Catholic Worship Book II includes hymns, chants and other liturgical music from a variety of composers, from Australia and overseas.
Australian writers and composers include: Christopher Willcock, James McAuley, Richard Connolly, Frank Anderson, Paul Taylor, Bernard Kirkpatrick, Paul Mason, Jenny O’Brien, Geoffrey Cox, Leo Watt, Monica O’Brien, Peter Kearney, Michael Herry, Brian Boniwell, Kathleen Boschetti, Michael Mangan, Trish Watts and others.
While there are well known contributions from international composers: John Bell, Christopher Walker, Bernadette Farrell, James Quinn, Delores Dufner, Daniel Schutte, Shirley Murray, Marty Haugen, Richard Proulx, Lucien Deiss, Graham Maule, Gregory Murray, Michael Joncas, Fred Kaan, Peter Scagnelli, Bob Hurd, David Haas, Brian Wren, John Foley, Timothy Dudley-Smith, Bob Dufford and many others.
Taize is well represented among the chants, along with music from ICEL composed to accompany various liturgical texts; and the music from the Iona Community is included.
The psalmody of Gelineau as well as traditional Latin music is part of the desire to recover the richness of the tradition from an earlier period in the Church’s life of worship.
A comprehensive list of the contents of Catholic Worship Book II is available here.
A comprehensive new worship resource for the Catholic Church in Australia
Why a new Catholic Worship Book?
A comprehensive resource for sacraments and seasons
A rich mosaic of the Catholic Church’s library of ancient and modern liturgical music…
‘… a musical resource that will provide a basic repertoire for liturgical music in Australia … that is theologically, liturgically and musically appropriate…’
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