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Worship & Work

Deep calls to Deep

At the heart of the 1500 year Benedictine spiritual tradition, "Worship and Work" succinctly describes the daily rhythm and spiritual dynamic of the monks of the Order of Saint Benedict.

A vocation to Worship, the first Work of the Benedictine monks is Worship. The Benedictine Work of Worship; the liturgy of the hours, daily Mass, and the ancient tradition of lectio divina, strives to serve to the spiritual need of the world and Church.

Daily Work among the Benedictine monks articulates and punctuates the spiritual life of the community, giving physical expression to the spiritual fruits of a life of Worship.

Worship inspires Work. 
Work reveals Worship.


Wondrous Love


Wondrous Love


Father Robert Koopmann OSB plays piano improvisations on 17 hymns, spirituals, or chants. Clarinetist Bruce Thornton accompanies Father Robert on the selections below marked *.

- CD


Foundation (The Sacred Harp)
Honfleuer (J.H. Desrocquettes) 
Ar Hyd y Nos (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
*Deep River (Spiritual)
Give Me Jesus (Spiritual)
Tender Thought (Kentucky Harmony)
Monk's Gate (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Nobody Knows
Noel nouvelet (French Carol)
Toplady (Thomas Hastings)
*Swing Low (Spiritual)
Jesus, dulcis memoria (Plainchant)
St. Joan (Percy E.B. Coller)
Were You There (Spiritual)
*Precious Lord (T.A. Dorsey)
Wondrous Love (American Folk Hymn)

Total playing time: 58:00. Produced by David J. Fremo. Steinway Model D piano.

These albums and other albums of Fr. Bob’s playing are available as MP3s at

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