Brandywine Mass

I wrote the Brandywine Mass in the Summer of 2009 as a liturgy for lost friends, family, and lovers. The name comes from the river running through Eastern Pennsylvania where I lived for some time and where one can find the Brandywine Art Museum, where one can find some of my favorite art by my favorite artist, Andrew Wyeth. The liturgy opens with an Introit that invokes our lost loves and asks, “Will we see our sisters there? Our brothers there? Our lovers there?” The rest of the liturgy follows this mood and sets the stage for a service asking for mercy and imagining a resurrection with choirs singing, “Hallelujah.” This liturgy is performed with Linnea Mohn of Rogue Valley and The Alpha Centauri.

You can listen to some live recordings of the Brandywine Mass below.