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Mass of Wisdom Steven R. Janco What has made this Mass rise to the top in popularity in parishes across the English-speaking world? Its adaptability. From parishes with keyboard and/or guitar and cantor to cathedrals with a large SATB choir and multiple instruments (organ, brass quartet, timpani, handbells), Mass of Wisdom has proven itself as a “Mass for the masses.” Its step-wise melodic patterns make it easy to learn without sounding musically trite in any way. Music directors agree that the through-composed Gloria is one of the most finely crafted of all the new musical settings of the prayer. That fine crafting extends to all components of this Mass, especially the acclamations sung during the Eucharistic Prayer. The multilayered Hosannas in the Sanctus will delight the members of the choir as well as the singing assembly. This is a Mass setting that simply soars. It is a perfect setting for Ordinary Time, but music directors tell us that the Christmas and Easter seasons are made more glorious and joyful when this setting is sung, especially when the additional instrumentation is added. Dioceses and parishes that employed Mass of Wisdom as the first setting during the implementation of the new translation have found themselves returning to it time and time again. It truly has become part of the “Catholic musical DNA” across the United States and beyond.

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Highlights: • Highly adaptable—for parishes with simple instrumentation or those with a greater variety of musical instruments. • One of the best through-composed “Glorias”. • This setting will soar as the assembly lifts heart and voice. • Perfect for Ordinary Time, but also used frequently during festive occasions. 018040 Full Score ................................... $16.00 018041 Choral Edition .............................. $5.00 018042 Guitar Edition ............................ $10.00 e18043 Brass Quartet and Timpani parts ..................................................... $18.00 e18044 Two Woodwinds parts .................. $10.00 e18045 Handbell part .............................. $15.00 018046 Assembly Card ............................... $.75 018047 CD .............................................. $17.00

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Mass Settings for the masses! Look inside to discover the top five bestselling Mass settings that WLP has to offer. See full score sample pa...