|Stabat Mater (V.118-7)
Meditation for Good Friday
Stabat Mater is set for up-to-seven-part choir, as is the only setting within Ritual Chants not to employ instruments, for those who wish to keep their Good Friday services a capella (although an instrumental realization of unsung choir parts may be employed by some directors). The choir part can be effectively performed with or without any harmony part, and considering the chant's 14 short verses, changing the ensemble from verse to verse can add variety. Melody is indicated in both the bass and treble clefs, there are 3 internal harmony parts, a bass line, and descant.
Ritual Chants are a collection of liturgical 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.
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Pricing Policy for choral scores:
I will mail a hard copy, and email a copy in PDF as a master, for each order.
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Cover from Stabat Mater
(The score to Stabat Mater is only one page long)