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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

First new setting of plainsong Mass for fifty years?

Uh, what?

Uh, hardly.

But good.
“The work is being produced in two versions,... one of which is simplified for use in Catholic parishes, so it is sure to have a big take-up around the country. It is also very much in line with the desires of Pope Benedict XVI for the future of liturgical celebration, as it receives its inspiration from Gregorian chant – a central part of musical liturgical history.

"[The composer's] last Mass setting, the Westminster Mass, was and continues to be an international success,... so a very wide appeal is anticipated for the Schola Missa de Angelis.”

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