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A Community Mass - Choral / Accompaniment edition

Richard Proulx

Words © 1973 ICEL. Music © 1971, 1977 GIA. Individual copyrights may apply.


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Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

Separate Instruments: Flute, Trumpet I in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in B-flat, Trumpet II in C, Trumpet III in B-flat, Trumpet III in C, Horn in F I, Horn in F II, Trombone I, Trombone II, Trombone III, Tuba, Percussion, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Bass

Text Source: The Roman Missal, 1973

Series: Mass

Difficulty Level: E


Since its publication in 1971 and revision in 1977, A Community Mass has become a staple for many parishes. Due to its wide use and inclusion in various denominational hymnals, additional material and new instrumentations were periodically created by the composer, often at the request of colleagues. These "enrichments" have made A Community Mass adaptable to a variety of circumstances and forces—from cantor, assembly, and organ to performances by choir and assembly with small or large instrumental ensembles in addition to organ. Thus an "ordinary" setting is transformed into a "festive" setting in the appropriate liturgical context.

New material includes an optional festive organ accompaniment and SATB harmonization for the Sanctus, as well as settings of all four Memorial Acclamations and a second setting of the Agnus Dei. The companion full score and instrumental parts have been newly edited and engraved and include previously unpublished instrumental material.

SSA or TTB for Gloria part is optional
Flute part is optional
Brass quartet, sextet or octet
String parts may be played without brass and percussion when the organ part is being used
Percussion part is for tambourine, triangle, snare drum and cymbals as well as a separate part for timpani

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Rites: Lord, Have Mercy / Kyrie, Glory to God / Gloria, Holy, Holy, Holy / Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation A / Christ Has Died, Amen, Memorial Acclamation B / Dying You.., Memorial Acclamation C, Memorial Acclamation D, Lamb of God / Agnus Dei, Christ Our Passover

Scored for: Brass

Number of Pages: 24

Language: English; Greek

Format: Octavo