Friday, August 20, 2010

New Roman Missal

Thanks to all of you for your comments today. I was in the air between Chicago and Atlanta when the news broke.

I want to assure you all that we at WLP are doing everything humanly possible to make the musical settings available to you as soon as possible. There is a bit of work still ahead of us. Please continue to be patient and please go over to Sing the New Mass to see and listen to samples of our new and revised musical settings of these newly translated (and now approved!) texts.

I am relieved, excited, a bit fearful, but overall glad that we have finally reached this moment.

And for that . . .

Gotta Sing. Gotta pray.

6 comments:

mary beth said...

Well, folks, after a day of working through this information and all the versions of the Masses, it's the substantially changed doxology that is going to take some time to implement in our Mass settings, because in each instance the music will need to be rewritten to accomodate the new text. One composer has already submitted his revision! We'll look at the rest on Monday. Have a good weekend, all.

Kevin Keil said...

Jerry, is WLP planning on publishings a "Mass Card" of the new peoples parts for parishes that only want the new text? We create our own worship aids, so we can add new mass settings as needed, but we will not have the room to put the assembly's new text.

Jerry Galipeau, D. Min. said...

We are publishing "Order of Mass" booklets. We are obliged to include the chant settings from ICEL. We also decided to put the Mass parts from Janco's Mass of Redemption in as well.
I assume you are referring to a resource that is text only?

Kevin Keil said...

That would be ideal. Some of the announced Order of Mass booklets are stuffed full of multiple new mass settings and hymns, and more expensive than a small parish like mine can easily afford.

Jerry Galipeau, D. Min. said...

We were originally only going to go with one setting (Janco's), but the BCDW has insisted on the chants appearing, and first.
I'll do some investigating.

Terri Miyamoto said...

I was hoping to be able to get a text only laminated card of the people's parts, especially for our daily Masses and for funerals and weddings. I will be able to put the settings of whatever we choose in the Sunday worship aid, but expecting people who are not regular Mass-goers to page through even 3 or 4 pages is more than will happen, I think. Especially if part of it is music they won't be singing.