The first general-purpose collection from Marty in years, Gift of God is top-notch, offering a wealth of hymns and songs for all Christians.
The title song, extremely well received since its release in 2000, incorporates a simple repetitive response, making it an ideal piece for assembly participation at Christmastime.
Introduced in Martys musical The Feast of Life,"Where Your Treasure Is" is included here in a beautiful arrangement for choirs and is now available in an octavo.
Gift of God also features a wonderful communion song, "Bread of Life from Heaven," set to a traditional Argentine melody. Several texts by Susan Briehl.
Includes one each of the following octavos:
Maranatha: Advent Processional
Gift of God
Neither Death nor Life
A New Heaven and Earth
Santo: Eucharistic Acclamations (Bilingual)
Bread of Life from Heaven / Pan de Vida Eterna
By your Hand, You Feed Your People
You Are Called to Tell the Story
Where Your Treasure Is
Circle of Life
Let Evening Fall
Marty Haugen is a liturgical composer from Eagan, Minnesota. For the past fifteen years he has presented workshops across North America, Europe, Australia, and Central America for both Roman Catholic and Protestant liturgical ministers. His communion setting, Now the Feast and Celebration, and his vespers service, Holden Evening Prayer, are well known among Lutheran congregations, while his Mass of Creation is arguably the most widely used musical setting of the Ordinary among English-speaking Roman Catholic parishes. Together with David Haas, he began the popular GIA psalm series, Psalms for the Church Year. Marty has over 250 separate titles published through GIA on more than twenty recorded collections, including such songs as "We Remember," "Shepherd Me, O God," and "Gather Us In." His music appears in numerous GIA hymnals, as well as hymnals produced for Canadian and Australian Roman Catholics, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and numerous other Protestant denominations.