The Gaudium Mass by Tinnah dela Rosa
by Rev. Fr. Ronald M. Roberto
Diocesan Ministry for Liturgical Affairs
by Most Rev. Honesto F. Ongtioco, D.D.
Bishop of Cubao
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Four qualities make the Gaudium Mass distinct:
1. It is written primarily with the congregation in mind. Thus, the capabilities and vocal range of the congregation were emphasized in composing the music to enhance their ability and desire to participate in singing their praises to God. Choir and piano parts only exist to complement the people’s melodic line.
2. Sung dialogues between Presider and Congregation were written to promote the active participation of the congregation in the mass. The musical responses of the congregation were deliberately composed to create familiarity as an aid to learning the revised text.
3. There is a recurring melodic motif. Repeated melodic lines heard and sung throughout the mass are intended to aid in the ease of congregational singing.
4. It is faithful to the liturgical text of the Revised Roman Missal. The text is intact rather than re-written to fit the melodic ideas. Thus, no lines or phrases are unnecessarily repeated. This will aid the congregation in adjusting to the new text without confusion.
1. As We Gather
2. Penitential Act B
3. Lord, Have Mercy
4. Glory to God
5. Gaudium Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation)
6. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ (Lenten Gospel Acclamation)
7. Apostles' Creed
8. Blessed are You, Lord God
9. Preface Dialogue
11. We proclaim your Death
12. When we eat this Bread
13. Save us, Savior of the world
14. Doxology and Great Amen
15. The Lord's Prayer (with piano)
16. The Lord's Prayer (choral)
17. Lamb of God
18. The Lord Has Done Great Things For Us
(Responsorial Psalm / Communion)
19. Lord, Be in My Life (communion)
20. Fire of the Spirit (communion)
21. Glorify God by Your Life (Recessional)
22. All Gaudium Mass Samples