This website contains resources for Catholic liturgy, arranged or composed by Matthew Johnson. All compositions are available free of charge, may be readily reproduced without restriction and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

"Matthew is a composer and organist specialising in liturgical music for small parish choirs. Erstwhile cantor and chorister at the Birmingham Oratory, he has led music in several churches in the Archdioceses of Birmingham and Salford, and at Diocesan pilgrimages. His church music ministry is integrated into parish life, most recently at the beautiful church of Sacred Heart and Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Droitwich Spa. Matthew is currently based in Kidderminster and works as a researcher at the University of Birmingham." (NNPM Accord Magazine, Issue No. 55, November 2015)

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Missa Veni Emmanuel

A setting of the Mass particularly suited to Advent, based on the plainchant "Veni, veni Emmanuel". . Kyrie: Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Sanctus: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the

Psalm: 32nd Sunday, Year C

I shall be filled, when I awake, with the sight of your glory, O Lord. Lord, hear a cause that is just, pay heed to my cry. Turn your ear to my prayer: no deceit is on my lips. I kept my feet firmly in your paths; there was no faltering in my steps. I am here and call, you

Psalm: Epiphany

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord. O God, give your judgement to the king, to a king's son your justice,that he may judge your people in justice and your poor in right judgement. In his days justice shall flourish and peace till the moon fails.He shall rule from sea to sea, from the Great River to earth's

Psalm: Christ the King, Year B

The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed. The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed; the Lord has robed himself with might, he has girded himself with power. The world you made firm, not to be moved;your throne has stood firm from of old. From all eternity, O Lord, you are. Truly your decrees are to be trusted. Holiness is fitting to

Last Verse for “Repton”

Breathe through the heats of our desire thy coolness and thy balm; let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; speak through the earthquake, wind and fire, O still small voice of calm, O still small voice of calm. J G Whittier 1 Download About the Composition The text of this final stanza of the hymn “Dear Lord and Father of

Psalm: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Let the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise you! O God, be gracious and bless us, and let your face shed its light upon us.So will your ways be known upon earth and all nations learn your saving help. Let the nations be glad and exult, for you rule the world with justice.With fairness you rule

Psalm: Easter Vigil (After 2nd Reading) or English Martyrs

Preserve me, O God, I take refuge in you. O Lord, it is you who are my portion and cup; it is you yourself who are my prize.I keep the Lord ever in my sight: since he is at my right hand, I shall stand firm. And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad; even my body shall rest in safety.For you

Psalm: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News! O praise the Lord all you nations. Acclaim him all you people. Strong is his love for us, he is faithful for ever. Ps. 116. R. Mark 16:15 1 Download

Useful Links

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Liturgy Office of England and Wales (Guidance)

The Liturgy Office serves the work of the Department for Christian Life and Worship of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales providing resources, information and advice.

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Decani Music (Commercial)

Decani supplies liturgical music and books, as both publisher and distributor. Resources include the Laudate hymnal, a range of mass settings and items in the octavo series. Decani are also copyright agents for many publishers, including the Taizé community, and can grant one-time permissions and the annual Calamus licence.

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Bear Music (Free)

Bear Music publishes liturgical music by Martin Foster. It is music which has been written for the liturgy and has been ‘tested’ in the liturgy. Often written for a particular situation and set of resources it is hoped that it will prove useful to other communities.

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Musicus (Commercial)

Alan Smith (Music & Design Services) is based in Malvern and provides a wide range of high-quality art and music-related services, including: selling sheet music (scores, parts, originals, arrangements) and art prints – all by digital download; professional music engraving; composing; arranging; location recording; and desktop publishing (books, booklets and leaflets).

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Wheatsheaf Music (Non-Profit)

A non-profit publishing house for modern, accessible Catholic music. Wheatsheaf Music creates music that is easy to use in your parish with the resources you have, including Bishops' Conference-approved settings of the Mass, psalm songs and other chants. Much of the music is available for £1.

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Society of Saint Gregory (Group, Society)

The Society of Saint Gregory (SSG) is the national society for liturgy and music in the Roman Catholic Church in the British Isles. It was founded in 1929, continues to flourish and is delighted to welcome Christians of any denomination who seek to achieve similar aims through liturgy, music and the arts.