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Mass Settings & Chants

Storrington Mass Video

For centuries, the Liturgy of the Holy Mass has been interlaced with a variety of “music settings” for the Mass parts.

A mass setting includes Gloria, Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia except during Lent) Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Amen, and Lamb of God. Some composers have additional parts such as a Kyrie/Lord Have Mercy, a song to be sung during Sprinkling, and/or a Communion Song.

Since the translation of the texts of the Mass in 2011, there have been many mass settings composed with the new texts. Some of them were from the past texts that were rewritten to accommodate the new texts. Most have been completely new compositions.

Many times, we don’t do all from one setting. Sometimes the composer didn’t write a particular part, or the part is not as singable. Sometimes there is a great singable part such as an Alleluia, but there hasn’t been a full Mass written along with it, so we integrate.

We usually change over with the liturgical seasons, using perhaps 2-3 during the big block of Ordinary Time. Enough repetition to learn and sing well, enough change to display the season changes, and for variety.

The newest mass settings we have sung at St. Patrick are Mass of Renewal by Kauffman and Mass of the Incarnate Word by local Adam Bitter.

The newest one we are integrating in this 2020 season is the Storrington Mass, which you can find on YouTube. To listen, search “Storrington Mass” and select the video by MassSettings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTYBLPx58N0

Gospel Acclamation 2:36
Holy Holy Holy 5:20
Save Us, Savior of the World 7:09
Amen 7:37
Lamb of God 8:37


Latin Chants for Ordinary Parts of the Mass (the Holy and Lamb of God).

Sanctus

Text
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. 
Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis.

English Translation
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. 

Pronunciation 
sawnk-toos, sawnk-toos, sawnk-toos DOH-mee-noos day-oos SAH-bah-oat
PLAY-nee soont CHAY-lee et TEHR-rah GLO-ree-ah TOO-ah
ho-SAWN-na een eck-SHELL-sees
beh-neh-DEEK-toos kwee veh-neet in NO-mee-nay DOH-mee-nee
ho-SAWN-na een eck-SHELL-sees

Video acknowledgement & link
"Sanctus -- Mass XVIII -- archaic mode." Edward Shaefer, Gonzaga University Gregorian Schola.
https://youtu.be/6n_DUZN3Ahw

Agnus Dei

Text
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.

English Translation
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.
 
Pronunciation
awn-yoos day-ee, kwee TOLL-ees pay-CAW-tah moon-DEE, mee-zeh-REH-ray no-bees.
awn-yoos day-ee, kwee TOLL-ees pay-CAW-tah moon-DEE, mee-zeh-REH-ray no-bees.
awn-yoos day-ee, kwee TOLL-ees pay-CAW-tah moon-DEE, DOH-nah no-bees paw-chem.

Video acknowledgement & link
"Agnus Dei -- Mass XVIII -- archaic mode." Edward Shaefer, Gonzaga University Gregorian Schola.
https://youtu.be/zP3shbgF3LA

The English translations of the Sanctus and Agnus Dei and the "We proclaim your death..." acclamation are excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.