|| church music
Easter Sunday 2014
Alleluia (SM)winner of Cincinnati Camerata 2002 recorded 2005
Holy Week 2011
Some random parishioner recordings during Mass from downstairs:
Tantum Ergo-Durufle I always loved the harmony in this piece.
Help Me O Lord-Arne A lot of people don't like this one but for some reason I love it. It's all in the counterpoint.
icons by Liette
from Voices of St. Gertrude(Youth Choir)
Mother Mary Help Us(SM-music, Liette McManaman-words)
Who is He(SM)
Psalm 47 (rap) (SM-music, Bill Stock-words)
Other things from Voices:
from Together We Sing(Youth Choir)
You Are God (SM) That’s Monica singing and Shamus doing the “rap”. Caleigh is the snooty girl who appears in the middle. Sara Hutchinson wrote the “rap” words when she was a 7th grader.
I’m glad I’m Home Again (SM) Not exactly church music but what the heck. I had transcribed for banjo(painstakingly) an Irish bagpipe tune called the Gold Ring. I added chords and a vocal melody and Liette and I wrote the words. Dave Fishlock played the percussion. Shamus sang when he was just at the edge of not being a soprano anymore.
Other songs from the cd:
Pie Jesu Faure's Pie Jesu with Michael Cunningham singing.
Brighten My Soul
Other choir recordings:
From Advent Concert 08
I wanted this piece in the Advent concert even though it is not strictly an Advent piece, although it is Marian. It's very clearly in the mixo-lydian mode which gives it a kind of folky sound. I added the cello part, which was mostly harmonics, to give it a bit more harmony, but not too much because keeping it sparse was important.
I really wanted this to go on Voices of St. Gertrude but there were too many little things wrong with it.
Wachet Auf(Bach) 1st movement
Two pieces we did at Christmas for two violins, flute, harpsichord, and two cellos.
Other chamber music
Three Men and a Harpsichord
St. Pat's Choir loft(Montreal)