Originally Posted by TheOne33
Does anyone know the difference between a Low Mass and a High Mass
These terms pertain only to the Extraordinary Form. There is no distinction between types of Mass in the Ordinary Form.
Solemn Mass (Missa Solemnis
) is the full form of Mass, with a priest, deacon, and subdeacon. Incense is required, and so is having a choir sing the responses, propers, and ordinary.
, often called High Mass or Sung Mass, is a truncated form of Solemn Mass, and is the same, except there is no Kiss of Peace, deacon, or subdeacon.
Low Mass (Missa Lecta
) is the most common Mass celebrated, though it is not the norm. It is recited rather than sung, and therefore the choir has no role other than optionally to sing hymns.
I hope this helped!