Owen Alstott (b. 1947) — Molto grave (1981) for organ
Owen Alstott (b. 1947) is a native of Oregon and was educated at Mt. Angel Seminary, Willamette University, and Marylhurst College. He was editor and publisher at Oregon Catholic Press from 1976–92. As a composer, Alstott has written primarily Catholic liturgical music that is used throughout the world, including “Heritage Mass”, one of the best-known congregational mass settings. Early in his tenure at OCP, Alstott composed several volumes of freely-composed organ solos. In 2006, he was named Pastoral Musician of the Year by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
Published by Oregon Catholic Press in “Eight Pieces for Worship” (out-of-print)