Sacred Music

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Jill Maria  began as the Liturgical MInistries Coordinator for the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, MI in May of 2019.  Previously she was the Director of Liturgy and Music at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish in West Bend, WI, from July 2002 to May of 2019.

Some of the following are Jill Maria’s compositions, and others are examples of her working with musical ensembles.

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Jill Maria directing the 2015 Ecumenical Choir Concert held at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish.


I wrote this one a long time ago on retreat  It fits the  30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B  Mark 10: 46-50

Bartimaeus from FrancesCabrini on Vimeo.

Based upon Isaiah 58  In this version, Amy Campbell is singing lead and I am adding the harmonies.

Lift High The Cross -Guitar Reflection

We Should Glory in the Cross from Jill Maria Murdy on Vimeo.

This is a reflection on the Triumph of the Cross, that is “The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.” based upon these scripture readings
As I prayed and reflected, I was mindful not of the crosses to bear in life, but some of the images and places and crosses that have guided my life.
I put them together as a video, and as I watched it I played “Lift High the Cross” on classical guitar underneath.

A Reflection on Dan Schutte’s ‘Come With Me Into the Fields’   with some Carcassi guitar thrown in…

Come With Me Into the Fields Carcassi from Jill Maria Murdy on Vimeo.

Just a bit of a guitar riff I like to do called “Prayer in D”

Prayer in D from Jill Maria Murdy on Vimeo.

Thoughts on music, prayer, liturgy, and that which strikes my fancy!