Jill Maria is the Director of Liturgy and Music at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish in West Bend, WI, where she has served since 2002. She directs the parish choir, children’s choir, and resurrection choir, trains cantors, and works with accompanists, and all aspects of the liturgy. She also enjoys writing and arranging her own music.
Some of the following are Jill Maria’s compositions, and others are examples of her working with musical ensembles.
Jill Maria directing the 2015 Ecumenical Choir Concert held at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish.
Sprinkling Rite that I wrote a number of years ago. Here it is with full instrumentation at our Parish Sixtieth Anniversary in 2015.
I wrote this one a long time ago on retreat It fits the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B Mark 10: 46-50
Based upon Isaiah 58 In this version, Amy Campbell is singing lead and I am adding the harmonies.
Lift High The Cross -Guitar Reflection
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 usccb.org/bible/readings/091415.cfm
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.
Singing David Haas’ “Holy Is Your Name” (WILD MOUNTAIN THYME) Cindy Forston, Accompanist.
Just a bit of a guitar riff I like to do called “Prayer in D”