Free Liturgical Music Archive
Courtesy of Felipe M. L. Gasper

The files available from this directory are legal editions of music used (or at least once intended to be used) at St. John's Catholic Chapel in Champaign, IL, USA. To the best of my knowledge, these files are all legal editions of their respective pieces. I have made this directory available because, over the course of my work at St. John's as a music director, I found it useful to create editions of these pieces that were more legible and more easily reproduced than the photocopies of handwritten editions that were in popular use at the time. In general, these editions preserve the original notation as much as possible, while taking account of "performance practice" as I observed during my time at St. John's, which was roughly from January 1999 to January 2003. They were all created with Finale 2001a. If you have problems viewing or printing them, let me know.

Some notes:

Beck's "Our Father": The first edition listed is a "true to the original" edition of the handwritten edition that floated around St. John's. While some texts are changed for reasons of suitability for Catholic liturgy, the original words and rhythms are given as an ossia. The second edition contains another small words change (again, with original words as an ossia) as well as what I consider to be improved voice-leading in the choral harmonies. (It is notable that the harmonies in neither edition are Beck's; he wrote only a melody with chords.)

"I Love You, Lord": To the best of my knowledge, this tune is not copyrighted such that arrangements such as this are prohibited. If this is not the case, please let me know, and I will remove this piece once I have confirmed that it is not legal to distribute arrangements of the tune.

Changes made to files after they were put up:

2 October 2002 (all-sirv.pdf)
Changed date of the Sirvatka Alleluia from 1990 to c1982 on advice of Jim Judge

9 October 2002 (9pm/choir/ma+am-cr.pdf)
Fixed a discrepancy between the full-score & choir editions of the 9pm Memorial Acclamation

18 October 2002 (9pm/sanctus.pdf)
Fixed a couple cosmetic issues w/ the opening of the 9pm Sanctus