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Howard Hughes
Short Name: Howard Hughes
Full Name: Hughes, Howard, 1930-
Birth Year: 1930

In his letter of invitation to Brother Howard Hughes, the President of NPM, J. Michael McMahon, declared, “Board Members agreed unanimously that you have created compositions for the liturgy that are beautiful, delightful, and spirited, and that have fostered strong participation by the worshiping assembly as they pray the texts you have set to music.”

The Marianist composer’s first published work was “Mass for Peace” which appeared in Peoples Mass Book, 1964 edition, released by World Library Publications. As liturgical celebration developed in the English vernacular following the Second Vatican Council, Brother Howard produced a wide range of liturgical compositions published by WLP, GIA, ICEL, OCP, LTP, CFCW, FDLC, USCC, RP, NPM, Presbyterian Church USA, and The United Methodist Hymnal Companion. And at the age of 81 he is still composing and accepting commissions for special events.

A Marianist religious for 64 years, this distinguished liturgical musician and composer began as a high teacher of French and director of high school choral groups. In addition Brother Howard also sang in symphonic choruses in New York and in Baltimore. He commented that “conducting high school choral concerts and singing with adult symphonic choruses have been a great help in learning to write music.”

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians will honor Brother Howard Hughes, S.M., as Pastoral Musician of the Year when it gathers for its national convention in Washington, DC, July 29 – August 2, 2012.

Currently the awardee serves as organist and music director for the Marianist Center in Cupertino, CA.


Tunes by Howard Hughes (66)sort descendingAsInstances
[Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya, aleluya] (Misa de San José)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[All pow'r is yours, Lord God]HH (Composer)3
[Alleluia, alleluia] (Hughes 12343)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)8
[Alleluia] (Hughes 13565)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)9
[Alleluia, alleluia] (12312)Howard Hughes (Composer)2
[Alleluia, alleluia] (Hughes 11234)Howard L. Hughes (Composer)2
[Threefold Amen] (Mass of the Divine Word)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)4
[Amén, amén, amén, amén]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[Anunciamos tu muerte]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[Arise, O God, and rule the earth]Howard Hughes, S. M. (Composer)2
[Bless the Lord, O my soul] (Hughes)Howard Hughes, SM, b. 1930 (Composer)2
[Cada vez que comemos de este pan]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[Christ is born for us]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)4
[Cleanse us, Lord, from all our sins]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)3
[Come, let us worship the Lord] (Hughes)Howard Hughes (Composer)4
[Cordero de Dios, que quitas el pecado del mundo] (Misa de San José)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)4
[Drink in the richness of God]Howard Hughes (Composer)2
[Give back to me the joy of your salvation]HH (Composer)5
GLORIA (French)Howard L. Hughes (Arranger (final refrain))1
[Glory to you, Word of God] (Hughes)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[Holy, holy, holy Lord] (Mass of the Divine Word)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)4
[Holy is God, holy and strong]HH (Composer)3
[I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me] (Hughes)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[I know that my redeemer lives] (Hughes)Howard Hughes (Composer)10
[I will praise my God all the days of my life]Howard Hughes (Composer (psalm tone))3
[I will sing to the Lord, for he is gloriously triumphant]Howard Hughes (Composer)3
[O come, bless the Lord, all you who serve the Lord] (Hughes)HH (Composer)8
[In you, O Lord, I take refuge] (Hughes)Howard Hughes (Composer)2
[My prayers rise like incense] (Hughes)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)4
[Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world] (Hughes)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)4
[Let the Lord enter]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer (psalm tone))1
[Listen, Lord, and answer me]HH (Composer)2
[Lord, by your cross and resurrection]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[Lord, make us turn to you]HH (Composer)3
[Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full]HH (Composer)2
[Lord, you are good and forgiving]HH (Composer)2
[May the angels lead you into paradise] (Hughes)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)8
[My God, come quickly to help me]HH (Composer)2
[My soul is thirsting for the living God]HH (Composer)2
[Chant] (Hughes 11121)Howard Hughes (Composer)2
[O Lord, come and save us]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer (psalm tone))1
[O Lord, you have probed me and you know me] (Hughes)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[Por tu immensa gloria] (Hughes)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[Praise the Lord, my soul]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer (psalm tone))1
[Put your hope in the Lord]HH (Composer)4
[Salvation, glory and power to our God]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)6
[Santo, Santo, Santo es el Señor] (Misa de San José)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[Señor, ten piedad] (Misa de San José)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)2
[Sing to the Lord a new song] (Hughes)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)7
TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUM (13244)Howard Hughes, SM (Adapter)5
[Teach me to do your will, my God]HH (Composer)2
[The angel of the Lord will rescue those who fear him]HH (Composer)3
[The Lord is kind and everlasting]HH (Composer)2
[The Lord is kind and merciful] (Hughes)HH (Composer)2
[The Lord is my light and my salvation]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer (Antiphon))3
[The Lord is risen]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)4
[The Lord is tender and caring]Howard Hughes (Composer)2
[The Lord's kindness is everlasting]HH (Composer)3
[The sky tells the glory of God]Howard Hughes (Composer)3
[This is the wood of the cross]HH (Composer)4
[Though he was in the form of God]HH (Composer)4
[Today if you hear the voice of the Lord]Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)4
[Today is born our Savior] (Hughes)Howard Hughes (Composer)2
[When we eat this bread and drink this cup] (Mass of the Divine Word)Howard Hughes, SM (Composer)4
[You have put on Christ] (Hughes)Howard Hughes, b. 1930 (Composer)27
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