Required Resources: Cantor or unison choir, congregation, organ
Language: English [Kyrie in Greek]
In the Gospel of St. John, we read:
And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him,
“Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.”
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana of Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. [John 2:9-11]
Thus, the title of this Mass: vinum bonum (good wine).
Colin Brumby has written an easy Mass setting in the key of e minor, for cantor and congregation with organ accompaniment.
This solid, straightforward setting can be sung by a cantor and organist leading the congregation.
It is simple enough for a chapel, but wise enough for a cathedral.
The movements are unified by a common motive:
- Kyrie [in Greek]
- Gloria [in English]
- Sanctus/Benedictus [in English]
- Mystery of Faith [in English] — 3 options
- Agnus Dei [in English]
Order #: 3112
Price: 1 or 2 copies - $4.00/
3+ copies - $2.85 each
- Liturgical Setting
- Ordinary Time
- Unison Choir