I.  Dominus Vobiscum   

II.  Actus Contritionis

III. Veni, Sancte Spiritus

IV. Kyrie

V. Gloria

VI. Credo


VIII. Gloria Patri  


IX. Oratio Ante Communionem

X. Agnus Dei

XI. Benedictus

XII. Pater Noster

In the summer of 2004 I participated as a choir member in the International Church Music Festival in Coventry, England. It was the first time that I traveled outside of the United States and also the first time I had a chance to collaborate with musicians from all over the world. The experience made quite an impression on me. One day after rehearsal, I purchased 12 different postcards from the gift shop and got onto the choir tour bus. While I studied my newly purchased mementos, I realized that I was hearing music when I looked at a specific card. I quickly sketched a compositional concept on a scrap piece of paper for “Agnus Dei”. The postcard featured a sculpture of Christ’s countenance made from the remains of a fatal car wreck. I sought out other latin prayers outside of the Mass Setting to align with the other postcards. Once those were selected, short bursts of creativity and productivity over sixteen years brought us to today: July 5, 2020. The day I completed setting all twelve texts in twelve different keys.

One response to “Reconciliation”

  1. Tyler,
    I would love to have copies of the works you’ve just finished. The back story is intriguing and the music is very nice. I use Finale now, so please send as a PDF. Thanks.

    Gary Wilson


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