Transitional mass settings
  • davido
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    The attached is "An English Mass" by Thomas Reardon, published in the Parish Mass Book and Hymnal. The copy I have a is missing pages or is a factory second, so I don't have the date of publication. However, it uses the transitional 1965 translation of the missal. (one wishes they had stopped with this version) I think it was published by Catholic Book Publishing Company. Most of the psalm responses in the book are by J. Vincent Higginson (pseudonym Cyr de Brant).

    If anyone has an accompaniment to this mass, or knows were I might locate it, I would be most appreciative.

    I am also curious to see other plainsong style mass settings from the era of the 1965 missal.
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  • chonakchonak
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    Did you succeed in attaching the file? The forum can accept PDF files, provided the file name contains no spaces or punctuation marks (apart from hyphens).
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  • davido
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    Whoops, here it is
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  • Don9of11Don9of11
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    I searched through my copy of "American Masses and Requiems" by David P. DeVenney, a collection listing over 900 masses and I could find no entries for Thomas Reardon.
  • I have an SATB octavo (no actual accompaniment. Would that be helpful?

    EDIT: Looking at it in more detail, it is not SATB. It is unison w/ congregation. The parts that I took to be ATB must be the accompaniment.
  • davido
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    petrus, yes, I would love to see that!
  • davido
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    Wow, that is awesome! I didn’t really expect anyone to have it. Do you have any other similar music from this era? Or was this sort of a one-off thing?
    Thank you so much!
  • We don't have anything else in the files that is based on chant, but there was clearly an effort to put out some new material. Here are some of the interesting titles that we have from the mid-1960's...

    Mass in Honor of Vatican Council II by Gerhard Track - 1964
    Mass for Christian Unity by Jan Vermulst - 1964
    Mass for the Dead by Rev. John C. Selner, S.S. - 1964
    Mass to Honor the North American Martyrs by Robert Schaffer - 1964
    People's Mass No. 1 by Joseph Roff - 1964
    A Simple Hymn Tune Mass In English by Carroll Thomas Andrews - 1964
    A Mass for Unity by Noel Goemanne - 1965

    etc., etc.
  • Mass in Honor of Saint Paul - Goemanne (circa 1965)