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Litany of Saints

Year of composition
2002
Lyricist
Phillip Pennington Harris
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
7 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available
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The Litany of Saints is intended for use at the Easter Vigil and Ordinations. It was composed in 2002 for St. Peter's Catholic Parish, Winchester. Some of the saints' names are local to the diocese (Portsmouth) and the Parish and it is recommended that you substitute local patrons and the saints' names of those to be baptised at the Vigil or those to be ordained. A cantor is required who reads the saints' names out (a microphone may or may not be deemed necessary). To get this to play correctly it has been necessary to increase the number of pages by writing out the otherwise complicated repeats - the price though is now reduced to compensate!

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