Join churches in England, Northen Ireland, Canada, Australia, and across the United States who are adopting the Missa pro editione tertia as their music for the new translation of the Mass!  (See the complete list.)

    As you may be aware, the Roman Catholic Church in the United States (and the rest of the English-speaking world) began using a new translation of Mass in Advent of 2011. The Roman Missal: Third Edition is the first English translation of the revisions to the missal initiated by Pope John Paul II in the year 2000.  (For more on the history and development of the missal, see here.)

    Nearly all of the prayers spoken by the priest throughout the liturgical year have been substantially altered. Additionally, many of the people's parts (the Gloria, Creed, and other items) have been changed as well. This new translation of the Ordinary - that is, the parts included in nearly every Mass: Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei - requires new musical settings of the new texts.

  • Missa pro editione tertia — SANCTUS
  • I invite you to listen to Missa pro editione tertia, my setting of these new English texts, intended for a variety of situations:

    • congregation and organ
    • congregation, cantor, and organ
    • congregation, cantor, choir, and organ
    • congregation, choir, and organ
    • congregation and choir a cappella

    Below are recordings of the

    • Kyrie
    • Gloria
    • Sanctus, and
    • Agnus Dei.

    The shorter acclamations, that is,

    • Gospel Acclamation
    • Lenten Gospel Acclamation
    • and the three Mysterium fidei texts

    have also been set, and a purchase of the Mass setting includes all nine brief movements, in both a choral/organ score and a congregational pewcard (melody alone).

    Click to see a sample page from the choral/organ score.


    Recordings: Choir, with organ accompaniment

  • Kyrie (choir & organ)
  • Gloria (choir & organ)
  • Sanctus (choir & organ)
  • Agnus Dei (choir & organ)

    Recordings: Unison voices, with organ accompaniment

  • Kyrie (unis. & organ)
  • Gloria (unis. & organ)
  • Sanctus (unis. & organ)
  • Agnus Dei (unis. & organ)

    Recordings: Choir alone

  • Kyrie a cappella
  • Gloria a cappella
  • Sanctus a cappella
  • Agnus Dei a cappella

    Thanks to singers Amy Bartram, Grace Check, Alyssa DeSocio, Catherine Hedberg, Silvie Jensen, Nathan Davis, Aaron Lauber, Mark Johnson, and Erik-Peter Mortensen for the choral version.

    Thanks to Notre Dame Choir members Jane Hubbard, Alyssa DeSocio, Steve Hubbard, and Indrayana Rustandi for the unison version.

    We welcome your questions and comments: