Use: General, Communion
Required Resources: Unison choir, soloist, organ
This collection is a perfect example of solid, simple, chanted music usable by just about any choir and useful for just about any Mass.
The first piece is the popular Prayer to Saint Michael, often used at the end of Mass, set by Alex Hill to an accompanied unison chant melody.
Among the four verses, a number of reciting tones alternate with passing tones, over the sustained chords of the organ accompaniment.
The fourth verse is an added Doxology before the Amen.
The second chant hymn is a Thomas Cotterill paraphrase of the Te Deum, a Latin paean of praise.
Over a stable, chordal organ accompaniment that changes very slowly, four verses are sung to the initial phrases of the Gregorian chant Te Deum (simple tone).
An Amen concludes the piece.
Both organ accompaniments are simple, playable by an organ student.
These chant prayers are appropriately sung at Communion time or after Mass.
Order #: 3034
- Liturgical Settings
- Ordinary Time
- Unison Choir