Mass of the Archangel
Shirley’s music for the Proper of the Mass is in two versions (really two separate Masses), Mass of the Archangel and Maranatha Mass. Each was named for her previously written music on which she based the Gloria. That of Mass of the Archangel is based on a litany in Gaelic to our Lord as King of Angels, and that of Maranatha Mass is based on the song “Maranatha!” which appears in Angel-Chief of Many Names.
The music is in lead-sheet form with words, melodies, and chord symbols; it was written for the harp but may be played on any instrument. Each Mass includes: Glory to God; Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia); Holy; Memorial Acclamations A, B, C, and D; Great Amen; and Lamb of God.
Both these Masses may be printed free on this website, or we will print and send them in a loose-leaf binder (price: $20) or email you a free copy in Coda Music Notation format, which can be read with the Coda Music Viewer, or Adobe Acrobat format, which can be read with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Both forms print very well, and the Coda Music Notation music can also be heard.
To request a free copy in Coda Music Notation form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The words of parts of the Proper of the Mass have been changed, at least in the United States. So far we have updated the lyrics to the following pieces, which are also now arranged for the harp:
MIDI (The grace notes at the beginning should be played as normal quarter-note tuplets before the first vocal note.)
Click here to view and print Mass of the Archangel (PDF; older words), or right-click to download it. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)
Click here to view and print Maranatha Mass (PDF; older words), or right-click to download it. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)
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