One of the most exciting opportunities arising from the publication of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal is that of developing a new repertoire of Mass settings.
We have learned the following thus far:
Heritage Mass by Owen Alstott
Mass in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd
Mass of a Joyful Heart by Steve Angrisano
Community Mass by Richard Proulx
Missa pro editione Tertia by Christopher Mueller
Roman Missal Mass
Jubilate Deo Mass
Mass of Communion by Matt Maher
German Mass by Franz Schubert (Richard Proulx)
Missa Simplex by Michael O’Connor and Richard Proulx
Mass of Saint Ann by Ed Bolduc
The Psallite Mass: At the Table of the Lord
by The Collegeville Composers Group
This Lent, we are going to sing Mass of the Angels by Richard J. Clark.
I like this setting because it sounds overwhelmingly Catholic. Drawing from the original Latin Mass “Missa de Angelis,” this English setting contains lush harmonies for the choir, and a melody that sings itself, it is so easy. To this day, “Missa de Angelis” remains the most well known Mass setting worldwide. Many of the papal liturgies in Rome and elsewhere utilize parts of the “Missa de Angelis.” It is a setting that transcends cuture and time, allowing all Catholics to sing their faith as one. I pray that “Mass of the Angels” will plant a seed in our parish youth that flowers into a deep love of their Catholic faith, and of the beauty that God lavishes upon us.
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