Chris Brunelle

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Music ministry with Chris Brunelle. Selections of liturgical music, offered by a lifelong choir director and music minister in the Catholic church. The songs are presented not as a performance, but as if one were leading the congregation to fully participate.

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  • Dear Chris, My sister and I sing for the Saturday evening mass and having your music videos has been a tremendous help especially with the Gospel Acclamation! I was wondering if there was a way you could post what chords you are using? Most of the time I can tell but not always. Also, have you ever sung God's Coloring Book by Dolly Parton? We're singing it tonight as an extra song during Communion. It has a beautiful message of how each day and everything in it is part of God's Coloring Book. Thank you for the time and effort you spend in sharing your talent. It is greatly appreciated! Linda

  • Hi Chris! I am looking for a recording of a song in the new OCP listing called: Make the Love of God Known. I did not see it on the listing at OCP.org. Could you do that and record it, please?

  • Chris, I am putting together an iMovie for a women's retreat (as yet untitled) about seeking and being the face of Christ. I would really like to use your acoustic guitar version of Michael Joncas' I have Loved You as background. Is there an mp3 file of your rendering of this piece? The choral renditions available at OCP are a bit too overpowering for background. Thanks!

  • I join the countless others in thanking you for providing your videos of a wide range of music. I, like so many others, have no musical training but love to sing God's praises so do the best I can. When I'm looking for a particular song to listen to so I can learn to sing it properly, I inevitably find it on your site. It's wonderful to have not only the Responsorials and Gospel Acclamations but such a variety of hymns. You have a beautiful, clear voice that also helps so very much! I shared your site with one of my fellow cantors at Holy Ghost Parish in in Albuquerque, and though is is a guitarist and reads music, he, too, is finding your music to be helpful. Thank you, thank you. May God bless you always in the service you provide in His name.

    • That is all so wonderful to hear. God bless you and your friend. All the songs and psalms will keep coming. Peace to you

  • Hello Chris, Thank you. Thank you for sharing and, in this case, instructing. I am learning guitar (and 'music') and playing with some great folks at St. Clare ECC in Spokane, WA. Your videos are a weekly 'go to' for me as I (mostly try to) learn new songs for our worship and your playing and singing have been truly inspiring. Thank you and may God continue to bless you. bob

    • God bless you, Bob. And thanks for listening. I've almost completed recordings of all of the new songs that will be in the 2019 Breaking Bread hymnal from OCP, so those should be helpful in learning the new songs. This journey with my channel has been amazing. If you are even in Portland, please come by my church. God Bless

  • Any chance you may do Hart/Liles Go in Peace?

    • Where my Father Lives, M. D. Ridge another possibility for future consideration

    • I do not find it when I use search. I am a trombonist trying to fill in as cantor why my parish is without a real cantor. I find when I can put sound of song sung by a real male singer in my head, I sing better. Sarah Hart's recording is wonderful, but doesn't help me. I found a couple of male covers, but if I can hear their wrong notes..... I appreciate the quality of your work!

    • Hmmmm, I thought I had. But if not, then yes absolutely. It's a wonderful song

  • thank you for your videos, it has helped me in teaching the songs to our choir.... more power and God bless.... Antonio Melejor :D

  • Hi Chris. Can you please record Love has come (Matt Maher) #711 in the Catholic Journey Songs 3rd edition?

  • Hi Chris, (I asked this also as a comment on your video of "On Jordan's Bank"). I need to select the music for Mass at my little chapel. For June 24, the Nativity of John the Baptist, do you think it would be appropriate to use "On Jordan's Bank" and "Holy is His Name"? These are often used during Advent, but I'm not finding anything else that seems at all connected to this feast in the little seasonal Breaking Bread missallette, which is our only hymnal in the chapel. If the hymns aren't the best for that upcoming Sunday, might you suggest something? Thank you! Danny

  • You having an amazing voice and admirable guitar playing skills. You have covered some of my favorites, but I do have some suggestions for future projects. I always get excited when these are played at mass: The King of Glory Comes- Willard F. Jabusch On Eagle’s Wings- Michael Joncas Merciful God/Feed Us and Guide Us- Tony Alonso and Mary Louise Bringle Canticle of Turning- Rory Cooney Jerusalem, My Destiny- Rory Cooney These are new and, in my opinion, not played enough: Oceans/Where Feet May Fail- Hillsong United Lead Me To the Cross- Francesca Battistelli These are older and some are very well known: O Come O Come Emmanuel (traditional) O Sons and Daughters/Ye Sons and Daughters God, We Praise You Be Thou My Vision- Eleanor Hull translation I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say- Horatius Bonar Nothing But the Blood of Jesus- Robert Lowly Just As I Am, Without One Plea- Charlotte Elliott Jesus Paid It All- Elvina M. Hall Lord of All Hopefulness- Jan Struther Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above Higher Ground- Johnson Oatman, Jr. You will not find Say, Brothers/Say Brothers Will You Meet Us in a hymnal, but you did express an interest in preserving historically important Christian music. The tune for this song is borrowed from an earlier piece and would later be recycled for Glory, Glory, Halleluiah and John Brown's Body. It also deals with core themes present in Christian music throughout the centuries, such as divine grace and salvation. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I know I gave you a lot to think about. Finally, please keep sharing your faith and talent with the world. It needs it.

    • Wow thank you! I'm in the midst of the project of recording all the songs that will be in the 2019 Breaking bread music issue from OCP.....they gave me the music early so that in the fall we can release all those recordings together and people can start working on them. I'll keep your list handy, and when I have a little free time I'll try to squeeze some of those in. God Bless!

  • Thank you for your music!

  • Could you please play the song "You Alone" by Sarah Hart?

  • Chris, I feel like I know you; I've used your ID-tv videos so many times to learn songs. So I just wanted to say hi! Thanks for your ministry! Rich blessings upon you!

  • Hello! glad to have found your youtube channel. I love your music. Please continue to inspire other people with your songs. Thank you and God bless

    • Thank you! The videos will keep coming, God willing!

  • would you are do you already have the recording of "Love one another"by Bob Duford

  • I am really enjoying your singing of these beautiful hymns. I attend both Byzantine Rite and Roman Rite masses. The Byzantine Rite does more of a "chant", I enjoy both masses equally, but I really do enjoy the Roman Rite Hymns. Thank you for posting these beautiful renditions!

  • hi chris I am a cantor at my church and since I found your music I find I can sing better when I play your hymns sometimes I have trouble hitting high notes, when I sing with your music I can get most of them. I have a request can you sing pastures of the lord I really love that hymn but I struggle with the high notes

  • Hi Chris, Where can I purchase the music you use to prepare your videos? I try to put my music together a month in advance, and as much as I LOVE your versions, it would sure be helpful to have it all right in front of me when I'm compiling our music for the month. Love your music and thanks so much for all! Janine Sullivan - Coronado, Panama C.A.

  • You have no idea how much your posting of music, Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamations means to our small choir in Ohio. We lost our choir director/accompanist 3 years ago and I've been using your links to keep our choir together. We don't always have the same accompanist each week, so being able to send your links to the choir ahead of time makes practice go a lot smoother - especially since the majority of our members don't read music. God Bless you for sharing your talent with us!

    • Wow that's so great to hear! I've had a couple of meetings with OCP in the last month and they love what I do and want to support me as much as possible....they understand that it's a huge help to people like you who are in smaller parishes and just don't have some of the resources (or perhaps talent pool) that other places have. I'm so glad this is helpful to you. I will definitely keep the videos coming.....if you ever have a song I could record for you and your choir, let me know. God Bless

  • So glad to have found your channel. I am a non-musical choir director for our very rural parish in Southern Arkansas. Trying to lead with no musical background is a challenge. Your videos are such a big help!

    • Hi Cathy, I have found myself in a similar position in the little chapel where I attend Mass. There was no music at all, so I finally to my nerve up to volunteer to cantor and lead a couple hymns. It is a challenge, for sure. I'm glad to find out I'm not the only one in this situation! Danny

    • Well thank you for being a music minister! I'm glad my videos are helpful. What parish are you at? (I'm trying to keep a list of all the states/countries I've heard from.

  • Hey! I think I recognize that guy! id-tv.org/tv/video-643tO2lRkJQ.html?t=1m

  • Thank you for your posting of the music, as well as the Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamation. I share them with my cantors and choir as part of our preparation for singing. Will you be posting this liturgical years responsorial psalms soon?

    • You're very welcome! I plan to continue to do the Respond and Acclaim Psalms from OCP, but not their new Spirit and Psalm arrangements. I'm trying to stay a week ahead, so that people will have at least a full week of the psalm being up so they can rehearse. I'm glad these are helpful to you. :-)

  • I enjoy hearing you sing "See how the Virgin Waits"...an Advent Song.

  • A big thank you from Doyle B. in Columbia,SC. You are a Godsend for doing what you do. I hope and pray all is taken care of with OCP.

    • Thanks Doyle. All is well with OCP. The last meeting I had with a representative, they basically said "how can WE help YOU continue doing what you're doing". :-)

  • I would love to have a CD with Bakerwoman and One Spirit on them. Any chance? I am planning a "Morning Prayer" with the song of Bakerwoman for our Franciscan Fraternity. We will be making bread as readings (from Sts. Francis, Clare and scripture are read) about each ingredient as it is added. I experienced this on a Retreat I made and never forgot it. Peace and good, Jane, ofs

    • Hi Jane, well all had to sing "The Bakerwoman" from was lyrics and chords. No music....I just remembered the tune. If there is sheet music out there for it, I don't know about it. And as far as getting just the audio, I do know there are programs out there that will let you rip the audio off of a ID-tv video, but I've never done it myself. If you can find someone who understands tech stuff like that, and they can do it, you're more than welcome

  • Hi Chris. This is Bill from NJ, also a cantor. Like the others, I'd like to thank you for your great assistance in helping me learn psalms, acclamations, and other music. A funny thing - after so many months, I feel as though I know you, haha! Thanks much my friend & God bless...

    • You're very welcome!! I'm so glad this is all useful to people. It's helped give me a new, fun purpose in life and I look forward to making new recordings. Peace!

  • Hi Chris, g'day from Australia. :-) I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to record all these videos and posting them; they're an extremely handy learning resource. (And I'm sure that many cantors like myself feel the same.) Hope your discussions with OCP are going well. God bless, Roger V.

    • Hey Roger, where in Australia are you? I'm starting to keep a list of the states/countries I've heard from.

    • Hey Roger, g'day to you too! I visited your wonderful country about 20 years ago...would love to come back sometime. All is well with OCP. :-) They love me......

  • Hey, Chris! It's that your church on the back cover of Today's Liturgy?!

    • Actually, yeah that's the front of our church. They used the 4 churches that they did the video series on. Thanks for pointing that out

    • It was on the back of the Ordinary Time 2 Edition.

  • I have noticed you have not posted the last couple weeks for the Responsorial & Gospel acclamation. Does this mean you are going to discontinue doing those? They make an amazing practice resource for myself. We are a very small Church without a true musical leader. The only practice we get is showing up an hour before Mass.

    • Yes, your responsorial psalms are especially helpful for me because I am visually impaired, and I use your channel to practice the psalms for mass. I hope that you can continue posting them on a regular basis. Thank you very much.

    • Bummer. I would hope that the copyright holder would understand that your videos can only help them sell more units -- either in book form or digital audio.

    • Well, the short answer is, I'm taking a little bit of a break. For a couple reasons. OCP has contacted me a couple of times to gently tell me that my youtube recordings of their music is not strictly within my legal rights, as they are the copyright holders. Now, I know quite a few people at OCP and I think I've caused quite a stir over there. I know that the current and former CEO's, as well as several other people have been involved in discussing what they are going to do with me. :-) I just had a phone conversation with someone there today and they are going to have an answer for me soon. I just thought in good faith I shouldn't post any more public videos until it's all finalized. I know tthat they are not going to require me to take all my videos down, but something different might have to be done with the monetization (which is NOT why I'm doing this anyway), or they might have to create a special license for me or something. I'm going to be at the NPM (National Pastoral Musicians) convention in Cincinatti in a week or so, and I'll discuss it more with them then. I think that what I do is helpful for a lot of people like yourself....which is why I'm doing it. In the meantime, I HAVE been recording the psalms, just not posting them publicly. If you send me an e-mail to csbrunelle@msn.com, I can send you the one for this week. Peace

  • For the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time this year, the David Haas setting of Psalm 145, "I Will Praise Your Name" is really good. A nice change of pace from Alstott's settings in the Respond & Acclaim psalter.

  • Sent you an email re Christopher Walker. Might wanna check yer spam folder.

  • Hello Chris. The Redemptorist cathedral that I have been attending for the last 3 years was without a cantor at the 7:30AM mass, and since that particular crowd likes things kind of laid back and my own background is classical guitar, I thought what I do might suit that service. So last fall I volunteered. I am always looking for ideas as to hymn choices and how to approach them; sometimes I look to Talbot, Maher, Assad, or Ortega. Other times I come up with my own approach. And there have been a few times where I have found myself at a complete loss what to do when prepping next Sunday's music. And that is where videos like your own have really helped. Thanks! +++ken

    • That's great, Ken. I'm really glad they've been helpful in that way. If there's ever something specific I can do for you, let me know. Peace!

  • Sorry - the music was for the Song of Farewell by Rick Marcantonio

    • I just e-mailed it to you. Thanks for asking about it!

  • Hello Chris!This is absolutely beautiful. This song was requested for a Funeral Mass tomorrow morning. I apologize that this is so Last minute, but might you be able to send me the music? My email is LBTenore@aol.com. I really appreciate the help! God Bless You Chris!

  • Hi Chris, I found your youtube channel a while ago. Being new to music ministry (but not to guitar/piano as I have been playing for a long time) your channel has really been a blessing for me. There are times when I only have a short amount of time to prepare, I'd rather not be coming in cold on these occasions. About 95% of time, I find what I need right here. Wanted to say "Thanks" for doing what you do, you're a talented servant of our Lord. Good work Chris.. Good bless - /ray

    • You're very welcome! I'm glad that what I'm doing is helpful. Peace!

  • You've been a choir director since you were two? That is impressive Chris!!

  • Thank you for all your posting, I've enjoyed them very much. I have a small request, hope you can do 'You Have Called Us - Bernadette Farrell'. Thanks.

  • You are a great musician. Thank you for sharing. I would love to see you play psalm 89: for ever I will sing by tim schoenbachler. If you have time to work that up, it is a great setting.

    • Yes, I'll try to take a look at that in the new year. I've taken a little break from recording to enjoy the holidays (and of course, take care of all the services I need to at Christmas). Thank you for your kinds words. Peace!

  • Hi. I'm looking for help with a song for Christmas and thought you might be a good source to ask. I am hoping that our group can sing "A Christmas Laudamus" id-tv.org/tv/video-k2vyxpJ9m9w.html but the sheet music I see is for piano. We have 3 guitars. I've figured out most of the chords but there are a few that I know I'm not getting right. Do you have any recommendations? I'd sure appreciate it. I know how I'd like to arrange it with the few voices we have but we'll be dead in the water if I can't get the chords. Thanks!

    • Oh Paul I'm really sorry, this message of yours got put into my "awaiting approval" folder on ID-tv and I JUST saw it. Hopefully you were able to work out the piece....I just didn't want you to think I was ignoring you. I'm not sure I could have helped but at the very least I would have responded. Blessings to you in your ministry.

  • Just a quick thank you for doing the Catholic songs on here. I play the fiddle with our choir and i don't read music. When you play the simple song as written and in the key it's written I play better with our choir! thanks!

    • You're very very welcome. And thank you for answering the call to be a music minister. :-)

  • Hello, Chris. Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for taking the time to record and post the videos of the Respond & Acclaim psalms and Gospel Acclamations. They are very helpful.

  • Hi Chris! Love your channel and your voice. I have learned so much listening to these hymns. Do you ever do or already have some parts on here? Tenor parts is what I'd be looking for? No biggie if not! Your great and please keep this going as it is very helpful! If you ever get out Oregon way make sure you come sing with us:) Don Lloyd

    • Oregon way? I'm right in Portland. :-) Drop me an e-mail at csbrunelle@msn.com

  • Chris, I just discovered your channel. I found your cover of "Servant Song" by Sr. Donna Marie McCargill - I was looking for a cover and I really like yours, very much. Liked it so much, I sent the link to men in our parish men's ministry (St. Pius X Church, Reynoldsburg, OH). I listened to a dozen more favs and like them all - like your way of presenting the music as though leading people to sing in a church. Here a some suggestions/requests: 1. "Your Steadfast Love (Psalm 100)" by Weston Priory, on their album "When We Return to the Source" 1995. The verses come from Psalm 100, but what makes the song IMHO is the refrain which is Lamentations 3:22-23 rendered here as "Your steadfast love, O God, never ceases; Your mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, so great is your faithfulness." The music is softly evocative, so apt for a morning song. 2. "Blest Be the Lord" by Dan Shutte. Keep singing. Peace and blessings.

    • Hey Steve, was just going through some old messages and saw I hadn't responded to you. I'm glad those covers are helpful for you....I think I've done "Blest Be The Lord" since you wrote this, but not the other one. I'll look for it. God Bless

  • Thank you so very much for adding Pescador (Lord, You Have Come to the Seashore) to your library of recorded music!! That is one of my favorites and I have added it to my playlist of hymns and shared it with friends. I thank you again for fulfilling my request. <><

  • Hey, Chris! I have an odd question. By any chance do you still have any old sheet music for the various mass settings BEFORE the revision of 2010?

    • Okay. Thanks for responding. If you stumble across any other pre-revision mass settings, let me know. God bless!

    • +Joe Lombardi Well off the top of my head the only one I'm really familiar with is the Creation. Although I would bet I have copies of the whole Celtic mass in our file cabinets somewhere

    • Any of these would be good: Creation Remembrance God's Promise Celtic For A New World I'm only asking b/c I can't for the life of me find them anywhere online -- not OCP, GIA or anywhere else. I will gladly compensate you -- or your church -- for any material, time, and effort.

    • I might. Which particular setting are you looking for?

  • No worries Chris, I will just keep connected to your site and whatever you post will be great, God bless

  • Thank you for your commitment to your ministry, it is a blessing for everyone. Would you consider posting the choices you play at your Sunday masses? In the music ministry we are always trying to ensure the music echoes and enhances the mass, I think you could do this wonderfully well. I am also desperate to have the chords to St. Theresa's Prayer by John Michael Talbot but they are difficult to find. I did find them on Riffstation but I think you could clarify them. Again, thank you for your commitment and my God bless your ministry.

    • Thanks! I'm not sure I have the time for posting my song choices every week.....I'll probably forget. But if you want to e-mail me I'll be glad to discuss song choices with you, anytime. csbrunelle@msn.com Also, I'm not familiar with that John Michael Talbot song, but I'll look it up and see what I can do for you. Blessings

  • In searching out the name of the song that was "stuck in my head" all week after mass, I found your channel. Bless you for using your talent to do this!! I look forward to listening to all the videos... and I have one request - St. John Paul II's favorite - Pescador (Lord, You Have Come to the Seashore). Thank you again!!!

    • +Chris Brunelle haha... It was "As I have done for you" almost all the melody, but for the words, only "this is my commandment, to love as I have loved you" all day, all night. At least now I know the name of the song and can learn the rest of the words for when it plays over and over! I only know the English version of Pescador, but can follow along with the Spanish... but it was the melody that I connected with first, and then the words... so I'd be happy with English :-)

    • +Carol Miller So what was the song that got stuck in your head? :-) I'll be happy to do the Pescador, although I'm English-only for the most part. I do love that song. thanks!

  • Sometime would it be possible for you to record "How Beautiful" by Twila Paris? Your recordings are amazing, Chris!

  • Chris, Do you know "Rise Up With Him" by Janet Vogt?

    • +Chris Brunelle I watched it! Great job! Thanks so much! Peace and blessings to you. Keep up your wonderful ministry. :-)

    • Here ya go. I did it tonight after choir practice. id-tv.org/tv/video-Y-FtsAXSrM0.html

    • +Chris Brunelle No hurry Chris...I appreciate it!

    • +Seminarian J Sure, that one's pretty easy and we just sang it during Holy Week. Thanks for the suggestion

    • +Chris Brunelle Thanks for the offer, Chris...Sometime, do you think you would be able to record "The Supper of the Lord" by Laurence Rosania? Thanks again!

  • Love your version of We Remember dear Chris! Thank you for sharing dear friend! ((♥))

    • +Willemina Absolutely! Blessings to you!

  • Chris hi, Enjoyed your acoustic very version of "There is a Longing". I am a intermediate level guitar player. At your convenience, could you please consider sending me the chords and the order you pick the strings for the arpeggio. Thank you.

    • +deviltube36 Well as far as the picking pattern, I've never really thought about it. I just do it naturally, having played guitar for a long time, so I've never written down or even tried to identify what specific pattern I'm using. Maybe sometime I'll take a moment to write that down. As far as providing the chords, well, I know a lot of the composers and artists from OCP and I feel like by providing chords (I have people ask me all the time) I'm maybe taking a few bucks away from them because someone would otherwise have to buy the sheet music. If you go to OCP.org you can buy a downloadable copy of this sheet music for about $2. www.ocp.org/compositions/13226#tab:sheetmusic

  • Hey, Chris, terrific hymns with acoustic guitar. I also play guitar at Mass but don't have your voice. Since you asked for requests, here's a couple: "Hosea (Come Back To Me)", "Revive us, Oh God."

  • Hey, Chris. Great channel! Awesome playing and vocals. I've just started playing guitar at church after our music director abruptly resigned and we had trouble finding a replacement. I once played for a living but stopped for many years. Chops are slowly coming back. I was wondering if you could share with us your favorite RH finger-style patterns for the 4/4 and 3/4 hymns. I have a couple of patterns that I employ, but I like yours better.Cheers,Joe (Toms River, NJ)

    • +Joe Lombardi To be honest I've never thought about what patterns I'm using, I just sort of do it naturally....having been in church choirs since I was in about 4th great. To help you out, I'd have to sort of reverse engineer and figure out what the heck I'm actually doing. But if there's ever a song I can do for you, or some other way I can help, let me know. Blessings!!

  • Song request: "Bread for the World Broken" by Christopher Walker.

    • +Superfan DK Got it done tonight. Took me a bit to find the music. I think it's been out of the music issue for at least 10 years. id-tv.org/tv/video-_vp1tB-JI8g.html

    • +Superfan DK Oh yeah I remember that one. I think it's been out of the music issue for a while but I bet I can find a copy

  • Song request: "Bread for the World Broken" by Christopher Walker.

  • Song Request - for our small choir. "On Jordan's Bank" and "O Come, O Come Emmanuel". Thank you.

    • Well this probably isn't the traditional arrangement of the song you anticipated, but it's fun for me. :-) id-tv.org/tv/video-wouMkd58Jvk.html

    • +Chris Brunelle Many thanks! Church of the Nativity in Spring Hill, TN. We will soon move into our new church in a few months. Currently we rent a commercial building, but, we do have over 300 families.

    • +Dia Sibert Very busy weekend for me (8 services at 7 different churches), but maybe I can get to that next week. Where is your small choir?

  • Just found your channel. I play keyboard, and sing up in Battle Ground, Washington, just north of Vancouver, WA, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Your music is beautiful, and I can tell that music ministry means a lot to you.

    • +John Zutz Thanks John! I'm music director at Holy Family Catholic church in the Eastmoreland area, but every weekend I also sing/play at St. Thomas More and St Anthony's in Tigard. I'm very blessed to do this for a living. If there's ever anything I can do for you, let me know.

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  • Song Request. Be Forgiven by Tom Booth. Number 233 in Spirit and Song. Just found your website while looking for God Has Chosen Me. Your strumming for that is really good. It feels awkward for me like I'm rushing

    • +Robert Sorge Hey I'll try to get around to that one. To be honest it's not one I've used, but I always welcome the opportunity to learn a new song. Thanks!!

  • Hi Chris. Thanks for your comments on my channel. How did I do it? First of all, I started just after my retirement in 2010. I've always loved to sing and have been strumming away since college. So recording songs, first of all just the ones that I really liked and now anything I can manage has become my "job." It's a passion actually. I love adding harmony to my recordings. I use a Macintosh computer and record and edit my songs in iMovie. I use an external USB microphone now and the high def camera on my Macbook Pro. I used to use a Logitech webcam but the software would just randomly stop recording and it drove me nuts. I used to play guitar at mass but am no longer doing that as my need to get in front of people has been satisfied by being in a couple bands and local open mics and jam sessions. Let me know if you have any questions. I'm a former high school math teacher and would be delighted to help you out if I can.

    • Thanks so much for responding! I really like what you've done. I've been a music minister/choir director for 20 years and I just feel like it's time for me to share some of what I do with the world. Often I am singing/playing at mass on my own so I'd like to post videos of myself doing some church songs....not as a performance but as I would do them in church if I were leading the assembly. I know I need to get some better equipment to record myself with, but what I could really use help with right now is tools/knowledge about how to make my channel visible to people. You have quite a lot of views and many many followers. If you have any advice on how to get more people to see what I do, I'd love to hear it. Feel free to e-mail me at csbrunelle@msn.com if you can. For some reason I didn't get informed that you had responded to my post on your page and I almost missed seeing it. Blessings to you. id-tv.org/tv/video-GN_-io-WYQM.html

  • Chris, You ARE a perfect music director. Boy how I wish we had someone as good as you are here in New Jersey! I have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to exchange emails with you and cannot wait to someday meet you in person to thank you for helping me get through my wife's passing. God Bless YOU!!

  • Love your Church videos. Would love to see more!