Celtic Mass (Choral Score)
SATB choir, children's choir, 2 Irish harps - Medium
Composed by Dale Jergenson. St. Cyril's Music Series. General. Choral score. Published by Laurendale Associates (MN.CH-1266).
Item Number: MN.CH-1266
The Children's Choir of St. Cyril's, directed by Ms Susan Mills, offered a unique opportnity for the writing of a Mass for Full Choir, Children's Choir and instuments. The Irish Harp (also known as the Celtic Harp) was chosen as the sole accompaniment because of the lovely, soft sound of the strings, as opposed to the more bright sound of a standard harp. Two instruments are used because of the lack of tuning pedals on the Irish Harp and the need for an enlarged tonal pallet from that of a single Harp. It was also an opportunity to write a part for Boy Soprano - such a lovely sound when combined with the Celtic Harp.