This came in my Inbox today. To begin with, I didn’t even know that GIA was working on a set of settings of the Introits. Dated 2010…Hmmm? It’s good to see that the major publishers are maybe getting the message, or at least covering all of the bases (after all, if it should ever happen that the Propers are once again required, you have to be ready!).
In the Shadow of God
Introits for Lent
by Paul Tate / Ken Macek
In the Shadow of God is the final edition in this series of contemporary settings of the proper introits, adapted from the Gregorian Missal. This edition includes seven musical selections including introits for Ash Wednesday, the five Sundays of Lent, and Holy Thursday. Each of the singable, short melodies includes the antiphon and appointed Psalm verse for each Sunday and will set a tone of reverence and awe for your Lenten celebrations. The mantra-like, repetitive structure also lends them to use in Communion processions without worship aids, or as variable-length post-Communion musical meditations.
You can go to the GIA page at http://www.giamusic.com/search_details.cfm?title_id=19590
and look at preview samples of the previous two editions, which are also obviously in the “best kept secrets at GIA” category. I do have a small problem with the suggestion made above that the Introit’s “mantra-like, repetitive structure also lends them to use in Communion processions without worship aids, or as variable-length post-Communion musical meditations.”
The Introit at the communion procession? You know…they actually have something else for that!
As they say…brick by brick!