A MASS FOR PEACEIn the Third Millennium
This is an inspired musical work that will touch your heart and lead you closer to Christ through the sacred liturgy of the Tridentine Latin Mass. With his unique, heartfelt focus on the liturgy, composer Dr. John W. Vitz has created a moving spiritual experience that is exhilarating, exalted, and prayerful.
The CD includes a FREE booklet containing the Latin words and English translations for all of the music, personal notes about the “miracles” along the way as he created this work! Also, you will read the intriguing story about the CD cover art and its creator, Frederich Hart.
John Kendall Bailey conducts the orchestra and chorus in a performance to remember!
Live performances, on September 12, 2004, at St. Joseph the Worker Church, in Berkeley CA, and on October 23, 2005, at the Paramount Theater, Oakland CA, were received with triumphant ovations, and the work has received worldwide attention.
Both concerts were performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony and a 90 voice Chorus, conducted by Maestro Michael Morgan.
Here is a review of that concert.
Music Track Samples
- Overture - Orchestra
- Veni, Sanctificatur - A prayer before Mass
- Et Introibo ad Altare Dei - The Mass begins
- Spera in Deo - Trust in God
- Confiteor - I confess to Almighty God
- Misereatur - Be merciful, O Lord
- Kyrie - Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
- Gloria - Glory to God!
- Alleluia - Let us worship together
- Credo - I am a believer
- Offerimus - Blessing the offering
- Suscipe - Accept our sacrifice, O Lord
- Orate Fratres - Pray brethren
- Sanctus - Holy. Holy. Holy.
- Consecration - This is My Body
- Consecration of the Wine - This is My Blood
- Nobis Quoque Peccatoribus - We are sinners
- The Great Amen - So be it!
- Pater Noster - The Lord's Prayer
- Pax Vobiscum / Agnus Dei - Peace be with you / Lamb of God have mercy
- Ecce Agnus Dei - Behold, the Lamb of God!
- Sacred Heart of Jesus - Prayer after Communion
- Go, and Serve the Lord! - Dismissal
The Mystery of Faith
Dr. Vitz has taken all of the music from the Mass For Peace CD, and has combined it with images that add a deeper dimension to the music:
PART 1 is a brief explanation of the Mystery.
PART 2 is the complete A Mass for Peace score.
PART 3 is an excerpt from the final, ecstatic moments of the live World Premier Concert on September 12, 2004!
The Mystery of Faith videos are free to watch at anytime!
For a richer experience, watch Full Screen with Ear Buds or Headphones.