Leonard Bernstein's Mass : a theatre piece for singers, players, and dancers / music by Leonard Bernstein.

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Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990; Schwartz, Stephen; Kitsopoulos, Constantine; Sanchez, Brandan; Sanders, Jeremiah; Przybyla, Noel; Evans, Candace; Smith, Mark Frederic; Pisano, Linda, 1967-; Hensley, Todd; Gimenez, E. M.; Burton, Jonathan (Author); Indiana University Opera Theater
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Filmed performances.; Live sound recordings.; Operas.; Masses.
Operas; Masses; Liturgical dramas
Cook Music Library, Jacobs School of Music Performances
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1 online resource (streaming video and audio files) : digital
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Title from program.
"Leonard Bernstein's Mass was created for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., September 8, 1971"--program.
"Texts from the Tridentine Mass of the Roman Catholic Church and by Leonard Bernstein, with additional texts by Stephen Schwartz"--program.

Creation/Production Credits

Stage director and choreographer, Candace Evans ; set designer, Mark F. Smith ; costume designer, Linda Pisano ; lighting designer, Todd Hensley ; audio engineer, E. M. Gimenez ; supertitle author, Jonathan Burton.

Language Note

Sung in Latin and English.


Branden Sanchez, as the Celebrant ; Jeremiah Sanders, as the Preacher ; Noel Przybyla, child soloist ; Blues singers (Milan Babić, Ben Plunkett, Amy Wooster) ; Rock singers (Joey LaPlant, Benjamin St. John, Tislam Swift, Ethan Udovich) ; Faith leaders (Akshat Gupta, Hoko Karnegis, James Nelson, Ehsan Noorzad) ; Street Singers (Lindsay Allen, Milan Babić, Aimes Dobbins, Andrew Flanagin, Denique Isaac, Olivia LaBarge, Tara Lacy, Joey LaPlant, Grace Lerew, Imara Miles, Benjamin Plunkett, Dennis Rendleman, Jeremiah Sanders, Benjamin St. John, Tislam Swift, Lexi Taylor, Ethan Udovich, Gabriella Will, Amy Wooster, Kandace Wyatt) ; Indiana University Opera Theater ; Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.

Statement of Responsibility

music by Leonard Bernstein.


I. Devotions before Mass. 1. Antiphon: Kyrie eleison ; 2. Hymn and psalm: "A simple song" (Brandan Sanchez, celebrant) ; 3. Responsory: Alleluia -- II. First introit : (Rondo). 1. Prefatory prayers ; 2. Thrice-triple canon: Dominus vobiscum -- III. Second introit. 1. In nomine Patris ; 2. Prayer for the congregation (Chorale: "Almighty Father") -- IV. Confession. 1. Confiteor ; 2. Trope: "I don't know" (Benjamin St. John) ; 3. Trope: "Easy" (Blues singers and Rock singers) -- V. Meditation no. 1 : (orchestra) -- VI. Gloria. 1. Gloria tibi ; 2. Gloria in excelsis ; 3. Trope: "Half of the people" ; 4. Trope: "Thank you" (Denique Isaac) -- VII. Meditation no. 2 : (orchestra) -- VIII. Epistle: "The word of the Lord" -- IX. Gospel-sermon: "God said" (Jeremia Sanders, preacher) -- X. Credo. 1. Credo in unum Deum ; 2. Trop: Non credo (Joey LaPlant) ; 3. Trope: "Hurry" (Imara Miles) ; 4. Trope: "World without end" (Lindsay Allen) ; 5. Trope: "I believe in God" (Andrew Flanagin) -- XI. Meditation no. 3 (De profundis, part 1) -- XII. Offertory (De profundis, part 2) -- XIII. The Lord's prayer. 1. Our Father ; 2. Trope: "I go on" -- XIV. Sanctus -- XV. Agnus Dei -- XVI. Fraction: "Things get broken" -- XVII. Pax: Communion ("Secret songs") (Joey LaPlant, Gabriella Will, Benjamin St. John, Tiffany Choe, Joseph McBrayer, Kandace Wyatt, Ethan Udovich).

Venue/Event Date

Recorded live: 2019 April 5, Musical Arts Center, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 17477484; OCLC: ocn1098061954; OCLC: 1098061954; Other: vae0707

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