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Chants Abrégés: Simpler Graduals, Tracts, and Alleluias By Monks of Solesmes
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Do you find the Graduals and Alleluias in the Liber Usualis daunting? In 1926, the Solesmes monastery produced this wonderful book of reduced Graduals, Tracts, and Alleluias. They are for singers who... More > find the full versions daunting, but don't want to resort to psalm tones. Their level of difficulty is more along the lines of the Introit or Communio, so they are approachable. This makes this book invaluable for beginning and intermediate scholas without decades of experience. It includes chants for the entire liturgical year. The original is in French, as are the titles, but the index is complete so you can easily find the chant you need to sing. The typeface is flawless.< Less
The Rhythm of Plainsong By Joseph Gajard
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by Dom Joseph Gajard The Solesmes method has lacked a defense in our times, so the discovery of this fascinating and thrilling study from 1943 is a moment of great excitement. Dom Gajard, the leading... More > disciple of Dom Mocquereau, explains that “Gregorian rhythm is a true musical rhythm; it has a character all its own, but it is as definite as the rhythm of modern music. Every kind of piece, be it a small syllabic antiphon or a long elaborate Alleluia, possesses its precise rhythm, clear and fixed, which must be discovered at all costs, otherwise the melody will be robbed of all its beauty and all its raison d'être.”< Less
Gregorian Chant for Church and School By Mary Antonine Goodchild
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by Sister Mary Antonine Goodchild, O.P. What a wonderful find this is: an ideal textbook on chant for junior high, high school, or really any age. It is mercifully free of verbiage or exaggerated... More > detail. It is short and completely clear on all aspects of learning to chant (notes, rhythm, Latin, style), and it contains a vast amount of the basic repertoire, in neumes and with English translations. It even has study questions! Many of us have wished that such a book would be written. It took Fr. Samuel Weber to point out that such a book already exists, and now, praise be to God, it is in print again. As the title says, it is the perfect text for Church and school. It came out in 1944 but it isn't in the slightest bit dated. This is priced for mass distribution.< Less
The Plainchant Gradual, Parts I & II By G.H. Palmer and Francis Burgess
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These historic volumes, one of the modern treasures of sacred music, are finally in print again, beginning with parts I and II, which cover the proper of season, providing the chants for each... More > observance set to English texts with traditional Gregorian melodies and notation. They are useful for modern Catholic parishes and Anglican/Episcopal congregations that use propers of the Church year. They are set by G.H. Palmer and Francis Burgess, and are time tested through many decades of use.< Less
Versus Psalmorum et Canticorum By Solesmes/ CMAA
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This collection provides Psalm verses for the introit and communion propers for the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. Having access to these verses, pointed and with chant notation, makes it... More > possible to sing repeated antiphons for these portions of the Mass. This book was published in 1962 in cooperation with Solesmes, and provides indexes applicable to the 1962 Missale Romanum.< Less
Evangelia Cantata: A Notated Book of Gospels By Edward Schaefer
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Evangelia Cantata is a notated book of the Gospel readings for Sundays and major feasts of the year. The notated texts are in English and based on Gregorian formulas. These texts are provided to... More > facilitate the celebration of a fully sung Mass. Music is provided in this edition for all the Sundays and principal feasts of the liturgical year. The notation used for this edition is that commonly called “Vatican Square-Note Notation.” Concordat cum originali: Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond Chairman, USCCB Committee on Divine Worship after review by Reverend Monsignor Richard B. Hilgarter Executive Director, USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship Published with the approval of the Bishops Committee on the Liturgy, United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops< Less
An Applied Course in Gregorian Chant By Church Music Association of America
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Many generations of experience after the chant revival went into producing this 157-page book. The idea of the author, Joseph Robert Carroll, is to provide just what the singer needs to know to sing... More > the entire corpus of chant within the context of a parish. It also helps prepare a person to lead chant. The tutorial is so much more clear than any of the guides that were previously produced before this book made its appearance in 1957. It avoids arcane issues and gets right to the subject of how to sing and sing beautifully.< Less
Gregorian Chant: A Guide By Dom Daniel Saulnier
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Dom Daniel Saulnier is the masters of Gregorian chant at the Solesmes monastery in France, and this is his book of historical, musicological, and spiritual reflections on the science, art, and prayer... More > of the sung prayer of the Roman Rite of Catholic liturgy. His text incorporates the latest scholarship on this ancient tradition of music. This edition was translated by Edward Schaefer, published by Solesmes in 2003 and then again in 2010 by the Church Music Association of America.< Less
Plainchant Gradual, Volumes 3 and 4 - Palmer/Burgess By Church Music Association of America
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These historic volumes, one of the modern treasures of sacred music, are finally in print again, completed with volumes 3 and 4, which cover the proper of saints and votive chants for the Church... More > year, set to English with traditional Gregorian melodies and notation. They are useful for modern Catholic parishes and Anglican/Episcopal congregations that use propers of the Church year. They are set by G.H. Palmer and Francis Burgess, and are time tested through many decades of use. The CMAA has cooperated with the Community of St. Mary in Wantage in the republication of these books.< Less
Offertoriale By Church Music Association of America
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This exceedingly rare book appeared in 1935 to provide the complete offertory verses for the Offertory chant in the Roman Rite of Mass. These are not Psalm tones but thoroughly composed chants that... More > add a beautiful dimension to the chant at this point in Mass. It is a much-valued addition to the CMAA's liturgical library, applicable to the ordinary and extraordinary forms.< Less