Saturday, August 13, 2011

Musical Resources for the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal

Richard Chonak has very helpfully put up a page of resources for the music for the new Missal.

Latin Gregorian Settings

Resources for singing the Ordinary of the Mass in Latin are available at our Latin Settings page.

English-language Settings

The musical settings indicated here are for the Roman Missal Third Edition, which will go into use for Ordinary Form Masses in the United States in 2011.
All these settings are presented in accord with ICEL’s policy for the use of its approved texts.

Chant Melodies from the Roman Missal Third Edition

Here are some materials and resources for learning the chant melodies to be published in the new Missal. This music was provided by ICEL and adopted by the US Bishops Committee for the Liturgy. These settings will appear in the altar edition of the Missal and in worship aids.

Study materials from ICEL

Congregational booklets for the ICEL chant setting

  • The Sung Ordinary of the Mass: the principal parts in modern notation in two booklet formats: 4 pages, with the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Memorial, and Agnus; or 8 pages adding the Credo; both are designed by Rene Alvarez.
  • Order of Sung Mass, a 36-page booklet (5 1/2″ x 8″) in two formats: in chant notation (square notes) and in modern notation; designed by Aristotle Esguerra.
  • Order of Sung Mass in modern notation: the principal parts of the Mass Ordinary on four pages (8 1/2″ x 11″); designed by Aristotle Esguerra.

Practice audio and video recordings


Organ accompaniments for the ICEL chants

Accompaniments for some or all of the new Mass ordinary are available from the following sources:
(This list will be expanded as more information is available.)

Newly composed settings

And at the website of Corpus Christi Watershed: