Mass of the Creator Spirit - Choral / Accompaniment edition

Edward Nowak


Item #: G-5352     Status: Available

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard, Piano and Organ

Instrumental parts included: Handbells

Separate Instruments: Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in C, Horn in F, Trombone, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass, Percussion I, Percussion II, Timpani, Harp, Synthesizer

Series: Mass

Difficulty Level: M


We set out several times to describe this work, deleted the copy, and then started over. It's a first of its kind. It's a mass for assembly, cantor, SATB choir, piano or organ (both included in score) and a myriad of instrumental possibilities (see below). It's meaty. That is to say, it is of above-average difficulty, with a somewhat intricate weaving of multiple layers of voices and accompanying instruments, and yet it is all so logical and appealing that it makes the work of learning it richly rewarding.

The Mass of the Creator Spirit weaves Latin, English, and Greek (Kyrie) throughout its movements. It is performable with cantor, assembly, and piano or organ, making it quite suitable for typical Sundays, or it can be performed with extended forces making the festivals truly festive. Study the full score to fully appreciate this work and make decisions regarding instrumentation.The work includes an incredible setting of the Credo, based on the Latin chant Credo III, which is published separately. If ever you were to sing a Credo, this is the one!

Scores and instrumentation include: Choral/Keyboard Score, Cantor/Assembly/Organ Version (especially helpful for teaching the setting), Flute/Piccolo; Oboe; Clarinet in B-flat; Horn in F; 2 Trumpets in C/Flugelhorns in B-flat; Trombone; Vibes; Harp; Glockenspiel; Percuss (1–3 players); Timpani, Cymbal, Triangle, Hi-hat; Congas/Bongos, Snapping, Afuche/Sandblock; Handbells; Violins I & II; Viola; Cello; Double Bass. Instrumentation suggestions are given before each part of the mass.

Instrument parts are optional.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Scored for: Brass, Handbell, Mixed Ensemble, Other, Percussion, Strings, Woodwinds

Number of Pages: 64

Format: Softcover