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Richard J. Clark is the Director of Music of the Archdiocese of Boston and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. He is also Chapel Organist (Saint Mary’s Chapel) at Boston College. His compositions have been performed worldwide.
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They were not ashamed to lay their hands on Sedulius, on Prudentius, on St. Ambrose himself. Only in one or two cases does some sense of shame seem to have stopped their nefarious work. They left “Ave maris stella,” “Jam lucis orto sidere,” and St. Thomas Aquinas’s hymns alone (they would have made pretty work of “Sacris solemniis”). In 1629 their mangled remnants were published.
— Rev’d Adrian Knottesford Fortescue (25 March 1916)

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PREVIEW - Mass in Honor of Pope Saint John Paul II
published 25 April 2014 by Richard J. Clark

VER SINCE MY WIFE was expecting our third child, I began composing this mass setting in thanksgiving to God for my son, Sean Paul.

• Full score and recordings will be made available for download this Sunday, April 27th.

• It is published with the approval for liturgical use by the Committee on Divine Worship, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

SNEAK PREVIEW — listen to the Gloria!

Look for the full score and more recordings on Sunday!