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.
"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
"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