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MUSIC FOR WORSHIP
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FREE PDF FILES
Short and easy for children who don't have much time to be at rehearsals.
Each piece listed below includes an mp3 file sung by the composer
(as best she could).

1. Setting of Verse 7 of Psalm 78
for treble voices and keyboard,
written for St. Nicholas's Day.
Good for use in any worship service


Click here for full score
Click here for voice-only sheet

2. Alleluias
for treble voices, piano and clarinet

Click here for PDF file with B-flat clarinet (Key of C)
Click here to hear mp3 recording of piece (with Clarinet)
Click here for PDF file with flute (Key of D)

3. "Good News, Good News" Gospel responses
Click here for PDF file
Click here to hear the piece.

4. Collect "For Those We Love"
solo treble or treble choir
Click here for the PFD file
Click here to hear the piece.

5. Short version of the Nicene Creed
Words by Rev. Twila Smith

Click here for the PDF file.
Click here to hear the piece.

6. Two Settings of Tiny Chants for Children
"I Can Do Everything Through the One Who Gives me Strength"

from Philippians 4:13


Listen to a midi mp3 file to hear melody and harmony
$1.00 for download

 

7. Musical Settings for the Great Vigil of Easter

texts from the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.
1. Greetings and Collect
2. Exsultet
3. Anthem (a setting of Psalm 42)
4. Pascha Nostrum.

PDF Download $10.

 



"I Can Do Everything Through the One Who Gives me Strength"
from Philippians 4:13
Version 2

Listen to midi mp3 file to hear melody and harmony

$1.00 for download


 

A Little Communion Meditation
piano duet

short, simple duet for for beginning piano student and teacher
or experienced accompanist

premiered at the Contemporary Worship Service at
The Episcopal Church of the Mediator, Allentown, PA
April 27, 2014

Duration: approximately four minutes

Composer's note: I wrote this little piece to encourage my grandson
to perform in front of others. It turned out to be a "keeper." Upper voice is
for right hand only and is tonal and melodic. I have included a midi file
here so you can preview the piece.
Please excuse lack of ritards, etc.

Price for PDF download: $10.

 

"Concert" Mass Setting

A CHORAL MUSICAL SETTING
of the RITE II COMMUNION SERVICE (1979)

text from the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer


This piece is
for soloist (in lieu Celebrant)
SATB Choir (in lieu of Congregation)
with organ or piano accompaniment.
(Yes, the complete service is sung, including the Celebrant's part.
This piece is NOT for congregational use but might serve as a
celebration during which theCongregation may participate
in a meditative way. )

Premiered at Trinity Church-on-the-Green, New Haven, Connecticut
with Judith Caldwell, soprano, singing the Celebrant
's part
while the Rev'd Andrew Fiddler, Rector,
spoke the words quietly.

This mass setting was sung at the
1979 Episcopal General Convention in Denver, Colorado|

Sound clip: Consecration with Judith Caldwell, soprano, Celebrant

NOTE: As of 2016, some sections of this piece are undergoing revision,
though most of the piece is finished and available. If you are interested,
please contact us through this website or call 610-573-4141.

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Full score: $25. Includes performance rights and the right to reproduce
printed material for Choir, Accompanist/Conductor, and Soloist.

If you would like to purchase this setting as a PDF file, the cost is $15.

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Mass Settings for congregational singing


A MUSICAL SETTING
of the RITE I COMMUNION SERVICE (1988)

with text from the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer for congregation with organ or piano accompaniment
1. Lord Have Mercy and Glory be
2. Holy, holy, holy
3. O Lamb of God

Price: $20

PDF file of score: 15. All performing rights apply.

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A LENTEN MUSICAL SETTING
of the RITE I COMMUNION SERVICE (1991)

with text from the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer for congregation with organ or piano accompaniment
1. Lord Have Mercy
2. Holy, holy, holy
3. O Lamb of God

Click here to hear the composer -- who does NOT sing, sing though this setting (piano accompaniment).

Price: $20

 

PDF file of score: $15. All performing rights apply.
 

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A MUSICAL SETTING
of the RITE I COMMUNION SERVICE (2005)

with text from the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer for congregation with organ or piano accompaniment
1. Three-part Kyrie and Gloria
2. Sanctus
3. Agnus Dei

We sang this at Christ Church Parish, New Haven, CT, during Pentecost for several years. Our rector at the time, the late Jerald G. Miner, said he particularly loved 'censing the altar during the "Gloria." This setting sounds wonderful on the organ. To get an idea of the setting, click here to hear the (non-singer) composer sing through it with piano accompaniment.

Price: $15

 

PDF file of score: 10. All performing rights apply.

 

 

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Below: pieces for soloist or unison choir with optional congregational responses


PRAYERS of the ROSARY (1987)

a contemporary
plainchant setting of the rosary with mysteries adapted from An Ecumenical Scriptural Rosary (texts arranged and edited by
The Rev'd John G. Moser) for medium solo voice or unison choir
with optional congregational responses. Plainchant settings of the
Salve Regina, Regina Coeli,
and Alma Redemptoris included.

Duration: from 20-30 minutes, depending on pace, tempo and number of mysteries and prayers sung.

Price: $20

 

PDF file of score: $15. All performing rights apply.
 

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Below: pieces for soloist
and/or unison choir


PRIEST'S BENEDICTION (1979)

from the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
for high or low voice with organ or piano accompaniment Duration: one minute or less

Price: $15

 

PDF file of score: $10. All performing rights apply.

 

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD (1979)
a setting of Psalm 23 for high or low solo voice or unison choir

with organ or piano accompaniment Duration: two minutes

Click here to hear Anthony Lopez, baritone, sing a low transposition of this setting.

 

Musical Score. Includes right to make copies for soloist and accompanist.

Price: $15

 

PDF file of score: $10. All performing rights apply.

 

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FOR THOSE WE LOVE (1979, rev. 1994)
a setting of the Collect "For Those We Love" for high or low solo voice or unison choir with organ or piano accompaniment
• Duration: one minute

Price: $10

PDF file of score: $8. All performing rights apply.

 

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ANTHEM: "INTREAT ME NOT" (1983)
based on the text from the Book of Ruth for soprano solo
with organ or piano accompaniment  
Duration: 1.5 minutes; may be repeated TEXT: Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee, for whither thou goest, I will go. And where thou lodgest, I will lodge. Thy people shall be my people and thy God my God! Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me and more also if ought but death part thee and me.

Price: $10

PDF file of score: $8. All performing rights apply.

 

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MAGNIFICAT (1985)
for soprano or treble solo or unison choir
with organ or piano accompaniment

Duration: 2.5 minutes

Price: $10

 

PDF file of score: $8. All performing rights apply.

 

 

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Miscellaneous - choir and solo


MOTET: THOUGHTS IN SOLITUDE (1980)
an a cappella SATB setting of a text by Thomas Merton

Duration: two minutes
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I know myself, though I desire to please you! Let me only desire to please you. And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always. Yes, though I be lost as I may seem, I will not fear, for you are with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Price: $15

PDF file of score: $10. All performing rights apply.

 

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MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU

a setting of the traditional Irish prayer for unison treble choir with soprano/treble descant; piano accompaniment.

Duration: 1 minute; more with repeat.

A very popular, often-used song in our school and elsewhere.
Recommended for grades 3-12.

Price: $10

PDF file of score: $8. All performing rights apply.

 

 

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MOTET: TAKE MY LIFE (1996)
text by St. Augustine
for SATB chorus
with organ or piano accompaniment

Duration: two minutes
Text: Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my moments and my days, Let them pass in endless praise. Take my eyes and let them see souls that may be saved for Thee. Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy love. Take my feet and let them be bent on works of love for Thee. Take my voice and let me sing Pray'rs and praises to my King. Take my lips and let them be filled with messages from Thee. Thus my life will truly be consecrated, Lord, for Thee.

Price: $15

PDF file of score: 15. All performing rights apply.

 

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PEACE BE WITH YOU

For unison treble choir
with piano and flute accompaniment
. The words "peace be with you" are said in twelve different languages. Melodious, accessible, and popular. Grades 3-7. Duration: 1 minute; longer with repeats, and a minimum of one repeat is recommended! This song was chosen for use in THE WORLD'S LARGEST CONCERT, broadcast over National Public Television in 1999 and 2001, and will be used intermittently throughout the International Olympics in 2002.
An arrangement by Sue Ellen Page of PEACE BE WITH YOU for unison and SATB voices with keyboard, flute and optional glockenspiel may be obtained by contacting the publisher: Choristers Guild, 2834 W. Kingsley Road, Garland, TX 75041.

Price: $10

PDF file of score: $8. All performing rights apply.

 

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PSALM 130

simple, chant-like
for solo voice with organ or piano accompaniment

Click here to hear an early recording by Timothy Bingham, baritone

Price: $10

PDF file of score: $5. All performing rights apply.

 

 

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