This past Spring, I composed my fifth mass setting this year. The setting - Mass for a Spirit-Led People - was integrated into the liturgy at The Church of St. George the Martyr on Pentecost Sunday. This mass is set in an east-coast style - - with plenty of opportunity for collaboration with musicians from within the congregation. This mass would come to life with a fiddler, guitarist, penny whistle and percussion. Below are a few images and a PDF for each of the five sections: the Gloria, a Gospel Acclamation, Sanctus, The Lord's Prayer and the Agnus Dei.
After a few weeks of not posting, here is a setting of Psalm 23 for this Sunday, April 17th (Easter 4).
Here is a setting of Psalm 91 - useful for the first Sunday in Lent.
Here is a setting of Psalm 99 - the lectionary Psalm for Transfiguration Sunday (Year C) - Feb. 7th, 2016.
Here is a setting of the Psalm for this week. I have dedicated the setting this week to the Rev. Simon Bell - the incumbent minister at St. George the Martyr, Anglican - one of the churches I work at - and the ministry he has had over the last number of years. This Sunday is his last Sunday after five years of exemplary leadership. I hope the setting is useful to anyone who attempts it!
Here is a setting of Psalm 19 - the selected Psalm for Epiphany 3. In an attempt to make it fit on one page, the PDF contains smaller-than-usual font.
Here is the Psalm for the second Sunday in Epiphany, Year C - Psalm 36:5-10.
So somehow I got turned around in the lectionary and posted the Psalm for Epiphany (Jan. 6th) as the Psalm for this Sunday. Actually, the Psalm for this Sunday is Psalm 29 - - which I have set, albeit somewhat late!
I think I will begin to try and post the Psalm earlier - perhaps a couple weeks ahead so that those who wish to use them have a little more lead time.
Here is another descant - this time for the Epiphany hymn 'As With Gladness Men of Old' (hymn tune DIX). It is set in the standard key of G major, with reharmonization, unison melody and descant.
Book of Praise - #172 | Common Praise - #160 | Voices United - #81
Happy New Year! Here is the Psalm for the first Sunday in Epiphany - Psalm 72. For those who were keeping track, I did compose Psalms for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and The 2nd Sunday in Christmas - however, a poor internet connection kept them offline. Perhaps I will still post theme, belated though they may be.