Joseph Roff enjoyed a unique vantage point in his work as composer of church music. That position was constructed over decades as his double career of musician and priest evolved in the Roman Catholic Church. As a senior member of the presbyterate of the Diocese of Brooklyn (he was ordained in England in 1935), he wrote for the liturgy of the church both before and after the Second Vatican Council. With well over a thousand compositions (with over twenty-five publishers) behind him, he continued to offer the church steadfast service as he composed anthems and hymns, psalm settings, and acclamations.
An example of his commitment to serve the Church when the Church placed new demands on the composer, he published in 1966 a four-volume coll… Go to person page >