"[By] The Church of England Liturgical Commission".
Includes bibliographical references.
"The Liturgical Commission presents its first instalment of texts and services in 'language that is alive in contemporary society'. Included are modern versions of the Lord's Prayer, Gloria in Excelsis, the Creeds, Te Deum, and the Gospel Canticles, with introductions setting out the reasons for the new versions and notes in explanation of the text chosen by the Commission. Entirely different versions of the Canticles have been prepared for congregational singing; the verse translations are by the Poet Laureate C. Day Lewis, and the musical settings by Alan Ridout. Finally, the Second Series Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion services are issued in modern English. While these are intended for discussion only and not for experimental use, many members of the Church will study them with interest, since they may well influence liturgical changes when the period of experiment with the Second Series of Alternative Services comes to an end." -- back cover.
Contents: The Members of the Commission -- Foreword dated 1 May 1968 / R.C.D. Japer, Chairman -- Abbreviations -- The Lord's Prayer -- Gloria in Excelsis, Creeds, and Te Deums -- The Gospel Canticles -- Canticles for Congregational Singing -- Baptism and Confirmation -- Appendix: The Holy Communion.