Orchestral masses/choral masses, English?
  • davido
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    Thoughts on special mass parts for Easter Vigil for select choir/organ, or select choir and string quartet/orchestra?

    In past jobs, I have done low K# Mozart masses, Schubert Mass in G Gloria, etc.

    Current church is 1971 spaceship architecture. I do mostly traditional hymns and Buchholz Mass of St. Francis throughout the year. But am afraid Viennese orchestral mass style in Latin would be too much culture shock and cognitive dissonance for NO spaceship parish.

    Are there orchestral settings adapted to English?
    Are there modern choral Glorias that have Easter Vigil pop?
    Are there Anglican choral masses adapted to ICEL 2011 text?
  • cmb
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    Are there modern choral Glorias that have Easter Vigil pop?

    Does 1940s count as modern? If so, how about the Kodaly Missa Brevis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6j6NXwDrek
  • cmb
    Posts: 85
    Or, for truly modern, Jonathan Dove's Missa Brevis. This one sounds like it could fit well in a spaceship:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0ORSsvMKBw
  • davido
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    Thank you, I did not know either but both are interesting pieces. I particularly like the Koday
  • francis
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    Both are novelties… jmho