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Singing New Songs onto the Lord

Click on the musical note icons to download the songs listed below.

MUSIC BOX: ROBERT FABING, S.J.

In You, O God (3:16 min) from the album Only Your Love (Copyright 2009 Robert Fabing, S.J.; used by permission)

Only Your Love (3:30 min) from the album Only Your Love (Copyright 2009 Robert Fabing, S.J.; used by permission)

Gloria (3:26 min) in Mass For Teresa of Calcutta from the album Let Me Follow (Copyright 2007 Robert Fabing, S.J.; used by permission)

I’m Goin’ Down To the River (3:25 min) from the album Let Me Follow (Copyright 2007 Robert Fabing, S.J.; used by permission)

Come Holy Spirit (3:20 min) from the album Shadow of My Wings (Copyright 2000 Robert Fabing, S.J.; used by permission)

Enter God’s House (3 min) from the album Let Me Follow (Copyright 2007 Robert Fabing, S.J.; used by permission)

Your Song of Love (4:29 min) from the album Winter Risen (Copyright 1984, 2004 Bob Fabing, S.J.; used by permission)

MUSIC BOX: HEARTS AFLAME

St. Charles Lwanga Chapel Catholic Choir, Chikuni Mission, Zambia

Abengi Bafwilile Lesa Wabo Mumayanda/In Praise of the Ugandan Martyrs, Saints Charles Lwanga and Kizito (3:03 min) from the album Hearts Aflame: Songs of Love for the Lord (used by permission of Fr. Bob Glynn, S.J.)

When I Survey (2:09 min) from the album Hearts Aflame (used by permission of Fr. Bob Glynn, S.J.)

A.M.D.G.: A WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

Listen to the A.M.D.G. Hymn (Ignatius Loyola's Song) and Francis Xavier's Song, both from A.M.D.G.: A World Is Not Enough, available from Loyola Productions. For more information, visit the About This Site page.

A.M.D.G. Hymn (English Version, 4:34 min)

Francis Xavier's Song (English Version, 3:58 min)

The Society of Jesus had been cultivating the study of music for nearly 200 years when in 1737 Jesuits arrived in Baja California, where they introduced choral singing.

 

Young man and woman sitting at microphone and switchboard Joseph F. MacDonnell, S.J., tells us The Oxford Companion to the Theater ties the development of drama, of the opera and of the ballet to the thousands of dramatic productions in Jesuit colleges. Some governments chose to build their opera houses on the Jesuit campuses.” In Latin America, Jesuits founded a music school in Brazil early on; during the 17th century, they integrated native music into their liturgies in Paraguayan missions.

Today, the California Province is home to two noted composers and musicians. Robert Fabing, S.J., an internationally known composer of liturgical music, has given concerts throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and South America. Dan Schutte, composer in residence at the University of San Francisco and director of music for the Office of University Ministries, has composed many standard hymns of Christian worship worldwide. Schutte’s collaboration with the St. Louis Jesuits inspired many of his most well-known pieces, including Here I Am, Lord and Sing a New Song.

 

Man playing the pianoWhat we’re listening to:

The following titles are available as CDs. Look for them in Christian and Catholic bookstores or order on-line through Oregon Catholic Press (www.ocp.org)

Robert Fabing, S.J.

Adoramus
Come to Me (Chinese language edition)
Everlasting Covenant
Let Me Follow
Rise My Friend (Korean language edition)
Shadow of My Wings
Song of the Lamb
Winter Risen

John Foley, S.J.

One Bread, One Body: A Retrospective

Dan Schutte

Always and Everywhere
Drawn by a Dream
Glory in the Cross
Here I Am, Lord: Anthology, 1970-1985
Lover of Us All
Prince of Peace
You Are Near: Instrumental Music for Quiet Reflection

St. Louis Jesuits (Bob Dufford, Roc O'Connor, Dan Schutte, John Foley, Tim Manion)

Earthen Vessels
Let Heaven Rejoice
Lift Up Your Hearts
May We Praise You