Featured Resources – Christmas at the Organ

A Polish Christmas Triptych

When Christ Is Born (Gdy sie Chrystus rodzi) • Lullaby, Little Jesus (Lulajze, Jezuniu) • Today in Bethlehem (Dzisiaj w Betlejem)

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! – Volume 1
Advent and Christmas

Drawn from the best of the WLP Organ Library and originating from Alan Hommerding’s well-known organ technique workshops, comes this volume of organ music for manuals only, or manuals with very simple pedal parts. A wonderful prelude/postlude resource for pianists called upon to play the organ for liturgy. 

Ten Carols for the Christmas Season

Even if you thought your Advent-Christmas repertoire was already complete, this collection is a must have for every organist. Beloved carols like “Silent Night,” In the Bleak Midwinter,” and “We Three Kings” will delight listeners, and the hauntingly beautiful settings of “Coventry Carol,” “Divinum Mysterium,” and others will perfectly fill any repertoire gaps you may have for the season.

Six Carols of Christmas


Six Carols of Christmas is a wonderful collection of short, easy-to-prepare organ pieces based on the folk songs of distant lands. They are flexible enough to use at any moment in the liturgy, whether prelude, interlude, or postlude. These carols require moderate skill and are best played on a 2-manual organ.

Ten Christmas Flourishes for Organ

The WLP Organ Library is pleased to welcome Welsh composer Meirion Wynn Jones to the catalog with Ten Christmas Flourishes. This collection of refreshing, festive introductions to familiar Christmas carols will be a delight for organists to play and will both invite and invigorate congregations to sing their holiday favorites! 

A Wreath of Carols for Christmastide


Encircle your assembly at Christmastide with this musical wreath from Bernard Wayne Sanders. Each setting is ideal for use during its individual season or feast: Advent, Christmas, Feast of St. Stephen, and Epiphany. The contents are: Prelude on “Rorate Caeli”; Berceuse on “Away in a Manger” (cradle song and mueller); Sarabande on “Good King Wenceslas” (tempus adest floridum); and Fugue on “We Three Kings.”

Featured Resources – Christmas Piano Arrangements

For piano…

Child of Hope Christmas Carols for Piano
Volumes 1 & 2

In these delightful piano books for intermediate-level pianists, you will find arrangements of Christmas carols arranged with extended harmonics in a jazz-like style. Each book includes six pieces.


Christmas at the Piano
Twelve Carol Settings

This collection offers creative and often surprising arrangements of familiar carols. These settings are of medium difficulty and suitable for use at church or home.


Christmas Medleys at the Piano

Of medium difficulty, these five medleys featuring well-known hymns and carols work perfectly for prelude music, recitals, “background music,” or just for fun.


For piano and C instrument…

Come to the Manger

Fresh arrangements for the Christmas season for beginner and intermediate pianists and flutists. Recording features the performances of Patrick Godon, piano, and Anna Belle O’Shea, flute.


Seasonal Suites, Volume 1
Advent and Christmas

Perfect for worship or concerts, these three-movement suites for keyboard and one or two C instruments feature traditional seasonal favorites, along with newer selections.


Featured Resource | Spanish language Christmas Recordings

Renowned singer-songwriter Rafael Moreno combines with talented vocalist Anna Betancourt on this delightful Spanish-language Christmas album, which features a whirlwind of styles and cinematic flare. You’ll be charmed by the children’s voices on “Qué Le Vas a Dar” and swing along to a Michael-Bublé-inspired big band number, “La Primera Navidad.” There’s even a bonus track with operatic singer Jesús León. Guaranteed to move you to tears.

El reconocido cantautor Rafael Moreno se combina con la talentosa vocalista Anna Betancourt en este delicioso álbum navideño en español, que presenta un torbellino de estilos y un toque cinematográfico. Quedarás encantado con las voces de los niños en “Qué Le Vas a Dar” y bailarás con un tema de big band inspirado en Michael Bublé, “La Primera Navidad”. Hay también un bonus track con el cantante de ópera Jesús León. Garantizado para hacerte llorar

In this recording, Rafael Moreno includes the traditional mariachi sounds of Mexico in a wonderful homage to San Juan Diego. Includes songs that will undoubtedly become classics and staples of the celebration of the feast of San Juan Diego and Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe novenas across the United States and all the Americas.

En esta grabación, Rafael Moreno incluye mariachi, la música tradicional de México, en un hermoso homenaje a San Juan Diego. Esta colección tiene algunos cantos que, sin duda, llegaran a convertirse en clásicos y de primera necesidad para las celebraciones en la fiesta de san Juan Diego y las novenas a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe a través de todos los Estados Unidos y las Américas.

Five traditional songs from Latin America with seven new titles by Florian. You’ll love La Virgen y San José, which tells the story of the Nativity. Included in the companion songbook are instrumental parts for violins, trumpets, and flute

Cinco canciones tradicionales de Latinoamérica con siete nuevos títulos de Florian. Te encantará La Virgen y San José, que cuenta la historia de la Natividad. En el cancionero complementario se incluyen partes instrumentales para violines, trompetas y flauta.

Aptly titled, this collection offers songs for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Las Posadas (the traditional Mexican remembrance of Mary’s search for an inn), and Christmas. The recording was produced by Gary Daigle. Celebrate the season with this wonderful music!

Acertadamente titulada, esta colección ofrece canciones para la Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Las Posadas (el tradicional recuerdo mexicano de la búsqueda de María por una posada) y la Navidad. La grabación fue producida por Gary Daigle. ¡Celebra la temporada con esta maravillosa música!

Featured Resource | Missa de Lumine

A Wonderful New Mass Setting for Advent!

Adapted and arranged by Kathleen Demny from the setting by Carol Browning, Missa de Lumine is based on the beloved tune of “Creator of the Stars of Night” (CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM). Its foundation is Browning’s accompaniment of the tune found in GIA’s hardbound hymnals, making it a truly accessible Mass setting and the perfect addition to Advent celebrations.

Missa de Lumine is scored for SATB choir, presider, cantor, and assembly.

Featured Resource | Bilingual Pieces from the 2015 Papal Visit

Cuenten las Maravillas del Señor
(Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds)
Tony Alonso

NEW EDITION! “Cuenten las Maravillas” was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Washington as the responsorial psalm for the first Mass Pope Francis celebrated in the United States at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on September 23, 2015. Notable for blending musical and rhythmic elements of the California mission period with contemporary compositional techniques, this anniversary edition offers a pastorally-minded rendering of the original Papal Mass arrangement.

A setting of Psalm 96, “Cuenten las Maravillas” would be useful for bilingual liturgies throughout the year, especially on memorials of saints or in times of thanksgiving and celebration.

¡EDICIÓN NUEVA! “Cuenten las Maravillas” fue comisionado por la Arquidiócesis de Washington para ser el salmo responsorial para la primera Misa que celebró el Papa Francisco en los Estados Unidos en el Santuario Nacional de la Basílica de la Inmaculada Concepción el 23 de septiembre de 2015. Esta pieza combina elementos musicales y rítmicos del periodo de las misiones de California con técnicas modernas de composiciónlitúrgica. Esta edición del 5to aniversario proporciona una versión accesible para el uso pastoral que preserva el espíritu y carácter de su estreno en la misa papal.

Con su letra del Salmo 96(95), “Cuenten las Maravillas” sería apropiado para las liturgias bilingües a lo largo del año, especialmente en las conmemoraciones de los santos, en momentos festivos y de acción de gracias.

Misa Luna
Peter M. Kolar

Considered to be one of the premier bilingual mass settings in use today, “Misa Luna” was sung at the liturgy celebrated by Pope Francis at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on September 26, 2015, as well as at the daily liturgies for the World Meeting of Families held that same week.

Inspired by the harmonies and counterpoint of classical Baroque music, “Misa Luna” is a uniquely versatile and regal work, imaginatively constructed to sustain the assembly’s voice while inviting diverse genres and instrumentations. Whether as a Latin-American bolero or a majestic chorale, “Misa Luna” offers a dignified Mass setting for English speaking, Spanish-speaking and bilingual communities.

“Misa Luna” se considera una de las Misas cantadas bilingües más reconocidas hoy día. Se cantó en la Misa papal celebrada por el Papa Francisco en la Basílica Catedral de San Pedro y San Pablo en Filadelfia el 26 de septiembre de 2015, y también en las Misas diarias del Encuentro Mundial de las Familias, que se tomó lugar esa misma semana.

Inspirada en las armonías y el contrapunto de la música clásica del periodo barroco, “Misa Luna” es construida de una forma imaginativa y versátil para sostener la voz de la asamblea mientras invitando a varias interpretaciones. Que sea al estilo bolero o un majestuoso coral, “Misa Luna” ofrece a las comunidades angloparlantes, hispanohablantes o bilingües una bella música para elevará la dignidad de las celebraciones.

El Cielo Canta Alegría
(Heaven Is Singing for Joy)
Pablo Sosa

This exciting choral piece from Argentinean composer Pablo Sosa is sure to delight choirs looking for “upbeat” music. An English translation is provided. This infectious melody practically sings itself, making the invitation of an assembly or audience to sing on the “Alleluia” refrains something worth considering. 

Esta emocionante pieza coral del compositor argentino Pablo Sosa seguramente deleitará a los coros que buscan música “alegre”. Se proporciona una traducción al inglés. Esta melodía contagiosa prácticamente se canta sola, por lo que la invitación de una asamblea o público a cantar el “Aleluya” es algo que vale la pena considerar.

Este Momento en Punto
(This is the Moment)
Pablo Sosa

Written in 1990, with an English translation recently done by Mary Louise Bringle, this song in candombe and milonga styles—forerunners of the tango—calls on us to “Hold on and never give in!” “This is the moment” to walk on and carry our journey to the end. The accompaniment is rather demanding and more than equally rewarding.

Escrita en 1990, con una traducción al inglés hecha recientemente por Mary Louise Bringle, esta canción en estilo candombe y milonga, precursores del tango, nos llama a “¡Espera y nunca te rindas!” “Este es el momento” de caminar y llevar nuestro viaje hasta el final. El acompañamiento es bastante exigente y más que igualmente gratificante.

Featured Resource | Catholic Corner

A great year-round resource for teachers, catechists, parents, and anyone who works with and cares about the faith formation of young children. Each Book and CD-ROM set includes reproducible pages of lessons and hands-on activities for children ages 5–10.  Send pages home with children in school or religious education programs, use as a starting point for lessons, mail with school or parish newsletters, share as a multi-generational activity in the home. A worthwhile investment in the faith-future of children!

Also available by Liturgical Year in English (Catholic Corner) and in Spanish (Somos Católicos). Click below to see all editions!

Featured Resource | Daily Mass Intercessions 2021

This popular annual resource is designed for use by priests at daily Eucharist, lay ministers who lead daily Word and Communion services, and those who lead prayer on a daily basis in other settings. Beginning at Advent 2020, this book includes:


  • Daily general intercessions with an invitation to prayer and a closing prayer
  • Scripture citations for the readings of the day, with Lectionary number
  • Clear, user-friendly page layout and easy-to-read LARGE type
  • Convenient, portable size for ease of handling and transporting

Featured Resource | Improvisations on Irish Airs

The beauty of traditional Irish music has and continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe, including those of Ian, Kate, and Eileen. The sixteen airs included in this collection struck an emotional chord in particular.  

Ian recorded Kate Cuddy (piano) and Eileen Bird (flute) in his own home and transcribed the improvisations to bring us this unique edition. These airs and the improvisations on them tug on the heartstrings – often they are songs of unrequited or missed love. They are steeped in a rich and deep beauty that is bound to fill your soul with the calm and beauty of Ireland.

“The idea for this project surfaced during a visit from Eileen Bird and Kate Cuddy. Even as we shared food, drinks, stories, and music, we often played and improvised music together, which expanded our creativity and led us to consider a collection of improvisations on Irish airs for piano and flute. With our love for Ireland, we instantly agreed this would be a fun project.

These airs tug at the heartstrings; often they are songs of unrequited or missed love. We hope you, too, will find them charming as you play or listen. While the recordings feature piano and flute, any C or Bb instrument may be used. Guitar accompaniment can also be very effective.”


~ Ian Callanan


Featured Resource | The Aeolians – Comfort amidst Crisis

“You, our audience, should be provoked, challenged, and leave with optimism—the type of optimism that Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King possessed. We, the Aeolians, are no longer satisfied with solely displaying musical prowess. Coupling hope with mastery could be the combination that produces uncompromising societal transformation. We have programmed this music, hoping to appeal to the mind, but not leaving the heart untouched.”

~ Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand
Conductor, The Aeolians

GIA Publications, Inc. is thrilled to announce The Aeolians, the first commercially-released album by the Aeolians of Oakwood University. Under the direction of internationally respected conductor Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand, this award-winning group melds the finest choral technique with true depth of emotion, creating a not-to-be-missed listening experience.

Recorded just days before COVID-19 abruptly altered the semester at Oakwood University and now released in the midst of the pandemic, coupled with heightened racial tensions across the U.S. and beyond, the music of The Aeolians seeks to bring hope to so many who are in need, making it truly an album for this moment in history.

Featured Resource | New Editions in Two WLP Series

Now Available! Psalms without Words, Volume 13 and Step It Up, Volume 3!

Psalms without Words, Volume 13 for Piano

by Colin Mawby

The final collaboration with WLP from the distinguished composer, choral conductor, and organist Colin Mawby before his passing, this collection contains pieces reflecting Mawby’s signature styles: plaintive melodies, seventh and ninth chords, modulations and propulsive rhythms. 

Several of these psalms lend themselves to the organ. 

As preludes, postludes, or performed together as a concert piece, the Psalms in this collection are an excellent addition to any pianist’s repertoire.

Step It Up! Volume 3: Hymns from the Isles

by Meirion Wynn Jones

Many favorite hymn tunes came to the U.S. from “across the pond.” These superb settings by Welsh composer Meirion Wynn Jones are for organists beginning to incorporate pedals into their organ playing. A helpful index listing the settings from easier to more advanced is included.