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. 

There are many links on this website that will connect you to my publisher, GIA, allowing you to listen to music clips of my music and order print editions or recordings. Here is a link to an index of my music published by GIA.


Advent Benefit Concert! (Sun, December 6th)

Don't miss this rare and rich event when Marty will present an Advent concert with Michael Joncas and David Haas.


 Come and sing and celebrate with well-beloved songs like "On Eagle's Wings," "You Are Mine" and "Shepherd Me, O God," as well as songs of the season.

Marty, David and Michael will be joined by a number of fine musicians and the St. Croix Sacred Ensemble. The concert will be at St. Rose of Lima, Roseville, MN, December 6th at 7:30 PM. To order tickets, click here.

Free Song Download: "In These Times"

"In These Times" is an unpublished song written as a Christian response to the current refugee crisis (in the Middle East, in Europe and at the border of the U.S. and Latin America). Individual communities may download for free use on a temporary basis. Please respect the copyright information regarding the use of the song. If you would like a PDF of a congregational box for reprinting, write to me at martyqb@gmail.com. To download "In These Times," click here.

Marty's Latest Collection
Here Among Us

Marty's new CD offers a variety of songs that celebrate the rhythm of our liturgical year. Within this new collection you will find music appropriate for each season. These songs have memorable melodies and evocative texts that will engage your assembly and encourage congregational participation.

The title song is a gentle Christmas carol which will appeal to all ages. "A Great Cloud of Witnesses" is an engaging anthem celebrating the saints surrounding and supporting us. There are new songs for Advent, Lent and Easter, as well as new settings of two wonderful texts by Adam Tice. “Be Merciful,” written for the Year of Mercy, is a quietly compelling song that can weave the theme of mercy and forgiveness throughout the liturgical year. To hear music clips, click here.


Sun, Nov 15  Apple Valley, MN
Adult Forum/Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

Sun, Dec 6 Roseville, MN
Benefit concert w. David Haas & Michael Joncas 

Sun, Dec 13 Acoustic Christmas Concert, 7:00 PM
Mayflower United Church of Christ, Minneapolis
106 E. Diamond Lake Road