Seeking Mass text in vernacular or contemporary language
Date: June 20, 2013
I am being commissioned to write a "mass" for a church choir in memory of the previous minister (Presbyterian). He was keen the church choir had a mass which could be used by the choir as might be appropriate for services - that is, the individual movements could be drawn on when needed.
The idea would be a text which paralleled the traditional mass, but in English. But more than simply a translation of the traditional Latin mass. A re-interpretation of the text in modern language. Something that was simple and didn't try to be "all things to all people". Something also that choirs of any denomination might want to pick up and use. Definitely not an ecclesiastical treatise.
Has anyone come across such a text?
Ideally as a "missa brevis" - movements which parallel the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei.
I would appreciate any suggestions, or being pointed in a suitable direction.
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
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