We were shocked and saddened this morning to receive word of the death of Richard Proulx, certainly one of the giants in the world of composition.
The treasury of liturgical compositions penned by this extraordinary composer is vast. One colleague here at WLP mused the following on his Facebook page this morning:
How many of us throughout the world were practicing his music last night as he left us? I was practicing his setting of Jesus, Lead the Way last night. His musical legacy will be with us always.
Here are just a few snippets of Proulx's music we have had the privilege of publishing here at WLP.
Here Is Joy for Every Age
Two Litanies for Advent and Lent
May the choir of angels lead you into paradise . . .
May the martyrs come to welcome you . . .
And take you to the holy city . . .
The new and eternal Jerusalem.