With the new Roman Missal in my hand, and also with the Processional Book prepared by the Society of St Gregory for the Bishops Conference of England and Wales, I decided to have a go at writing some music for the Communion Antiphon for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time when I am next cantoring at my local parish. I used the first antiphon from the missal and Psalm 20 (19) from the Revised Grail for the verses.
Tell me what you think. It isn’t supposed to be high art, or Gregorian chant, and honestly, I am not much of a musician let alone a composer. It is supposed to be easily singable by a parish not too interested in music while they go to communion.
UPDATE: I took this into Paul Taylor at our Office for Worship this morning and he had a bit of a play with it, altering the timing of the antiphon at one point and changing some of the chords. I like how it sounds now, so here are the new files (thanks Paul!):