Sacred Music

Gregorian Chant Introits

Why Gregorian Chant Introits?  Article from the Catholic Times.

Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville and an expert on Gregorian Chant, explains some history of the Introit, as well as its importance and use in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite today:  click here.

Click on the sheet music link to open and print the music form the Gregorian Missal; then click audio to hear the chant being sung.

For the Season of Advent:

First Sunday Ad te levavi sheet music audio
Second Sunday Populus Sion sheet music audio
Third Sunday Gaudete in Domino sheet music audio
Fourth Sunday Rorate Caeli sheet music audio

 

For the Season of Christmas:

Christmas Vigil Hodie scientis sheet music audio
Christmas Midnight Dominus dixit sheet music audio
Christmas Dawn Lux fulgebit sheet music audio
Christmas Day Puer natus est sheet music audio
Holy Family Deus in loco sancto suo sheet music audio
Mary, Mother of God Salve sancta Parens sheet music audio
Epiphany Ecce advenit sheet music audio
Baptism of the Lord Dilexisti iustitiam sheet music audio

 

For the Season of Lent:

Ash Wednesday Misereris omnium sheet music audio
First Sunday Invocabit me sheet music audio
Second Sunday Tibi dixit cor meum sheet music audio
Third Sunday Oculi mei sheet music audio
Fourth Sunday Laetare Ierusalem sheet music audio
Fifth Sunday Iudica me Deus sheet music audio
Holy Thursday (Lord’s Supper) Nos autem sheet music audio

 

For the Season of Easter:

Easter Sunday Resurrexi sheet music audio
Second Sunday of Easter Quasi modo geniti sheet music audio
Third Sunday of Easter Iubilate Deo sheet music audio
Fourth Sunday of Easter Misericordia Domini sheet music audio
Fifth Sunday of Easter Cantate Domino sheet music audio
Sixth Sunday of Easter Vocem iucunditatis sheet music audio
Ascension of the Lord Viri Galilaei sheet music audio
Seventh Sunday of Easter Exaudi, Domine sheet music audio
Pentecost Vigil Dum sanctificatus sheet music audio
Pentecost Sunday Spiritus Domini sheet music audio

 

Solemnities of the Lord in Ordinary Time

Trinity Sunday
(Years A & B)
Benedicta sit sheet music audio
Trinity Sunday (Year C) Caritas Dei sheet music audio
Corpus Christi Cibavit eos sheet music audio
Sacred Heart of Jesus Cogitationes
Cordis eius
sheet music audio

 

For Ordinary Time:

First Sunday
(Baptism of the Lord)
Dilexisti iustitiam sheet music audio
Second Sunday Omnis terra sheet music audio
Third Sunday,
years A & B
Dominus secus sheet music audio
Third Sunday, year C Adorate Deum sheet music audio
Fourth Sunday Laetetur cor sheet music audio
Fifth Sunday Venite, adoremus sheet music audio
Sixth Sunday Esto mihi sheet music audio
Seventh Sunday Domine, in tua misericordia sheet music audio
Eighth Sunday Factus est Dominus sheet music audio
Ninth Sunday Respice in me sheet music audio
Tenth Sunday,
years A & C
Dominus illuminatio sheet music audio
Tenth Sunday, year B Si iniquitates sheet music audio
Eleventh Sunday Exaudi Domine sheet music audio
Twelfth Sunday Dominus fortitudo sheet music audio
Thirteenth Sunday Omnes gentes sheet music audio
Fourteenth Sunday Suscepimus, Deus sheet music audio
Fifteenth Sunday Dum clamarem sheet music audio
Sixteenth Sunday Ecce Deus sheet music audio
Seventeenth Sunday Deus in loco sancto sheet music audio
Eighteenth Sunday,
year A
Sitientes venite sheet music audio
Eighteenth Sunday,
years B & C
Deus in adiutorium sheet music audio
Nineteenth Sunday Respice, Domine sheet music audio
Twentieth Sunday Protector noster sheet music audio
Twenty-first Sunday Inclina, Domine sheet music audio
Twenty-second Sunday Miserere mihi Domine sheet music audio
Twenty-third Sunday Iustus es Domine sheet music audio
Twenty-fourth Sunday Da pacem, Domine sheet music audio
Twenty-fifth Sunday Salus populi ego sheet music audio
Twenty-sixth Sunday, year A In nomine Domini sheet music audio
Twenty-sixth Sunday, years B&C Omnia quae fecisti sheet music audio
Twenty-seventh Sunday In voluntate tua sheet music audio
Twenty-eighth Sunday Si iniquitates sheet music audio
Twenty-ninth Sunday Ego clamavi sheet music audio
Thirtieth Sunday Laetetur cor quaerentium sheet music audio
Thirty-first Sunday, years A & B Ne derelinquas me sheet music audio
Thirty-first Sunday,
year C
Misereris omnium sheet music audio
Thirty-second Sunday Intret oratio mea sheet music audio
Thirty-third Sunday Dicit Dominus sheet music audio
Christ the King Dignus est Agnus sheet music audio

 

For Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord and of the Saints:

Joseph, Husband of Mary Iustus ut palma sheet music audio
Annunciation of the Lord Rorate caeli sheet music audio
Birth of St. John the Baptist, Vigil Ne timeas, Zacharia sheet music audio
Birth of St. John the Baptist, Day De ventre matris sheet music audio
Sts. Peter and Paul, Vigil Dicit Dominus Petro sheet music audio
Sts. Peter and Paul, Day Nunc sciovere sheet music audio
Transfiguration of the Lord Tibi dixict cor meum sheet music audio
Assumption of Mary, Vigil Vultum tuum sheet music audio
Assumption of Mary, Day, opt. 1 Signum Magnum sheet music audio
Assumption of Mary, Day, opt. 2 Gaudeamus omnes in Domino sheet music audio
Triumph of the Cross Nos autem gloriari sheet music audio
All Saints Gaudeamus omnes in Domino sheet music audio
All Souls Requiem aeternam sheet music audio
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Deus in loco sancto suo sheet music audio
Immaculate Conception Gaudens gaudebo in Domino sheet music audio

The schola that performed these chants is from the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman in La Crosse, under the direction of Dr. Brian Luckner.  The sheet music is from the Gregorian Missal and is courtesy of the Catholic Music Association of America’s website, MusicaSacra, and the Benedictine Abbey of Solesmes, France.

Singing the Prayers of the Liturgy

How does one sing the presidential prayers of the liturgy?  While there are many ways and different resources for leaders of prayer to singing the orations of the liturgy, the following examples are one of the simpler ways to proceed.  Arranged by Father Samuel Webber for the Diocese of La Crosse, these examples enhance the celebration of the liturgy by adding beauty and solemnity.

A Guide to Singing the Presidential Prayers, compiled by the Office of Sacred Worship, provides some information on why it is important to sing such prayers in the first place, a explanation of what is meant by the presidential prayers, some advice on how to sing prayer texts, and tones provided by Fr. Webber.

The samples are from the Sundays of Advent.  Click on the particular Sunday for sheet music, and at the top of each sheet is a hyperlink to the audio file.

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