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Missa Gaia / Earth Mass Publication Details
 

 
Catalogue Number -
HL08744396 SATB
Hal Leonard Publication


Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB and piano with bass, percussion, organ, soprano sax, cello, oboe/English horn

Level of Difficulty - Easy

Uses/Season - Festival, Concert, Service
 

Duration -
35:00 mins


Pages Music -
94 pages - 108 page book
Format -
SATB/piano choral octavo


Copyright Year - 1981


Publication Front Cover
 
Description/Remarks

Choral/Piano octavo comprises seven movements: Opening Canticle, Kyrie, Beatitudes, Sanctus and Benedictus, Blue Green Hills of Earth, Agnus Dei, Closing Canticle (reprise)

Composed 1981for the Cathedral of St. John The Divine by Paul Halley, Jim Scott, Paul Winter, Kim Oler, and Oscar Castro-Neves, with the voices of Humpback Whale, Tundra Wolf, and Harp Seal.

Premiered by the Paul Winter Consort in 1981 for the St. Francis Day service at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine in New York City, where Paul Halley was Director of Music and The Paul Winter Consort were Artists-In-Residence, Missa Gaia is a contemporary ecumenical and ecological Mass celebrating the Earth. Paul Halley’s trademark lyrical melodies are featured, with dynamic rhythms from African, Brazilian and American Gospel traditions. The work incorporates traditional Mass and Biblical texts with the voices of wolf, whale and harp seal.  Contains newly edited versions of the seven original choral movements set for mixed choir and keyboard with optional instrumental parts
enabling Missa Gaia to be performed in both liturgical settings and concert halls.  Other Halley titles may be added to round out your concert or service.

Canticle of Brother Sun - Scott, Winter -
4:45
Kyrie - Halley, Winter - 5:30
The Beatitudes - Scott - 6:50
Sanctus & Benedictus -
Halley, Winter, Neves - 5:45
Agnus Dei -
 Scott, Winter - 5:35
Blue Green Hills of Earth - Oler, arr. Halley - 3:15
Canticle of Brother Sun (reprise) -
Scott, Winter - 4:45
           

To read Dean of the Cathedral, James Parks Morton's remarks about Missa Gaia Earth Mass CLICK HERE.

__________________________________________________

Commissioned by The Reverend James Parks Morton, Dean of the Cathedral of St. John The Divine, New York, NY.

Since the seven movements of the Missa Gaia publication comprise only 35 minutes of music, we recommended the following companion pieces by Paul Halley for your Earth Mass performance:

Ubi Caritas - PEL2003

The Rain Is Over And Gone - PEL2009

Sound Over All Waters -
PEL2081

Freedom Trilogy - PEL2004

Alleluias - PEL2042

Come Away To The Skies - PEL2037

Hold God's Unchangin' Hand - PEL2028

Jubilate Deo - PEL2029

Laudate Dominum - PEL2048

Les Petits Troubadours - PEL2082



 

 
Sound Clips
Track 1.  ◙♫
Canticle of Brother Sun 
Words: St. Francis, Book of Job,
adapt. P. Winter
Music: J. Scott, P. Winter

Track 2.  ◙♫
Kyrie
Words: Greek
Music: P. Halley, P. Winter

Track 3.  ◙♫
Beatitudes
Words: Gospel of St. Matthew
Music: J. Scott

Track 9.  ◙♫
Sanctus and Benedictus
Words: Roman Rite
Music: P. Halley, P. Winter,
O. Castro-Neves

Track 13.  ◙♫
The Blue Green Hills of Earth
Words & Music: K. Oler
arr. P. Halley

Track 14.  ◙♫
Agnus Dei
Words: Roman Rite
Music:
J. Scott, P. Winter

Track 15.  ◙♫
Let Us Go Forth In Peace
Words: St. Francis, Book of Job
adapt. P. Winter
Music: J. Scott, P. Winter

Missa Gaia/Earth Mass CD
Paul Winter Consort



LM81502 CD 
Pelagos no longer carries this CD due to copyright disagreement with the label/producer of record.

 
 

Order No.
 

Item Description Price Buy Score

CHORAL SCORES SATB - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ORDERING THE CORRECT FORMAT
 

HL08744396 SATB Score
Published
Choral score SATB/piano
MINIMUM ORDER 25 CHORAL SCORES.
Special order. Drop Ships from publisher.
$8.95 unit price
(Minimum 25 scores)
 
Add to cart:

SATB Choral/piano score
Minimum order 25 scores.
 
HL08744600 Animal Sounds
CD for Sound Engineer
Sound Cues (animals only)
audio CD for engineer.

THIS ITEM ONLY AVAILABLE WITH PURCHASE OF 25 CHORAL SCORES ABOVE.
Special order. Drop Ships from publisher.

 
$14.95 Add to cart:

Sound Cues CD
Requires 25 choral scores minimum.
 

INSTRUMENTAL PARTS
 

HL08745156 Inst. Parts
Published

 
Set of Instrumental Parts
for bass, percussion, organ, soprano sax, cello, oboe, English horn.
THIS ITEM ONLY AVAILABLE WITH PURCHASE OF 25 CHORAL SCORES ABOVE.
Special order. Drop Ships from publisher.
$125.00

 
Add to cart:

Instrumental Parts
Require 25 choral scores minimum.


 


 

 
  Texts and Translations

Missa Gaia/Earth Mass

Canticle of Brother Sun
Words: St. Francis, Book of Job, adapt. P. Winter

All praise by yours through Brother Sun,
All praise be yours through Sister Moon.
By Mother Earth my Lord be praised,
By Brother Mountain, Sister Sea.
Through Brother Wind and Brother Air,
Through Sister Water, Brother Fire;
The stars above give thanks to thee;
All praise to those who live in peace.

All praise by yours through Brother Wolf,
All praise be yours through Sister Whale.
By Nature's song my Lord be praised,
By Brother Eagle, Sister Loon.
Through Brother Tiger, Sister Sea,
Through Sister Flower, Brother Tree.
Let creatures all give thanks to thee;
All praise to those who live in peace.

Ask of the beasts and they shall teach you
the beauty of the earth.
Ask of the trees and they shall teach you
the beauty of the earth.

Ask of the winds and they shall teach you
the beauty of the earth.
Ask of the flowers and they shall teach you
the beauty of the earth.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon

For The Beauty of The Earth
Words: F. S. Pierpont

For the beauty of the Earth,
sing oh sing today.
Of the sky and of our birth,
sing oh sing today.
Nature human and divine,
all around us lies.
Lord of all, to thee we raise
grateful hymns of praise.
 


Kyrie
Words: Greek, 3rd cent.

Kýrie, eléison; Christé, eléison; Kýrie, eléison.

Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.



The Beatitudes
Words: from the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke

Rejoice, rejoice and be exceedingly glad,
for great is your reward in heaven.

In thy kingdom, O Lord, remember us.

Blessed are the
poor in spirit,
for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall
inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst
after righteousness,
for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see
God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children of
God.
Blessed are those who are
persecuted
for righteousness sake,
for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven.



 

Sanctus & Benedictus
Words: Roman Rite

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus,
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt caeli et terra
gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.

Benedictus qui venit
in nomine Domini.
Hosanna in excelsis. 

Holy, Holy, Holy,
Lord God of Hosts.
Heaven and earth are full
of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.


Blessed is he who comes

in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.



Agnus Dei
 
Words: Roman Rite

Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.

Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.

Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,
dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.



The Blue Green Hills of Earth
Words: Kim Oler

For the earth, forever turning,
For the skies, for ev'ry sea,
To our Lord we sing, returning
home to our blue green hills of earth.

For the mountains, hills and pastures,
In their silent majesty,
For all life, for all of Nature,
sing we our joyful praise to Thee.

For the sun, for rain and thunder,
For the land that makes us free,
For the stars, for all the heavens,
Sing we our joyful praise to Thee.



Let Us Depart in Peace
(Reprise of 'Canticle of Brother Sun'
and 'For The Beauty of The Earth')
Words: St. Francis, Book of Job, adapt. P. Winter
Words: F. S. Pierpont