Last summer, the choir reintroduced Credo I to the congregation, and this summer, we will focus on Chant mass XI, commonly known as Missa Orbis Factor, which is to be used “throughout the year” for non-festive seasons.
We have slowly introduced new chant masses, which was promoted by Fr. Wolfe, because we desire to build a congregation that participates in the common parts of the mass that are theirs to sing.
This is a worthwhile effort, not only because Holy Mother Church has always encouraged the whole body of Christ to sing these parts of the mass, but also for our growing community which encounters new people often, exploring the Latin mass, hearing a whole congregation singing is a powerful invitation into our parish life, and creates a more welcoming atmosphere to newcomers.
So I encourage everyone to make an effort to learn Chant Mass XI. To aid you, here are recordings of the mass parts on youtube:
Agnus Dei: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y3Pp2xwC2Q
We will sing this mass every Sunday from June 25th, until Advent, with the exception of feast days in October.
At the church, you can find the music in the front of the blue Traditional Roman hymnals, as well as #220 and following in the New St. Basil hymnals.
We look forward to hearing your voices join ours in praise of Almighty God!
Kimberly Walters – Music Director