Last year in a furious frenzy of 13 days, I composed a full Mass for
the memory of Gay Witmer. I have always loved the liturgy of the words from the Episcopal Mass, and have often thought of
setting them to music for orchestra and choir. The passing of Mama Gay was the impetus that surged this music up from the
"groans that words cannot express." The primary melody is one that just "came to me" while I played extemporaneously
at her funeral service for 15 minutes during a PowerPoint slide show of her life in pictures.
Below are links
to MP3 files for you to listen to for free!! This was a gift from God to me, and I want to share with whomever wants
to listen. The files were created using Reason software in the audio realization of the orchestration of the music.
There are no voices singing the text of the Mass, but you can see the texts HERE.
If your church is interested in performing this piece, email me. You can see the choral parts in PDF format at the links below as well.
Peace be with you...
Click here for a PDF copy of the Choral Vocal Score
Below are links to MP3 versions of the orchestral scores for each
movement of The Episcopal Mass
The Lamb of God
The Humble Access