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Singing with Mary and the Saints

Gregorian Chant Schola of Saint John's Abbey and University

In hymns, antiphons, psalms, and responsories, the chant schola sings of John the Baptist who announced Jesus' coming, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Joseph her spouse, the apostles Peter and Paul, the evangelists Matthew and Luke, and Saints Benedict, Scholastica, Hildegard, Dominic, and Francis.The Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated with great love by the Catholic faithful, and she and the saints are honored for their virtue and prayed to for assistance in daily life. These chants venerate and call upon Mary and the saints, with selections drawn from Mass and Liturgy of the Hours (Office) from the entire liturgical year, concluding with the feast of All Saints. The chant is predominantly in Latin, but with a bit of English chant in some cases. Vocal harmony enhances the ancient medieval chants in some cases.Selection are:Ave, Maria (Hail Mary), AnnunciationEcce, virgo (Behold a Virgin), AnnunciationHymnis angelicis (With Angelic Hymns), St. ScholasticaLustus germinabit (The Just Will Blossom), St. JosephHodie Sanctus Benedictus (Today St. Benedict), St. BenedictTu, puer (You, O child), St. John the BaptistTu es pastor (You Are the Shepherd), Ss. Peter and PaulIgnem veni mittere (I Came to Cast Fire), St. Ignatius of LoyolaBeatus iste sanctus (Blessed This Saint), St. DominicQuia ergo femina (For as a Woman), St. HildegardMagna est Gloria (Great Is The Glory), St. MatthewVivo autem ego (I Still Live), St. Francis of AssisiVos qui secuti estis (You Who Have Followed), St. LukeGaudeamus (Let Us Rejoice), All SaintsGospel of Matthew, All SaintsO quam gloriosum (O How Glorious), All Saints The Gregorian Chant Schola of Saint John's Abbey includes monks as well as undergraduate and graduate theology and music students. Men and women sing together, which roughly replicates the medieval sound of monks and choir boys singing in octaves. The school sings regularly throughout the school year at Abbey School of Theology liturgies as well as at the neighboring monastery of Benedictine sisters in St. Joseph, Minnesota.Anthony Ruff, OSB, a monk of Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, teaches liturgy, liturgical music, and Gregorian chant at Saint John's University School of Theology -Seminary. He is the founding director of the National Catholic Youth Choir and is a frequent presenter across the country on topics of liturgy and music. He is on the board of directors of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and on the leadership team of the Catholic Association for Liturgy. In addition to many journal articles, he is the author of Sacred Music and Liturgical Reform: Treasures and Transformations, and Responsorial Psalms for Weekday Mass: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter (Liturgical Press, 2008).

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English Proper Chants

Accompaniment Edition

John Ainslie, Composer

Among the prayers of the Mass that vary from day to day (the propers), the Roman Missal includes an entrance antiphon and communion antiphon. English Proper Chants is a collection of beautiful, simple chant settings for these antiphons, with English texts, for all of the Sundays and solemnities of the liturgical year.The project's composer John Ainslie, an internationally respected liturgist and musician, believes that chant is a musical idiom that continues to have an important (but not exclusive) role in the Catholic liturgy. English Proper Chants reflects his conviction that the use of chant in English requires sensitive handling in order to respect and reflect the particular rhythms of the language. Both melody (5-line modern notation) and accompaniment editions are available. The accompaniment edition is printed in a convenient, coil-bound format that allows it to lie flat on music stands, while the melody edition is perfect-bound (paperback). Indices of antiphons and of psalms are included in each. Pagination is identical in both editions for easy combined use. All purchasers of either edition receive access to download digitial images for the antiphons of any composition in the book.John Ainslie is an English liturgist and musician with over thirty years' experience as a parish music leader. He has been chairman of the Society of Saint Gregory, the British-based association for promoting high standards of liturgical celebration. He has also been general secretary of Universa Laus, the European study group for liturgical music founded by Fr. Joseph Gelineau.

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By Flowing Waters

By Flowing Waters

Paul F. Ford

Designed to tutor assemblies and their ministers in the homely ways of singing the Mass, not just singing at Mass, By Flowing Waters is a primer of liturgical music. This treasury of nearly 700 chants and songs based on authentic chants provides the best and most accessible of the Roman Catholic plainsong tradition for use by assemblies, cantors, and choirs. The goal of By Flowing Waters is to let the text be primary and the music its servant. It is ecumenical in its design for eucharistic worship in liturgical Churches and its use by Free Churches who wish to add chant to the sung prayer of their congregations. A graceful translation has been fitted to an adaptation of the traditional chant historically associated with it and succeeds with clear and simple phrases for responses, and well-marked verses for the cantor. Texts are drawn almost entirely from the Bible, including 102 psalms and nineteen canticles of the Old and New Testaments. The volume also includes the entire repertory of the Simple Gradual, the Simple Kyriale, and Jubilate Deo. The litanic/responsorial style of the entire collection moves the work of worship between the cantor and the assembly, giving new meaning to the word "liturgy" and to the keynote of the liturgical renewal, full, active, conscious participation. By Flowing Waters is a version of the second of two official song books of the Roman liturgy, the Graduale Romanum (the Roman Gradual) and the Graduale Simplex (the Simple Gradual). As the sacramentary is the presider's book, the book of the Gospels is the deacon's, and the lectionary is the reader's, the gradual is the liturgical book belonging to the schola cantorum (the group of singers who render more difficult pieces at a liturgical function). Used for the singing of the Proper of the Mass in English, the Simple Gradual is a properly integrated part of the liturgical renewal. Its purpose is to afford a greater opportunity for community participation in song—especially through congregational singing of brief refrains and responses to the longer verses sung by a cantor, schola, or choir. The music in By Flowing Waters has ancient sources but only one Source, the Word. With respect to the antiphons, acclamations, hymns, and songs, expresses the meaning of the original words to convey the same meaning to those who speak English. In regard to the psalmody (the ways to sing psalms, canticles, and other long texts) it lets these ancient tones become the tunes to carry the Hebrew and Greek poetry which is freshly translated into English in the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Cantors, liturgists, parish music directors, choir directors, choir members, schools and religious communities who sing on weekdays as well as Sundays, will find By Flowing Waters provides the best traditions of simple and unaccompanied chant that meet the expectations of aesthetic quality and musical scholarship. In addition, it can serve as both a scholarly reference for liturgists and a professional reference for liturgical musicians. By Flowing Waters is a collection for congregations of praying Christians, Christians who sing because they have something to sing about (the goodness of God), to sing for (the salvation of the world), and someone to sing with (the Son of God). By providing the Simple Gradual in English and through the use of other chant resources, By Flowing Waters is in the fullest harmony with that song. Beautifully bound; includes two ribbon markers. Updates are published to this book. See the By Flowing Waters Website for more information. By Flowing Waters contains nearly 700 authentic chants and songs based on authentic chants for use by assemblies, cantors, and choirs is exemplary of the best and most accessible of the Roman Catholic plainsong tradition is ecumenical in its design for worship in liturgical Churches, and its adaptability by Free Churches who wish to add chant to the sung prayer styles of their congregations draws texts to be sung almost entirely from the Bible, especially the Psalms and Canticles of the Old and New Testaments distinguishes between and among the solo and choral voices in the psalms so that assemblies can know who is speaking to them or for them appeals to those cantors looking for resources for unaccompanied song for eucharistic liturgy restores to cantors their own proper book revitalizes the ministries of psalmist, cantor, schola cantorum, and choir attracts those who are intrigued by the idea of using chant is welcome to those who know that modal music in free rhythm wears longer and delivers the text unobtrusively allows the melodies which arose from the singing of the texts in their original languages to live again through their harmonious weddings to English translations of these texts is familiar to those who grew up with chant and accessible to those unfamiliar with chant includes the entire repertory of the Simple Gradual (the chant collection authorized by Pope Paul VI in 1968 and revised and expanded in 1975 to include the Simple Kyriale) includes the entire repertory of Jubilate Deo (the universal chant collection authorized by Pope Paul VI in 1974) with fresh English lyrics as well as the original Latin and Greek provides settings for singing the readings based on the models provided in the 1973 Ordo Cantus Missae is resourceful for liturgists who need to make sense of the references to the Simple Gradual in the General Instruction on the Roman Missal (and its Appendix of the US Bishops), the Introduction to the Lectionary, and Music in Catholic Worship introduces musicians, composers, and liturgists to largely unknown forms: responsorial psalms and alleluia psalms in the responsoria brevia style, the acclamation antiphon, and the Simple Gradual's other litanic ("call and response") features gives new meaning to the word liturgy and to the keynote of the liturgical renewal, full, active, conscious participation: The litanic/responsorial style of the entire collection moves the work of worship between the cantor and the assembly is complete for those who want to chant the entire renewed liturgy according to the model envisioned by Vatican II, incorporating new adaptations in English of ancient Greek and Latin chants for the Order of the Mass and the Ordinary of the Mass can serve as a common meeting ground for todays diverse musical cultures is a bridge between the moderate progressives and the moderate conservatives in its use of horizontally inclusive language is especially useful at times and in settings with limited resources includes full biblical, modal, and liturgical indexes. Paul F. Ford, PhD, is professor of theology and liturgy at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, California, and the convening composer of the Collegeville Composers Group, the authors of the Psallite project.

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English Proper Chants

Accompaniment Edition

John Ainslie, Composer

Among the prayers of the Mass that vary from day to day (the propers), the Roman Missal includes an Entrance Antiphon and Communion Antiphon. English Proper Chants is a collection of beautiful, simple chant settings for these antiphons, with English texts, for all of the Sundays and Solemnities of the liturgical year.The project's composer John Ainslie, an internationally respected liturgist and musician, believes that chant is a musical idiom that continues to have an important (but not exclusive) role in the Catholic liturgy. English Proper Chants reflects his conviction that the use of chant in English requires sensitive handling in order to respect and reflect the particular rhythms of the language. Both melody (5-line modern notation) and accompaniment editions are available. The accompaniment edition is printed in a convenient, coil-bound format that allows it to lie flat on music stands, while the melody edition is perfect bound (paperback). Indices of antiphons and of psalms are included in each. Pagination is identical in both editions for easy combined use. Purchase includes permission to reprint antiphon texts and music from melody edition on one-time copies (e.g., newsletters) for congregational use. It includes access to reproducible PDF and TIFF files of the antiphons.John Ainslie is an English liturgist and musician with over thirty years' experience as a parish music leader. He has been chairman of the Society of Saint Gregory, the British-based association for promoting high standards of liturgical celebration. He has also been General Secretary of Universa Laus, the European study group for liturgical music founded by Fr. Joseph Gelineau.

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English Proper Chants

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John Ainslie, Composer

Among the prayers of the Mass that vary from day to day (the propers), the Roman Missal includes an entrance antiphon and communion antiphon. English Proper Chants is a collection of beautiful, simple chant settings for these antiphons, with English texts, for all of the Sundays and solemnities of the liturgical year.The project's composer John Ainslie, an internationally respected liturgist and musician, believes that chant is a musical idiom that continues to have an important (but not exclusive) role in the Catholic liturgy. English Proper Chants reflects his conviction that the use of chant in English requires sensitive handling in order to respect and reflect the particular rhythms of the language. Both melody (5-line modern notation) and accompaniment editions are available. The accompaniment edition is printed in a convenient, coil-bound format that allows it to lie flat on music stands, while the melody edition is perfect-bound (paperback). Indices of antiphons and of psalms are included in each. Pagination is identical in both editions for easy combined use. All purchasers of either edition receive access to download digital images for the antiphons of any composiiton in the book.John Ainslie is an English liturgist and musician with over thirty years' experience as a parish music leader. He has been chairman of the Society of Saint Gregory, the British-based association for promoting high standards of liturgical celebration. He has also been general secretary of Universa Laus, the European study group for liturgical music founded by Fr. Joseph Gelineau.

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Chants of The Roman Missal: Study Edition

International Commission on English in the Liturgy

The Chants of The Roman Missal: Study Edition is for celebrants, cantors, scholars, musicians, and everyone interested in the English chant of the newly translated Roman Missal. Introductory articles on the place of English chant in worship, the value of chanting the dialogues and acclamations, and the challenges involved in adapting Latin chant to English are included. Also featured is commentary on every English chant in the new missal by genre–the Order of Mass, acclamations, prefaces, hymns, and antiphons. This work will prove indispensible to presbyters, deacons, and cantors who hope to be prepared to chant the Mass, for music and liturgy directors, and for anyone interested in singing the English chant in our missal with greater understanding and prayerfulness.

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Sung Gospels

For Major Solemnities in Multiple Voices

Anthony Ruff, OSB

Proclaim the gospel in song for Christmas, Easter, Epiphany, Pentecost, solemnities, and other special feast days with these settings written for two- or three-part voices, adapted for the English language from settings found in medieval manuscripts. These settings are ideal to make the gospel the high point of the Liturgy of the Word. Anthony Ruff, OSB, a monk of Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, teaches liturgy, liturgical music, and Gregorian chant at Saint John's University School of Theology-Seminary. He is the founding director of the National Catholic Youth Choir and is a frequent presenter across the country on topics of liturgy and music. He is on the board of directors of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and on the leadership team of the Catholic Association for Liturgy. In addition to many journal articles, he is the author of Sacred Music and Liturgical Reform: Treasures and Transformations, and Responsorial Psalms for Weekday Mass: Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter (Liturgical Press, 2008).

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English Proper Chants

Melody Edition

John Ainslie, Composer

Among the prayers of the Mass that vary from day to day (the propers), the Roman Missal includes an Entrance Antiphon and Communion Antiphon. English Proper Chants is a collection of beautiful, simple chant settings for these antiphons, with English texts, for all of the Sundays and Solemnities of the liturgical year.The project's composer John Ainslie, an internationally respected liturgist and musician, believes that chant is a musical idiom that continues to have an important (but not exclusive) role in the Catholic liturgy. English Proper Chants reflects his conviction that the use of chant in English requires sensitive handling in order to respect and reflect the particular rhythms of the language. Both melody (5-line modern notation) and accompaniment editions are available. The accompaniment edition is printed in a convenient, coil-bound format that allows it to lie flat on music stands, while the melody edition is perfect bound (paperback). Indices of antiphons and of psalms are included in each. Pagination is identical in both editions for easy combined use. Purchase includes permission to reprint antiphon texts and music from melody edition on one-time copies (e.g.,newsletters) for congregational use. It includes access to reproducible PDF and TIFF files of the antiphons.John Ainslie is an English liturgist and musician with over thirty years' experience as a parish music leader. He has been chairman of the Society of Saint Gregory, the British-based association for promoting high standards of liturgical celebration. He has also been General Secretary of Universa Laus, the European study group for liturgical music founded by Fr. Joseph Gelineau.

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