Here is the Psalm for those who choose to use the alternate lessons for All Saints Day.
In time for Sunday, Nov. 1st, here is a setting of Psalm 146 (Year B, Proper 26). I will also post a setting of Psalm 24 for those who are using the alternate lessons in observance of All Saints Day.
With the approach of All Saints Day, I thought I would post a setting of the Kontakion and Ikos. I composed this setting number of years ago while I was in the process of earning my Master of Sacred Music (Composition) degree from Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology. Unlike the other pieces I've posted thus far, this is a choral anthem and requires a strong alto soloist.
This is the sixth movement of a major composition for alto, mezzo-soprano and soprano soloists, choir and chamber orchestra: Requiem. Like the other pieces on this site, I am going to make it available for use - for free - but only for the months of October and November 2015. If you would like to permanently add it to your choral library, please contact me. My email address is included on the 'About' page.
The recording below was a project of The Toronto Cantata Chorus. It was recorded a few years ago at Glenn Gould Studio, downtown Toronto and is included, with the entire Requiem, on our album 'Prayers for All Seasons'. Michelle Man is the alto soloist.
Here is a setting of Psalm 34:1-8 (Year B - Proper 25), in time for next Sunday, Oct. 25th.
Here's the fifth instalment of 'Mass for a New Season' - the Agnus Dei (Alan G's favourite movement). I hope that all five of these settings are useful to people. Let me know if you decide to use any of this music at your church - I would be curious to know where it finds a home! And, as I mentioned before, if writing a Kyrie would complete it for some, I'd be happy to give that a go - - but you'll have to let me know!
Here's my setting of The Lord's Prayer from 'Mass for a New Season'. This may be the most difficult to pull off without a piano score -- but hopefully this chart is still helpful. I think this movement stands alone quite nicely, for those who are simply looking for a new setting of TLP.
The third of five instalments, here is the Sanctus from 'Mass for a New Season', composed this past September. For a little more information, read Post #1. The two remaining posts are: a setting of The Lord's Prayer and an Agnus Dei.
Right on the heels of the Gloria, here's the Gospel Acclamation for this new mass setting. It is effective either with or without the versicles included in the PDF. I would also encourage some improvisation around this part of the mass if your church is able to navigate it!
Over the next few days I'm going to share a mass setting which I wrote for St. George the Martyr just one month ago - September 2015 - for use from September until advent. Our community likes to really enter into its mass settings so we tend to change them with the changing of the church calendar or other major shifts in the life of the community. There are five pieces of service music in this lively setting: a Gloria, a Gospel Acclamation, a Sanctus, a setting of The Lord's Prayer and an Agnus Dei. I didn't write a Kyrie since we tend not to use it - except during penitential seasons. However, I would be willing to write a companion Kyrie if people thought it would 'complete' the setting for them. I hope you enjoy this mass setting.
A number of years ago, a colleague decided that we had enough composers at St. George the Martyr to collectively write a mass setting for which he appropriately penned the title: 'Mass for the Martyr'. Chris Dawes, Alison Hari-Singh and I all contributed to the endeavour. Here is my simple contribution - the Gospel Acclamation. It should be performed three times: two times in unison with the simple accompaniment and a third time with a descant and alternate harmony.