Years ago, Tony composed a simple, joyful Gospel Acclamation based on the tune LAMBILLOTTE (“Alleluia, Song of the Spirit”). Song of the Spirit Mass fully extends this tune-based approach to all of the sung portions of the Mass.
Song of the Spirit Mass features a driving, rhythmic piano part. However, to accommodate a range of contexts, also includes an alternate accompaniment with more intentional melodic support that is suitable for organ. Optional instrumental parts are intended for trumpet and flute but may be played by any combination of C or B-flat treble instruments.
With the joyful exuberance of the tune at its core, Song of the Spirit Mass is especially well-suited to Easter and Ordinary Time.