Missa Gaia/Earth Mass

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Missa Gaia/Earth Mass
Studio album by
LabelLiving Music
ProducerPaul Winter, Oscar Castro-Neves
Paul Winter chronology
Missa Gaia/Earth Mass
Sun Singer

Missa Gaia/Earth Mass is an album released by Paul Winter in 1982 for Living Music. He co-wrote the mass with Paul Halley, Jim Scott, Oscar Castro-Neves, and Kim Oler.[1] The title stems from two languages, Latin (missa = mass) and Greek (gaia = mother nature). The Earth Mass was one of the first contributions made by Paul Winter when he and his Paul Winter Consort became the artists in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The mass includes the usual text, such as the Kyrie and the Agnus Dei, and also other text, hymns, and instrumental pieces. The mass is an environmental liturgy of contemporary music. It features the instrumentation of the Paul Winter Consort along with a choir, vocal soloists, and the calls of wolves, whales, and many other animals that are woven into the pieces, sometimes used as the melody.

Since it was first written, the mass is performed annually at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at The Feast of St. Francis which is the blessing of the animals.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Canticle of Brother Sun"
  2. "Kyrie"
  3. "Beatitudes"
  4. "Mystery"
  5. "Return To Gaia"
  6. "For The Beauty Of The Earth"
  7. "Adoro Te Devote"
  8. "For The Beauty Of The Earth"
  9. "Sanctus and Benedictus"
  10. "Stained-Glass Morning"
  11. "Sun Psalm"
  12. "The Promise Of A Fisherman"
  13. "The Blue Green Hills Of Earth"
  14. "Agnus Dei"
  15. "Let Us Go Forth In Peace"



  1. ^ "Bio – Resume". Jim Scott Music. Retrieved 31 January 2017.