Prescott Preces and Responses
Carson P. Cooman

Composer Carson P. Cooman
Text Book of Common Prayer
Voicing SATB, a cappella
Lectionary usage Evensong
Price $1.95 (U.S.)
Length Released 6/18
Catalog no. 410-922
Difficulty Mod. easy

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This set of unaccompanied responses draws on musical material from Cooman’s “Prescott” evening canticles. (Selah 410-923)

Anthem text
Priest/Cantor: O Lord, open thou our lips:
Choir: And our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Cantor: O God, make speed to save us:
Choir: O Lord, make haste to help us.
Cantor: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
Choir: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Cantor: Praise ye the Lord.
Choir: The Lord's name be praised.

The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

The Lord's Prayer

Cantor: O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.
Choir: And grant us thy salvation.
Cantor: O Lord, save the State.
Choir: And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
Cantor: Endue thy ministers with righteousness.
Choir: And make thy chosen people joyful.
Cantor: O Lord, save thy people.
Choir: And bless thine inheritance.
Cantor: Give peace in our time, O Lord.
Choir: Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.
Cantor: O God, make clean our hearts within us:
Choir: And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.


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Carson Cooman’s Prescott service, written on the occasion of Prescott JunBurt-Chang’s birthday, offers choirs theopportunity to tightly unify the music of an Evensong Service. Both the canticlesand the responses are modest in scope, among the shortest of settings of these texts. Yet typical of Cooman’s works, the pieces are replete with interesting ideas. ...With modest ranges and straight forward homophonic writing, these moderately easy pieces would suit almost any choir. The organ part plays equal partner, contributing its own motivic ideas and development. ... This service is well worth considering for any choir, especially those less fluent with singing Evensong." --AAM Journal, January 2019




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