Michael Joncas’s newest collection, Deep and Lasting Peace, is as rich as it is varied. Here you’ll find festive settings of great hymns scored for congregations, choir, brass, and organ incorporating Joncas’s original texts.
Simple settings of the three gospel canticles found in Luke utilize a “psalm tune” while another setting of the Maginificat is ideal for festive occasions.
Responding to frequent requests, Joncas has revised the Gloria from his Psallite Mass casting it in a “festive” setting using a refrain format augmented by brass as well as in a “ferial” setting for everyday Sunday use with two woodwinds and guitar.
Not to be missed is the title track “Deep and Lasting Peace,” which is sure to enter mainstream congregational Communion repertoire.
For an in-depth look at some of the pieces featured in Deep and Lasting Peace, click on the video below. GIA Senior Editor Michael Silhavy sits down with Michael Joncas to discuss what makes this new collection special.