AST THURSDAY, I announced that I will be releasing five “MR3” Mass settings composed in 2011. For those who may have forgotten, MR3 was known as the “new translation” of the Mass: specifically, the English translation of Roman Missal, Third Edition. This “new” (2011) version sought to provide a more accurate translation of the Latin. I was encouraged to release these Mass settings based upon an astonishing telephone call I received—out of the blue—by one of the most respected choral conductors in the world. The first installment was the Saint Ralph Sherwin Mass setting.
Today, for the second installment, I release the SAINT ANNE LINE Mass setting:
* PDF Download • ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENTS
—Organ Accompaniment for the “Our Father” is included.
* PDF Download • Congregational Booklet
—Make sure to select “double sided” when printing.
Rehearsal videos some may find helpful:
KYRIE: (with organ) • (without organ)
GLORIA: (with organ) • (without organ)
SANCTUS: (with organ) • (without organ)
MYSTERIUM: (with organ) • (without organ)
AGNUS DEI: (with organ) • (without organ)
Many of my Mass settings use a “walking bass line.” For example, if you look at the harmonization for the “Our Father” in the accompaniment for Saint Anne Line, the bass line moves entirely by step, although occasionally octave displacement was necessary. If you have no idea what STEPWISE MOTION is all about, study these examples (taken at random from my Mass settings):