Afro-Centric Liturgical Music

Settings for Morning and Evening Prayer and the Holy Eucharist

Carl MaultsBy

Oct/2008, 144 Pages, PAPERBACK

ISBN-13: 9781640655430

This collection of liturgical music for congregations represents Euro-Anglicanism as well as American Anglican and African styles, along with Caribbean, gospel, blues, and jazz. The set consists of the score settings of the two masses (“The St. Mary Mass” and “St. Luke Mass for Healing”), Morning Prayer, and Evensong.

Choral and congregational parts along with a full score are included. The accompaniments are fully notated for organ and/or piano.


Carl MaultsBy is the musician at the historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. He has been a member of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. MaultsBy is founder of Rejoicensemble! a not-for-profit chamber vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance, preservation, and development of African American sacred music, and dedicated to developing and showcasing the works of contemporary African American composers. He holds a DFA in music and mathematics, and a Masters in Jazz/Commercial Composition from Manhattan School of Music. He has written for Broadway, film, and television including an HBO special on Harry Belafonte. He is in demand as a composer, choral director, and workshop leader. He is the author of the How to Play Gospel Piano, published by Church Publishing.




Preces (including Lent
Refrain and Psalm chant
Benedictus Dominus
Lord's Prayer (Caribbean)
Dismissal (including Easter)


Preces (including Lent)
Phos hilaron
Refrain and Psalm chant
Sing to the Lord
Nunc dimittis
Lord's Prayer (Caribbean)
This little light (prayer response)
Dismissal (including Easter)

ST. LUKE MASS FOR HEALING (in English)        

Gospel Acclamation        
Psalm Tone        
Sanctus & Benedictus        
Memorial Acclamation        
Lord's Prayer

ST MARY MASS        

Lord, have mercy        
Glory to God     
We believe        
Holy, holy, holy Lord        
Christ has died        
Lord's Prayer        
Alleluia/Christ our Passover        
Lamb of God 


  • Anglican

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