Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Ralph Sherwin Mass Setting - A Setting for the New English Translation

NLM readers might be interested in a new Mass setting, composed by Jeff Ostrowski, which uses the new ICEL translation of the Roman Missal.

The St. Ralph Sherwin (†1581) Mass Website has numerous practice videos, organ accompaniments, PDF vocalist scores (modern and Gregorian notation), congregational booklets, and more. Toward the bottom, one can also find a link to numerous other (free) Mass settings which use the new ICEL translation.

This Mass is modal (that is, based on Gregorian chant), bright, short, and easy to play and sing.

Here is an example of one of the more than twenty practice videos (provided at St. Sherwin Mass website):

The Gloria has already been approved (28 January 2011) by the USCCB for Liturgical use, and can be used in the United States beginning Advent 2011. The other movements of the Mass will also be submitted, and approval is expected (since the official translation was adhered to with scrupulosity, as with all the Corpus Christi Watershed compositions).

Reminder: the new translation does not affect the "Lord Have Mercy" or the "Lamb of God"

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