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How do I order music on this website?

Some pieces can only be ordered directly from a distributor (There Is No Rose & Cantate Domino).

All other pieces can be purchased directly on this website. 

Select the piece(s) to order, determine how many copies you will need of each, and complete the checkout process.

Will I need an online account to place an order?

No.  If you are making your first order, an online account will be automatically created for you with the login information emailed to you.  Future orders using the same email address will be associated with your online account.  You do NOT need to login to place an order.  Your account will keep track of your orders, and provide links to print receipts, invoices, etc.

How do I pay for my order?

Orders are purchased via PayPal.  PayPal accepts any major credit card and you do not need a PayPal account to make the purchase. 

When you submit your order, you will be redirected to my PayPal account, Tom Hale Enterprise, LLC.  You can complete your order securely via PayPal.

How do I get the music I ordered?

After you complete your order, you will receive several emails informing you about the order, your online account (which is automatically created), and your link to download the music (PDF).

How long is the link to the music PDF available?

The link to the music PDF that you purchase is available for ONE DAY.  You should download the music as soon as you receive the link.

How many copies can I make of the music I order?

The number of copies you make should be the same as the number of copies you ordered.  For example, if you need 25 copies for your choir, then you would order 25 copies of music.  When you download the music PDF, you would make ONLY 25 copies.  Making more copies than you ordered is an infringement on the copyright licensing laws. 

What do I do if I have problems with my order?

Please email me directly and I will help resolve any problems you may have with your order.

tom@sacredvoice.com

 

About

Tom Hale earned a composition degree from the University of Minnesota (Duluth), and also holds a Master of Music from the University of Illinois (Urbana).  Tom has directed choirs since 1980.  

He is also a Web Developer located at newdaywebdesign.com.

When not working on a new composition, or a website, Tom can be found on a bike trail, a trout stream, or the dance floor.

Psalm 23

Psalm 23 was originally composed for solo voice with guitar in a simple setting for singing at camp or in a casual setting.  While singing with a church choir, I was inspired to arrange it for SATB a cappella choir.  I was pleased with the results of the arrangement, and I hope you are, too!  It is also available for SSAA voicing.

The recording is by The Sacred Voice, a small vocal ensemble I founded in 2001 to present sacred choral concerts to raise funding and awareness for people in need.  The Sacred Voice went on to become Caritas Vocal Ensemble.

Bread of Life

This is one of the first pieces I composed after starting Sacred Voice Music Publishing.  I wanted to write an anthem for use on Communion Sunday or during communion, that would be relatively easy to prepare and could be used more than once. 

The text is drawn from the Gospel of John, Isaiah 55, and Psalm 34.

Canticle of the Sun

This work, Canticle of the Sun, is dedicated to Father Richard Rohr, OFM, who is the founder and animator of The Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The text is based on a prayer by St. Francis of Assisi, which is a Song of Praise:

Canticle of the Sun

Most high, almighty Lord God,
Praise, glory, honor and blessing are Yours.

Praise with all creation for our Brother Sun, who brings the light of day.
In him we see Your splendor.

Praise for our Brother Wind, for air and clouds, calms and storms, through which You cherish all life.

Praise for our Sister Water so useful, lowly, precious and pure.
Praise for our Brother Fire, who lightens the darkness.
How beautiful and playful, full of power and strength.

Praise for our Mother Earth who sustains and keeps us, bringing forth fruits and flowers and grass.
Praise for those who grant forgiveness and peacefully endure, for You will crown them in Glory.
Praise for our Sister Death. Blessed are those who die within Your grace.

Praise and Bless the Lord!
Give thanks and humbly serve the Lord!

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