Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Music for the New Translation
The preparation for the new translation is underway.
In an effort to foster diocesan unity, Bishop Sample of Marquette, MI, has indicated that he would like to begin with one common Mass setting that can be used by the parishes/missions as well as for diocesan events. The musical setting chosen is Mass of Resurrection by Randall DeBruyan, published by OCP.
Listen to this Mass here. Or here are some of the various parts separately:
Glory to God; Holy, holy; We proclaim your death; Save us Savior; Amen.
These settings are elegant, simple, beautiful. Although rendered in these samples by a choir and a trumpet accompanying the organ, I think they are easily within the capability of a parish of modest means. The melodies will be easy to pick up by a congregation.
And if every parish in the diocese will have at least this setting as a standard, it will make for great unity at diocesan Masses.