Monday, July 02, 2007

Sing the Mass, in English

For decades, nay centuries, the Church has been telling celebrants to sing the Mass. But if you look at the Sacramentary, very little of it has music, which might help to explain why you so rarely hear the Mass sung.

Thus am I thrilled and rather taken aback to find this little treasure. It is a Sacramentary with all the parts of the Mass set to traditional tones, exactly in accord with the Latin.

Is this the only musical Sacramentary in English? So far as I can tell, it is. I'm glad to know of others.

So if you are interested in having your priest sing the Mass, this might be $150 well spent.

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