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Music Fourth Year: Gregorian Chant By Justine Ward
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by Justine Ward This is the first edition of Justine Ward's classic instructional text on Gregorian Chant. Appearing in 1923, it taught generations how to sing chant according to the methods and... More > principles developed by Dom Andre Mocquereau at the Solesmes Monastery in France. It was Ward's pedagogy and systemization of the method that brought the beautiful sound of this chant into the American Catholic life. All these years later, this book still holds up as one of the great chant method books ever published.< Less
Music First Year By Justine Ward & Elizabeth W. Perkins
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By Justine Ward Here is the classic that kicked off many generations of rigorous and brilliant music pedagogy for children, especially those in Catholic schools who were trained for singing chant.... More > But its use is not limited to this: it provides a sound foundation for all music training, teaching theory, pitch, and rhythm with great attention to detail. Experts today are rediscovering the wisdom and power of the Ward Method, of which this is the very first book from 1920.< Less
Music Second Year By Justine Ward
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By Justine Ward Here is another classic Ward book: this time for second year students. As with the others, this book is designed to train the teacher to teach music according to the principles... More > pioneered by Justine Ward. While the first book deals primarily with the major mode, this deals mainly with the natural and harmonic modes, exploring modes I and II in Gregorian chant. It includes a wealth of medieval folksongs along with a considerable repertoire of Gregorian chant. The charming Illustrations are by Frances Delehanty. Paperback, 225 pages.< Less
Kyriale Romanum (hardcover) By Desclee
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Here is the hardbound edition of the Kyriale, the true people's songbook for the Roman Rite of the Mass. This extract from the 1961 Graduale provides music for the modern rite as well. Included here... More > are the Sprinking rite chants, 18 settings of the Ordinary including the Requiem Mass, the tones for the readings and the Gloria Patri, as well as the Alleluias, Te Deum, and hymns for Corpus Christi, plus index. This hardcover edition is 164 pages, and is priced at a very deep discount for wide distribution. This is the ideal edition for pews in parishes with high musical aspirations.< Less
Kyriale Romanum (softcover) By Desclee
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The Kyriale is the true people's songbook for the Roman Rite of the Mass. This extract from the 1961 Graduale provides music for the modern rite as well. Included here are the Sprinking rite chants,... More > 18 settings of the Ordinary, including the Requiem Mass, the tones for the readings, and the Gloria Patri, as well as the Alleluias, Te Deum, and hymns for Corpus Christi, plus index. This softcover edition is 164 pages, and is priced at a very deep discount for wide distribution.< Less
Music Third Year By Justine Ward
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by Justine Ward The rarest of the classic Ward book is this third year book, which is a continuation of the brilliant method pioneered by Justine Ward. This book introduces more complicated scales... More > with chromatics, and explores polyphony. A unique aspect is the extensive quotation from the great polyphonic motets and Masses, by way of preparation for the fourth year. The volume also focuses heavily on intervals and independent vocal production, including pronunciation and style. It is substantially more advanced, but also an ideal preparation for chant and full participation in liturgical singing. This softcover volume is 208 pages. A real treasure from 1938, and nearly impossible to find.< Less
Pange Lingua: Breviary Hymns of Old Uses By Alan G. McDougall & Adrian Fortescue
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Introduction by Adrian Fortescue This very rare 1916 book of 122 pages offers English translations of some of the most beloved Latin hymns for all seasons. The translations by Alan McDougall are... More > truly beautiful. Though there is no music included (and that is readily available) this volume is especially useful for program notes for parishes. Also of enormous value is the 30-page introduction by Fortescue, which amounts to a short course on the history of Christian hymnody from the Apostolic Age to the 19th century.< Less
Officium Majoris Hebdomadae, et Octavae Paschae, Cum Cantu By Ratisbone
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This 1923 book has all the Masses and liturgy of Holy Week, with readings and mainly music, including the chants for the four Gospel Passion narratives, and all other chants of Holy Week and Easter,... More > according to the Roman Rite as it stood in 1923. This is a very rare book, presented in very high quality scan and bound in a 553-page paperback edition, as sponsored by the Church Music Association of America.< Less