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Agnus Dei (SAB, a cappella) by William Copper

New medium easy setting with optional 'refrain' for a congregation.   Radical tuning notions may surprise many keyboard-oriented music directors....
 
 
 
After a good deal of soul-searching, decided to keep the intonation markings in the score.   They are, in a sense, unnecessary, since the piece is written as if it were 16th century renaissance polyphony, where every consonant note is expected to be tuned correctly to every other note.  So with perfect singers, ignore the markings! 
 
This is completely new, never used in concert or church -- for a limited time, since this is the first time I've been explicit in a choral piece about the intonation theories I use, I will grant a free license to anyone copy and use the music.  
 
This does not mean that the perusal pdf may be used, or that it is not protected by copyright: you must contact me for a license. 
 
wpcopper at hartenshield.com 
on September 20, 2013 6:03am
Free offer period has expired.  Still available inexpensively by pdf or in printed octavo form.
 
William
on September 22, 2013 2:59am
For a choir that needs some tonal and moral support from the keyboard, a simple introduction and accompaniment for organ added this week.  It doubles no vocal lines, but if a singer goes astray and sings the organ notes no harm will be done because the organ plays only harmony notes that are in tune with the choir. 
 
http://www.hartenshield.com/0574adorgan.pdf for the organ part with reduced vocal score to eliminate most page turns. 
 
Preface about tuning in the chorus score, http://www.hartenshield.com/0573_agnus_dei.pdf , should be helpful for singing any music from the Renaissance forward (except music where all notes are doubled by a keyboard). 
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