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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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That the Mass is the central feature of the Catholic religion hardly needs to be said. During the Reformation (and always) the Mass has been the test. The word of the Reformers—“It is the Mass that matters”—was true. The long persecution of Catholics in England took the practical form of laws chiefly against saying Mass; for centuries the occupant of the English throne was obliged to manifest his Protestantism, not by a general denial of the whole system of Catholic dogma, but by a formal repudiation of the doctrine of Transubstantiation and of the Mass.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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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: