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We proudly present the personal website of composer, artist and author, Dan Schutte.

“While my love for music began at a very early age of three or four, my love for liturgy was kindled in high school with my serving as an altar boy for the newly restored Easter Vigil liturgy. The lighting of the new fire in a totally darkened church, the drama of the single flame of the Paschal candle coming down the aisle as the church gradually filled with glowing candles, the magnificent music that provided a clear solemnity and the community’s renewal of the promises of baptism all captured my imagination. My love for music and my love for good liturgy became the backdrop of my life’s work.”

FIFTY YEARS OF MUSIC

Fifty years go I wrote a song, a setting of Psalm 150, that became the earliest of my compositions to be published. I remember this anniversary with a new collection of music, Love and Grace, the two gifts God has showered upon my life for all these many years.

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CITY OF GOD

Dan tells a touching story about “City of God.” Some twenty years after it was written, this song had become so much a part of the lived journey of faith for so many that they could sing it by heart. The story is a great tribute to how deeply Dan’s music has reached into the hearts of contemporary Christians.

FINDING HOPE

We live in difficult times. I suppose no times are really easy, but almost every day we hear news that eats away at our soul. While there are those immensely tragic things that break our hearts, more often than not it’s the little things that one by one add up and become a dark grey cloud that obscures the light within us.

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BEAUTY WILL SAVE THE WORLD

This startling line comes from Dostoevsky’s novel, The Idiot, and and is spoken by the central character, Prince Myskin, an epileptic, the Christ-figure in the novel, who seems to have clearer vision of the world than those around him.

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Featured items hand picked by Dan

Why no more “Yahweh” in our songs and prayers?

What’s up with the St. Louis Jesuits and their music legacy?

Read what Dan has to say about his Mass of Christ the Savior.

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