Missa ad Gentes: Maryknoll Centennial Mass - Choral / Accompaniment edition

Revised Order of Mass 2010

J. Michael Joncas

English Words © 1969, 1981, 1997, 2010 ICEL. Published with the approval of the Committee on Divine Worship, USCCB. Setting © 2010 GIA.


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Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Priest, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Guitar: Yes

Separate Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Trumpet I in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in B-flat, Trumpet II in C, Horn in F, Trombone I, Trombone II, Timpani, Guitar

Text Source: Revised Order of Mass 2010; Lectionary for Mass

Series: Mass

Difficulty Level: E/M


Commissioned by the Maryknoll Community to celebrate its centenary of papal approval in 2011, Missa ad Gentes was composed with a particular vision – to create a Mass setting with the 2010 revised English texts representing both Maryknoll’s United States heritage as well as the diverse cultures in which Maryknoll missioners serve in Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.  

With each piece of the Mass, Fr. Joncas honors the musical heritage of a different culture, creating a truly unique setting celebrating the Church’s diversity. 

The title, meaning “Mass ‘to the peoples’” draws on the text of the Second Vatican Council’s document on missionary activities.

“It is my hope that the Missa ad Gentes will assist English-speaking Roman Rite Catholics to worship with new liturgical texts, faithful to their heritage but enriched by the great diversity of languages and cultures that make up the Church Catholic.”

-Michael Joncas

Categories: Choral Vocal

Rites: Penitential Act Form 3, Lord, Have Mercy / Kyrie, Glory to God / Gloria, Gospel Acclamation, Universal Prayer / General Intercessions / Prayer of the Faithful, Holy, Holy, Holy / Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation A / We Proclaim Your Death, Memorial Acclamati

Scored for: Brass, Mixed Ensemble, Percussion, Woodwinds

Ensemble/Orchestration: Quintet

Number of Pages: 64

Language: English; Latin; Spanish

Format: Softcover