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Zeal and OneLicense 

We are pleased to announce that beginning with the 2021 edition of The Living Church Acclaims, reporting and refrains will be available through OneLicense.

Click here to see specific OneLicense links for upcoming liturgies. Many more links will be added over the next two weeks.

Subscribers to TLCA Online 2021 also have direct OneLicense links available for each liturgy.

Click here to see all of TLCA at OneLicense—links for liturgies through the end of 2020 are complete.




TLCA 2021 - Now Available! 

We are so grateful to be able to contribute to your music ministry. Also, thank you to those who gave feedback—we are looking at the possibility of permanent editions for TLCA 2022.

We are happy to announce that OCP is now the sole distributor of TLCA printed editions. PDF editions are available at both OCP and Zeal. And the convenient TLCA Online is available through Zeal.

Scot Crandal

TLCA 2019 is now available 

We are so happy to report that TLCA 2019 is now available through Zeal and OCP earlier than ever. This is the 5th annual edition and it's popularity continues to grow. New this year is a complete online, à la carte edition, with everything you need on one page for each liturgy including a guitar/vocal, keyboard/vocal, recording, assembly edition, and readings.

TLCA Testimonial 

"We have been using TLCA for two years at St. Mary's Cathedral and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The refrains are easily learned by the assembly and beautifully arranged for the choir. The verses are interesting yet straight-forward for the cantor. The best part about TLCA is having fresh, new accessible psalm settings and Gospel acclamations for the entire liturgical year in one book, making it super easy to use. I love this psalm resource." 

-Angela Westhoff-Johnson 
Music Director at St. Mary's Cathedral 
Portland, Oregon

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

New quote 

"Congratulations! I have looked at your work and have been really impressed - as a pretty basic keyboard guy, I think it's a really original step beyond chant tones."
- Glenn Byer, Liturgy Expert