Gaelic Mass

Christopher Walker was inspired by the unique vocal stylings of Gaelic music when creating this Mass setting rooted in tradition.
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Gaelic Mass - Gloria [PDF Manuscript]
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Gaelic Mass - Gloria [PDF Manuscript]
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Walker was inspired to write theGaelic Mass after hearing, in Ireland, the unique, beautiful, and often contemplative way that the Irish people sing at liturgy. This reflective mood is apparent throughout most movements of this Mass, which employs a number of pastoral topics: many movements are set in flowing triple meter (either a slow 6/8 or moderately paced 3/4); all movements employ extensive use of subdominant-related chords, giving the music a “softer” feel; and the suggested instrument parts for oboe and flute (or clarinet) also contribute to the pastoral feel. A notable exception is the “Glory to God,” which can be sung with a more robust and joyful character. To this end, the composer has supplied this movement only an additional score for brass and timpani, for use with festive liturgies (like Christmas, Easter, and Christ the King). The chanted verses of the “Glory to God” are reminiscent of Walker’s Belmont Mass and will be easily learned by the assembly. Indeed, the entire Mass is so tuneful and well-crafted that assembly participation is almost inevitable. Though scored for full SATB choir and descant, the composer suggests that the Mass would work equally well in unison.