The Third Edition of the Roman Missal presented opportunities for composers to create new musical settings of the texts used for celebration of Mass. The National Association of Pastoral Musicians took advantage of the opportunity to sponsor a competition. All entries were to be judged initially by a panel of five judges. The final winner was determined by popular vote after presentation at the convention in Detroit. The entire competition was conducted blindly with even the finalists only being announced after the voting had taken place. The musical setting of the new translation of the Mass that I submitted was awarded third place.
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