This bundle includes: 1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook 2. An mp3 recording of the work
Chant Rituals was written during 1991-92 while the composer was teaching at the State University of New York, Potsdam.
It was written on commission for the Grandville, Michigan Band Boosters for the Grandville Junior High School Band. This single-movement piece is in ABA form and takes approximately five minutes and twenty-two seconds to perform.
The composer took his inspiration for this piece from his experiences in working with a church choir that performed Gregorian chant and Renaissance motets, as well as from his much earlier, grade six composition, Chant Variants.