Tuesday, June 23, 2009

At The Colloquium: Mass (OF in English)

One of the main components of the Sacred Music Colloquium is the Mass of the Day. These Masses are outstanding examples... the liturgy prepared in the way called for by the Second Vatican Council. Todays Mass was in the Ordinary Form (Novus Ordo Missale)English... the Mass that is celebrated in most parishes.

The Antiphons (Entrance, Offertory and Communion) are sung in English using adapted Gregorian melodies. This is the model that has most recently advocated in the USCCB Document "Sing To The Lord", and which has been incorporated into the new translation of the Missale. Also featured in this liturgy are the sung dialogues between the Priest and the assembly. This is an interesting example in that it is very much the liturgical form set out in the documents of the Second Vatican Council, and is very close to the liturgical form being proposed with the implementation of the new translation of the Missal.

You may listen to an audio recording of this Mass HERE.

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