Gentle Shepherd

Embrace the spirit of Gregorian chant with Benedictine Father Tobias Colgan’s modern idioms and simple arrangements, singable by any parish assembly.
Gentle Shepherd [CD]

$17.00

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Gentle Shepherd [Choral Songbook]

$16.00

10233

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Gentle Shepherd [Choral Songbook]

$16.00

10233

SHIP
Gentle Shepherd [CD]

$17.00

10235

SHIP
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Many of us yearn for quieter, more contemplative lives. While we can’t all go behind the sturdy walls of a traditional monastery, this peaceful, prayerful music from Benedictine Father Tobias Colgan can certainly take us there, if only in our minds.

Like its familiar title song, Gentle Shepherd strives to translate the spirit of Gregorian chant into modern idioms. It includes some of his best-known songs as well as versatile new compositions. Some tracks strongly evoke the flow and modalities of chant while others have a folk or more of an early American Shaker flavor.

The arrangements for Gentle Shepherd are deliberately simple; the songs can be sung by any parish assembly. They include songs for gathering, Communion and sending forth; responsorial psalms and Gospel acclamations as well as music for morning prayer, evening prayer and times of meditation.