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Stephen DeCesare

Stephen DeCesare

DeCesare, as a composer, is an autodidact. He has over 900 compositions in his catalog which include religious songs, a Requiem Mass, orchestral pieces, and musicals. He has enjoyed national (U.S.A) and international success with many of his compositions such as the "Our Lady of Fatima" and "A Christmas Carol" musicals, which after they had appeared in Providence R.I. have had several performances in opera houses in the U.S.A and Europe.

What others have said about DeCesare's music:

"The beauty of his work lies in its simplicity". (Pastoral Musicians Magazine.

"His work stands out above the rest because of the variety of music he creates." (Susan Shore, Eldridge Publishing)

"Very original and very well constructed while being creative and appealing to the listening audience. While maintaining a high level of artistic integrity, his work has a deep spiritual insight and reflects Mr. DeCesare's concern for the betterment of the human condition."(Dr. Anthony-Alexander Torelli - Conductor)

Of the many movements of the traditional Requiem, it is the Recordare which many composers find difficult to set convincingly. Maestro DeCesare has risen to this task admirably." (Oregon Literary Review)

On May 1st 2011, Stephen was honored by conducting his Mass of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge MA on a worldwide EWTN telecast for the beatification of John Paul II. The Mass of Divine Mercy. He featured several of his musical scores that he wrote for the special liturgical celebration.

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Divine Mercy Cover
  • Divine Mercy
  • Christian/Gospel, Vocal
  • Stephen DeCesare
  • 01/26/2010
  • Divine Mercy
Liner Notes: Music and Lyrics by: Stephen DeCesare Vocalists: Stephen DeCesare Christiana Rodi Kim Kalunian Narration: Christopher Forte Stephen DeCesare has proven to be one of those prolific American musical-theatre composers, whose compositions have been widely acclaimed by audiences and critics alike for their dramatic strength, passionate melodies and rich orchestrations. His works are receiving numerous performances and commissions all over the world in places such as the United States, Europe, Asia and the Philippines. Stephen’s musical “A Christmas Carol: the musical” has been his most successful composition to date. By December 2009, Christmas Carol will have received over 300 performances around the U.S. and abroad. In addition to his work for the theatre, Stephen is active in sacred and orchestral music. To date, Stephen has over 800 compositions in his compositional catalogue. For more information, please go to: www.sdecesare.com www.sdaproductions.com www.exultetmusic.com exultetmusic@cox.net
  1. Come to My Mercy
  2. Do You Really Love Me?
  3. Mary, Queen of Mercy
  4. Stay With Me
  5. Here Am I, Lord
  6. How Beautiful
  7. Magdalene
  8. Santa, Bring My Daddy Home for Christmas...
  9. I Want to Know You More
  10. Jesus' mamma
  11. Remember Me
  12. I'm Nothing Without You
I Saw My Lord Cover
  • I Saw My Lord
  • Christian/Gospel, Vocal
  • Stephen DeCesare
  • 03/16/2010
  • I Saw My Lord
Liner Notes: For more information, please log on to: www.exultetmusic.com or www.sdaproductions.com
  1. Right to Life
  2. I Saw My Lord
  3. Lord's Prayer
  4. Shepherd Me
  5. Choose Life
  6. Wedding Song (Through the Years)...
  7. Veni Sancte Spiritus
  8. If You Ever Need Me
  9. Teach Me
  10. Where Are You?
  11. Let It Be Done to Me
  12. Be With Me, Lord
How Beautiful Cover
  • How Beautiful
  • Christian/Gospel, Vocal
  • Stephen DeCesare
  • 09/29/2010
  • How Beautiful
Liner Notes:
  1. How Beautiful
  2. Follow Me
  3. He Cries
  4. Rest in Me
  5. Chaplet of the Divine Mercy...
  6. Ave Maria (Round)
  7. Song of Forgiveness
  8. Stay With Me (Round)
  9. Good Friday Cantata
  10. My Song Is Love Unknown
  11. Remember Holy Mary
  12. Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All...
Ave Maria (God's Mother and Ours) Cover
  • Ave Maria (God's Mother and Ours)
  • Christian/Gospel, Vocal
  • Stephen DeCesare
  • 07/21/2011
  • Ave Maria (God's Mother and Ours)
Liner Notes: Songs composed by: Stephen DeCesare For more information, please contact: sdecesare1@cox.net www.sdecesare.com www.sdaproductions.com
  1. Ave Maria in E-Flat
  2. Remember Holy Mary
  3. Ave Maria, Thou Virgin and Mother...
  4. Sing We of the Blessed Mother...
  5. Hail Mary
  6. Mary's Lullaby
  7. Gentle Mary Laid Her Child...
  8. Jesus' Mamma
  9. Salve Regina in a Flat
  10. O Mother Most Afflicted
  11. Mary's Prayer At the Cross...
  12. Ave Maria in E
  13. Ave Maria Dear
  14. Hail Queen of Heaven
  15. Ave Maria (Schubert)
Kiss Across the Ocean Cover
  • Kiss Across the Ocean
  • Vocal, Pop
  • Stephen DeCesare
  • 11/02/2011
  • Kiss Across the Ocean
Liner Notes:
  1. Stuck On Love
  2. Set Me Free
  3. By the Waters of the Minnetonka...
  4. Kiss Across the Ocean
  5. We Must Say Goodbye
  6. I Want a Man
  7. You Will Always Be in My Heart...
  8. Impulse
  9. Angel Without a Halo
  10. Beauty
  11. Hug a Tree
  12. Come Fly With Me to the Casbah...
  13. Momma
  14. Heartstrings
  15. Oh, Promise Me
  16. Only He / Only Him
  17. Why Did We Two People Fall in Love...
  18. Wonderful Me
  19. We Will Always Stick Together...
  20. Duet