LL OF MY MASSES were composed under certain constraints. It was necessary for them to be (1) relatively simple; (2) able to be sung with or without organ accompaniment; and, (3) within a “congregational” vocal range. Some might quibble with the notion that my Masses are “polyphonic,” since polyphony usually has more rests and slightly more independent vocal lines. A fairly nice definition of “polyphony” says that each voice has its own melody. In any event, I would submit that my Masses are as polyphonic as possible, given the restrictions I’ve already mentioned.
Below, I will provide links to everything required — SATB scores, organ scores, practice videos, and so forth. But first, please listen to these extremely short video demonstrations of polyphony:
Hopefully those videos provided a “taste” of the richness that is (I hope!) contained in each phrase of my Mass settings. You probably noticed that each phrase is “layered” — so there is always plenty to “listen for” no matter how many times the Mass is sung.
AS I PROMISED, below are the files for the SATB “Glory to God” in honor of Saint Edmund Arrowsmith. If you would like to download all four (4) of my Mass settings for the New Translation of the Roman Missal, please click here.
St. Edmund Arrowsmith “Glory to God” • Roman Missal, 3rd Edition
Cantor & Organist: (VIDEO)
SATB choral version: (VIDEO)
SATB choral score: (PDF).
Congregational score: Melody-Only (PDF)
Finally, as I mentioned above, you can also download complete PDF scores for this entire Mass.