MSC Music Composers

Fr Frank Andersen msc

                               Frank Andersen MSC, a Queenslander, made his first profession on February 26th 1961. During his seminary years, he taught at Daramalan College, Canberra, and continued there after his ordination in August 1968. He spent over ten years teaching in the primary school.

While at Daramalan, Frank began to compose hymns, scripturally-based, for congregational singing and published Eagle’s Wings.

In 1980, Frank spent a year at Berkeley, California, at the Jesuit Centre, specialising in Liturgy, and liturgical participation. On his return from the US, he continued with hymns and a new collection, Everything I Possess.  He also wrote music especially for Liturgical use, Scripture in Song, Rising Moon.

In 1990, Frank became a member of the Parish team based in Sunshine, in Melbourne, but travelling all over Australia. This ministry also led to collaborative work in Australia and overseas with the Christian Brothers.

Another collection of hymns was Kindly Light. Frank also published the books, Jesus Our Story and Making the Eucharist Matter.