ASS OF THE ANGELS is based on the popular and familiar Missa VIII (De angelis), which was the standard chant Mass sung in many parishes immediately prior to Vatican II. It includes Gospel acclamations and the Credo using the familiar incipit from Credo III. It is set for cantor, congregation and optional SATB choir. This setting may also be sung in unison with cantor or schola.
Adam Wood calls it “one of the best congregational settings of the new texts.” Furthermore, the mass was influenced by Theodore Marier and Richard Proulx in two areas:
Here are some sample recordings by the St. Cecilia Choir, Boston with the 1999 Smith & Gilbert Organ.
YouTube: Penitential Act C | Kyrie
YouTube: Gloria (Refrain version)
YouTube: Gloria (Through-composed/cantor version)
YouTube: Gospel Acclamations (Alleluia and Lenten options)
Credo (response in Latin)
Mystery of Faith A, B, C
YouTube: Agnus Dei