Monday, June 27, 2011

Get ready to sing

The USCCB made a stunning announcement last week that said that the music for the new Missal can be used immediately if the local bishop approves. This has sent parishes across the country scrambling for Mass cards to put in the pews so that the people can start chanting. I had been looking and begging myself until someone pointed out just how easy such a thing would be to make.

Sure enough, this one small sheet (8.5.x11) includes Kyrie, Gloria, Credo text, Sanctus, Acclamations, and Agnus. It's a start. You can download it here.

I'm not sure that I see the need for music on the Credo. People would probably learn it better without worrying about notes. They only need to listen several times to a strong cantor.