ANNOUNCEMENTS!

(II-2-16)
UPDATES: Now added to the Psalm 151 project: Passiontide and the Easter Vigil!
Work on the Easter Season (including Easter Sunday) to commence very soon!!!
Peace,
BMP

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

PSALM 151: The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

An alphabetical listing of Responsorial Psalms, Alleluia, Vidi Aquam, Offertory, and Communion for the Easter Vigil.  (11 titles)

Alleluia "O Filii et Filiae" (Psalm 118/Easter Vigil)
- Alleluia for the Easter Vigil.  Response is the Alleluia of the Mode II chant O Fílii et Fíliae, with versicles set to Psalm Tone 2, and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.  Includes parts for two trumpets (B-flat), trombone (B-flat) or horn (F), and timpani.
Christ, our Pasch (Psalm 118)
- Communion for the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.  Response is set the Mode II chant O Fílii et Fíliae, with versicles set to Psalm Tone 2, and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.
I saw water (Rite of Sprinkling)
- Responsory for the Rite of Sprinkling during the Easter Season.  At the Easter Vigil and on Easter Sunday, the Rite of Sprinkling follows the Renewal of Baptismal Promises (which is used in place of the Credo).  Melody based on a Vidi Aquam chant melody from the 1983 Liber Gradualis, with versicle and Gloria Patri set to Psalm Tone 8.
Let us sing to the Lord (Exodus 15)
- Responsorial Psalm for the Easter Vigil for use after Reading III. Major key response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 6, and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.
Like a deer (Psalms 42 and 43)
- Responsorial Psalm for the Easter Vigil for use after Reading VII (if there are Baptisms).  Original Response and Psalm Tone both based on Psalm Tone 8, and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.
Lord, send out your Spirit (Psalm 104)
- One of two Responsorial Psalm choices for the Easter Vigil for use after Reading I.  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
Lord, you have the words (Psalm 19)
- Responsorial Psalm for III Lent (B) and the Easter Vigil for use after Reading VI.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
The earth is full (Psalm 33)
- One of two Responsorial Psalm choices for the Easter Vigil for use after Reading I.  Minor key response with versicles set to Tonus Peregrinus, and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.
The right hand of the Lord (Psalm 118)
- Offertory for the Easter Vigil. Response based on the Mode II chant O Fílii et Fíliae, with versicles set to Psalm Tone 2, and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.
You are my inheritance (Psalm 16)
- Responsorial Psalm for the Easter Vigil for use after Reading II. Phyrigian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 1, and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.
You will draw water (Isaiah 12)
- Responsorial Psalm for the Baptism of the Lord for use with the optional readings of Year B, the Easter Vigil for use after Reading V or after Reading VII (if there are no baptisms), and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (B).  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

PSALM 151: Passiontide (Holy Week)

An alphabetical listing of Introits, Responsorial Psalms, Gospel Acclamations, Offertories, and Communions for Palm Sunday, the Chrism Mass, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday.  Also included are some chants that are unique to those days. (14 titles)

All Glory, Laud, and Honor (hymn)
- Hymn in honor of Christ the King sung in the Procession of the Palms on Palm Sunday.  Tune is a simplified version of the Mode I chant Gloria, Laus, et Honor.
Antiphons for the Washing of Feet
- All seven antiphons appointed for the Washing of Feet, all under one set of melodies based on the Mode IV chant Postquam Surréxit Dóminus, with the versicles appointed for antiphons 3, 5, and 7 set to Psalm Tone 4.
Every time you partake thereof (Psalm 23)
- Communion for Holy Thursday.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
Father, if this cup (Psalm 116)
- Communion for Palm Sunday.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
Father, into your hands (Psalm 31)
- Responsorial Psalm for Good Friday.  Phrygian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 3, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
For ever I will sing (Psalm 89)
- Responsorial Psalm for IV Advent (Year B), Christmas (Vigil Mass), the Chrism Mass, and Sunday XIII (Ordinary Time) (Year A).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone. 
For food they gave me gall (Psalm 69)
- Offertory for Palm Sunday.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis"
- Gospel Acclamation with versicles for Ash Wednesday, the Sundays of Lent, and Passiontide (including the Chrism Mass).  Based on the Mode I chant Vexilla Regis Prodeunt, with versicles set to Tonus Peregrinus.
Improperia (Reproaches), Parts I and II
- Responsory for the Adoration of the Holy Cross on Good Friday.  Response based on the Mode I chant Pópule Meus, with versicles set to Psalm Tone 1, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
May our glory be in the cross (Psalm 67)
- Introit for Holy Thursday.  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 7, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
My God, My God (Psalm 22)
- Responsorial Psalm for Palm Sunday.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
Our blessing cup (Psalm 116)
- Responsorial Psalm for Holy Thursday.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
You have loved justice (Psalm 45)
- Introit for Baptism of the Lord and the Chrism Mass.  Completely original, including Psalm Tone.
You have loved justice (Psalm 45)
- Communion for the Baptism of the Lord and the Chrism Mass.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

PSALM 151: Season of Lent

An alphabetical listing of Introits, Responsorial Psalms, Gospel Acclamations, Offertories, and Communions for Ash Wednesday and the five Sundays of Lent.  A responsory utilizing the Mode I Parce, Domine for the Distribution of Ashes on Ash Wednesday is also included. (43 titles)

Any man who serves me (Psalm 17)
- Communion for V Lent (C).  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
Be merciful, O Lord (Psalm 51)
- Responsorial Psalm for Ash Wednesday and I Lent (A).  Based on the Mode I chant Parce, Dómine.
Be with me, Lord (Psalm 91)
- Responsorial Psalm for I Lent (C).  Sublime response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 1 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
Blessed are they who dwell (Psalm 84)
- Communion for III Lent (B and C) and Sunday XV.  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
Create a clean heart (Psalm 51)
- Responsorial Psalm for V Lent (B) and the Easter Vigil for use after Reading VII (if there are no baptisms). Based on the Mode I chant Parce, Dómine.
Enlighten my eyes (Psalm 13)
- Offertory for IV Lent (C).  Response based on the Mode IV chant Illúmina Oculos Meos with versicles set to Psalm Tone 4 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
Gospel Acclamation "Vexilla Regis"
- Gospel Acclamation with versicles for Ash Wednesday, the Sundays of Lent, and Passiontide (including the Chrism Mass).  Based on the Mode I chant Vexilla Regis Prodeunt, with versicles set to Tonus Peregrinus.
He who drinks the water (Isaiah 12)
- Communion for III Lent (A).  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
He who ponders the law of the Lord (Psalm 1)
- Communion for Ash Wednesday.  Similar pattern to I will meditate on your commandments, below.
I began to see (Psalm 27)
- Communion for IV Lent (A).  Similar pattern to My heart has declared unto you, below.
I condemn you not (Psalm 32)
- Communion for V Lent (C).  Similar pattern to Lord, let your mercy be on us, below.
I will extol you, O Lord (Psalm 30)
- Offertory for Ash Wednesday.  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 7, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
I will give you a new Spirit (Psalm 34)
- One of two Introit choices for III Lent, and one of two Introit choices for the Pentecost Vigil.  Completely original, including Psalm Tone.
I will meditate on your commandments (Psalm 119)
- Offertory for II Lent.  Lydian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 5, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
I will praise you, O Lord (Psalm 119)
- Offertory for V Lent.  Similar pattern to I will meditate on your commandments, above.
I will walk before the Lord (Psalm 116)
- Responsorial Psalm for II Lent (B) and Sunday XXIV (B).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
If today you hear his voice (Psalm 95)
- Responsorial Psalm for III Lent (A), Sundays IV (B), XXIII (A), and XXVII (C).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone (same tone as I will walk before the Lord, above).
Jerusalem is built as a city (Psalm 122)
- Communion for IV Lent (B). Similar pattern to My heart has declared unto you, below.
Let my tongue be silenced (Psalm 137)
- Responsorial Psalm for IV Lent (B).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
Lord, let your mercy be on us (Psalm 33)
- Responsorial Psalm for II Lent (A), V Easter (A), and Sunday XXIX (B).  Minor key response with versicles set to Tonus Peregrinus, and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.
Lord, you have the words (Psalm 19)
- Responsorial Psalm for III Lent (B) and the Easter Vigil for use after Reading VI.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
My eyes are turned (Psalm 25)
- One of two Introit choices for III Lent.  Similar pattern to Remember your mercies, O Lord, below.
My heart has declared unto you (Psalm 27)
- One of two Introit choices for II Lent.  Minor key response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 5, and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.
Out he came (Psalm 130)
- Communion for V Lent (A).   Similar pattern to Remember your mercies, O Lord, below.
Parce, Dómine (Psalm 51)
- Responsory for the Distribution of Ashes on Ash Wednesday.  Utilizes the Mode I chant Parce, Dómine, as the response, with a Psalm Tone based on the same chant.
Praise the Lord (Psalm 135)
- Offertory for IV Lent (A and B).  Response based on the Mode II chant Laudáte Dóminum, with versicles set to Psalm Tone 2 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
Rejoice, for he who was dead (Psalm 32)
- Communion for IV Lent (C).  Similar pattern to Lord, let your mercy be on us, above.
Rejoice, O Jerusalem (Psalm 122)
- Introit for IV Lent.  Similar pattern to My heart has declared unto you, above.
Remember your mercies, O Lord (Psalm 25)
- One of two Introit choices for II Lent.  Sublime response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 4 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
Taste and see (Psalm 34)
- Responsorial Psalm for IV Lent (C), Sundays XIX (B), XX (B), and XXI (B).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone (same tone as I will give you a new Spirit, above).
Tell no one about the vision (Psalm 45)
- Communion for II Lent.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
The Lord has done great things for us (Psalm 126)
- Responsorial Psalm for II Advent (C), V Lent (C), and Sunday XXX (B).  Similar pattern to My heart has declared unto you, above.
The Lord is kind (I) (Psalm 103)
- Responsorial Psalm for III Lent (C), Sundays VII (A and C) and VIII (B).  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
The Lord is my light (Psalm 27)
- Responsorial Psalm for II Lent (C) and Sunday III (A).  Similar pattern to My heart has declared unto you, above.
The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23)
- Responsorial Psalm for IV Lent (A), IV Easter (A), Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (C), Sunday XVI (B), Christ the King (A), and All Souls (Mass I).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
The Lord will hide you (Psalm 91)
- Offertory for I Lent.  Similar pattern to Be with me, Lord, above.
The Lord will hide you (Psalm 91)
- Communion for I Lent.  Similar pattern to Be with me, Lord, above.
Vindicate me, O God (Psalm 43)
- Introit for V Lent.  Original Response and Psalm Tone both based on Psalm Tone 8, and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.
When he calls to me (Psalm 91)
- Introit for I Lent. Similar pattern to Be with me, Lord, above.
With the Lord there is mercy (Psalm 130)
- Responsorial Psalm for V Lent (A) and Sunday X (B).  Similar pattern to Remember your mercies, O Lord, above.
Your mercy extends (Psalm 57)
- Introit for Ash Wednesday.  Response based on the Mode I chant Miseréris ómnium, Dómine, with versicles set to Psalm Tone 1 and an alternate original SATB tone for selected versicles.
Your servant will observe (Psalm 19)
- Offertory for III Lent (B). Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
Your ways, O Lord (Psalm 25)
- Responsorial Psalm for I Lent (B).  Similar pattern to Remember your mercies, O Lord, above.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

PSALM 151: Sundays of Advent

It is official: the final draft of Psalm 151 is coming to fruition, FINALLY!  Here is the first set, the Introits, Responsorial Psalms (plus one Gradual), Alleluias, Offertories, and Communions of the four Sundays of Advent.  They are listed here in alphabetical order.  For chronological order, you may refer to our CVM Liturgical Calendar and click on the respective Sundays there as well.  (25 titles)

- Alleluia with versicles for all four Sundays of Advent. Based on the Mode IV chant Conditor Alme Siderum, with versicles set to Psalm Tone 5.
- Communion for II Advent.  A Mixolydian Psalm response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 7 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
- Communion for IV Advent.  Chant-style response based on the hymn tune O Heiland Reiss, most commonly used for Ye clouds of heaven, open wide and Behold a Virgin bearing Him;  versicles are set to Tonus Peregrinus ("The Wandering Tone"), with an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for III Advent (C).  A Mixolydian mode Psalm response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 8 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for IV Advent (B), Christmas (Vigil Mass), the Chrism Mass, and Sunday XIII (Ordinary Time) (A).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone. 
- Offertory for IV Advent.  Similar pattern as To you, O Lord, and other Psalm 25-based responsories toward the bottom of this list.
- Responsorial Psalm for II Advent (A).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone (which is the same tone used for For ever I will sing, above).  UPDATED response I-9-16.
- Responsorial Psalm for IV Advent (A).  Festive adaptation of Psalm Tone 8.
- Responsorial Psalm for I Advent (A) and Christ the King (C). A Phyrigian mode Psalm response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 5 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for III Advent (A).  A Mixolydian mode Psalm response (SATB with an optional descant) with versicles set to Psalm Tone 8 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for II Advent (B), Sundays XV (A) and XIX (B).  A Phrygian mode response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 1 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for I Advent (B) and IV Advent (C).  A Mixolydian mode Psalm response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 8 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
- Offertory for III Advent.  Pattern similar to Lord, let us see your kindness, above.
- Responsorial Psalm for III Advent (B).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
- Gradual for II Advent.  This can be used in place of the Responsorial Psalm.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
- Introit for II Advent.  Similar pattern as Lord, make us turn to you, above.
- Introit for III Advent.  A modern (but dignified) setting of the response with a chant-like original Psalm Tone.  Some extra versicles provided.  Contrasts Gaudete Sunday with the other Sundays of Advent quite nicely.
- Introit for IV Advent.  The response is the Mode I Roráte Caeli, commonly used in Advent.  The versicles are set to Tonus Peregrinus (aka, "The Wandering Tone"), with an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Communion for III Advent.  Response based on the Mode VII chant Dícite, Pusillánimes with versicles set to Psalm Tone 7.
- Responsorial Psalm for II Advent (C), V Lent (C), and Sunday XXX (B).  Similar pattern as Let us go rejoicing, above.
- Communion for I Advent.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone (which is also used in Rejoice in the Lord always, above).
- Responsorial Psalm for I Advent (C) and All Souls (Mass II).  Sublime Psalm response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 4 and an alternate original tone in SATB for selected versicles.
- Offertory for I Advent.  Same response as the Responsorial Psalm above, different versicles set to the same Psalm Tones.
- Introit for I Advent.  Similar pattern to the Responsorial Psalm and Offertory, above.
- Offertory for II Advent.  Similar pattern to Lord, let us see your kindness, above.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

PSALM 151: Christmas Season (Solemnities after Christmas)

An alphabetical listing of Introits, Responsorial Psalms, Alleluias, Offertories, and Communions for all of the other Solemnities during the Christmas Season.  The Responsorial Psalm for the Baptism of the Lord includes a part for handbells.  (23 titles)

- Introit for Christmas (Mass at Dawn) and one of two Introit choices for Mary, Mother of God.  Dorian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 4, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Offertory for the Epiphany.  Completely original, including Psalm Tone.
- Communion for the Baptism of the Lord.  Completely original, including Psalm Tone.
- Alleluia with versicles for the entire Christmas season (Christmas itself, and the Solemnities that follow).  Based in the Mode V chant Divinum Mysterium, with versicles set to Psalm Tone 5.
- Introit for the Epiphany.  Completely original, including Psalm Tone.
- Responsorial Psalm for the Holy Family for use with the optional readings of Year C.  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for the Holy Family for use with the standard ABC readings (obligatory for Year A).  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Offertory for Mary, Mother of God.  Versicles are excerpted from Alma Redemptoris Mater, the Marian antiphon used from Advent until the Presentation of the Lord.  Metrical response and versicles, based on the chant Felix Namque Es.
- Offertory for the Baptism of the Lord.  Minor key response with versicles set to Tone 2, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Communion for the Holy Family (B and C).  Minor key response with versicles set to Tone 5, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Communion for Mary, Mother of God.  Completely original, including Psalm Tone.
- Introit for the Holy Family.  Minor key response with versicles set to Tone 2, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
-  One of two Introit choices for Mary, Mother of God.  Completely original, including Psalm Tone.
- Offertory for the Holy Family.  Phrygian response with versicles set to Tone 3, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for the Epiphany.  Completely original, including Psalm Tone.
- Responsorial Psalm for Mary, Mother of God.  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 7, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for the Baptism of the Lord for use with the optional readings of Year C.  Pattern similar to Blessed are they who dwell, above.
- Communion for the Holy Family (A).  Same pattern as Blessed are those who fear the Lord, above.
- Responsorial Psalm for the Holy Family for use with the optional readings of Year B.  Major key response with versicles set to Tone 6, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
-  Responsorial Psalm for the Baptism of the Lord for use with the standard ABC readings (obligatory for Year A).  Completely original, including Psalm Tone.  Includes part for handbells or other pitched percussion instruments.
- Communion for the Epiphany.  Completely original, including Psalm Tone.
- Introit for the Baptism of the Lord and the Chrism Mass.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
- Responsorial Psalm for the Baptism of the Lord for use with the optional readings of Year B, the Easter Vigil for use after Reading V or after Reading VII (if there are no baptisms), and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (B).  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

PSALM 151: Christmas (December 25)

An alphabetical listing of Introits, Responsorial Psalms, Alleluias, Offertories, and Communions for all four Masses of Christmas (Vigil, Night, Dawn, and Day).  The Mass at Night contains two pieces in which extra instruments (mainly brass) are employed.  (17 titles)

- Introit for Christmas (Mass at Dawn) and one of two Introit choices for Mary, Mother of God.  Dorian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 4, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for Christmas (Mass at Dawn).  Mixolydian response (well, starts in major, or Ionian, but ends in the fifth) with versicles set to Psalm Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for Christmas (Mass during the Day).  Mixolydian response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 7, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Communion for Christmas (Mass during the Day).  Pattern similar to the Responsorial Psalm of the same title, above.
- Alleluia with versicles for the entire Christmas season (Christmas itself, and the Solemnities that follow).  Based in the Mode V chant Divinum Mysterium, with versicles set to Psalm Tone 5.
- Communion for Christmas (Mass at Night).  Mixolydian response with versicles to Psalm Tone 8, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Communion for Christmas (Mass at Dawn) and Mary, Mother of God.  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
- Responsorial Psalm for IV Advent (B), Christmas (Vigil Mass), the Chrism Mass, and Sunday XIII (Ordinary Time) (A).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone.
- Offertory for Christmas (Mass at Dawn).  Metrical response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 4, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Offertory for Christmas (Mass at Night).  Response excerpted from the hymn tune In der ist Freude (In thee is gladness) with original Psalm Tone.  Includes parts for two trumpets (B-flat), trombone (B-flat) or horn (F), and timpani.
- Offertory for Christmas (Vigil Mass).  Pattern similar to A light will shine (Psalm 97), above.
- Communion for Christmas (Vigil Mass).  Pattern similar to A light will shine (Psalm 97), above.
- Introit for Christmas (Mass at Night).  Response based on the Mode II chant Dóminus Dixit with versicles set to Psalm Tone 2, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.
- Responsorial Psalm for Christmas (Mass at Night).  Metrical response with versicles set to Psalm Tone 6, and an alternate SATB tone for selected versicles.  Includes parts for two trumpets (B-flat), handbells, and timpani.
- Introit for Christmas (Vigil Mass).  Pattern similar to A light will shine (Psalm 97), above.
- Introit for Christmas (Mass during the Day).  Pattern similar to All the ends of the earth, above.
- Offertory for Christmas (Mass during the Day).  Completely original, including the Psalm Tone (which is the same as For ever I will sing, above).

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Out of Sion His Beauty Shines

An English responsory based on the Gradual for II Advent.  Text paraphrased from selected verses of Psalm 50, set to an original tune based on the chant in the Liber Usualis.

Unison responsory (with optional descant ending note)

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Rejoice in the Lord Always

Responsory on Psalm 85, with the response taken from Philippians 4: 4-5, the Introit for III Advent (as well as the second reading for Year C of the same Sunday).

Responsory with SATB antiphon

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

NCPM: Lent

Introit, Gradual, Tract, Offertory, and Communion
Ash Wednesday (includes chants for the Distribution of Ashes) | Sundays of Lent 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5


COMPLETE SET (Includes all feasts under one set of music.  Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NCPM: Sundays of Easter

Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Sequence, Offertory, Communion, and Ite:
Easter Sunday | Sundays of Easter: 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

COMPLETE SET (Includes all Sundays under one set of music.  Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NCPM: The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

All Canticles, Alleluia, Litany of Saints, Vidi Aquam, Offertory, and Communion
The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

COMPLETE SET (Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NCPM: Ash Wednesday and Solemnities in Lent

Introit, Gradual, Tract, Offertory, and Communion
Ash Wednesday (includes chants for the Distribution of Ashes)
St. Joseph, Husband of Mary (March 19)
Annunciation of the Lord (March 25, when in Lent)

COMPLETE SET (Includes all feasts under one set of music.  Two sets, one with organ accompaniment, the other with melody and text.)

Monday, July 27, 2015

NEWLY REVAMPED: Hymns and Miscellaneous Responsories

HYMNS AND MISCELLANEOUS REPONSORIES (Link is to the alpha index!)

Re-worked for better margins, fonts, etc.  Also, accent marks on any lyric in Latin (also done in Psalm 151 and in Alleluias and Gospel Acclamations).

Some of these also match with certain propers within certain Masses.  The liturgical calendar links on the sidebar will help find if there are any matches.

Some tunes are completely original, while some are based on chant themes (namely those chant melodies given to the propers in the Graduale Romanum).

Enjoy!
BMP

VERBUM SUPERNUM PRODIENS

One of the things I always liked about St. Thomas Aquinas is his uncanny ability to make two hymns out of one.  For example, the last two verses of Sacris Solemniis is Panis Angelicus; the last two verses of Pange Lingua is Tantum Ergo.  In the hymn we're featuring today, set to an original tune based in part on the Gregorian In Splendoribus Sanctorum, the last two verses of the Verbum Supernum Prodiens is the O Salutaris Hostia.

PDF: Verbum Supernum Prodiens - SATB hymn

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TO US A CHILD OF HOPE IS BORN

Based on the Christmas Introit Puer Natus Est Nobis in both text and tune.  The 18th century hymn text is by John Morrison.  The tune is original, based on the Introit melody from the Liber Usualis (or Graduale Romanum, or Gregorian Missal, for that matter).  Incidentally, originally, I wrote the tune in a major key, realized later that this would look and sound a lot better in the mixolydian mode.


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