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Roman Missal: Guide for Composers

The Department for Christian Life and Worship has prepared a guide for composers to the Order of Mass. As well as providing texts for composers to set and guidance on the role of music in the Mass it also provides details of the Process for Permission to Publish settings of the liturgical texts. Any setting of liturgical texts published in England and Wales have to be submitted to the Department prior to publication.

Composer's Guide 333.32 kB

Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children

The Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children will be published May 2014. A Composers' Guide to the Prayers is available.

Process for Permission to Publish

Music - permission to publish (Word) 37.50 kB

Music - permission to publish (pdf) 45.33 kB

Music - permission to publish - sample 49.74 kB

Email submissions to the Liturgy Office

Future Panel meetings

As there have been fewer submissions the Panel will be meeting at intervals of about 8 weeks. This will be kept under review. Publishers who have projects which may need to be processed outside this timetable should consult Information Sheet 5 and contact the Liturgy Office. 

Monday 2 October (submissions received by Monday 25 September)

Wednesday 29 November (submissions received by Wednesday 22 November)

Tuesday 9 January 2018 (submissions received by Wednesday 3 January)

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A list of settings which have been approved for publication in England and Wales by the Department for Christian Life and Worship.

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