The Mass of Hope:
- The Kyrie and Gloria from this Mass (under the title "Kyrie and Gloria Royale") was awarded 3rd place
in the prestigious 14th International Composition Competition Jihlava 2018 at the 60th Festival of International Choral Art held in Jihlava, Czech Republic in May of 2018. To quote the announcement, "we look forward to a performance of the work at an upcoming year of the Choir Festival in Jihlava".
more award info
This Mass setting for SSATBB Choir and Chamber Orchestra is based on the "Messe Royale"
Gregorian Chant Mass by the late Renaissance composer Henry du Mont's (1610-1684) that
appeared in the 1903 Solesmes "Liber Usualis" (Mocquereau).
Using contemporary harmonies, the Ingalls' "Mass of Hope" incorporates late
Renaissance styling by utilizing the chant thematically, as a subject of polyphony and, in the Kyrie, as a cantus
firmus. The Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei which complete the "Mass of Hope" are available here.
Du Mont's "Messe Royale" was originally published in the 1660 manuscript Cinq Messes
en plein-chant and later in the "Liber Usualis". In that same year of 1660, during the reign of Louis XIV,
Henri du Mont was offered the post as harpsichordist to the young queen
Marie-Therese; ascending to the position of "maitre" or choir master of
the Chapelle Royale in Versailles in 1663.
more info on du Mont's Messe Royal
- Beautifully melodic, the "Kyrie" from the Mass of Hope utilizes the du Mont chant both thematically and in cantus firmus.
du Mont Kyrie chant
- Opening with an intoned chant, the "Gloria" alternates between glorious choral passages and intense rhythmic expressions.
du Mont Gloria chant
The Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei which complete the Ingalls' "Mass of Hope" are available here.