrangement of a piece by Shannon: “Holy Mary, Pray for Us.” Two pieces are “in the queue” at OCP: “Remembering Home” and “Litany of the Saints (with music for the rites of initiation).” A few other projects are always in the works – check back soon for future updates!
Audio samples (via Soundcloud or YouTube), if available, are posted under each title. Score samples, if available, can be accessed via the icon with the music notes. Click on the publisher icon or the link with each title to visit the publisher’s webpage for that piece/songbook.
GIA, 2022, “Easter Entrance Antiphons” — A simple way to begin Eastertide liturgies without the fear of the beginning of mass becoming “top heavy” with music (entrance hymn, sprinkling rite, and gloria). Utilizes the familiar “O Filii et Filiae” Alleluias in a spirited, festive manner.
OCP, 2021, “Light of Christ, Burn Bright” — A collaboration with John Kyler which explores the sacraments of initiation and the grace and dignity they bring to all the faithful. Pentatonic tune and in a graceful 5/4 meter!
GIA, 2021, “Watching for the Lord” — A mixed two-part choral piece for ascension or to match with scripture on the second-coming; have we Christians lost a sense of urgency to our missionary zeal, with the parousia so long in coming?
Listen to an instrumental arrangement, performed by me:
GIA, 2020, “Living Waters – Let Mercy Flow” – A collection of seven pieces from me, Shannon Cerneka, and Kate Basi, debuted at NPM 2020 as a virtual convention event. Several below pieces included. For more information about our trio and our ministry, visit https://shannonorinkate.com
GIA, 2020 (2008), “We Will Go, Lord” – By me and Shannon Cerneka, a stand-alone octavo of a piece in the “Walk Away Different” collection (see below). Three part ostinato on discipleship and perseverance.
GIA, 2020, “His Light” – My arrangement of a piece by Shannon Cerneka, a congregational piece with text from the prologue of John’s Gospel, written for “Super” Sam Santhuff. Below link takes you to the guitar edition; full octavo also available.
OCP, 2020, “Who Could Love Me More Than You” – My arrangement of a piece by Shannon Cerneka, a congregational piece which is not only the prayer of a confident believer but perhaps to also the prayer of a person who, through sincere invocation, desires that God increase his or her modest faith.
WLP, 2019, “Psalm 116 – Our Blessing Cup” – A congregational psalm setting for Holy Thursday, for two cantors (male/female), SAB choir, piano, guitar, and three obbligato instruments.
WLP, 2019, “Breath of Christ” – I have four tunes included in this hymnary from Alan Hommerding, with poetic texts ranging from the intellectually stimulating to the immediately practical for use throughout the liturgical year.
WLP, 2019, “Our Savior Has Come” – Composed with Shannon Cerneka, a four-part quodlibet for Christmas, for children’s choir or other voices, with piano, guitar, and hand percussion accompaniment.
SLM, 2019, Several simple settings of daily mass psalms with metrical refrains and chanted verses available for purchase or via subscription.
Audio and score samples available at Simply Liturgical Music.
WLP, 2018, “Fill Us, O God” – Composed with Shannon Cerneka, a contemporary, congregational hymn and litany appropriate for the season of Lent. Scored for melody, 2 harmony lines, piano and guitar. A finalist in the 2021 Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence in Publishing Awards, in the “Song of the Year” category.
WLP, 2018, “Psalm 22: My God, Why Have You Abandoned Me?” – A congregational (paraphrased) setting of the familiar responsorial psalm for Palm Sunday, featured in the WLP 2019 Sing the Seasons.
WLP, 2018, “Immaculate Mary: Concertato on LOURDES HYMN” – A festive and regal congregation-friendly arrangement of the familiar marian hymn for SATB chorus, organ, and brass quartet.
TMP, 2018, Hachnasat Orchim — A song of welcome in the collection “Chazak V’Ematz; Jewish Songs of Protest and Hope.”
WLP, 2018, “Praise the Lord Who Lifts Up the Poor (Psalm 113)” – A congregational responsorial psalm setting.
WLP, 2017, “God of the Covenants” – A congregational Lenten gathering hymn, featured in the WLP 2018 Sing the Seasons.
OCP, 2016, “Deep River” – An SATB a cappella choral arrangement (with solo) of the familiar African-American spiritual.
WLP, 2015, “The Lord is My Shepherd” – An SATB choral setting of Psalm 23 with piano accompaniment and 2 C-instrument parts.
GIA, 2015, “An Advent Fantasia” – An SATB choral piece with piano and obbligato instrument for Advent, or as a Christmas Eve Prelude.
WLP, 2014, “Gather at the Cross” — A congregational piece in litany form for Good Friday adoration of the cross, featured at the NPM 2015 Convention and WLP 2015 Sing the Seasons.
FACR, 2011, “Psalms for All Seasons” — A congregational setting of Psalm 31 (“I Give My Spirit,” see below) by me and Shannon Cerneka is included.
GIA, 2009, “Cross Generation” — A song book intended for all ages, for worship and catechesis — 11 songs from “Walk Away Different” (see below) are included.
GIA, 2009, “Walk Away Different” — A guitar/choral collection of 16 songs under the name Oddwalk Ministries (by me, by Shannon Cerneka, or by us both).
— At Your Name (SC)
— Bless the Lord, My Soul (Psalm 103) (SC&OJ)
— My Name is I AM (OJ)
— Lord, I Thank You (Psalm 138) (SC)
— Let Us Go Rejoicing (Psalm 122) (OJ)
— Show Us the Way (SC&OJ)
— Get It Together (SC, arr. OJ & Gary Daigle)
— For All Time (SC&OJ)
— Share (OJ)
— To Know Darkness (OJ)
— I Give My Spirit (Psalm 31) (SC&OJ)
— Come to Me (SC)
— This is the Day (Psalm 118) (SC&OJ)
— I Love You, Lord, My Strength (Psalm 18) (SC&OJ)
— In My Heart (OJ)
— We Will Go, Lord (SC&OJ)
“Commercial” Recordings, most recent at the top:
TMP, 2018, Hachnasat Orchim — a song of welcome in the collection “Chazak V’Ematz; Jewish Songs of Protest and Hope”
FACR, 2011, “Psalms for All Seasons” — A congregational setting of Psalm 31 (“I Give My Spirit,” see above) by me and Shannon Cerneka is included
GIA, 2009, “Alright Now” — A collection of 13 fun, participatory songs under the name Oddwalk Ministries (mostly by me, by Shannon Cerneka, or by us both)
— Chickenwire Joe (SC)
— Dance in the Sight of the Lord (SC)
— Just Because You Can (SC&OJ)
— Jesus is Here (SC&OJ)
— Let the Children Come to Me (SC)
— May God Bless and Keep You (SC&OJ)
— Oh, St. Joseph (SC&OJ)
— Teenagers in My Car (SC&OJ)
— Old Irish Blessing (OJ)
— The Cubs Song (SC)
— Matilda the Gorilla (Mary Rice Hopkins)
— These Are the Chords to Every Christian Song I Know (SC)
— Jammin’ With Jesus (SC)
GIA, 2007, “Walk Away Different” — A collection of 16 songs under the name Oddwalk Ministries (by me, by Shannon Cerneka, or by us both, see above)