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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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“We must say it plainly: the Roman rite as we knew it exists no more. It has gone. Some walls of the structure have fallen, others have been altered—we can look at it as a ruin or as the partial foundation of a new building. Think back, if you remember it, to the Latin sung High Mass with Gregorian chant. Compare it with the modern post-Vatican II Mass. It is not only the words, but also the tunes and even certain actions that are different. In fact it is a different liturgy of the Mass.”
— Fr. Joseph Gelineau (1978)

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Reconstructed 16th-Century Mass
published 30 March 2017 by Andrew Leung

ERE IS AN INTERESTING PROJECT that I came across on Facebook. A few historians, musicians, sound engineers and experts in medieval liturgy have reconstructed the sound of a 16th century Mass. They recorded the audio in the Vyne’s chapel, a country house where Henry XVIII attended Mass. Visitors to this Tudor mansion can now hear the ancient Mass before the reformation.



The project team has installed a surround-sound system in the chapel so that the visitors may have a more real experience.

“Visitors can sit in The Vyne’s chapel and listen to the immersive experience, with a surround-sound system meaning that the priest’s voice, the choir singing, and other noises will come from the same place in the chapel where they would actually have taken place.”

The original article about this project can be found on Catholic Herald. And here is another video where some of the project participants were interviewed: