“Katy, I wanted to tell you that your music and voice are transcendental. I was truly moved at your concert, [We] felt transported to a meditative, mystical place. Thank you so much!”

“Beautiful, light spirit, sparkling, divine magic. Thank you.”

“May your spirit continue to rise.”

Katy's Music

Welcome to the Music Pages of my website. I'm not performing as much these days, but Amy Fradon and I are doing occasional concerts and my CDs are still for sale. See the Calendar for upcoming offerings.

Songs of Mary
Songs of Mary
(2010)
Welcome Brigid
Welcome Brigid
(2005)
Chalice of God
Chalice of God
(2005)
The Path
The Path
(2004)
Mirabilis
Mirabilis
(2001)
Circle of Wisdom
Circle of Wisdom
(1998)

Listen to Katy's music in an audiovisual morning meditation on Beliefnet.
Click on "Launch the Meditation", my music is in the background.
 
 

Welcome Brigid
(2005)

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      Welcome Brigid is the title track of Katy's 3rd CD, which features medieval, celtic, and original devotional chant and song to the Divine Feminine. Katy is joined by Amy Fradon on vocals and accompanies herself on hurdy gurdy, shruti box, concertina, and flutes. Also Lynn Margileth, frame drums, and Julie Last, vocals, keyboard, bells, tambourine, recording, sound engineering, mixing.

Listen to Samples: Hail Mary, Hail to Thee, Sacred Three, Ode to Brigid.

Read Reviews | Lyrics (Original Lnguage)

 
 

Songs on the CD

  1. Welcome Brigid. Setting: Katy Taylor; Text: Celtic prayer.
  2. Salve Regina. Setting: Katy Taylor; Text: traditional Latin prayer, adapted.
  3. Hail Mary. Setting: Katy Taylor; Text: traditional prayer, adapted.
  4. Sacred Three/N Trž Nýmh. Setting: Katy Taylor; Text: Celtic prayer.
  5. Wisdom of Serpent. Setting: Katy Taylor; Text: Celtic prayer.
  6. O Virtus Sapientie. Hildegard von Bingen.
  7. Ave Maria. Setting: Katy Taylor; Text: traditional prayer, adapted.
  8. Hail to Thee. Setting: Katy Taylor; Text: Celtic prayer.
  9. Our Mother. Katy Taylor.
  10. Salve Mundi Domina. Setting: Katy Taylor; Text: traditional prayer, adapted.
  11. Alleluia Virga. Hildegard von Bingen.
  12. In the Early Morning. Katy Taylor.
  13. Poem to Brigit. Setting: Katy Taylor; Text: Celtic prayer.
  14. Litany to Our Lady. Setting: Katy Taylor; Text: Anonymous Irish.
  15. Daughter of Will. Katy Taylor.
  16. Ave Maris Stella. Gregorian Chant.
  17. Ode to Brigid/Ave Maris Stella. Anonymous Irish and Gregorian Chant.

Songs of Mary
Devotional Music and Chants to the Holy Mother
(2010)

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      Sounds True included two of Katy's songs from her Welcome Brigid album on this new compilation CD, which includes selections from Ruth Cunningham, the Catherine Braslavsky Ensemble, the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble, Susan Lincoln, Stephanie Heidemann, and Nóirín Ní Riain. This soothing collection of 15 traditional chants and praises call on Our Lady for healing, guidance, and comfort and create a quiet respite from the rush of modern life.

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Chalice of God
A Universal Mass of Spirit
(2005)

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      This music was commissioned by the Foundation for Universal Sacred Music and composed by Katy Taylor and Amy Fradon.

Listen to Samples: The Chalice of God, Our Spirit, Peace to Thee.

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Songs on the CD

  1. The Chalice of God
  2. I Praise Thee
  3. Our Spirit
  4. Peace to Thee
  5. The Maiden Song
  6. As I Shine

It was our intention to channel/create a body of music that is interfaith accessiblečthat explores concepts of God and practice which transcend the various established religious expressions, yet is still grounded in traditional spiritual and religious experience. For this reason, we chose parts of the form of the traditional Mass, as a depiction of the ritualized journey an initiation into and with God presence that is a part of any spiritual quest. We brainstormed with a female Episcopal priest about what the different components of the mass symbolize. Amy allowed the form and intention to offer lyrics through her, and Katy subsequently channeled the music from the inspiration of the words and intention. Arrangements were created together. The phases of the journey include the opening (Kyrie), praising (Gloria), prayer (Pater Noster), peace (Passing of the Peace), innocence (Agnus Dei), and abundance (Ite Misse Est).
 


The Path (2004)

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      This CD was recorded live in the gorgeous chapel of Holy Cross Monastery, a Benedictine Order, in West Park, New York. As it was recorded in a live space, you will hear a few unplanned accompaniments in some of the pieces: the radiator, a train in the background, a cough or two, and the spirits of seekers from years gone by.

Listen to Samples: Sainte Nicholaes, Puer Natus est Nobis, The Boughs of Evergreen.

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  We love singing Christmas music- telling the Christmas story of Incarnation, Light, and Love in the darkest time of the year always lifts our spirits and prepares us for the New Year. And we are blessed to be able to do this with each other as we are dear friends and sisters. We sang these pieces for our community on a blizzarding December 14th night and continued to work into the wee hours of the morning singing through the deep, peaceful silence created by the sacred space of the monastery and by the deepening snow outside. We hope you will be drawn into the warmth, comfort and mystery that the energy of this night and the power of the music created. And may all your lives be full of the truest blessings of the Christ."
-- Katy and Amy
 

Mirabilis
(2001)

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      Joined by Jeanne Nametz on this first mostly-live CD, instrumentation includes a medieval hurdy gurdy, flute, and drum.

Listen to Samples: Thanks to Thee Oh God, In the Early Morning, O Rubor Sanguinis

 
  Songs on the CD
  1. Thanks to Thee, Oh God. tune: Katy Taylor: text: Celtic Prayer, edited, studio cut
  2. The Sun. tune: Katy Taylor, text: Celtic Prayer, adapted
  3. Kyrie & Instrumental. Katy Taylor, based on Hildegard von Bingen's song O Frondens Virga (1098-1179)
  4. In the Early Morning. Katy Taylor
  5. Dou Way, Robin / Sancta Mater Graciae. Anon. English 13th c.
  6. Flock of Angels. Katy Taylor
  7. Come Thou Fount. tune: Katy Taylor, text: Malcolm Daglish all verses except verses 1 &4 by Robert Robinson in 1758
  8. The Three. tune: Katy Taylor, text: Celtic Prayer, edited & adapted
  9. O Rubor Sanguinis. Hildegard von Bingen
  10. Our Mother. Katy Taylor
  11. In the Early Morning, instrumental. Katy Taylor
  12. Be Thou. tune: Katy Taylor, text: Celtic Prayer, edited & adapted
  13. The Chosen. Katy Taylor
  14. Avalon. Katy Taylor
  15. The Peace. whistle tune: Traditional Irish, adapted; song tune: adapted by Katy Taylor from existing whistle tune; text: Celtic Prayer, edited (2:42)
  16. Karitas. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) (2:30), with audience

Circle of Wisdom
(1998)

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   This rich and contemplative album is a collection of the chants of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), medieval nun, abbess and mystic, which were sung by the nuns of her abbey, day after day, year after year, but not written down until near her death. The music is performed by a medieval choir Katy sang with in Vermont, and the voices of the group's 14 women, rising and circling with Hildegard's stunning melodies, are full of the earthy spirituality of the middle ages; vielle (medieval fiddle), harp, and flute accompany.

Listen to Samples: O beata infantia, O Bonifaci, O quam mirabilis est.

 
  Songs on the CD
  1. O virtus Sapeintie ensemble
  2. O quam mirabilis est Katy Tayor
  3. O viriditas digiti Dei ensemble
  4. O tu suavissima virga Betsy Brigham and ensemble
  5. O lucidissima apostolorum Susan Comen and ensemble
  6. Instrumental piece
  7. O Bonifaci ensemble
  8. Instrumental piece
  9. O beata infantia ensemble
  10. O nobilllisima viriditas Gail Ireland
  11. O ignee spiritus Gail Ireland, Elizabeth Thompson, Anik Gibeau, and Nancy Snow
  12. Vos flores rosarum ensemble