hi everybody my first post!
i've just composed a setting of the mass, which may be performed by a choir i know. i'm attaching the credo, so you can take a look if you want to. i think it's fun
here are some of my deep thoughts about the credo. it took me a while to work out how i wanted to set it to music. in churches the credo is either a/ murmured or b/ proclaimed, neither of which really appeal to me (the first because it makes it pretty clear that the people don't want to be there and the second because it makes it clear that they do, and whenever 200 people proclaim loudly that they 'believe something' i get jittery)
anyway, my version is much more a guitar-at-a-campfire kind of thing, because i thought that's a possible way of thinking about it, and i divided it into verses (11 in total, which is a lot).
the main challenge for me was not to open up into my typical bernstein-writing-for-a-large-orchestra style, but to try to keep the piece subtle, which is code for 'boring'. let me know if you think it's too boring.
okay, tried to use the attachment manager and i started to get angry, so here instead is a link to googledocs.