Mass of the Sacred Heart

Timothy R. Smith

Mass of the Sacred Heart be sung in a wide range of assemblies and the end result of all his hard work is an easy-to-learn melody that exhibits both traditional and contemporary qualities, perfect for assemblies of all ages.

One of the exciting additions to this expanded version is the inclusion of two different recordings for several of the Mass parts. The piano/guitar recordings demonstrate the simplicity and beauty of the melody and feature fellow OCP composer Santiago Fernández on the guitar and professional violinist and virtuoso Sonia Lee. The organ/brass versions were recorded in St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Oregon, and offer a fuller, more traditional sound. The use of the brass instruments rounds out the sound beautifully and displays the full potential of this versatile setting.

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Songs from Home

Timothy R. Smith & The Sacred Music Band

Moving & amusing stories & songs from the heart, Detroit rock meets Appalachian, Dylan, Soul: companion 25 min. DVD features Tim’s stories about the songs as well as band performances in black & white; earthy, honest, straight from home.

Piano, guitar, violin, accordion and vocals dance over driving bass and percussion telling an authentic story of faith and perseverance. Tim’s music gives hints of Dylan, Motown, and a folk-rock tradition capped with the elegance of Sonia Lee’s soaring violin and the soulful witness of Greg C. Brown’s backup vocals. Brothers Gabe & Al Smith provide a broad palette of acoustic & electric guitar colors. David Taylor on drums and James Simonson on bass provide a subtle and steadfast foundation that powers the ensemble through spacious terrain.

Companion DVD features 25-minute black & white video of live performances along with Tim’s moving and amusing stories about the songs and the graces and challenges of our common faith journey. Engaging, honest songs straight from home…

Timothy R. Smith has over 100 musical compositions published by OCP Publications. His songs combine traditional and contemporary musical idioms that are easily accessible to both listeners and worshiping assemblies. Some of Tim's well-known liturgical compositions include: Voice Of Christ, Give Me Ears To Listen, O Mother Of Jesus, and In Every Age.

Tim’s ministry has taken him across the United States, conducting parish missions, men’s retreats, youth rallies, and music ministry workshops that engage, educate and inspire.

Music animates his presentation in the form of instrumental underscore, and songs; some that engage participation and others that foster prayerful reflection.

Smith is Music Director at Our Lady Of The Lakes Church, Waterford. MI. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University and Master of Music degree from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI, where he received the Distinguished Musicianship Award. Tim and his wife Kim have raised their family in Waterford, a few miles from the high school where they met.

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Today is the Day

Timothy R. Smith

Spanning both traditional and contemporary styles, this collection of worship-based songs and songs contemplates the challenges and embraces the joys of our faith journey. Tim included "Give Me Ears to Listen" off of his popular CD, Persuaded.

A balance of traditional form and contemporary style, Today Is the Day is a collection of worship-based songs and psalms that contemplates the challenges and also embraces the joys of our faith journey. An exceptionally versatile artist, Tim has created worship music that moves effortlessly from one style to the next.

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Persuaded

Timothy R. Smith

From the doubts of the first songs to the faith of the final tracks, the album is a fascinating musical portrait of conversion. It speaks of the ongoing surrender we're all called to. Persuaded features a gripping, hard-hitting Motor City sound.

Jumping with rhythm, the soulful opening track, "Something Gotta Go," captures perfectly the challenge of giving our lives fully to Christ-and the confusion that marks our pre-conversion days. "Cast Your Net" is a vivid retelling of the post-resurrection appearance of Christ to the apostles, complete with a crackling fire on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

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Songs from the Musical Comedy Stitches

Timothy R. Smith

14 memorable songs frame the story of Jake, an ER nurse, has a hopeless crush on Dr. Genevieve. Whenever she’s around, he hiccups, stammers and falls apart. Jake’s rival is silver-tongued hospital attorney, Max, who cuts Jake to pieces at every pass.

It was 2 AM on some July night of 2003 and I was hopping on foot – or it felt like I was hopping. The fire in my pelvis was like a thousand needles traveling through some tube I couldn’t pronounce, but I knew worse pain was coming – soon. Doc warned me.

I was locked onto my wife’s steady gaze. “Now you know what it’s like having a baby.” Actually, I had been thinking about that old joke: What’s the difference between having a baby and a kidney stone? You don’t have to put the kidney stone through college. In a pathetic way, this was kind of funny – how many guys were up right now at 2 in the morning hopping on one foot?

I’m gonna have a kid kid kid but I can’t say that I’m glad. I’m gonna have a kid kid kid but I ain’t gonna be a dad. I’m not sure what I did did did. It hurts me to the bone. ‘Cause I’m gonna have a kid kid kid kid kid kidney stone…

The night I gave I gave birth to a kidney stone, I also gave birth to a song called Kid, which became an idea for a musical about a hospital. It would be called Stitches. But it was always just an idea. Over the years I wrote a couple other tunes for it and convinced myself I was making progress, but writing Stitches was going to be as painful as giving birth to another kidney stone…

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Praise the Name

Timothy R. Smith

A balanced mix of contemporary, pop and gospel-style tunes, ballads and traditional hymns that can be performed by a choir with soloist, organ, piano or guitar, or by smaller groups of musicians.

Timothy's gift for melody and rhythm shines in these 13 songs, a balanced mix of contemporary, pop and gospel-style tunes, ballads and traditional hymns. "All People Clap Your Hands," with its sensational horn parts and impressive rap by Cosimo D'Aleo, is one of many highlights. Based on the Holy Scriptures, Timothy's song texts are inspiring and singable, inviting even the most reticent singers into wholehearted praise.

Most songs can be performed by a choir with soloist, organ, piano or guitar, or by smaller groups of musicians. Especially suitable for contemporary ensembles, folk groups and youth ministry.

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