Psallite Sapienter: A Musician's Guide to the 1962 Missal, by B. Andrew Mills, addresses a critical need in today's Catholic Church. In one volume, the author provides a comprehensive, ... More > authoritative, and easy-to-understand guide to providing music for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
It covers the types of sung Masses and and what is required of the organist and choir, and the expectations and needs of the full liturgical year, plus weddings, funerals, and Benediction.
It combines an explanation of the rubrics with the author's own extensive experience with the 1962 Missal, which is particularly useful since the author understands the ordinary form as well and the differences. This one book does the work of a full library on the topic of the extraordinary form, telling musicians just what they need to know.
The author is the organist and choirmaster at the Church of St. Agnes in New York, New York. < Less
The last book to be channelled of the 4 titles described by Kuthumi Lal Singh at the July 2006 Crimson Circle Midsummer New Energy Conference. Quite simply, it's about the sweet, beautiful,... More > magnificent, healing, powerful, wonderful, breath that is within each and every human. Purchase of this e-Book also includes free access to a 20-minute "Pre-Book" audio channel.< Less
Sing Like a Catholic, by Jeffrey Tucker, chronicles how we are moving from a world in which
"Catholics can’t sing" to one in which singing like a Catholic is a glorious thing, the... More > fulfillment of a brilliant heritage that began in the Apostolic age with chant, continued through the middle ages and the Renaissance with soaring heights of the polyphonic era, and all the way through the later centuries with orchestral and organ Masses.In order to continue this trend, we need a paradigm shift: the Roman Gradual for the choir, the Kyriale for the people, and the Missal for the celebrant. The music most appropriate to liturgy, the author argues, is either that music or an elaboration on that music.Liturgical music is a special sort that lifts our hearts and minds ever upwards to the Heavens. The push is not so much for “restoration” but rather for an ideal, which is what Catholic musicians lack and desperately need.All proceeds go to scholarships to the Sacred Music Colloquium.< Less
Prepared by Richard Rice
This wonderfully useful book collects the authentic Gregorian Communion Antiphons from the Proper of the Mass with the Psalms appropriate to each, covering the Sundays and... More > Solemnities of the Church Year for both the current Roman Missal, using the modern calendar with its three year cycle, and the antiphons for the 1962 Roman Missal, following the traditional calendar.
These 110 chants are pristine, verbatim recreations of those in the Solesmes editions, and cover Masses that are most likely to be sung during the year, including major feasts (under both old and new forms), and the more important seasonal and ritual Masses (Ash Wednesday, Nuptial Mass, etc.).
In accordance with the Church’s recommendation, Psalm verses in notated editions are included for each Communion antiphon. These verses are sung between repetitions of the antiphon. This book fills a gap in the existing liturgical books. ISBN 978-0-6151-8626-9< Less