An Introduction to Sacred Polyphony is an entry point resource for your choir to begin singing simple four part hymnody and advancing to some of the simpler 16th Century polyphonic motets. To make sight-reading easier, the music has been published with each vocal part in separate books – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. The pieces have been selected to be within the average vocal ranges and they take your choir on a gentle gradient as the degree of difficulty increases throughout the book. The pieces have also been selected to include both Latin and English and to encompass a range of liturgical applications. This book will give your choir a foundation to their repertoire of polyphony and inspire them to dig deeper into the richness of the Church’s sacred music tradition.
An Introduction to Sacred Polyphony – Audio Files
Once you have purchased An Introduction to Sacred Polyphony, these audio files will help you and your choir members to learn their individual parts with aural assistance, and if you follow the steps below, it will enable you to learn your choral part with relative ease.
Step 1: Reading your sheet music, sing along with your part separate.
Step 2: Reading your sheet music, sing along with your part dominant.
Step 3: Reading your sheet music, sing along with all parts balanced.
Step 4: Sing it with your choir.