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Paul M. French is Director of Music at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Chicago and has worked in parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago for nearly two decades. He is also active in the Chicago area as a recording session conductor and producer.

Paul studied composition, conducting, chant and organ at St. John's University (Collegeville, MN), Northwestern University and the Pontificio Instituto di Musica Sacra in Rome.

Paul has composed more than 200 instrumental and choral works, psalm settings and acclamations in a variety of media including works for choir, voice, organ, brass and orchestra.

An active clinician, Paul is also a faculty member for the annual National Association of Pastoral Musicians' (NPM) Choral Director Institutes.

In May 2005 Paul was named music director of the William Ferris Chorale whose focus is performance of choral music by 20th century masters.

A Light Will Shine on Us This Day - Psalm 97 - Kaczmarek

A Light Will Shine on Us This Day - Psalm 97 - Kaczmarek - click and print

Advent Entrance Rite

Advent Entrance Rite - Click and Print

Advent Gospel Acclamations

Advent Gospel Acclamations - Click & Print

Christ Is the Image

Christ Is the Image - Click and Print - French

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life - Click and Print

Concertato on DUKE STREET: I Know That My Redeemer Lives/Jesus Shall Reign

Concertato on DUKE STREET: I Know That My Redeemer Lives/Jesus Shall Reign - Click & Print

Concertato on GROSSER GOTT: Holy God, We Praise Thy Name

Concertato on HYMN TO JOY (Brass Parts) - Click & Print

Concertato on HYMN TO JOY: Sing with All the Saints in Glory; One in Christ

Eight Gospel Acclamations for Handbells

Eight Gospel Acclamations for Handbells - Click & Print

From Advent to Christmas

Gospel Acclamations for the Christmas Season

Gospel Acclamations for the Christmas Season - Click & Print

Lenten Entrance Rite - Hommerding/French

Lenten Entrance Rite - Hommerding/French - click and print

Lenten Gospel Acclamations - French

Let Us Turn Away From Sin: Parce Domine

Memorare

Memorare - Click and Print

My Song is Love Unknown

O Lord, With Wondrous Mystery

Psalms and Gospel Acclamations for the Assumption - click and print

Rorate Caeli (Drop Dew, You Heavens, from Above)

Rorate Caeli (Drop Dew, You Heavens, from Above) - Click & Print

That We Might Have Life

That We Might Have Life

The Reception of the Holy Oils

The Reception of the Holy Oils - Click and Print

This Is the Day (O Spirit of the Living God)

This Is the Day (O Spirit of the Living God) - Click and Print

Two Psalms for Holy Week: Psalm 116 and Psalm 31

Two Psalms for Holy Week: Psalms 31 and 116

Verbum Caro, Panem Verum

Verbum Caro, Panem Verum - French - click and print

What Star Is This

What Star Is This (Handbell Parts)

What Star Is This (Handbell Parts) - Click & Print