The Corpus Christi Songbook
Music Recorded for use in
Worship At Home
The main reason we have posted these here is to facilitate online worship during these difficult times.
Musicians from the community have come forward and given their time and talent so that our online Worship At Home web page could have music that felt familiar to our community. There were no rehearsals and they were performed in the sanctuary in a manner as close a possible to how they would been led in the context of the Liturgy. The recordings were made over time beginning late in Lent of 2020 and continuing as needed to supply the music for the WAH web pages. The initial setup was very simple and was essentially the same as we have used to make the weekly vocal recordings of the Homilies at Mass. Once we realized that that this was to be an ongoing process we made significant effort to improve the clarity and quality of the recordings. To date there have been sixteen recording sessions. New songs are posted to this page as we finish processing them, usually just in time for the weekend publishing of the WAH page.
Also note that since these recordings were made for specific liturgies they do not represent the full cross-section of the music used at Corpus Christi, but rather reflect the cycle of the seasons that have elapsed since we began social distancing in March of 2020.
In humble gratitude, we acknowledge the gift the composers of this music have made in bringing these works to The Church.
Mass of Mercy (L. True)
Mass of Joy and Peace (T. Alanso)
Storrington Mass (M. Haugen)
Missa in Dulci Jubilo (R. Glover)
Mass of Angels and Saints (S. Janco)
Miscellaneous Service Music
Also of interest: A video version of music ministers from Corpus Christi singing Shelter Me by Fr. Michael Joncas, published on YouTube:
COMPOSER’S NOTE: These are difficult times for all of us, individually and globally. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as normal and called for acts of corporate and individual heroism in the face of present suffering and an uncertain future. People of faith may be struggling to articulate their belief in an all-good and all-powerful God in this new era. “Shelter Me” — is my attempt as a church composer to find God’s presence even in these fraught times. Based on the beloved Psalm 23, my paraphrase adapts the psalmist’s sentiments to respond to our present anxieties.
We have removed all of our recordings of David Haas music.
A statement from the Archdiocese:
In early 2020, upon receiving additional reports alleging that Haas engaged in inappropriate conduct with other women, the Archdiocese advised Haas that he could not give presentations at workshops, concerts, or similar events hosted by the Archdiocese, parishes, Catholic schools, or other Catholic institutions in the Archdiocese. Likewise, the Archdiocese determined it would not use Haas’ compositions at Archdiocesan Masses and other Archdiocesan events. Also, the Archbishop has encouraged pastors, principals, and leaders of other Catholic institutions to consider the sensitivities involved with using Haas’ music in liturgies or other parish or school events, and to take appropriate steps to fully support those who have been harmed by sexual assault or abuse. The Archdiocese stands by its commitment to promote and maintain safe environments. Everyone deserves to be free from sexual harassment and abuse.