Mass in Two Minutes
There is a long standing tradition of composers setting the music for the parts of the Christian Liturgy (Mass). I was intrigued with the idea of attempting a mass in the 10 x 10s format. I approached metalfoot about it and he was in. We come from two different Christian denominations, but the liturgy is largely the same. One of the challenges at getting the parts of the mass down to 10s is that for many of them, the words are set and prescribed-- not to be changed. We changed them to fit the 10s constraint. We mostly succeeded with about 10s for each part. The sanctus (Holy Holy) ran to 15s. The Creed, with all of it's statements of belief was impossible to do in 10s, so we broke it into 3x10s segments.
I managed to get the final mix to fit exactly two minutes with 1s between each part, so our average was 11s per part. (Metalfoot was better than me at staying under 10s)
This was an interesting and tricky project to work on... and although Sean didn't know this I've done some work on a setting of the ordinary for the mass (or divine service as we call it in Lutheran parlance) in the past. I didn't use that this time but this *did* rekindle my idea to go back and work on that... probably not this year though. Thanks for the idea, Sean!
Mass in Two Minutes
Introit - Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd.
I want for nothing.
goodness and kindness shall follow me
all the days of my life
Glory to God in the highest, and peace goodwill toward all -for the triune God alone is God, and Christ our Savior has mercy on us.
Rocks and Trees sing Alleluia, and the Angels sing Alleluia, and the people sing Alleluia.
Ductapeguy and Metalfoot
Credo Part 1
I believe in Jesus, son of God, born of the virgin Mary
He suffered, died and was buried
On the third day he rose again
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Almighty Father, maker of all things.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead
Holy Spirit, holy catholic Church,
communion of saints, forgiveness of sins,
resurrection and life everlasting. Amen.
Offertory - Psalm 51:10-12
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me.
Holy, Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us; grant us peace
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