Here is a baker’s dozen of my songs and psalms which I recorded at Fremont Recording with Brud Giles in Portland, Oregon June 2012.. Yes, you can use them if you’d like. Just give me a nod, and all the glory to God. –Bro. Pat
1. Gypsy Song 2. I Rejoice in You 3. If Today You Hear 4. In the Still and Quiet 5. Indwelling (Indeed) 6. Inn Keeper Carol 7. Jubilate Deo 8. Lady Clare’s Farewell 9. Love Is Patient 10, Beto’s Prayer 11. Promise Carol 12 Sweeter than Honey 13. Celtic Hymn (Be Thou My VIsion).
Never, no not ever, can the human heart offer certain measure of its need, its grief, its fear to the cold and distant stars. Human life is like a battered tambourine where our fingers are tapping sweet mystic refrains, while a world-weary dancing bear stands up and looks around, swaying slightly from side to side. Reach out with your music to the tired, cranky bear. Fingers on the ready, if you coax the bear to dance, it could move the stars to tears. Gustave Flaubert
This responsorial psalm was written for Barry and Lupe Stenger’s wedding.
This responsorial psalm was written for St. Elizabeth Parish.
This is one of the first psalms I set to music. It is still one of my favorite psalms.
St. Clare wrote these words in a letter to the woman who is the subject of the La Papessa tab on this website, Sor Agnes of Bohemia.
This carol was written as an Irish ballad. It is one of my overall favorites.
This song was written in the Tazie style of Jacques Berthier to commemorate the sad occasion of the assassination of Brother Roger during Evening Prayer in 2008.
This song was part of a class project for a graduate study of St. Clare led by Joseph Chinnici OFM at the Franciscan School of Theology in 1982.
This was written for Mike and Diane DiPasquale’s wedding.
This prayer was written by Alberto Masferrer after the massive stroke that left him paralyzed for several years.
This carol was written for midnight mass at the downtown chapel in Portland, Oregon, sung by a choir of homeless, and formerly homeless persons along with their Franciscan sisters and brothers.
This responsorial psalm was written for our Santa Clara High School 40th reunion.
A traditional Irish lyric set to a new melody.