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Preguntas y Respuestas sobre la Música Sacra By Church Music Association of America
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Spanish edition of "Frequently Asked Questions about Sacred Music": This primer on sacred music answers the most commonly asked questions such as: What is sacred music? How can we know?... More > What is Gregorian chant? Why is it to be considered more suitable to the liturgy than other forms of music? Does chant have to be in Latin? Isn't it too hard for regular parishes? Didn't Vatican II do away with all this? What is so great about the organ? Many other questions are addressed and answered.< Less
Frequently Asked Questions on Sacred Music By Church Music Association of America
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This primer on sacred music answers the most commonly asked questions such as: What is sacred music? How can we know? What is Gregorian chant? Why is it to be considered more suitable to the liturgy... More > than other forms of music? Does chant have to be in Latin? Isn't it too hard for regular parishes? Didn't Vatican II do away with all this? What is so great about the organ? Many other questions are addressed and answered. 20 page booklet.< 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. Hilgartner, Executive Director, USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship. Published with the approval of the Committee on Divine Worship, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.< Less
Chants of the Church By Monks of Solesmes
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This marvelous find was published in 1953, a rare example of a chant collection in Solesmes-style notation with Latin texts, plus literal English translations underneath the words of the chant. For... More > this reason, this book is especially useful in today's parish environment when translations are helpful for singers unfamiliar with Latin. Included here are all the primary chants used in parish settings. The book also includes an excellent primer at the front in how to sing chant and read the notation. Having this back in print is a special gift in the current environment. 164 pages, softcover.< 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
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
Communio with English Verses By Church Music Association of America
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Latin Communion antiphons with English Psalm verses for Sundays and feast days as recommended by the General Instruction on the Roman Missal. Since its publication in 2007, Communio has been... More > welcomed and well used by scholas and cantors. Clearly, a collection of its kind, dedicated to a single, relatively accessible genre of the Gregorian repertoire, was needed to inspire more than a few nascent forays into Latin chant, and, one hopes, to begin the restoration of the Church’s glorious treasure of plainsong to the regular liturgical life of our parishes. This alternative version of Communio provides the authentic Communion chants, as in the original, but accompanied by Psalm verses in English.< Less
Sing Like a Catholic By Jeffrey Tucker
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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
Communio: Communion Antiphons with Psalms (hardcover) By CMAA Rice
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Prepared by Richard Rice This wonderfully useful book in hardcover collects the authentic Gregorian Communion Antiphons from the Proper of the Mass with the Psalms appropriate to each, covering the... More > Sundays and 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 liturgical disciplines), 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, either singly or in pairs, are sung between repetitions of the antiphon. This book fills a gap in the existing liturgical books.< Less