Here's the third - and likely final - movement of this simple mass setting I use at St. George the Martyr during Christmas. My new Advent mass setting will be posted during the course of this week - - so be sure to stop in and take a look.
Here's the second part of the Christmas Mass I'll be posting - - check out the first post (the Gloria) for a little more information about this simple setting.
Here is a setting of Psalm 132 - for use on Sunday, Nov. 22nd - in celebration of the Reign of Christ. Notice that there is a note at the bottom of the PDF explaining a unique peculiarity in the pointing for this Psalm.
Because of my work arrangement with Christ Church United in Mississauga and The Church of St. George the Martyr downtown, I very often have supply around Christmas time at SGM. Three years ago I realized, suddenly, that I would be available to play for the mass at SGM. I simultaneously realized that I didn't want to use the same mass setting I had been using for Advent. So I decided, at the last moment, that I should take some well-loved Christmas Carols and import them into the mass. What I came up with was a charming, simple, partial setting of the mass. Our community quite enjoyed it. I'm going to post what I have, here for anyone to use who might benefit from it. The partial setting includes a Gloria (Carol of the Bells), Sanctus (Sussex Carol), and Agnus Dei (Infant Holy, Infant Lowly). Perhaps I will add to it before Christmas comes. Here's the Gloria.
PS - I have an entire Advent Mass Setting which I will be posting here over the next week or so (FYI).
In time for Advent, here's an original re-harmonization of the much-loved hymn tune HELMSLEY, set for use with verse-4 of 'Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending'. The melody, descant and Organ/Piano part are all included in the PDF. For use in your context, you may have to slightly adapt the words so that it fits your particular hymnal's text.
Book of Praise - #120 | Common Praise - #114 | Voices United - #25
Here is a short refrain for Advent. The tempo could vary, depending on the context. As a hushed ostinato during the lighting of the advent candle perhaps it could be a little slower; or in unison as a Gospel acclamation perhaps a touch faster. This would also work as a prayer response or a reflective refrain during communion. Use it as you wish.
Year B, Proper 28 offers us The Song of Hannah in place of a reading from the Psalms. Here is a setting of this evocative and moving text set in the same format as the Psalms I have posted to date.
Happy Tuesday to everyone who should happen to stop by today. I've been working on a set of traditional prayer responses with humming tones (to be used subtly under the spoken prayers). I've a set of four here today. I've entitled them 'Advent Prayer Responses' but there's nothing to limit their use to Advent. I think I'm going to set my hand to writing some contemporary prayer responses to compliment these.
In time for next Sunday (Nov. 8), here is a setting of Psalm 127. I will be looking to post some new mass music again this week - material for Advent and Christmas - - so stop in again a little later in the week.
Here is the Psalm for those who choose to use the alternate lessons for All Saints Day.