Thursday, October 20, 2016

Christians, to the Paschal Victim

The Easter Sequence, in English, using the familiar Mode I chant melody, a capella, with fresh new original SATB alternate settings for certain verses!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Pange Lingua (with alternate SATB tune!)

Excite your choir and your congregation this Holy Thursday at the Solemn Translation (Transferral) of the Holy Eucharist, or any other day as a Communion hymn.  This is the familiar Mode III (phrygian) chant tune with an original accompaniment, but with an alternate original tune in SATB for your choir!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Yes, the John Mason Neale translation of the Latin Gloria, laus, et honor, but to a simplified form of the Mode I chant tune.

O Redeemer

Offertory for the Chrism Mass, from the Latin O Redemptor.  Translation is from the Roman Missal.  Chant, Mode I, with a fresh new original accompaniment.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Newly-composed "Introit" (even the Gregorian Missal calls this an "entrance antiphon") for Palm Sunday, consisting of the Mode VII Hosanna Filio David/Hosanna to the Son of David, with added fanfares for organ and brass (two trumpets, plus trombone or horn)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Holy Week Odds and Ends

Entrance Antiphon (Festive Hosanna) (Palm Sunday)
Hymn to Christ the King (All glory, laud, and honor) (Palm Sunday)
Antiphons for the Washing of Feet (Holy Thursday)
Offertory (Ubi Caritas) (Holy Thursday)
Solemn Translation of the Holy Eucharist (Pange Lingua) (Holy Thursday)
Improperia (Reproaches) (Good Friday)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Luke 1 (Benedictus)

Communion (Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Day)

Luke 1 (vv. 13-15)

Introit (Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Vigil)

Exodus 24 (vv. 4-5)

Offertory (Body and Blood of Christ; Sunday XXIV AB)

Psalm 146

Responsorial Psalm (III Advent)
Responsorial Psalm (Sundays XXIII B, XXVI C, and XXXII B)
Offertory (III Easter)

Psalm 145

Responsorial Psalm (V Easter C; Sundays XIV A and XXXI C)

Psalm 139

Introit (Easter Sunday)
Introit (SS. Peter and Paul, Day)
Responsorial Psalm (Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Day)
Offertory (SS. Peter and Paul, Vigil)

Psalm 122

Introit (IV Lent)
Responsorial Psalm (I Advent A; Christ the King C)
Communion (IV Lent B)
Communion (VI Easter A)
Communion (VII Easter)

Psalm 116

Responsorial Psalm (II Lent B; Sunday XXIV B)
Responsorial Psalm (Holy Thursday)
Responsorial Psalm (Body and Blood of Christ B)
Communion (Palm Sunday)

Psalm 110

Responsorial Psalm (Body and Blood of Christ C)
Communion (Christmas, at Night)

Psalm 98

Introit (Christmas, during the Day)
Introit (V Easter)
Responsorial Psalm (Christmas, during the Day)
Responsorial Psalm (VI Easter B; Sunday XXVIII C)
Responsorial Psalm (Immaculate Conception)
Communion (Christmas, during the Day)

Psalm 97

Introit (Sunday III C)
Responsorial Psalm (Christmas, at Dawn)
Responsorial Psalm (VII Easter C; Transfiguration)

Psalm 96

Responsorial Psalm (Christmas, at Night)
Responsorial Psalm (Sunday II C)
Offertory (Christmas, at Night)

Psalm 93

Introit (Christmas, at Dawn; Mary, Mother of God)
Offertory (Christmas, at Dawn)

Psalm 92

Introit (St. Joseph)
Introit (Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Day)
Offertory (Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Day)

Psalm 90

Responsorial Psalm (Sunday XXIII C)

Psalm 80

Introit (II Advent)
Responsorial Psalm (I Advent B; IV Advent C)
Communion (V Easter BC)
Communion (SS. Peter and Paul, Day)

Psalm 71

Responsorial Psalm (Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Vigil)

Psalm 68

Introit (Holy Family)
Introit (Pentecost Sunday)
Offertory (Pentecost Sunday)
Communion (Ascension C)
Communion (Pentecost Sunday)

Psalm 67

Introit (Holy Thursday)
Responsorial Psalm (Mary, Mother of God)
Responsorial Psalm (VI Easter C; Sunday XX A)

Psalm 66

Introit (III Easter)
Introit (VI Easter)
Introit (Sunday II)
Responsorial Psalm (VI Easter A; Sunday XIV C)
Offertory (V Easter; Sunday II)
Communion (Sunday II C)

Psalm 51

Responsorial Psalm (Ash Wednesday; I Lent A)
Responsorial Psalm (V Lent B; Easter Vigil, after rdg. VI)
Giving of Ashes (Ash Wednesday)
Communion (VI Easter C)

Psalm 45

Introit (Mary, Mother of God)
Introit (Baptism of the Lord; Chrism Mass)
Responsorial Psalm (Assumption, Day)
Offertory (SS. Peter and Paul, Day)
Communion (II Lent)
Communion (Chrism Mass)

Psalm 27

Introit (II Lent)
Introit (VII Easter)
Responsorial Psalm (II Lent C; Sunday III A)
Responsorial Psalm (VII Easter A)
Responsorial Psalm (All Souls, Mass III)
Communion (Holy Family BC; St. Joseph)
Communion (IV Lent A)

Psalm 25

Introit (I Advent)
Introit (II Lent)
Introit (III Lent)
Responsorial Psalm (I Advent C; All Souls, Mass II)
Responsorial Psalm (I Lent B)
Responsorial Psalm (Sunday III B)
Offertory (I Advent)

Psalm 22

Responsorial Psalm (Palm Sunday)
Responsorial Psalm (V Easter B)

Psalm 21

Communion (Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Vigil)

Psalm 19

Introit (IV Advent; Annunciation)
Introit (Sunday III AB)
Introit (SS. Peter and Paul, Vigil)
Responsorial Psalm (III Lent; Easter Vigil, after rdg. VI)
Responsorial Psalm (Sundays III C and XV C)
Responsorial Psalm (SS. Peter and Paul, Vigil)
Offertory (III Lent)
Communion (IV Advent; Annunciation)
Communion (III Easter C; SS. Peter and Paul, Vigil)

Thursday, July 07, 2016



Psalm 151 is the collection of original settings of Introits, Responsorial Psalms, Alleluias, Offertories, and Communions in English for the three-year Sunday liturgical cycle  Much of this project derives from a set of Psalm settings of mine that goes back as early as 1995 (plus a couple as early as 1991/1992, and even one that dates back as early as 1986).

Many of the settings are written (in some cases, rewritten) completely in chant style, with nearly all of them using a Gregorian Psalm tone and alternate SATB tone for the versicles, while a good chunk of my earlier settings (many with metrical responses, and many with original Psalm tones) have been retained, some of which have been used at the parish where I am organist, and others which have been used elsewhere, in cities such as Boston (example: one musician from Boston actually used my Psalm 34 for her own wedding) and St. Louis (at the Cathedral Basilica, to boot, and their music director, Dr. Horst Buchholz, is an excellent composer in his own right).

As a companion to Psalm 151, there are several indices, all of which you will find linked on the sidebar.  One is a Liturgical Calendar link which covers six years (2016-2021 as of this writing) with actual dates.  The links on those pages lead to the respective Sunday or feast, which has the link(s) to the Psalm(s) you need.  You'll even be able to find the date of Easter (and all the other movable feasts whose dates depend on that of Easter) without having to do any special math or find the golden number (though you can find those tricks in the back of the Book of Common Prayer, which is to Anglicans and Episcopalians as the Roman Missal is to Catholics).

There are some yet even older versions of some of my Psalms that are still in the Chabanel Psalms over at the Corpus Christi Watershed.  Jeff Ostrowski has done a marvelous job collecting musical contributions to that project - Psalms from Sam Schmitt, Aristotle Esguerra, Royce Nickel, Richard Rice, Arlene Oost-Zinner, Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB, yours truly, and from Jeff Ostrowski himself.  I for one never limit myself to one collection of Psalm settings, and neither should you.  I'm not about to take away from anyone, but to only add to the vast collection of the great settings already out there.

All of the works set forth here are under the Creative Commons License 3.0 BY-ND.  That means you can copy the work, and perform the work, free of charge, provided proper attribution and credits are given.  Also, no derivatives of the work are to be made (in music slang, you cannot rip off little tidbits and add it to your own material and call it yours).  Oh, and no selling of my work.  Only I can do that (or provide a license to do so, for a fee).

So, there you have it.  Psalm 151.  Feel free to proclaim the Psalms loud and clear.

Brian Michael Page
February 8, 2016