A simple and flexible litany setting for 3 parts, for singing the intercessions.
This is a simple and flexible way of singing intercessions, written for 3-part close harmony. The idea is that you alternate between a metrical setting of ‘Lord, hear our prayer’ and a chanted petition with accompanying drone. The intercessions conclude with a setting of the ‘Merciful Father’ prayer from modern Anglican liturgy.
It is in a minor key and sounds a little bit Gregorian or Russian Orthodox.
I first used it in a set of intercessions recorded for a service on 5 July 2020.
Voicing: Tenor, Baritone, Bass (though could be transposed to suit other trios)
Notes on ambitus: Bass goes down to A-flat. Tenor goes up to F.
Instrumentation: A capella
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Sheet music (PDF, A4) for Tenor, Baritone, Bass.
The MIDI files come straight from Lilypond, so do not reflect the written tempo changes.