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Long awaited recording from iconic Catholic musician released

10/1/2012 - 10:14 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

PORTLAND, OR (OCP) (October 1, 2012) - Dan Schutte, one the world's most foremost voices in Catholic music has released his latest CD, To Praise You this summer through leading liturgical publisher, OCP.

Nearly 5 years in the making, the 12-song collection features a variety of music ranging from traditional hymnody and chant-inspired songs to folk ballads--a style Schutte, along with the other members of the St. Louis Jesuits, is credited with bringing to life within the Catholic church. To Praise You easily traverses from music for communal worship to an album perfect for personal listening and reflection.

"These are songs that come from my own journey of faith," says Schutte. "While most the texts are inspired by scripture several are of my own creation, crafted as I sought to find our God in the events of everyday life--both large and small."

Created to bring the fragile human life into perspective, the title track is a reflection on the value that each day is a gift to be treasured. "How we might live our life differently if we knew that we had only one more day to live?" asks Schutte.

Among other album favorites are "Let Me Go Now In Peace"--a comforting song fitting of funeral liturgies and end of life celebrations and "Hymns of Praise" which combines timeless texts with inspiring melodies.

To Praise You is available for purchase at Additionally, Dan is also booking dates for this tour in support of the CD and the Year of Faith (kicking off October 2012). To learn more or book a tour stop, send an email to

Please visit to see the social media release optimized with video, photos, Twitter pitches and more. All other media requests may be sent to Erin McClellan at, 503.460.5363.

About OCP

OCP, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and worship resources based in Portland, Oregon, has been in operation for more than 90 years. Worship programs produced by OCP are used in over two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide. Find OCP on Facebook at


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Erin McClellan - PR/MarCom Specialist,  503.460.5363


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