on ancient chants as recommended in the
Jeremy de Satgé
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Although our overall editorial policy and preference at The Music Makers is that the Ordinary of the Mass should be sung in Latin rather than the vernacular, we are pleased to support the new translation of the Third Edition Missale Romanum, particularly as the new Missal clearly indicates a preference for the Mass to be sung by both priest and people.
In light of this we are pleased to offer a simple congregational Mass setting based on the chants as recommended in the Third Edition Missale Romanum English Edition. The translator’s (ICEL) work in preparing chant settings of the English translation has been guided by several principles: -
Ideally, Missa Simplex should be sung unaccompanied. However, in order to encourage congregations to sing this as well as choirs, we recommend the light organ accompaniment we have published.
For those interested in the origins of the recommended Mass, the Kyrie is a simple version from Mass XVI, the Gloria from Mass XV and the Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei from Mass XVIII.
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