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More thoughts about The Living Church Acclaims (TLCA) 

From new TLCA enthusiast, Michael Geiger

"In addition to my work as Contemporary Worship Leader at San Francisco Solano Church in Ranch Santa Margarita, I am a classical musician, guitarist and opera/classical concert and session singer in the greater Los Angeles area.

During the first year of my work at Solano, I discovered that after building a song repertoire with my team, the ongoing pressure was to find good settings of the psalms and Gospel acclamations. I was constantly biting my nails about this. Most of the settings I was finding were dated in their prosody and harmonic language. I grew up in the post Vatican II 'guitar-mass' movement and really, anything that reminded me of that was an immediate turn-off. Sadly, I was getting turned-off a lot. I muddled through the first year and a half until last July when I found The Living Church Acclaims.

I was able to see on the website that the settings were up-to-date in their harmonic language and rhythmic feel and the prosody was so well done. Scot has made it possible for the words to get off the page and into the sanctuary with an ease I have not yet encountered other than, perhaps, chant. I like also the fact that his good sensibilities are apparent as he gives instruction to render the psalm verses in either of two ways, as written, with the rhythms adhered to OR in a 'cola voce' recitative manner. There is a freedom there which allows for anyone to make just the right musical choices for their particular situation.
I am very impressed and want to add my voice to the many who probably feel, as I do, that Scot is using his gifts as God would have us all do.
Thank you so much for your efforts."

-Michael Geiger
Contemporary Worship Leader at San Francisco Solano Catholic Church, Orange County, CA

More feedback 

"To pastoral musicians... Consider The Living Church Acclaims by Scot Crandal for psalms and Alleluia verses...
Scot has done a terrific job with these contemporary settings and provides an affordable approach for you to incorporate this in your church.
Highly recommended to complement the worship in your church..."
Teresa Yoder, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Williamsburg, Virginia

Read NPM's review of the Living Church Acclaims! 

NPM's March, 2015 issue of Pastoral Music has reviewed TLCA. Click here or on the image below to read it! Thank you, NPM.

"It has melodies that are easy to learn that are set in a comfortable range for both assembly and cantor."

"Contemporary liturgical music ensembles will find this resource easy to use and full of life for their assemblies."

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Another TLCA "Testimonial" 

Pat Schaefer, from Our Lady of Angels in Hermiston, Oregon has this to say about TLCA:

"I wanted to share with you how very much I am enjoying the new versions of the Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamations from your new book, TLCA. I've been using it every week since the first Sunday of Advent... The congregation has also responded in such a positive way. I think they too were excited to have something new happening instead of the same old same'o.... Also, I truly enjoy the new Alleluias and verses. Each time its a new Alleluia I teach that as well. The people are beginning to remember them and also responding nicely."

Thank you, Pat!
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New praise for TLCA! 

"What a wonderful collection of accessible proclamations of God's word in a vocabulary adaptable to a wide variety of music ensembles with extreme flexibility. Thanks for taking the time, effort, skill and muse to put it all to paper and share with us all in this new endeavor.

My best to you and compliments. This will be a great resource for me - thank you."

Jeffrey Honoré, Director of Music 
Holy Apostles Catholic Church, New Berlin, WI


More praise for TLCA 

Thanks to Justin Dery from Saint Paul the Apostle in Seneca, SC for his recent post about TLCA:

"Be sure to check out The Living Church Acclaims by Scot Crandal. An amazing resource for parishes, worship leaders, choirs, etc. Arrangements are great for Guitar Players. (Digital copy available too. Great for iPad use)"

Read more glowing reviews here!