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Psallite Sapienter: A Musician's Practical Guide to the 1962 Missal By B. Andrew Mills
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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
Advanced Studies in Gregorian Chant By Justine Ward
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This masterful guide by Justine Ward, enormously rare, is now in print again for the first time since 1949. It is her most advanced guide to understanding and singing Gregorian chant. It covers the... More > management of dynamics, the singing of the Psalms including intonations and rules for adapting syllables to melodic formula, the three styles of chant, the treatment of accents, varieties of notation, forms of composition, the diagramming of chants, centonization, interpretation, chironomy and conducting, expression and accompaniment, as well as the origin, evolution, mutilation, and regeneration of the chant. If you have only thought of Mrs. Ward in connection with children's pedagogy, this book will amaze you. It is probably the most advanced guide to the practical singing and understanding of the details of Gregorian chant ever written. It certainly embodies the height of classical Solesmes styling. It is a must for anyone who aspires to mastery. The book is softcover, 208 pages.< Less
A Dictionary of the Psalter By Rev. Matthew Britt
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Matthew Britt's masterful dictionary from 1928 provides a close examination of the Latin words in the Psalter, examining each for its origin, history, meaning, translations, use in the liturgical... More > structure and much more. This is an indispensable tool for composers and Latinists and anyone interested in the meaning of the Latin Psalter. It solves many riddles and questions that are raised by those saying the Divine Office or working on translations of passages. Fr. Britt's work is truly for the ages. It is 334 pages.< Less
The Hymns of the Breviary and Missal By Rev. Matthew Britt
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This treasure edited by Fr. Matthew Britt, first published in 1922, is a magnificent and inspired work of scholarship in the history of Christian music. It assembles the texts to the hymns of the... More > Breviary and Roman Missal, with translations and commentary on who wrote the hymns and how they are used liturgically. The scope here is breathtaking, and many of the translations include both poetic renderings and literal renderings. Here is the foundation for Christian hymnody of the past and, possibly, the future. Many are familiar but many more are not. The music itself is not included but the songs are otherwise available in books published by Solesmes. The huge value added here is the historical scholarship, compilation, and translations.< Less
Graduale Romanum (1961) Volume 2 By Desclee
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The Graduale is the book for the choirs that contains all the official chants that go with Mass. This HARDBOUND edition brings back in print the 1961 Graduale, which includes Pius XII's Holy Week... More > reforms. It is the music book for the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, for use with the Missal of 1962. It is also valuable for use in the ordinary form, since the music was not changed substantially. This is volume two of two volumes, and it contains the Propers of the Saints for the full Church year, the Kyriale, the chants for many special Masses, as well as the general index and introduction material. The page count of Volume II is 532.< Less
Graduale Romanum (1961) Volume 1 By Desclee
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The Graduale is the book for the choirs that contains all the official chants that go with Mass. This HARDCOVER edition brings back in print the 1961 Graduale, which includes Pius XII's Holy Week... More > reforms. It is the music book for the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite for the Missal of 1962 (Tridentine Mass. It is also valuable for use in the modern Roman Rite, since the music between the old and new forms was not changed substantially. This is volume one of two volumes, and it contains the Propers for the full Church year. The introductory matter has been moved to the end of Volume II, which contains the index. The page count of Volume I is 690.< Less
Graduale Romanum (1961) Volume 2 By Desclee
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The Graduale is the book for the choirs that contains all the official chants that go with Mass. This rare edition brings back in print the 1961 Graduale, which includes Pius XII's Holy Week reforms.... More > It is the music book for the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, for use with the Missal of 1962. It is also valuable for use in the ordinary form, since the music was not changed substantially. This is volume two of two volumes, and it contains the Propers of the Saints for the full Church year, the Kyriale, the chants for many special Masses, as well as the general index and introduction material. The page count of Volume II is 532.< Less
Graduale Romanum (1961) Volume 1 By Desclee
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The Graduale is the book for the choirs that contains all the official chants that go with Mass. This rare edition brings back in print the 1961 Graduale, which includes Pius XII's Holy Week reforms.... More > It is the music book for the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite for the Missal of 1962 (Tridentine Mass. It is also valuable for use in the modern Roman Rite, since the music between the old and new forms was not changed substantially. This is volume one of two volumes, and it contains the Propers for the full Church year. The introductory matter has been moved to the end of Volume II, which contains the index. The page count of Volume I is 690.< Less
A New School of Gregorian Chant By Dom Dominic Johner
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Dom Dominic JohnerThis is Dom Johner's practical guide to chant, a classic since it was first published in 1912 with the English translation appearing in 1925. It is meant not as an academic treatise... More > (though the research here is extraordinary) but as a training manual for a higher level of singing. The goal of the book is to help the singer render Gregorian chants worthily, and in true artistic style, especially in the Liturgy, and to kindle enthusiasm for this glorious music.< Less
The Spirit of Gregorian Chant By Marie Pierik
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By Marie Pierik Marie Pierik devoted her scholarly life to the explanation, defense, and promotion of Gregorian chant in line with the method and practice of the Solesmes tradition. In this learned... More > and erudite work, she provides a complete overview of its history, theological meaning, and practice in the framework of Catholic liturgy. At once deeply informative and startlingly poetic, this book is a an expression of intellectual accomplishment and deep faith. There is so much that our current generation can learn from her research and enthusiasm. This 200-page paperback was first published in 1939.< Less