Some Gregorian Chant Resources
Vatican II’s Constitution on the Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, stated that Gregorian chant was to retain “pride of place” — “a phrase echoed by Pope Paul VI in Musicam Sacram (March 5, 1967) and repeated in the current General Instruction of the Roman Missal. (41)” (How can we restore Gregorian Chant to “pride of place”? adoremus.org)
Corpus Christi Watershed:
- Corpus Christi Watershed’s website provides the amazing resource of printable music scores for voice/choirs and organists and rehearsal videos on YouTube for each part of the Ordinary of the Mass in Latin: https://www.ccwatershed.org/kyriale/ They also offer Catholic hymnals.
- I HEARTILY RECOMMEND this site [Corpus Christi Watershed] for Catholics who want to experience some of the grand music of our rich heritage. Many of us find much of today’s music lacking in beauty and reverence. This site will introduce you to some of the great Catholic music of the past which is being recovered at long last. —Archbishop James P. Keleher • Kansas City, Kansas
Church Music Association of America (CMAA):
- Another excellent organization with many available resources to help your parish develop its sacred music program.
- “The Church Music Association of America, founded in 1874, is an association of Catholic musicians and others who have a special interest in music and liturgy, active in advancing Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other forms of sacred music, including new composition, for liturgical use. The CMAA’s purpose is the advancement of musica sacra in keeping with the norms established by competent ecclesiastical authority.”
- The CMAA makes many resources available for free to help parishes and liturgical musicians learn more about the Church’s beautiful tradition of sacred music. Visit the CMAA’s website to see music scores which are available for free, information about sacred music, recordings of sacred music, and more. The CMAA holds an annual week-long Sacred Music Colloquium. There are rehearsals and workshops throughout the week, with the emphasis being on preparing beautiful music for the daily Masses celebrated throughout the week, and helping to equip musicians for when they return home to their parishes.
- Some parishes obtain a set of CMAA’s Parish Book of Chant here: Kyriale Romanum – shop.MusicaSacra.com The full contents of this book of chant is available for viewing in pdf format here.
- Or you can print a parish set of copies of a free Kyriale (that’s a Gregorian Mass Chant hymnal booklet).
- Print a choir or parish set of this free non-copyright “Kyriale”.
- Take a look at CMAA’s excellent resources online on their website musicasacra.com. It seems they may have more recordings of English translation Propers and Ordinary than the original Latin: https://musicasacra.com/resource-lists/.
Sacred Liturgy Conference:
- The Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters sing the Divine Office in English Gregorian Chant. It’s lovely!
- Article: Gregorian Chant renewal in the works
- The CBW II hymnal has one very easy Gregorian chant Mass setting.
- Consider having children’s Sacred Music and Gregorian chant camps or workshops.
- Consider having Sacred Music and Gregorian chant worship workshops for adults.
- Consider starting a Sacred Music Club at your school, college, university, homeschooling network: Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College Sacred Music Club.
- Liber Usualis (Solesmes; 1961) – pdf;or also here or here; 1903 (pdf, text, kindle format) here Kyriale (Solesmes; 1961) – pdf; or also here
- Graduale Romanum (1961) – pdf; or also here
- A Manual of Gregorian Chant (Solesmes) – pdf, text, kindle format
- Gregorian Chant Manual (Bp. J. Schrembs; 1935) – pdf
- Gregorian Chant: A Guide (Solesmes) – pdf
- Singing Gregorian Chant (Musica Sacra) – pdf
- The Hymns of the Breviary and Missal (Dom Britt; 1952) – pdf; or also here
- Lyra Catholica: Containing All the Hymns of the Roman Breviary and Missal (1851) – pdf
- Hymns of the Catholic Church (1853) – pdf
- The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book (1920; N. A. Montani) – pdf, text, kindle format
- The Hymns of the Roman Liturgy (Fr. J. Connelly) – pdf
- Catholic Hymnals (49 different hymnals) – pdf files
- Pange Lingua: Breviary Hymns of Old Uses (A. G. McDougall) – pdf, text, kindle format
- How to Sing Plain Chant (Fr. J. Harrison) – pdf
Gregorian chant (CDs):
- Gregorian chant – Benedictines of Ligugé – CD 1 & CD 2
- Gregorian chant – Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos
- Benedictine monks of Santo Domingo de Silos
- Gregorian chant – Benedictines of Santo Domingo de Silos
- Gregorian chant of Assisi (Medieval lauds)
- Gregorian chant – Abbey of Grimbergen
- Gregorian chant – Abbey of Notre Dame
- Old Roman chant of the 6th century – Ensemble Organum (16 audios)
- Gregorian: Requiem – Abbey of Ligugé
- Popular Gregorian hymns – Abbey of Notre-Dame de Timadeuc
- Gregorian chant – Cistercian Abbey of Flaran
- Gregorian chant – Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz
- Medieval Gregorian chant
- Gregorian chant: From Antiquity to the Renaissance
- Gregorian chant – Benedictine monks of St. Michel
- Gregorian chant – Benedictines of Clervaux
- Campus Stellae: Sacred chant of the 12th century
- Codex Calixtinus: Ad Vesperas Sancti Jacobi – Ensemble Organum
- Gregorian chant (Franciscan manuscripts of the 17-18th cent.) – Ensemble Organum
- Gregorian chant – Benedictine nuns of San Pelayo, Oviedo
- Plainchant and Polyphony of the 13th and 14th century
- Gregorian chant – Psallentes
- Gregorian chant (various)
- Gregorian chant (London Oratory & Westminster Cathedral Choir)
- Abbey of Solesmes X (Christ the King)
- Requiem – Solesmes
If you have a Gregorian Chant resource of link you would like added to this page, you are welcome to contact us.
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