Mass For the Fallen
Mass for the Fallen was commissioned by Allan and Maria Myers for use in celebrations of the Eucharist on Anzac Day, particularly the 100th Anniversary in 2015. Composed by Christopher Willcock SJ, it comprises a setting of the Kyrie eleison, the Acclamations during the Eucharistic Prayer, and the Agnus Dei. It is written for Cantor, optional SATB Choir, Keyboard (organ or piano) and Congregation. In addition, there is a setting for Soprano solo, Choir and Piano of the well-known verse from Laurence Binyon's poem "For the Fallen", entitled "We will remember them". It was officially launched at the Australian War Memorial by Dr Brendan Nelson on Friday 10th April, 2015.
Mass for the Fallen will again be incorporated into the National ANZAC Day Mass at St Christopher's Cathedral, Canberra, on Monday 25 April 2016 at 8am. Media and members of the public are most welcome to attend.
Parishes throughout Australia are invited to also incorporate the Mass (or parts thereof) in their Anzac Day liturgies this year.
This website will include a list of all cathedrals and parishes where Mass for the Fallen will be sung during the ANZAC day weekend (see right hand side of every page). If your parish or a parish you know of is incorporating Mass for the Fallen please submit the details below.
All Mass for the Fallen materials are available for FREE download from this web site.
(1) Mass for the Fallen Full Score (PDF 1.82 MB)
(2) Mass for the Fallen Congregation Part (PDF 132 KB)
(3) Mass for the Fallen Chords-Vocal (PDF 348 KB)
(4) We Will Remember Them: Soprano Solo, SATB and Organ (PDF 525 KB)
(5) We Will Remember Them: Unison Voices and Piano (PDF 192 KB)
Listen to We Will Remember Them MP3 (MP3 3.68 MB)