Exciting New Developments

There’s a lot in the pipeline here at Frank Morgan Music and Publishing.

James has sent a version of his Ave Verum, arranged for 4 celli, to an old friend in Seattle, and the first look seems to have gone down well – they may even look to record it over the summer!

We are also looking to publish a booklet of Common Psalms, written for guitar accompaniment, which will give music groups who might struggle to find an easy version of a psalm to sing at Mass access to a version of a range of psalms that can be used in place of the psalm of the day. More details to follow…

and finally, there is the possibility of another Mass setting – written by more members of the music group at Our Lady’s in Stockport – negotiations are ongoing, and permission to publish will be sought as soon as possible…

So, keep your eyes open for news of more music becoming available soon!

This post is also available at the new website – http://www.frankmorganmusicandpublishing.co.uk

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Now Available – Apostles’ Mass on CD

A CD of the Apostles’ Mass is now available from Frank Morgan Music and Publishing.

The CD is mu11083833_1571836156406791_7294629325849649259_nsic-only, with the not yet published keyboard setting together with the harmony line being played on the flute.

The CD is a useful tool to help congregations, schools and music groups to learn the Mass setting, but could also be used for liturgical purposes if there are no musicians available.

The CD costs £4.00 plus postage and packing.

For more information, please contact enquiries@frankmorganmusicandpublishing.co.uk

To order, please contact sales@frankmorganmusicandpublishing.co.uk

Visit the website – http://www.frankmorganmusicandpublishing.co.uk

Ave Verum – first performance

Yesterday afternoon saw the first performance of the Ave Verum that I wrote at the end of last year. At least, I think it was the first performance – there’s a chance that my father-in-laws choir might have sung it the night before. I think it went well and seemed to be well received, and it was nice to hear it out loud rather than in my head! It is a little difficult to tell how it went, as I was not only singing but conducting…!

Anyway – it feels like it has been properly launched now. And the mistake in the choral parts has been amended…!

New website

Frank Morgan Music and Publishing has a new website – http://www.frankmorganmusicandpublishing.co.uk

and also has a new email (admin@frankmorganmusicandpublishing.co.uk)

So, this website will now be more of a blog than a business website – please feel free to visit the new website! And, when there is a chance to write some new music, there will be posts on this website. In the meantime, the list of projects include a song commissioned as part of a winning raffle prize; a song with words written by my mother; an instrumental piece of music for my eldest, violin playing, God-daughter; and keyboard settings for a bunch of psalms that have already been written for guitars. Just for completeness…

New Music

Frank Morgan Music and Publishing is proud to confirm the publication of a 4 part motet, Ave Verum Corpus. The whole piece lasts for about 4 1/2 minutes, and is available for unaccompanied SATB choir, with optional piano reduction for rehearsal (and performance if desired).

Please see the Ave Verum Corpus page on this website for further details, including cost and how to order.

Singing workshops for Catholic Schools

Do you find yourself using the same hymns for every liturgical celebration?

Do you struggle to get your children to sing during Mass?

Would you like to find a Mass setting that is easy to learn and easy for children to sing?

Do you need new ideas and resources to freshen up your liturgies?

 

I am delighted to be able to offer half day singing workshops introducing

  • a new Mass setting which has been approved by the Department for Christian Life and Worship, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales,
  • some more new material that has been tried and tested in parish and school,
  • material from other liturgical sources

For more information, see the latest page added to the website, which helpfully has the same title as this post: Singing Workshops for Catholic Schools

Published! New Mass setting now available!

Frank Morgan Music and Publishing is proud to announce the publication of a new Mass setting, approved by the Department for Christian Life and Worship of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

The Mass setting is entitled the Apostles’ Mass. It has been tried and tested in both parish and primary school and has been well received in both. It has been written by James Allerton, a musician and composer from Stockport.

The Apostles’ Mass has set the following: Kyrie, Gloria, Alleluia, Sanctus, Memorial Acclamations, Great Amen and Agnus Dei. In addition, there is an alternative Penitential Act, a Gospel Acclamation for use during Lent, an alternative Alleluia with a sung verse tone and an alternative setting of the Sanctus. Indications are given for the priest to intone the invitation to the Memorial Acclamations and the Doxology at the end of the Eucharistic Prayer.

The Apostles’ Mass is currently available in a guitar/melody edition (priced £4.00); this is printed in A4 size, with comb binding and a protective plastic cover. An A5 size people’s edition booklet is also available at a cost of £0.50 each. Postage and Packing will cost extra, and will depend on the number of copies ordered.

For more details, and to place orders, please contact the publisher at frank.morgan.musicandpublishing@gmail.com, or call 07522 341909.

Look for Frank Morgan Music and Publishing’s page on Facebook – more information is available there!

A keyboard version is currently being trialled. Look our for further announcements about its availability!

New Music

Frank Morgan Music and Publishing is proud to be able to announce the imminent publication of a new setting of “Ave Verum Corpus”, written by James Allerton. Influenced by Vaughan Williams, the setting is for 4 part chorus. There is a piano rehearsal score also available (although the piece is written for unaccompanied chorus).

Coming soon, a guitar version of a Mass Setting entitled “Apostles’ Mass”, also written by James Allerton, which has been approved for publication by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales.

Further details to follow soon!