Archdiocesan Crest
Home
About Us
Resources
Mass Music
Playing the Organ
Organists' Blog
Newsletters
Links
Contacts

Liturgy Commission Home Page
Archdiocesan Home Page

Forth in Praise
Liturgy Commission Music

Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland




MUSIC FOR THE NEW MASS

Grangemouth on the river Forth


Links to Mass settings and other information

This is an information page only. We are not advertising, nor making any judgments about style, quality or suitability for parish use. Forth in Praise can be contacted with enquiries or comments at massmusic@forthinpraise.co.uk


Go to Contents

NEWS UPDATE 6 DECEMBER 2014

The committee which reviews new Mass settings met on 18 November and has sent composers its findings. These will no doubt also appear on the Roman Missal Scotland website in due course. I myself know about this because I re-submitted my Christmas Carol Mass with the correct number of memorial acclamations, and it got through!

I've updated the Carol Mass on the Forth in Praise settings list below, but would very much like to add other Scottish approved settings. Please email me at massmusic@forthinpraise.co.uk if you've been successful, and I'll be delighted to add your setting to the list.

Happy Christmas to everyone!

Evelyn Stell, Webmaster, Forth in Praise




CONTENTS

The text itself and the official chant

The Mass in Scotland and in other countries

ICEL chant in staff notation

A SELECTION OF MASS SETTINGS

Information and Resources Websites

Publishers' websites

Earlier news updates









The text itself and the official chant

The sections of the new Mass text which are customarily sung in our parishes - Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Memorial acclamations and Agnus Dei - can be found here.

The full text is at Roman Missal on the American bishops' website. The English bishops' website also has information on the text.

The official chant of the English version of the new Mass is published in downloadable PDF form by ICEL here.

Forth in Praise has created a staff notation version of the main people's chants of the new Missal:

ICEL chant in staff notation.
Also accompaniments for beginner organists

Freely downloadable from Forth in Praise

Melodies in staff notation. Four different accompaniments for each chant, including chords. Organists can choose and download according to skill level.

KYRIE, GLORIA, SANCTUS, MEMORIAL ACCLAMATIONS,
AGNUS DEI now all online for downloading.



Return to top





The new liturgy in Scotland

Roman Missal Scotland is the official Scottish website giving information about the new Missal translation.
It contains downloadable audio files of the ICEL chant.







The new liturgy in other countries

England and Wales

Ireland

USA

Australia

New Zealand

Canada



Return to top





PLEASE NOTE: Links to many more new and revised settings can be found on publishers' websites
and on the websites of national bishops' conferences.

An asterisk before a title means that the work has been approved in the country of first publication.
The approved settings listed on the Roman Missal Scotland website can be viewed here,
and in England and Wales here.
Other countries will have similar lists on their own websites.

'AUDIO' in red means that there are audio files on the website, often of complete settings,
which can be listened to and in many cases downloaded.

James MacMillan
*Mass of Blessed John Henry Newman (Boosey & Hawkes)
Specially commissioned for the 2010 Papal visit.
Synthetic audio files created at that time can be accessed here.
Also Gloria is available on Youtube as sung at Birmingham in 2010.


*Mass of St Anne Revised for the new liturgy.
(Boosey & Hawkes).

Approved:
ENGLAND


Approved:
ENGLAND
AUDIO
See on left



Margaret Rizza
*Mass of St Benedict (RSCM)
Approved:
ENGLAND
Malcolm Archer
*Mass of St Peter (RSCM)
Approved:
ENGLAND
AUDIO
Philip Ledger
*The Dominican Mass (RSCM)
Approved:
ENGLAND
AUDIO
Paul Taylor
*Mass of St Francis (Archdiocese of Melbourne) Freely downloadable
Approved:
AUSTRALIA
AUDIO
Peter Rose
*The MacKillop Mass *The Cille Choirill Mass (Rose-Conlon Music)
Approved:
SCOTLAND
Some
AUDIO
Noel Donnelly
*Dalreoch Mass (St Mungo Music) Freely downloadable
Approved:
SCOTLAND
Some
AUDIO
Tony Giovanazzi
*Irish Mass, *Hebrides Mass, *St Peter's Mass
(St Peter's RC Church, Edinburgh) Freely downloadable
Approved:
SCOTLAND
AUDIO
Harry McFarlane
*The Holy Trinity Mass published by Decani Music.
Approved:
SCOTLAND
Eugene Burns
*St Magdalene Gloria (www.eugeneburns.co.uk) Freely downloadable
Approved:
SCOTLAND
AUDIO
Eugene Burns
*Chrisswell Mass (www.eugeneburns.co.uk) Freely downloadable
Approved:
SCOTLAND
AUDIO
Evelyn Stell
*St Michael Gloria (www.evelynstell.com) Freely downloadable
Approved:
SCOTLAND
AUDIO
Evelyn Stell
*Christmas Carol Mass (www.evelynstell.com)
Freely downloadable
Approved:
SCOTLAND
Gerry Fitzpatrick
Mass of St Andrew (St Mungo Music) Freely downloadable
Status unknown
as yet
Some
AUDIO
Evelyn Stell
St Michael Sanctus, Memorial Acclamations
(www.evelynstell.com) Freely downloadable
Some
AUDIO
Nicola Lawrence
Aurora Mass, Malus Mass, Solera Gloria, Quinate Gloria
(Lawrence Musica) Freely downloadable
Eugene Burns
Chrisswell Gloria, St Magdalene Sanctus and Acclamations (www.eugeneburns.co.uk) Freely downloadable
AUDIO


Return to top









Information and Resources Websites

(see also official websites for each country)



Return to top









Some publishers' websites

OCP USA
WLP USA
GIA USA
Veritas Ireland
RSCM England


Return to top









NEWS UPDATES (most recent first)

NEWS UPDATE 14 NOVEMBER 2014

  • The MUSICA SACRA CONFERENCE will take place on Saturday 22 November in Dundee. You can download PDFs of the Conference poster and schedule here. To book, go to the Musica Sacra Scotland website. It looks like a very interesting day.

  • GOOD NEWS for Scottish composers! The Scottish committee which approves publication of new Mass settings has started up again. Details are given on the Roman Missal Scotland website.

Evelyn Stell, Webmaster, Forth in Praise


NEWS UPDATE 23 JULY 2014

  • I have heard that the National Music Advisory Board has been discontinued, but have no information about its replacement, or indeed about any future development. Perhaps there will be news after the summer.

  • On 27 September, St John's, Cumnock, Ayrshire is hosting a Special Sacred Music Day led by James MacMillan. More details here.

  • Scottish composer Eugene Burns has added a Sanctus and a set of Eucharistic Acclamations to his St Magdalene Gloria. Like the Gloria, they are easy for the congregation to learn but still of musical interest. Find them on Eugene's website.

Evelyn Stell, Webmaster, Forth in Praise




NEWS UPDATE 8 MAY 2014

AUDIO FILES FOR NEW MASS SETTINGS

This website often gets enquiries from people looking for audio files to help them learn new Mass settings. I've therefore revised the list of links to Mass settings to indicate those which include audio files. Many of these files can be downloaded and put on to a CD or iPod. Another way of listening to the more well-known settings is through Youtube. You just put the title of the setting and 'Youtube' into Google or another search engine.

Of the music on our list, audio available for download includes the Australian Mass of St Francis by Paul Taylor, two of the Royal School of Church Music settings, and Eugene Burns's Chrisswell Mass and St Magdalene Gloria (Eugene tells me he is currently completing the other parts of his very easy-to-learn St Magdalene Mass). It is also worth remembering that the big American publishers' websites, such as OCP and WLP, always include a lot of audio material.

One setting which seems to have no online audio is James MacMillan's St Anne's Mass. This is a great pity, as an audio version, especially of the new Gloria, would have been of tremendous help to parishes. One has to assume that this is the publisher's decision.

APPROVAL OF NEW SCOTTISH SETTINGS

Although changes are rumoured, there is no word yet of when the publication approval committee will start up again. It is now more than a year since any new Mass settings were given approval in Scotland, although the approval process for music published in England by Scottish composers does go ahead.

BRING FLOWERS OF THE RAREST

And finally, the sheet music for 'Bring flowers of the rarest' is getting its usual enormous volume of hits from all over the world. The Forth in Praise chords and easy organ versions can be downloaded here.



Evelyn Stell, Webmaster, Forth in Praise








NEWS UPDATE 15 February 2014

from Webmaster Evelyn (my new job!)

Sorry about the lack of updating of this and other pages. There seems to have been something of a hiatus in Forth in Praise since my departure as Convener at the end of last year.

Because of this I have hesitated to make many changes, but please do remember that this page in particular is always worthy of a run-through, as many of the sites it links to are themselves regularly updated.

The Publications and Downloads page is also worth a look as it includes some liturgical items for Lent and Easter, and the ever-popular 'Bring Flowers of the rarest' music is still there.

  • Some news which I have just caught up with (see current Organists' blog) is that Bishop Gilbert of Aberdeen is now President of the National Liturgy Commission instead of Bishop Toal. The information is in the Scottish Catholic Observer of 14 February 2014. It must be very recent, as it hasn't yet reached either the Roman Missal Scotland website, or even the website of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland.

    Hopefully the change will mean the revival of the committee for the approval of Mass music for publication, dormant for nearly a year. This will be good news for Scottish composers.

I'll add any further information that comes my way, although with Forth in Praise in hibernation, I don't know whether I'll receive any official notifications. Still, unofficial notifications are always welcome, not to mention good old gossip and rumour!


Evelyn Stell, Webmaster, Forth in Praise