As you know, beginning with the First Sunday of Advent 2011 in the US, we will begin using the new Roman Missal which includes some new translations of English texts we've been using for some time. (You can read more about this at the USCCB page on the new Missal.)
Below are three simple, a cappella musical settings for the new text of the Glory to God. (H/T to NLM for the links.) Other composers are writing settings for choir/cantor and assembly but these arrangements give us the new translation and offer settings simple enough for use on ordinary Sundays and without a choir's support.
If you have the time and the interest, listen to all three and let us know in the combox which one you like the best and find most singable and prayerful. (After we've had some replies, I'll give you my own pick.)
For the purpose of this post, let's try to focus on just these three compositions and your response to them as text and tunes for our prayer together at the Lord's Table.
ENGLISH CHANT MASS • Richard Rice • GLORIA from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.
Free Glory To God using the new ICEL translation (Roman Missal) from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.
Adam Bartlett Gloria from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.
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