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    In this collection David Haas and Jeanne Cotter have united their talents to provide us with a treasure of music and liturgical resources for The Rite of Celebrating Marriage.

    When Love Is Found contains two kinds of music: general music, appropriate for any number of places during a wedding liturgy and specific ritual music, intended for particular moments during the ceremony. David and Jeanne are quick to remind us that the sacrament of marriage is a celebration of the whole community and, therefore, most of the music for the liturgy should come from the common repertoire of the community. In keeping with this, the general music they offer in this collection are songs, hymns, and psalms that can be incorporated into that store of music sung by a community throughout the Church year. On the other hand, the specific ritual music (the various acclamations to follow the exchange of vows and rings; and the nuptial and final blessings) is designed to strengthen certain moments during the wedding liturgy. These pieces have been carefully fashioned so they can be learned by the congregation on the spot with the support of a cantor.

    But even more importantly, in When Love Is Found David and Jeanne provide an invaluable aid to couples and musicians involved in the planning of a wedding. Their extensive commentary teaches us about The Rite of Celebrating Marriage, helps us to understand the role of music in this rite when celebrated by the Christian community, and finally, guides us through the process of making the many musical and ritual choices we must for the wedding liturgy.


    1. When Love Is Found
    2. We Will Serve the Lord
    3. In Love We Chose to Live
    4. Love One Another
    5. We Have Been Told
    6. Wherever You Go
    7. God the All Holy
    8. Where There Is Love
    9. Seek First the Kingdom
    10. Servant Song
    11. Faith, Hope, and Love
    12. Come and Journey With Me
    13. There Is One Body
    14. Psalm 33: The Earth Is Full of Beauty
    15. Psalm 34: The Goodness of God
    16. Psalm 103: The Good Lord Is Kind and Merciful
    17. Psalm 112: Gods Command
    18. Psalm 128: Happy Are They Who Honor the Lord
    19. Psalm 145: Our God Is Compassion
    20. Psalm 148: Let All Praise the Name of the Lord
    21. Instrumental Procession: Love Is the Sunlight
    22. Gathering Hymn/Greeting: Love Is the Sunlight
    23. Psalm 33 - Blessed Are We
    24. O God Send Your Blessing
  • David Haas

    David Haas resides in Eagan, Minnesota, where he is director of The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry and serves as campus minister / artist-in-residence at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where he also teaches in the theology and music departments. Highly regarded as one of the preeminent liturgical music composers in the English-speaking world, he has produced more than 45 collections of original music. His liturgical works are sung and prayed throughout the world and appear in hymnals of many Christian denominations and in many languages. A native of Bridgeport, Michigan, and the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, David is a 1975 graduate of Bridgeport High School and studied vocal music performance, piano, and conducting at Central Michigan University. He completed his studies in music performance, liturgy, and theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Presently an active member of St. Cecilia Church in St. Paul, he formerly served as director of music and liturgy at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Ankeny, Iowa and The Church of St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul Park, Minnesota as well as being composer-in-residence at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Minneapolis. From 1985-1988 he was an adjunct instructor and composer-in-residence at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul, during which time he was very active internationally in writing, composing, and presenting workshops and seminars on the implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. During these years, David was part of what is commonly referred to as the Minnesota School in collaboration with two of his colleagues, Michael Joncas and Marty Haugen, in producing some of the most popular and effective music for the Church's worship that has appeared in the days following the Second Vatican Council.

    Jeanne Cotter

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When Love Is Found