Contact: Zach Laney, OCP, 503-460-5311
PORTLAND, Ore., May 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- In anticipation of the new translation of the Roman Missal, OCP has chosen five new and four revised Mass settings for publication in the company’s missal and hymnal products. One of the new settings selected is Randall DeBruyn's Mass of the Resurrection.
"Mass of the Resurrection was founded on the tune 'Duke Street,' often associated with the hymn 'I Know That My Redeemer Lives,'" says DeBruyn. "Thus, it is intended to evoke the joy of Christ's resurrection and the certainty of our salvation through our faith in him. The melodies are sturdy and joyful, and set in a basic harmonic and rhythmic language accessible to everyone."
This parish-tested setting from DeBruyn will be included in an Order of Mass supplement, which will be made available to OCP customers using resources affected by the new translation.
"This Mass was written for the typical parish cantor or choir, to be sung with the assembly," DeBruyn continued. "Many parishes have limited resources with which to lead singing at Mass, so the music must sound just as good when led by only a cantor as when led by a choir. The melodies used need to be both simple and strong, but able to stand the test of time. The accompaniment must not be difficult, but playable for most keyboardists."
More information on DeBruyn's Mass of the Resurrection and the other new and revised settings is available on OCP's new Roman Missal online resource page: www.OCP.org/NewMassSettings. This web page was developed to answer concerns church leaders may have regarding the implementation of the new Roman Missal. Visitors to the page will find what they need conveniently located in one place: practical resources, catechetical articles related to the new translation, links to useful websites, frequently asked questions and more.
Because the page will be updated as new information and resources become available, visitors are encouraged to bookmark the address -- www.OCP.org/NewMassSettings -- and check back regularly.
OCP, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and worship resources based in Portland, Oregon, has been in operation for more than 80 years. Worship programs produced by OCP are used in two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide. More information is available at 1-800-LITURGY (548-8749) and www.ocp.org.