The next movement of 'Mass For a Waiting People'.
Here is another movement from 'Mass For a Waiting People' - the Sanctus.
I'm please to announce that I've been commissioned to compose a new mass for Advent 2015 - Year C. This setting - Mass For a Waiting People - is commissioned in memory of Marg Norman and for the community of St. George the Martyr. The patrons wish to remain un-named, however, I am grateful for their support and friendship. Here is the Kyrie from this new setting. I will post the various movements over the course of this week.
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.
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).
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.
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.