Catholic Playlist Worship #87

Music for Lent Continues

Catholic Playlist #87

We hope your Lent is proving to be spiritually fruitful so far this year. To help, we have more music to help you in your journey to the Lords Passion.

“Behold the Wood” by Dan Schutte leads off our next playlist for Lent in episode #87 of the Catholic Playlist Worship show. He’s joined by Greg&Lizzy with a selection from last year’s Vigil Project Series #1 album as well as FOCUS Worship with “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”. Other artists appearing this week include Jaime Thietten, Collin Raye, Jon Sarta, Dee Simone, Ed Bolduc and several others.

Song List
Audrey Assed – “It Is Well With My Soul” Amazon iTunes
Benedictines of Mary – “Stabat Mater” Amazon iTunes
Beth Nielsen Chapman – “Ave Verum Corpus” Amazon iTunes
Collin Raye – “Were You There?” Amazon iTunes
Dan Schutte – “Behold the Wood” Amazon iTunes
Dee Simone – “be still” Amazon iTunes
Ed Bolduc – “If Today” Amazon iTunes
FOCUS – “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” Amazon iTunes
Greg&Lizzy – “Lord Have Mercy” Amazon iTunes
Jaime Thietten – “In This Place” Amazon iTunes
Jon Sarta – “Hosea”, “What Wondrous Love Is This” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “Crux Fidelis” Amazon iTunes

S4:E4-E7 Catholic Playlist Show – #155 thru #158

From Upbeat to Silence for Weeks...

Catholic Playlist Show

It figures. I play up a special episode featuring all ‘super upbeat’ songs, which proved really popular, and then I don’t post a new show for nearly 2 months. From upbeat to silence for weeks…how ironic.

New shows have been produced nearly every week since the upbeat show, and I’ll post some explanation as to why the posts have been delayed soon, but until then enjoy this catch up post featuring 4 shows:

After releasing an “upbeat” theme show featuring all high energy songs, this week we take things a little slower, but only a little. Some of the music in the playlist includes “Coming Home” by Joe Zambon, “Even The Winter” by Audrey Assad, “Even In This” from Josh Blakesley and “Innocent” by Francis Cabildo. Other artists you’ll hear include Out of Darkness, Alob, Kara Klein, Tori Harris, Dave Moore and others.

The process of selecting music for each playlist sometimes leads us to find songs on albums that we didn’t notice before. That’s the case this week as we realized that “Curls” from Katy Blythe’s debut EP ‘NEW’ was a really good song. Same goes for “All I Am Is Yours” by Benjamin Jude and “Lead Me To You” by John Trabbic. Catch these tracks plus more from NOVUM, Mikey Needleman, Taylor Tripodi, Jaime Thietten, Cooper Ray and more.

Lent is underway in 2017 and while we won’t be playing songs with alleluia in the title or in the lyrics (but we might miss one here or there — please forgive!), we will keep playing the best and newest contemporary Christian music by Catholic artists. This week we have title track Undone from Danielle Noonan’s new EP, as well as songs from Alverlis, Kyle Sinkule, Dan Francis, Greg&Lizzy, Marie Miller and more.

The latest release from Chris Bray highlights this episode of the Catholic Playlist show. We debut 2 songs from Chris’ album “Joy In My Heart” in the playlist – “King In His Kingdom” and “In The Name”, and surround them with great tracks from Stefania Elsmore, Dana Catherine, Ike Ndolo, Matt Maher and many more.

Song List
New songs heard in these 4 shows are found below. Otherwise, you can find links to the songs and artists in these show in previous episodes here on the website.

Cody Roth – “Colors Left Unseen” Amazon iTunes
EPIC The Band – “Agape” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Noonan – “Undone” Amazon iTunes
Chris Bray – “King in His Kingdom”, “In His Name” Amazon iTunes

Catholic Playlist Worship #84 thru #86

Catholic Playlist Worship

I have some catching up to do. It’s been well over a month since I last posted a show to the website, even though I still produced 3 Worship and 4(!) Playlist shows that have aired on radio. For those interested I’ll post an explanation of what’s been going later. But for now let’s get to the Worship shows!

Worship show #84 dates to February 3rd and features artists include L’Angelus, Liz Christian, The Priests, Sarah Kroger, Michelle Romary and many others:

Worship shows #85 and #86 begin our series of Lent themed programs, featuring music appropriate for Lent. Not every selection fits into the Lenten category, but we put as many as we could into each episode to avoid duplication in subsequent weeks. Episode #85 includes “These Forty Days of Lent” by the WLP Choir, “Ashes” and “Hosea” from Jon Sarta, and “O Vos Omnes” by the Choir of St Ignatious of Loyola. Other artists found in the playlist include L’Angelus, Voces8, Marian Grace, and Annie Karto:

Episode #86 continues with songs like “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” from Jon Sarta, “Pange Lingua” from The St Cecilia Choir of Girls, and “Per Crucem” by Melinda Kirigin-Voss. Other artists in the playlist include Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, Jaime Thietten, Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, and Angelina:

Song List
Episode #84
Voces8 – “Miserere Mei” Amazon iTunes
Michelle Romary – “Lady of Knock” Amazon iTunes
Simonetta & FourEver – “Attende Domine” Amazon iTunes
Marian Grace – “Ave Maris Stella” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Kroger – “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” Amazon iTunes
The Priests – “Alleluia (Pachelbels Canon)” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “For All The Saints” Amazon iTunes
St Louis Jesuits – “Like A Shepherd” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “Be Thou My Vision (feat Geoffrey Kelly)” Amazon iTunes
Monks of Norcia – “Vidi Speciosam (Responsory)” Amazon iTunes
Jon Sarta – “Be Not Afraid” Amazon iTunes
Liz Christian – “Psalm 55” Amazon iTunes

Episodes #85 & #86
Jon Sarta – “Ashes”, “Hosea”, “Jesus, Remember Me”, “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “These Forty Days of Lent”, “At the Cross Her Station Keeping” Amazon iTunes
St Cecilia Choir of Girls – “Pange Lingua” Amazon
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles – “Stabat Mater”, “O Sacred Head Surrounded” Amazon iTunes
Melinda Kirigin-Voss – “Per Crucem (By Your Cross)” Amazon iTunes
Choir of St Ignatius of Loyola – “O Vos Omnes”, “Pange Linga (Gregorian Chant)” Amazon iTunes
Jaime Thietten – “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” Amazon iTunes
Andrea Bocelli – “Stabat Mater” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “This Day God Give Me” Amazon iTunes
Dominican Sisters of Mary – “Bride of Christ” Amazon iTunes
Marian Grace – “Sweet Sacrament” Amazon iTunes
Annie Karto – “I Thirst” Amazon iTunes
John Rutter – “The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation” Amazon iTunes
Edwin Fawcett – “Stronghold” Amazon iTunes
Vince Ambrosetti – “Be Not Afraid” Amazon iTunes
Angelina – “The Deer’s Cry (Breastplate of St Patrick)” Amazon iTunes
Jon Niven – “Open The Eyes of My Heart” Amazon iTunes

S4:E3 Catholic Playlist Show – #154

A Special 'Super Upbeat' Playlist!

Catholic Playlist #154

Each week we encourage listeners to send us their requests and we receive a number of submissions from artists eager to get their music on the show. But this week we received the following message:

I was disheartened when my husband commented that he would listen to more Christian/Catholic music, but found it “sad” or with an overriding down beat. Can you help my effort to have him discover the love of Christ by creating a super upbeat playlist? He regularly works out at the gym, and i’d love to infiltrate his current playlist with songs from your show! Let’s work together to take the Trinity to the treadmill!

With a request like that we had to do it! So this week the Catholic Playlist goes “super upbeat” with selections from Dan Francis, Delmore, John Finch, Kevin Heider, Matt Maher and our lone female artist in the playlist, Marie Miller.

Song List
Mathias Michael – “Amplified” Amazon iTunes
Dan Francis – “Sing” Amazon iTunes
Delmore – “Spirit Come” Amazon iTunes
Marie Miller – “This Side Of Paradise” Amazon iTunes
Kevin Heider – “All I Want (Love Come Alive)” Amazon iTunes
Bob Rice – “For That Is What We Are” Amazon iTunes
Dante Schmitz – “Uncovered” Amazon iTunes
Ben Walther – “Mighty to Save” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “Strong Is Your Love” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Glorify You” Amazon
Matt Maher – “Shout Of The King” Amazon iTunes
Ike Ndolo – “Glorious” Amazon iTunes
Jacob and Matthew Band – “Give Glory” Amazon iTunes
Jeremy and Ryan – “Unstoppable”

S4:E3 Catholic Playlist Worship #83

Catholic Playlist #83

We love listening to all kinds of music but especially the kind that transcends our human experience and leads us toward worship and the Holy Mass. That’s what you get in each Catholic Playlist Worship show and episode #83 continues the tradition. This episode features music from The Priests and their new album ‘Alleluia’, Kathleen Fowle, Jon Sarta, Edwin Fawcett, John Rutter, SonLight and many more.

Song List
Jon Sarta – “How Great Thou Art” Amazon iTunes
Edwin Fawcett – “Lord I Am Not Worthy” Amazon iTunes
Ciaran Hope – “Prayer of St Francis” Amazon iTunes
Cambridge Singers – “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes” Amazon iTunes
The Priests – “Nearer My God To Thee” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “Be Thou My Vision” Amazon iTunes
Twila Paris – “How Beautiful” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “Set Your Heart on the High Gifts” Amazon iTunes
SonLight – “Deeper” Amazon iTunes
Kathleen Fowle – “You Are My God” Amazon iTunes
Schola Cantorum of St Peter’s in the Loop – “Gift Of Finest Wheat” Amazon iTunes

S4:E2 Catholic Playlist Show – #153

Catholic Playlist #153

One of great things about a show like the Catholic Playlist is that it features a diverse variety of music genres, from pop to rock to folk to country to even a little hip hop. A distinctly country sound can be found in the second segment of this week’s Catholic Playlist Show. That’s no surprise with songs from Matt Faley and Kyle Sinkule, but Ben Walther will surprise you with “To One”. Don’t miss it and other great music from the likes of Adam Bitter, Dana Catherine, Alanna Boudreau, John Finch and last week’s new featured artist Stefania Elsmore.

Song List
Adam Bitter – “Rest In God Alone” Amazon iTunes
Rebecca Roubion – “Anywhere I Go” Amazon iTunes
Dana Catherine – “My Savior in Me” Amazon iTunes
Greg&Lizzy – “I Won’t Settle” Amazon iTunes
Stefania Elsmore – “All There Is” Amazon iTunes
Ben Walther – “To One” Amazon iTunes
Noelle Garcia – “Wonderfully Made” Amazon iTunes
Emily Wilson – “Beautiful and Yours” Amazon iTunes
Kyle Sinkule – “Saul” Amazon iTunes
Aly Aleigha – “Wrestling Flames” Amazon iTunes
Alanna Boudreau – “Dismantled by Love” iTunes
Matt Faley – “On My Own” Amazon iTunes
John Finch – “Praise To You” Amazon iTunes

S4:E2 Catholic Playlist Worship #82

Catholic Playlist Worship #82

We continue the great traditional and sacred music with this week’s playlist for episode #82 of the Catholic Playlist Worship show. The lineup include Lorraine Hess, Sarah Hart, Michelle Romary, Voces8 and The Priests, who perform “You Raise Me Up” from their new album Alleluia. Check out the show next week as we feature songs from Kitty Cleveland’s new album Hail Holy Queen!

Song List
Lorraine Hess – “Create a Clean Heart in Me” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “O Sacred Breath” Amazon iTunes
Kitty Cleveland – “You Are Near” Amazon iTunes
The Priests – “You Raise Me Up” Amazon iTunes
WLP Choir – “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” Amazon iTunes
Vince Ambrosetti – “One Bread, One Body” Amazon iTunes
Michelle Romary – “Go in Peace” Amazon iTunes
St Louis Jesuits – “Turn to Me” Amazon iTunes
Voces8 – “Corde Natus Ex Parentis” Amazon iTunes
Michael W. Smith – “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Amazon iTunes
Melinda Kirigin-Voss – “On Eagles Wings” Amazon iTunes

S4:E1 Catholic Playlist Show #152

New Year, New Music to Discover

Catholic Playlist #152

A new year and a new show means lots of new music in this week’s show! Our last show before Advent was clear back in mid-November, and between then and now several new releases came out and we’ve got them all in the first show of season 4 of the Catholic Playlist show.

Stefania ElsmoreFirst, there are new singles from Out of Darkness (“Of the Father’s Love Begotten”), Mathias Michael (“Mystery”), Cody Roth (“Colors Left Unseen”) and Marie Miller (“This Side of Paradise”). We have songs from new albums released by Connor Flanagan (“Mountains”) and Danielle Noonan (“Undone”), plus our new featured artist this week is Stefania Elsmore. All this plus songs from Katy Blythe, Matt Maher, Sarah Hart and Taylor Tripodi help to make this playlist a great start for 2017!

Listen to the show here:

Song List
Stefania Elsmore – “Prodigal” Amazon iTunes
Out of Darkness – “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” Amazon iTunes
Mathias Michael – “Mystery”
Cody Roth – “Colors Left Unseen” Amazon iTunes
Marie Miller – “This Side of Paradise” Amazon iTunes
Connor Flanagan – “Strong Is Your Love” Amazon iTunes
Danielle Noonan – “The Road Less Traveled” Amazon iTunes
Katy Blythe – “Curls” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “Sounce and Yield” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Bissin – “Touch the Sky” Amazon iTunes
Lee Roessler – “How Sweet The Sound” Amazon iTunes
Taylor Tripodi – “Here I Am” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Alive Again” Amazon iTunes

S4:E1 Catholic Playlist Worship #81

New Year for Worship

We’re back for 2017 and ready to start a new season on Catholic Playlist Worship! We’re now in ordinary time in the liturgical calendar and we’ve got a nice selection of music to get things going. You’ll hear selections from Jon Niven, Jaime Thietten, Angelina, Dan Schutte, Collin Raye and others.

Color BreatheNew this week is a group called Color, a choir from Barbados who released an album just before Christmas. You’ll hear them perform ‘Hail Mary, Gentle Woman’ in this week’s playlist.



Listen to the show:




Song List
Annie Karto – “Refuge for You” Amazon iTunes
Dan Schutte – “You Are Near” Amazon iTunes
Fr Stan Fortuna – “Gift of Finest Wheat Amazon iTunes
Collin Raye – “I Am the Bread of Life” Amazon iTunes
Color – Hail Mary, Gentle Woman” Amazon iTunes
Mathias Michael – “How Great Thou Art” Amazon iTunes
Jon Sarta – “Eye Has Not Seen” Amazon iTunes
Jackie Evancho – “Ave Maria” Amazon iTunes
Jaime Thietten – “In This Place” Amazon iTunes
Jon Niven – “Open the Eyes of My Heart” Amazon iTunes
Angelina – “Here I Am Lord” Amazon iTunes
Frank Brownstead Choir – “Christ Be Out Light” Amazon iTunes
Monks of Norcia – “Vadis Propitiator (Responsory)” Amazon iTunes

The Catholic Playlist for Advent and Christmas

The Complete Collection of 2016 Advent & Christmas Shows

Catholic Playlist Advent

As we shared in the previous post, we’re crunched for time when we reach Advent and the end of the calendar year. There is so much to do and try to wrap up in time to relax once Christmas arrives. One of the things moved down the priority list are the web postings for the latest Catholic Playlist shows. We know we’re not treating you well, our faithful listeners, as you get to miss out on some of the latest music specially written and composed for this season of preparation. One of our resolutions for the next season is to be better next year.

Instead of posting each show individually, we’re packaging them up here in one place to make is easy to find and listen to these special shows. All 4 Advent and Christmas episodes of the Catholic Playlist are right here to enjoy. In addition to the many ‘classics’ from your favorite artists we’re pleased to share some of the latest music!

Vigil Project Series 2The first major release is Series #2: Advent + Christmas by the Vigil Project. The new album features seven new songs (and accompanying videos) that invite you to “Keep Watch and Pray” for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. You can hear the first 2 songs they released in playlist #149. Greg&Lizzy are featured in “Prepare Him Room” and John Finch leads us in “Savior of The World”, an upbeat song about the coming of the Messiah. Then in playlist #150, Andrea Thomas leads off the show with “In Need of a Savior”, and John Finch brings us “Silent Night” in playlist #151.

Jaime Thietten Joy of ChristmasNext is Jaime Thietten and her new Christmas album titled The Joy of Christmas. This collection of 17 songs has everything you want in a Christmas season album, and we got the album just in time to play 3 songs in playlist #151. Featuring a full orchestra, the sound is warm, rich and inviting and parallels any release you’d find from the major record labels. You won’t want to miss her duet with Vince Gill in “The First Noel / Angels We Have Heard on High” at the 26:30 mark!

Abigail Winzer RejoiceAbigail Winzer is a young new artist who released her first album titled Rejoice back in October. The album includes seven classic Advent and Christmas songs, and we found listening to it to be peaceful and relaxing. The distinct sound heard throughout the album is thanks to a unique instrument called the duduk, which creates a rich, haunting sound appropriate as we wait in the dark for the coming of the light of the world. Don’t miss her performance of “O Come O Come Emmanuel” in playlist #149!

Oh, and don’t forget that Matt Maher released a new Christmas single too – Glory (Let There Be Peace)!

Hopefully your wait to hear this music of the season was worth it!

Here is the complete song list for all four shows, from #148 to #151:
The Vigil Project – “Prepare Him Room (feat. Greg&Lizzy)”, “Savior of The World (feat. John Finch)”, “In Need of a Savior(feat. Andrea Thomas)”, “Silent Night (feat. John Finch)” Website
Jaime Thietten – “What Child Is This”, “The First Noel/Angels We Have Heard on High (ft. Vince Gill)”, “O Come O Come Emmanuel” – Website
Matt Maher – “Glory (Let There Be Peace)” Amazon iTunes
Abigail Winzer – “O Come O Come Emmanuel”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” Amazon iTunes

O Come Let Us Adore: A Christmas Collective Amazon iTunes

Tom Young & Emily Hackett – “Go Tell It On the Mountain”
Greg&Lizzy – “O Come All Ye Faithful”
PJ Anderson & Emily Hackett – “O Holy Night”
Sarah Kroger – “Let All Mortal Flesh”
Chris Cole – “Silent Night”
Josh Blakesley Band – “We Three Kings”
Alanna Boudreau – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Josh Blakesley Band – “The Kingdom Comes” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Silent Night (Emmanuel)” Amazon iTunes
Matt Maher – “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” Amazon iTunes
Marian Grace – “O Come O Come Emmanuel”, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”, “Creator of the Stars at Night”, “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” Amazon iTunes

Songs for Advent and Christmas Amazon

Steve Angrisano – “Emmanuel”
Chris Muglia – “Let It Be Done”
Curtis Stephan – “Ready the Way”
Ike Ndolo – “Awake, O Sleeper”
Sarah Hart, Robert Feduccia – “Christ the Lord”
Josh Blakesley – “Love Has Captured the Night”
Matt Maher, John Foley S.J. – “Come to the Water – I Will Run to You”

Boys of St Paul’s Choir School – “O Come All Ye Faithful” Amazon iTunes
Sarah Hart – “On a Night Like This” Amazon iTunes
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles – “Gabriel’s Message” Amazon iTunes
Jaime Thietten – “A Cradle in Bethlehem”, “O Holy Night” Amazon iTunes
Collin Raye – “Angels We Have Heard On High”, “Away In A Manger” Amazon iTunes
L’Angelus – “O Little Town of Bethlehem”, “The First Noel” Amazon iTunes
Rebecca Roubion – “What Child Is This” Amazon iTunes