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
New Advent Song--Abide with Us, Emmanuel You are invited to preview a new unpublished Advent song I have written. If you wish, you may share it with your own community this coming season (only one community, please). All I am asking is that
1) if you use it, you destroy all copies (except one reference copy) as of December 25th, 2014, and
2) if you use it, you give me feedback about the piece (text, music, whatever),
3) if you use it (and are able) please make a donation to an organization working for peace and reconciliation (such as
Oxfam or Doctors without Borders) or to Southside Family Nurturing Center (www.ssfnc.org) a therapuetic preschool working
with families at risk.
When you have opened the PDF file, use the little "print" icon on the tool bar to print out the PDF. To download "Abide with Us, Emmanuel" click here
Sing for Peace is finally out! My 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