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Fr Mark Elliott Smith's Mass now published
Monday 1st September 2014

A  Mass setting written by Father Mark Elliott Smith of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has been published by the leading publishers of liturgical music, Decani Music and is now available via its website.  

The words of the setting - which is dedicated to Pope Emeritus Benedict - are those of the new translation of the Roman Rite. Fr Elliott Smith's hope is that once it is widely available, it might be be used at any Catholic Mass, whether by ordinariate or diocesan Catholics.

Fr Elliott Smith says his main intention was to produce something which was tuneful and joyous, which would be singable by a congregation, but with an optional choral part which would be within the capabilities of a parish choir. 

Vistors to the Ordinariate's festival in London over the weekend of 19 to 21 September will get a chance to hear the Mass of St Gregory, which will be used at the 10.30 Mass at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street.

Fr Elliott Smith , whose own background is steeped in the Anglican choral tradition, now intends to start work on a version of the setting to the words of the Ordinariate Use liturgy, which integrates centuries' old Anglican prayers into the Roman Rite. He also has plans to compose something which could be suitably sung at Evensong.

The Mass of St Gregory is avaiable in the Mass settings section of Decani Music's website. Click here

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