Sara Kirkland Snider ~ Composer of Music

A Mass about endangered animals

I wrote a Mass about endangered animals. And it had a world premiere, on April 26, 2018 — at St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Wall Street, NY, NY, by the stupendous Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY, who commissioned it. The Mass is part of “Mass Reimaginings,” a commissioning project that asked five composers–Daniel Felsenfeld, Jonathan Newman, Paola Prestini, Julian Wachner, and myself–to re-imagine the Mass for today, with a combination of secular and traditional text. My frequent collaborator, Nathaniel Bellows, wrote some very beautiful text for our Mass.

I really loved writing this piece and was so grateful for the experience. We’ll record it next year. For now, you can stream the live performance here.


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