The St. Michael Hymnal contains 18 complete settings of the Ordinary of the Mass. Of these settings, 6 are Latin Gregorian chant settings and 12 are English settings with the texts of the new translation of the Mass. For a complete listing of the mass settings and service music to be found in the fourth edition of the St. Michael Hymnal, click HERE.
Preview copies and recordings of selected parts of the English mass settings can be found below. For the mass settings which are from other publishers, previews and recordings may be found on their websites by clicking on the link provided.
Mass of the Sacred Heart
A masterfully-crafted English plainchant mass by well-known composer, Richard Rice.
Siena Chant Mass
A melodic chant-like setting by Fr. Michael O’Connor, O.P., written for St. Catherine of Siena Parish in NYC.
Mass of the Patriarchs
A remarkably accessible mass setting, based on a simple ancient French tune – in both English and Spanish.
Missa Verbum Caro
A beautiful polyphonic-style mass by James McGregor, based on Hassler’s “Verbum Caro Factum Est.”
Mass of St. Michael
A lovely metrical mass setting by Fr. Michael O’Connor, O.P., based on two Ukrainian chants.
Mass of the Emmanuel
A festive metrical mass setting by James McGregor, based on a traditional French melody.
Mass of the Great Prophet
An elegant metrical mass setting by Fr. Michael O’Connor, O.P., based on Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.”
A simple and melodic plainchant setting of the mass by Richard Proulx and Fr. Michael O’Connor, O.P.
Mass of Charity and Love
A contemporary mass setting by Steven Warner, based on the familiar chant “Where Charity and Love Prevail.”
Jan Vermulst’s well-known mass, revised to accommodate the new translation of the Roman Missal.
Owen Alstott’s popular and singable mass, revised to accommodate the new translation of the Roman Missal.
English Missal Setting
The official English plainchant setting of the mass by ICEL, which will be printed in the new Roman Missal.