Mass for a New Era – Rachel Frazier
This Mass setting was written by talented, young musician Rachel Frazier at the age of 17. Mass for a New Era is stylistically fresh, energetic, and a delight to sing. The harmonies are unique and imaginative; the melodies are tuneful, yet simple and assembly-friendly. Guitarists, cantors, and ensembles will appreciate the great sound they can achieve with minimal rehearsal. For keyboardists, Ed Bolduc has arranged a piano/keyboard part that is included in the body of the score. Utilizing a call-and-response format, the short and animated musical phrases are easy to sing and instantly gratifying. The longer refrain in the “Glory to God” is natural and instinctive. Mass for a New Erabeckons to a new generation of young Catholics while maintaining a level of dignity that speaks equally as true to every member of the parish. A must-hear!