Saturday, May 31, 2008

New CD Gives Listeners a Taste of's Best Talent

New CD Gives Listeners a Taste of's Best Talent

PORTLAND, May 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Every year, The Commons showcases 24 new contemporary Catholic songs. Posted twice a month on, these streaming-video interviews are a great way to discover the latest releases-and get practical music and ministry tips from today's top artists. Now there's a new way for fans to get a taste of what has to offer. The Commons: By Request brings together 15 of the best songs from the past year.

Mixing hot-off-the-press singles with hit tracks from recent collections, the CD is a good indication of what's happening on there's an explosion of top-quality music. That's good news for today's youth ministers and music directors. They have more to choose from than ever before.

"'s contemporary artists and composers write and record songs that are giving voice to a new generation's desire to worship as Jesus instructed-in spirit and in truth," says Robert Feduccia, general manager of "In addition to being an incredibly prayerful worship experience, it is a most satisfying listening experience."

Proven effective at times of praise and worship, youth rallies, liturgies and retreats, these 15 tracks range from ethereal psalms and devotionals to high-energy gathering songs and rock anthems. Highlights include two songs each from Curtis Stephen's Sacred Revolution, Matt Maher's Overflow, and Sarah Hart's Into These Rooms.

"What we have assembled is the best of the best," says Feduccia. "I think this product is a composite picture of the overall quality of the catalog. Top artists. Top songs. Top producers in the studio. It is such a joy to present this CD to the Church."

For more information about The Commons: By Request and the other contemporary music from, call 1-800-548-8749, or visit

About, the contemporary music division of OCP, offers the latest releases by both big- name artists and emerging new talents. OCP, a not- for-profit publisher of music and worship resources based in Portland, Oregon, has been in operation for more than 80 years. Worship programs produced by OCP are used in thousands of churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide.

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