Mass of the Epiphany

Mass of the Epiphany

Choir: SSATTBB

Catalogue Number: 

2500

Duration:

50:00

Year written: 

2011

First performed:

Mass of the Epiphany is a striking work which, rather than setting the Ordinary of the Mass (Kyrie, Gloria etc), sets the Propers for the Feast of the Epiphany along with the Epistle set for that day. At the centre of Mass of the Epiphany is The Magi, a setting of Lancelot Andrewes 1622 Sermon on the Nativity, the work which inspired T. S. Eliot's poem Journey of the Magi. In addition to The Magi, which forms the Sermon, Mass of the Epiphany consists of settings of the Latin Propers - Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, Communion, plus the Latin Epistle (Surge, illuminare), the Offertory Motet Videte Miraculum, the closing Marian anthem Alma Redemptoris. Videte Miraculum was premiered by Alistair Dixon and the Chapelle du Roi at St. John's Smith Square, London in December 2009 and The Magi was premiered by Malcolm Cottle and London Concord Singers at the Grosvenor Chapel, London in December 2010.