Mass of Glory
by Bob Hurd, Ken Canedo
Sing forth the new texts with powerful yet familiar melodies from this contemporary Mass setting arranged by Ken Canedo and Bob Hurd!
Proclaim the new texts with joy thanks to the powerful, yet prayerful, themes of this popular Mass. Featuring a unique blend of musical styles, Mass of Glory is sure to renew your enthusiasm with fully revised musical elements that thoughtfully serve the new Order of Mass, and help you provide your congregation with a smooth transition from the old to the new.
This contemporary Mass draws from a blend of musical styles, combining traditional Catholic,
music along with jazz, blues, folk, rock, and other indigenous American influences to create something that is wholly unique. This incredible mix of music is one of the main reasons why so many communities have embraced Mass of Glory, and have made it a regular part of their liturgy.
Supplemental songbooks provide all necessary accompaniment music for guitar, piano, keyboard, and organ, and the choral songbook is scored for SATB choir. Additional solo instrumentation is also available in C and Bb, so the options abound for your community to make a joyful noise.
Whatever your needs, whatever your parish size—anything from a small town mission church to a gothic cathedral, any place where people are gathered in his name—Mass of Glory is the ideal Mass setting to lead the faithful in your community as they celebrate the Eucharist.
Mass of Glory appears in
Unidos en Cristo/United in Christ
Today's Missal/Music Issue
Glory & Praise, Third Edition
Journey songs, Third Edition
List of Songs:
Greeting and Invitation: Sprinkling Rite
Greeting and Invitation: Kyrie, Eleison
Greeting and Invitation: Penitential Act with Invocations
Come to the River
Penitential Act with Invocations
Lenten Gospel Acclamation
Lamb of God
Glory to God
We Proclaim Your Death
When We Eat This Bread
Save Us, Savior
Gather Your People
Alleluia! Give the Glory
With more than 45 years of composing under his belt, Dr. Hurd knows a thing or two about music and liturgy. That might explain why so many of his songs for worship have become classics in the repertoire.
Bob Hurd has served as a teacher, composer and liturgist in various pastoral and academic settings, including Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley and St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He currently teaches in the summer program of Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry.
He began composing music shortly after Vatican II when the need arose for new music in the vernacular, music that the whole assembly could sing. Thus began 45 years of composing music for the liturgy. Bob is also known as an early pioneer of bilingual and multilingual music, with compositions like "Pan de Vida" and Misa de las Américas. One of his latest offerings, The Bread of Your Word, includes eight songs for Advent, Lent, Holy Thursday, Easter season and Ordinary Time as well as the complete Santa Clara Mass. With songs that flow wonderfully like gentle streams, The Bread of Your Word offers music with a cohesive quality in terms of both melody and text.
Our Common Home was inspired by Pope Francis' Laudato Si' encyclical, with songs for liturgy and prayer from well-known OCP composers who speak to themes of care for creation, poverty, and solidarity. The collection is the brainchild of Bob Hurd who turned up rather empty-handed in his search for music that dealt with our responsibility to be good stewards of creation. After writing "Every Creature Is Sister and Brother," a song highlighting the connection between the Eucharist and environmental concerns, he decided to invite several composers to join him in writing songs based on Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home.
In 2005, he received the Good and Faithful Servant Award of the Southwest Liturgical Conference. In 2010, he received NPM’s Pastoral Musician of the Year award.
Bob’s most recent book, Compassionate Christ, Compassionate People (Liturgical Press, 2019) reflects his years of teaching, writing, composing and serving as a pastoral musician.
Bob lives in Claremont, California with his wife, Pia Moriarty, who has collaborated with him on much of his bilingual music.
There’s a high demand for a skill set like Ken’s. When he isn’t writing new contemporary Catholic music, he’s recording podcasts, writing books on the history of liturgical music, leading worship at his parish and traveling the country giving workshops
Ken Canedo is an eminently qualified liturgical composer, author-historian and workshop presenter. He started early, singing chant in the children’s choir at his Los Angeles parish when the Mass was still in Latin. He played guitar with his high school Folk Mass group in the late 1960s and piano on Bob Hurd’s 1973 debut album, O Let Him In. He has a master of divinity from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California.
Ken’s first solo album, Take Some Time, was released in 1978. He has since released seven albums, including his latest, Fish With Me, a collaboration with Jesse Manibusan. His songs “Fly Like a Bird” and “Holy Spirit,” his many titles in the Spirit & Song hymnal, as well as his Mass of Glory, which he co-wrote with Bob Hurd, are popular with worshippers around the world. Ken has also collaborated with Jesse Manibusan on Love Never Fails. He is the author of Keep the Fire Burning: The Folk Mass Revolution, a history of contemporary Catholic music in the 1960s and the sequel, From Mountains High, which covers the 1970s and early 1980s.
Ken offers workshops that support the liturgical formation of musicians, choirs, cantors, readers, and other ministers, as well as catechists, youth ministers and youth groups. His “Folk Mass Nights” have become popular events where Boomer Catholics and their families sing through the liturgical music of the 1960s while Ken tells stories of those times.
Currently, Ken is a music development specialist for OCP. He is the voice of the popular Liturgy Podcast, a weekly planning resource on ocp.org. He is also a pastoral musician at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Beaverton, Oregon.