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Contemporary Church Music – Fr Michael Joncas

Michael Joncas is a priest and composer, best known for his popular song, “On Eagle’s Wings.” Here he talks to Piaras Jackson about how he gets his inspiration for his compositions and the way in which music is an integral part of his ministry.

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Musical setting of ‘Hail Mary’

Listen to a musical arrangement of the ‘Hail Mary’ by David Burke from Georgia (USA) which is freely available for download along with the sheet music.

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The Priests – No 1 CD

Congratulations to “The Priests” whose debut album has rocketed to the No.1 spot in Ireland. Watch a video of them performing and listen to sample from their album.

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Hymns for Christ the King

As we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, Church Music historian Monsignor Philip Whitmore discusses a number of pieces dedicated to the feast.

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Liam Lawton Concert in NCH

Fr Liam Lawton returns again to the National Concert Hall on 28 October 2008 to perform some of his best loved songs and new material accompanied by the Irish Session Orchestra.

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Choosing Music in Church – Joncas

Choosing Music for liturgy can be difficult, especially for funerals. In this podcast Fr Michael Joncas, the well known composer, talks about creating suitable for the occasion.

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Sacred Music

Pope Benedict highlighted that sacred music, “is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art..it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.”

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