This is a bilingual English/Spanish setting of Psalm 304 by Paul A Tate. The refrain for the assembly is singable and sweet. The cantor has three verses with the same tune before it branches off on a tangent in the fourth verse. The final refrain is repeated and has a simple descant.
The sheet music is at WLP where the text is in their sample.
My backing has the descant.
I suppose this was John Angotti’s party piece. It has everything – echoes of JC Superstar, extended rapping and a catchy singalong girl group chorus. I have no idea where it would useful but it isn’t going to be in any liturgy I can think of.
WLP has the sheet music and the text is in their sample.
I did do a backing even though BIAB CAN’T RAP.
This astonishing work was sung at RS’s parish for Pentecost.
If you had a multilingual parish coming together for this feast it would be spectacular because the vene spiritu sancte is sung in several layers building up on top of each other in different languages. It resonates with the readings for Pentecost beautifully, with everyone hearing the message in their own language.
It is by Ricky Manalo who explains it’s use in the performance notes in the sample here, where the text is also accessible.
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As One Voice: The Next Generation
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Mason’s “Mass of Glory and Praise”
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