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Call Number : MA-ENG-04

Solemn High Mass

of the Syro-Malabar Church

CD (English)

CMSI Ref Number CMSI-AL-MS-001
Title Solemn High Mass of the Syro-Malabar Church
Category Music Sound Recording
1 Sound Disc (Compact Disc) ; digital ; 4 3/4 in.
16-page booklet, 7 photographs, music example, and bibliography (SMC 101 - 2007)
Music Joseph J. Palackal & George Thaila
Music arrangement Dennis Kurisingal (Dennis K. Poulose)
Liner notes Joseph J. Palackal
Excerpts from liner notes
Publication Album Photos (Front Cover, Back Cover and CD)
Produced by the St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago.
Commissioned and approved by the Synod of the Syro Malabar Church.
Serial Number: SMC 101 - 2007
Item Description Musical setting of the English version of Mass in the Chaldean rite of the Syro Malabar Church.
Recorded by Martin Manayani at Martin's Digital, Queens Village, New York. April 2007.
Music copyright: © 2007 Joseph J. Palackal and George Thaila.
Line art of the Persian Cross: Dan Fuller, Fuller Advertising Inc., New York. Copyright © 2006: Christian Musicological Society of India

A general description about the Solemn High Mass, called the Qurbānā can be found here.

Note: The notation book for the Solemn High Mass is sold seperately. Click here to view the details.
Choir & accompaniement d
The Choir:
First row, seated left to right: Linda Manchery, Jeslin James (tamburu), Asha Kurian.
Second row: Christy John, Marianne Thaila, Janey James, Gina Mathew.
Third row, standing left to right: Joseph J. Palackal, Theiju Sebastian, Sonia Augustine, Feba Thoyalil, George Thaila, Tonia Kurian, and Hector Lewis.
Background: Christ the Guru.
Photo by Balu Menon. May 9, 2007.

Soloists: Joseph J. Palackal, Feba Thoyalil, and Marianne Thaila.
Female chorus: Asha Kurian, Theiju Sebastian, Christy John, Gina Mathew, Janey James, Jelsin James, Linda Manchery, Sonia Augustine, and Tonia Kurian.
Male chorus: Hector Lewis, George Thaila.
Keyboard: Dennis Kurisingal (Dennis K. Poulose).
Flute: Laura Falzon.
Violin: Elizabeth Young.
Harp: Marie Harrington.
Tamburu: Jeslyn James.
Bamboo flute (track 15): Suresh P. Ravunni.
Conductor: George Thaila.
Communication & Correspondences Correspondence between Bishop Jacob Angadiath and Joseph J. Palackal and Bishop Paul Chittilappily
Introductory remarks by Joseph J. Palackal before the presentation of the music in the form of a dry mass in front of Bishop Jacob Angadiath and other specially invited guests for critical evaluation, on 29 May 2006 at Holy Family Church, Brooklyn, NY.
Correspondence between Joseph J. Palackal and Fr.Varghese Pathikulangara C.M.I.
Communication between Dr. Joseph J. Palackal and the Major Archbishop's office in Kochi regarding the introduction of Puqdaanakon and Qaddisa Alaaha in the Solemn celebration of Qurbana in English at the National Shrine and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC, on 07 Sept 2013.
Lyric Text Text of Hymns
Library Catalogs Library of Congress Catalog : 2011650609
Harvard University Library Hollis Catalog : 012760693
Cornell University Library Catalog : 7287528
Yale University Library Catalog : 9643453
New York Public Library Catalog : 16866294052
HongKong University Library Catalog: 4525496 Library-Catalog
Reviews 1.Review : Paul D. Greene, Ethnomusicology, vol. 54, no. 2 (Spring/Summer 2010), p. 360.
2. Review Joy Lukose. Syro Malabar Qurbana geethangal ini inglishilum [Syro Malabar Mass Hymns Now also in English]. Malayalam Pathram, January 16, 2008, p. 25, 27.
Comments Letter to Fr. Jaison Mulerikkal, CMI (Gowrie, Australia) regarding the legitimacy of the composition of the Solemn High Mass of the Syro Malabar Church. PDF

Track Included in Directory of Christian Songs (DCS)

Track No.
DCS Call number
Video Link and Duration
1 MA-ENG-04-DCS-069 Glory to God (1:20) Joseph J. Palackal and chorus
2 MA-ENG-04-DCS-070 Our Father (2:21) Joseph J. Palackal and chorus [Note: Click here to view the notation of the new version of this song]
3 MA-ENG-04-DCS-071 Psalms (3:13) Joseph J. Palackal, Feba Thoyalil, and chorus
4 MA-ENG-04-DCS-072 Resurrection hymn (1:32) Joseph J. Palackal, Feba Thoyalil, and chorus
5 MA-ENG -04-DCS-073 Trisagion (1:18) Joseph J. Palackal, Feba Thoyalil, and chorus
6 MA-ENG-04-DCS-074 Suraya (1:38) Joseph J. Palackal, Marianne Thaila, Feba Thoyalil, and chorus
7 MA-ENG-04-DCS-075 Alleluia Hymn (1:48) Marianne Thaila, Feba Thoyalil, and chorus
8 MA-ENG-04-DCS-076 Gospel Acclamation (0:30) Joseph J. Palackal and chorus
9 MA-ENG-04-DCS-077 Anthem of the Mysteries (2:22) Joseph J. Palackal, Feba Thoyalil and chorus
10 MA-ENG-04-DCS-078 Commemoration Hymn (2:06) Joseph J. Palackal and chorus
11 MA-ENG-04-DCS-079 Salutation and Dialogue (1:13) Joseph J. Palackal and chorus
12 MA-ENG-04-DCS-080 Holy, Holy, Holy (1:13) chorus
13 MA-ENG-04-DCS-081 Penitential Psalm (0:36) Joseph J. Palackal and chorus
14 MA-ENG-04-DCS-082 I am the Living Bread (1:48) Feba Thoyalil, Marianne Thaila and chorus
15 MA-ENG-04-DCS-083 Final Blessing (2:38) Joseph J. Palackal and chorus
Bamboo flute: Suresh P. Ravunni.
16 MA-ENG-04-DCS-084 As our Lord Commanded (1:03) Joseph J. Palackal and chorus
17 MA-MAL-027-DCS-223 Gloria In Excelsis Deo (1:03) Joseph J. Palackal and chorus
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