Isaac: O esca viatorum SATB with reduction pdf file
Isaac: O esca viatorum SATB with reduction Scorch file
In this reduction the alto and tenor voices have been swapped when necessary for ease of playing.
Ravanello Confirma hoc, Deus shortened version, to be used as the repeat of the antiphon at Confirmation (the chant antiphon and verse are included, but do not play back).
Schutz St. Matthew Passion
I have taken the MIDI file from The Silvis Woodshed (the whole Passion in one continuous document), imported it to Sibelius, and tagged each chorus with its number so that you can use the page forward and reverse arrows to find the section you want to hear/practice. Then click where you want the music to start. Use the slider to decrease or increase the tempo; click to stop.
Blow, John, anthem My God, my God, look upon me
There is also a MIDI file on cpdl.org (much more slowly than I want to take it, about half note=48) and an okay YouTube file with an apparently inadvertently offensive caption and opening picture in which one guy sings all the parts as a choir training aid and is the only recording of it there; YMMV :-)
Mozart Missa Brevis in B-flat major Kyrie, Gloria, Credo Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
An amazing performance by a Japanese junior high choir! Notice that the orchestra is the same age.
(I once judged a choral festival in Montreal, and the junior high- and senior high-age choirs were just like this, absolutely wonderful. And they were local 'clubs', not even school related.)
Parry's Jerusalem was Christe Lux Mundi Youth Chorale's concert signature piece (they loved the melody and the idea that we have to work out our salvation with courage at every age): Parry: Jerusalem Scorch file Parry: Jerusalem pdf file
27 February notes: A great "Thank you" to all who participated in the choir and enabled the closing Mass to be reverent and beautiful. A special thanks to the youngest members of the choir for having the courage to be part of the choir! I hope you will all participate again next year.
The choir was made up of Catholic students of 6th grade through undergraduate age who rehearsed together on Friday afternoon before the conference opened and Saturday afternoon before Mass. (See the schedule which has been moved to the end of the IBT entries.) If your child is interested for 2013, please e-mail me, Dr. Patricia Warren, and I will add you to the contact list for next year. I expect that members of Schola Vox Clara and of the St. Thomas More Academy Select Choir will continue to provide musical leadership for the choir.
All of the music chosen for the Mass (with the exception of the Keil Mass setting and the English verses of Attende, Domine which were printed under the diocese's licenses for such printing) is in the public domain or under Creative Commons License. I (Dr. Warren) have added links to the composers whose music is under Creative Commons License, and descriptions of the resources we used.
This is a pdf of the Mass music in order so that you know that you have everything. (Only Schola Vox Clara members need the backup Communion piece.)
All of the music except for the Mass of St. Frances Cabrini (StFC on the music list) is available for download here. You will receive a copy of the Mass setting at the Friday rehearsal.
Please print out and assemble a 3-ring binder with the pages below as described. If there is no description, just punch the holes on the left as standard.
A Scorch file is a file that displays the score and plays it back using the playback buttons at the top of its page. If you do not have the Scorch plugin for your browser, go to the Scorch webpage at Sibelius Music and follow the directions there download and configure your browser to access and playback Scorch files.
Prelude, Introit, and Processional Hymn pdf
Print the Prelude and Introit back-to-back and punch the holes on the left side of the Prelude.
Print the Processional Hymn and punch the holes on the left side.
The Prelude is the seasonal Marian antiphon (from Vespers), Ave Regina caelorum, transcribed into modern notation by Dr. Warren, who added a newly-composed tone for the Magnificat.
The Introit is taken from The Anglican Use Gradual, updated from The English Gradual by C. David Burt of Partridge Hill Press. Mr. Burt's update brings the old English Gradual into sync with the 3-year lectionary, and contains all the chants for Sundays and major feasts, with only one tone (chant) for each type of Proper (i.e., all the Introits are sung to one tone ('melody'), all of the Offertories to another), which makes this a great starting point for incorporating chanting the Propers into the Novus Ordo. Most of Mr. Burt's works (most of which apply to the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter but are also helpful to Latin Rite music directors) are available in pdf as well as bound volumes. The glory of these forty days Scorch file. This is the 'more familiar version' of the tune Erhalt uns than the simple version found in some sources; this fancier version is also known under the tune name Spires
The texts are from the third typical edition of the Roman Missal (copyrighted by ICEL), as is the chant melody of the Memorial Acclamation. The Sanctus, Amen, and Agnus Dei from Mass of St. Frances Cabrini, reprinted by permission.
From here through the recessional hymn, all the pieces are transcriptions by Dr. Warren from public domain sources or her original arrangements, except for Attende, Domine, the text and layout of which are under copyright; and the Elgar Ave verum corpus which was downloaded from The Choral Public Domain Library. CPDL is an amazing collection of choral music that is now in the public domain, transcribed into modern editions by volunteers around the world, making the music accessible for free (no copyrights or royalties to pay, no books or music scores to buy.) If your parish or choir uses Dr. Warren's arrangements of Glory be to Jesus or Christ for the world we sing, she would appreciate an e-mail telling her so!
Recessional Hymn Christ for the world we sing pdf Christ for the world we sing Scorch file
This is the tune familiar to Catholics with the text "Come, thou almighty King" with an evangelism-themed text found in The Hymnal 1940 (where the tune is simplified), in a harmonization by Dr. Warren.
Kevin Keil's Mass of St. Frances Cabrini has sound files of the "Holy, Holy" and the "Lamb of God" at its page on the OCP website
here. There is also a sample score.
Friday afternoon rehearsal: 4:00-5:15 pm. We will start in the breakout room (to the far right as you enter the main portion of the building) and then move to the risers for sound checks before the building is blessed at 5:30. The Friday night sessions are free so you are welcome to stay. (You do not have to register for the conference if you are only singing in the choir or attending the Friday night sessions.)
Saturday: rehearsal 3:45-4:45 in the breakout room, then move to the risers to chant the prelude; Mass begins at 5 pm. Bp. Burbidge stays to greet anyone who is in the line, which usually lasts until about 7:30 pm.
Please be early for the rehearsals so that we can maximize our time together!
The resource files on this page are in the following formats:
For documents with text and graphics there are Word files and pdf files (read with Adobe Acrobat, the free downloadable program available at www.adobe.com).
For music there are Sibelius files playable with the plug-in Scorch.
Go to the Scorch webpage at Sibelius Music and follow the directions there to configure your computer to access and playback Scorch files.
If you can view a Scorch file, you can also print the score directly from that page (i.e., it doesn't have to be saved in pdf format first). Just use the print button on the Scorch toolbar.