21st Century Sacred Polyphony
Believe it or not, I write a bit of music on the side. Mostly, I write sacred music that is more in the style of centuries gone by. The words are all in Latin, the lyrics taken from the Mass or the Office, according to the books of 1962. Most of my compositions are polyphonic. Technically, I suppose, you could say they are 21st century sacred polyphony; though, I don’t know if there is enough contemporary music like it to define a genre.
I have decided to release my sacred music compositions here under the Creative Commons license, specifically CC-BY-NC-ND, which means you are free to copy, print, and sing any of the music here as many times as you want with only two restrictions: the music may not be modified, and, if you want to use the music commercially, you will need a commercial license. Contact me if you have a commercial interest (like a CD recording).
I’d love to hear from you if your choir is singing any of this music. Drop a note in the comments section and tell me about your choir.
I will write a separate blog post for each composition to describe it in greater detail (eventually). These will include audio files. A link to each post will automatically appear below when it is published.
- Foderunt Manus Meas of Psalm 21
- Puer Natus in Bethlehem
- Vox Clara Ecce Intonat – Drake
- Drake’s De Profundis
- Drake’s Salve Regina
- Drake’s Angelus: A Six Part Setting
- Drake’s Ave Maria
- Drake’s Tota Pulchra Es Maria
- Drake’s Christus Factus Est
- Missa Spiritus Sancti
If you just want to access the scores, these are available for download below.