Mass of St. Peter

Mass of St. Peter
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Price: $3.00
Product ID : SY605
Weight: 0.09 lbs
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8" x 11" booklet

This Latin Mass setting is highly useful for the small choir or congregation. Its simple elegance, expert writing and idiomatic treatment of the Latin Mass texts makes this a favourite for small church choirs.

Mary Willan Mason, the daughter of the late Healey Willan, has managed the Musical Estate of Healey Willan, fostering his music, managing royalties, permissions and copyrights, etc. since his death in 1968. With great zeal and fervor, she has tirelessly promoted his music in publications, recordings and in performances.

In June, 2011, Mary Willan Mason assigned the responsibility of continuing the musical legacy of Healey Willan to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago, Illinois, USA, by legally entrusting his musical estate to the Canons. Fr. Scott A. Haynes, SJC, a priest of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, has been placed in charge of the musical estate of Healey Willan.

The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius has formed the Healey Willan Society in consultation with Mrs. Mary Willan Mason, for the purpose of fostering the musical heritage of Healey Willan. While Maestro Willan’s music is known and loved by church choirs, organists and instrumental ensembles, much of his music in no longer in print or has never been published.

After Johann Sebastian Bach, Healey Willan is the most prolific composer of church music. It is the goal of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius and of the Healey Willan Society to bring back into print as many musical works of Healey Willan as possible.

This will be available through Biretta Books, Ltd., the publishing house of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. The Healey Willan Society will foster an increase in the public performance of his musical works in churches, concert halls, etc., will produce audio recordings, and promote Maestro Willan through film, radio, the Internet and television, etc.

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