Use: Lent, Holy Week
Required Resources: SATB choir, soprano descant
Nicola A. Montani (1880-1948), a New York Catholic composer, founded the Saint Gregory Guild and contributed music and arrangements to the Saint Gregory Hymnal, originally published in 1920.
O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile, one of Montani's tunes, has been sung by choirs for many Lenten seasons since it first appeared.
Dr. Carol Trautman-Carr, Music Director at the Church of Saint Ann in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, has arranged this for a cappella SATB choir.
Four verses are set:
- SATB with descant
The vocal part writing is efficient and beautiful.
Harmonies, centered on e minor, are refined and interesting.
This motet would make a very accessible piece for Lent or Holy Week.
As with all a cappella music published by CNP, we include a piano reduction of the voice parts for rehearsal use.
Order #: 5003
- Choral Music
- SATB Choir
- a cappella