Mass setting for WYD released

World Youth Day organisers have released a parish version of the official Mass Setting commissioned by George Palmer.

The official Mass Setting will be performed during the major WYD08 Masses.

The Parish Setting is available on the WYD08 website for parishes to learn and perform in the lead-up to WYD08.

The Parish Setting will help parishes become familiar with the official Mass Setting when it is performed for Pope Benedict and the estimated hundreds and thousands of youth in July.

"There is a great sense of excitement about World Youth Day, with many people eager to find out how their local parishes can prepare for and celebrate the arrival of the Pope," WYD08 Director of Liturgy Fr Peter Williams said.

"We hope the Parish Setting will be learnt and used widely in parishes across Australia in the lead up to World Youth Day," he said.

A separate version of each movement is also available for inclusion in parish service sheets.

The recording is by the choirs of St Ignatius' College, Riverview and Loreto Kirribilli and includes the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen and Agnus Dei.

WYD08 Mass (WYD08 website 21/01/08)

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22 Jan 2008