Sacred Music

Gregorian Chant Introits

Why Gregorian Chant Introits?  Read here the article from the Catholic Times.

Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, of St. John's Abbey in Collegeville and an expert on Gregorian Chant, explains some history of the Introit, as well as its importance and use in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite today:  click here.

Click on the sheet music link to open and print the music form the Gregorian Missal;  then click audio to hear the chant being sung.

Season of Advent
Season of Christmas
Season of Lent
Season of Easter
Ordinary Time
Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord and of the Saints

The schola that performed these chants is from the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman in La Crosse, under the direction of Dr. Brian Luckner.  The sheet music is from the
Gregorian Missal and is courtesy of the Catholic Music Association of America's website, MusicaSacra, and the Benedictine Abbey of Solesmes, France.

Singing the Prayers of the Liturgy
How does one sing the presidential prayers of the liturgy?  While there are many ways and different resources for leaders of prayer to singing the orations of the liturgy, the following examples are one of the simpler ways to proceed.  Arranged by Father Samuel Webber for the Diocese of La Crosse, these examples enhance the celebration of the liturgy by adding beauty and solemnity.

A Guide to Singing the Presidential Prayers, compiled by the Office of Sacred Worship, provides some information on why it is important to sing such prayers in the first place, a explanation of what is meant by the presidential prayers, some advice on how to sing prayer texts, and tones provided by Fr. Webber.

The samples are from the Sundays of Advent.  Click on the particular Sunday for sheet music, and at the top of each sheet is a hyperlink to the audio file.



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