“This will be the first ever setting of the new English Mass,” Mr MacMillan told the SCO as he began working on the project. “We have stolen a march on the US.”
With all due respect, James, I beat you by 4 months. So, I suspect, did a lot of other people who entered this competition. Granted, you will beat us to actually using the text in a mass, due to the mewling of American bishops. But the composers have been there…even if most of us aren’t James MacMillan.