At the recent Collegeville Conference on Music, Liturgy, and the Arts, Michael Silhavy (now at GIA Publications) gave a plenum presentation on Mass settings with the revised Missal translation. This post is based on his remarks and the participants’ comments.
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Read Chapter 1 of Thomas Rausch, SJ’s new book Eschatology, Liturgy, and Christology: Toward Recovering an Eschatological Imagination.
Stay tuned for future giveaways from Liturgical Press and Pray Tell.
Inspired by our successful drawing last week, we’re giving away five copies of another great new book this week: Eschatology, Liturgy, and Christology: Toward Recovering an Eschatological Imagination, by Thomas P. Rausch, SJ.
This week we’re giving away five copies of a new book: Paul Bradshaw and Max Johnson’s The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation
Charles Rohrbacher, a deacon and iconographer from Alaska, was preparing to sing the exsultet at an Easter Vigil four years ago, when he looked down at his photocopied text and thought to himself “We can do better than this.”
“I warmed to the practical, pastoral tone I read as early as the second page of text: ‘A fully sung liturgy is a praiseworthy ideal, but its implementation calls for prudence and pastoral sensitivity. The chants of the liturgy are sung when it is possible in a given pastoral situation, when the participants are blessed with the resources to do so well, and when it is judged that this will truly glorify God and sanctify the worshippers.’” – John Ainslie
I think it will become the text on the subject.
We’ll be needing lots of Mass settings at the abbey.
More than one person in the industry said that a bit more advance notice might have been helpful. Maybe gradual implementation could have begun this Advent, with a grace period of a year or so until settings with old texts are superseded.
The entire staff at Liturgical Press and The Collegeville Composers Group send readers of Pray Tell greetings and blessings of Easter with a couple recordings from The Psallite Mass.