I am a composer of liturgical music for both Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations, with over 400 compositions published by GIA, Augsburg Fortress and other publishers. For the past 25 years I have presented workshops and concerts across North America and in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Asia and Central America for church musicians and anyone interested in the renewal of worship.
Because I manage this website on my own (updating whenever I have time), I cannot include sound files (MP3's) here. However, my publisher, GIA, has short musical clips of many of my songs available.
Things you can reach from this website:
Permissions regarding Marty's music
Two new, unpublished Lenten songs for free download. Marty has written two new songs that parish musicians can download for free use during this current Lent. To download the files click here
I Wanna Be a Dinosaur (THE BOOK) is now out! Two years in preparation, the children's book based on Marty's dinosaur CD is now available. The beautiful hand-painted illustrations are by award-winning artist Stephanie Mirocha, and the story is written by Matt Haugen and Stephanie. Marty has created an accompaning mp3 audiobook incorporating songs from the CD is available as a free download from GIA for anyone purchasing the book. To order from GIA, click here
Special Benefit Concert On Wednesday, January 14th, Marty is doing a benefit concert for the Columban Mission Center. All proceeds will go to their work of facilitating contact between groups and organizations/institutions related to U.S.-Mexico border issues--poverty, migration and human rights. For more information click here
Sing for Peace is out! Marty's first collection of liturgical songs and hymns in several years, the music focuses on themes of peace-making, earth-keeping and social concerns. For more information click here
The complete Lyric Psalter is now available! With the release of the "B" cycle psalms this July, Tony Alonso and Marty now have published psalm settings of the Revised Grail psalm texts for every Sunday in the three-year cycle, as well as psalms for the major solemnities. click here to learn more
I Wanna Be a Dinosaur ...And now for something completely different: I Want to be a Dinosaur is a light-hearted romp of 12 songs about dinos created for children of all ages. To find out more click here
The Holden Village Taylor Guitar Taylor Guitars and Pacific Tone Rims have joined forces to create a unique Taylory Guitar using old growth Engelmann spruce that had to be harvested at Holden Village during their mine remediation project. Click here information about how to get a beautiful Taylor Guitar for under $600 (and the proceeds go for water remediation projects!) click here
Mass of Creation Bi-lingual edition Now the most popular mass in the English language is available in a bi-lingual version! Tony Alonso has created an faithful and accessible Spanish adaptation. for more information
New and Revised Mass settings Roman Catholic communities are all in the midst of addressing the issue of text changes within the liturgy. Marty has revised his popular Mass of Creation and Mass of Remembrance settings, and also created a new and exciting setting, the Storrington Mass. All editions for the three settings are now available. The revised setting of Mass of Creation also has (like the original) a sung version of Eucharistic Prayer III. more information