The Gloria is not sung during Advent (except on solemnities). This might be a good time to step back and talk about what settings readers recommend for when it is regularly sung again.
A reader writes:
Which through-composed settings of the “Gloria” that are out there have taken off since the implementation of the 2011 Roman Missal?
I do not like refrain Glorias because I think that the entire text belongs on the lips of the assembly.
Since Fall 2011, I have had good success with the “Mass of Renewal” by Curtis Stephan, the “St. Benedict Mass (revised) by Robert LeBlanc and somewhat less success with the revised “Congregational Mass” by John Lee. I’m looking for one or two more settings that I might consider introducing in the next 2 years. Out of the question are the revised Andrew’s Gloria and the revised “Heritage Gloria” by Alstott since, unlike the Leblanc, they were used very regularly in their original form by my congregation right up to November of 2011.