Ritual Chants (V.118)

Ritual Chants are a collection of ancient chants re-cast in a modern idiom, for use in church services or in concerts. Most are for specific services, while some are for general use. They are designed to be as practical as possible, thus allowing their performance by ensembles of wide ranging composition, ability level, and aesthetic direction (as is typical in today's church music ministries). Their intent is to embue the ancient chants with new vitality, and make them more engaging and accessible to modern ears, so these few chants we still use will not disappear altogether.

Each has been chosen and set using the following criteria:

• The chant melodies are set unchanged
• The chants are set in a way to preserve their unmetered nature and highlight their text painting
• Each is set for choir, organ, and one additional instrument, but is adaptable to make them performable by any choral and instrumental force

Complete Scores - 100 pages
Pricing Policy for choral scores:
I will mail a hard copy, and email a copy in PDF as a master, for each order.
These copies bear the name of the ensemble on them, and serve as a license for:

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Score cover from Ritual Chants
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1. Veni, Veni Emmanuel, Introit for Advent (cello)
2. Puer Natus, Introit for Christmas (chimes)
3. Ecce Advenit, Introit for Epiphany (cello)
4. Immutemur Habitu, Antiphon for Ash Wed. (viola)
5. Hosanna Filio David, Introit for Palm Sunday (tPt)
6. Tantum Ergo, Hymn for Holy Thursday (viola)
7. Stabat Mater, Meditation for Good Fri. (a capella)
8. Victimae Paschali Laudes, Sequence for Easter (hp)
9. Viri Galilaei, Introit for Ascension Thursday (tpt)
10. Veni, Sancte Spiritus, Sequence for Pentecost (fl)
11. Lauda Sion, Sequence for Corpus Christi (violin)
12. Salve Regina, Hymn for the Assumption (flute)
13. Gaudemus Omnes, Introit for All Saints (trumpet)
14. Dignus est Agnus, Introit for Christ the King (horn)
15. Ubi Caritas, Where There is Love (flute)
16. Laudate Dominum, Praise to God (harp)
17. Asperges Me, Sprinkling Rite (harp)
18. Jesu Dulcis Memoria (chimes)
19. Conditor Alme Siderum (cello)
20. Ave Verum Corpus (flute)

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