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).
You Will Be My Witnesses: Music for Christian Initiation is a collection of new music from the Collegeville Composers Group. For use during the Rites of Christian initiation, this collection will enhance these celebrations in your faith community through accessible melodies and creative arrangements. This exciting collection includes fourteen unique selections. The Cantor/Choir Edition contains descants and harmonies while accompaniments and reprintable assembly graphics can be found in the Accompaniment Edition. Recordings are available together on one CD to assist you in learning the songs. The CD also makes enjoyable music for personal prayer and a meaningful gift for initiation candidates. Selections found in this collection include: Come, Children, Listen to Me Song for the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens Lord, We Praise You Song of Affirmation by the Sponsors and Assembly We Adore You, O Christ, and We Praise You Song for the Singing of the Senses Go in Peace Song of Dismissal Glory to You, Lord Jesus Christ Lenten Gospel Acclamation Lord, Listen to Our Prayer Intercessions Litany for the Scrutinies *Apostles' Creed Provided in Latin, English, and Spanish *Nicene Creed Provided in Latin, English, and Spanish The Lord's Prayer Provided in Latin, English, and Spanish Litany of the Saints Litany for the Easter Vigil Praise to You, Alleluia Song for the Blessing of the Water One Lord, One Hope, One Faith We Proclaim Infant and Adult Baptismal Song You Will Be My Witnesses Responsorial Psalm for the Rite of Confirmation Taste the Goodness of the Word of God Communion Song for the Rite of Confirmation * Selections not included on the CD Also available for download on Amazon and iTunes.View all Psallite products by The Collegeville Composers Group here.
Paul F. Ford; Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle; J. Michael Thompson, Director
While serving as a demonstration collection, this glorious recording of chant is in itself an act of prayera perfect meditation tool and salve for the spirit. Updates are published to this CD. See the By Flowing Waters Website for more information. Selections are: Glory and Honor and Praise Alleluia, This Is the Day By Flowing Waters Springs of Water You Were Sent to Heal the Contrite Glory to God Because I Have Sinned Against You Come, My Beloved Alleluia Psalm (Psalm 9) *Easter Vigil Ascension Alleluia Psalm (Psalm 47) Apostles' Creed in Question Form My Redeemer Lives In the Presence of the Angels Holy, Holy, Holy Memorial Acclamation A Doxology Ending and Threefold Amen; Lamb of God In Galilee You Will See Jesus Ask and You Will Receive Psalm 34 with Alleluias We Give You Praise You Knew Me, Lord May Flights of Angels May Choirs of Angels
This collection contains 25 of the titles from Psallite composed for Liturgical Year A. Accompaniments and reprintable antiphon graphics for the assembly are included in the Accompaniment Book. This inspiring collection is also ideal for personal listening.Collections of selected titles from Year B and Year C are also available.Where Two or Three Are Gathered includes:Now is the HourBe Patient, BelovedLet the King of Glory Come InJesus, Mighty Lord, Come Save UsClothed in Christ, One in ChristGive Us Living WaterGive Thanks to the Lord, AlleluiaAt Your Word Our Hearts Are BurningI Am the Way: Follow MeHere I AmLight of the WorldIn God Alone Is My Soul at RestKeep These Words in Your Heart and SoulLove Is My DesireThe Mercy of God Is for AllEverlasting Is Your LoveAll Things Are from the LordWhere Two or Three Are GatheredLord, You Are CloseRemember, LordAll That Is TrueI Shall Dwell in the House of the LordThe Word of God at Work in UsCome, All You Good and Faithful ServantsA River FlowsThe Collegeville Composers Group includes Carol Browning, Catherine Christmas, Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam, Paul F. Ford, PhD, and Paul Inwood.Also available for download on Amazon and iTunes.View all Psallite products by The Collegeville Composers Group here.
Schola Cantorum of St. Peter's-in-the-Loop Church, Chicago; J. Michael Thompson, Director
While the Liturgy of the Hours is being newly discovered by lay Christians, its wealth as sung prayer is being appreciated by musicians. A response to many requests for a "take-home" version of Vespers, How Awesome This Place offers a complete, sung celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours. Demonstrating the ways that chant can be effectively used in parochial celebrations in the 1990s, How Awesome This Place provides a model for the parochial celebration of Morning and Evening Prayer, using the Office for the Anniversary of the Dedication of a Church as an example. It shows how every church can observe its dedication anniversary as a solemnity by celebrating Morning and Evening Prayer in English with Gregorian chant. The motet Surely the Lord Is in this Place precedes Morning Prayer selections: Introduction Invitatory Antiphon and Psalm 100 Office Hymn: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation First Psalm (46) Old Testament Canticle: Song of the Three Young Men Second Psalm (147) Reading Responsory Gospel Canticle: Benedictus Intercessions The Lord's Prayer Concluding Prayer Conclusion A motet for lamp lighting precedes selections for Evening Prayer: Lucernarium Introduction Office Hymn: Blessed City, Heavenly Salem First Psalm (122) Second Psalm New Testament Canticle: Revelations Hymn Reading Prolix Responsory: Domus iste Gospel Canticle: Magnificat Intercessions The Lord's Prayer Concluding Prayer Blessing and Dismissal
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Easy-to-use graphic files of the assembly antiphons that can be used to select and insert music into desktop publishing documents, PowerPoint, or other custom worship aids and programs. Must purchase license for permission. The Annual License grants permission to reprint the antiphons contained on the Psallite Antiphons CD. The Psallite Antiphons CD contains easy-to-use graphic files of the assembly antiphons that can be used to select and insert music into desktop publishing documents, PowerPoint, or other custom worship aids and programs. View all Psallite products by The Collegeville Composers Group here.
A CD recording containing 27 selections composed for Liturgical Year B from the full collection of music composed for Psallite. Accompaniments for these selections and reprintable antiphon graphics are included in the Accompaniment Book. Collections of selected titles for Year A and Year C are also available. Walk in My Ways includes: To You, O Lord Rejoice in the Lord, Again Rejoice! We Receive from Your Fullness Here Is My Servant Give: Your Father Sees Those Who Love Me My Shepherd Is the Lord There Is Mercy in the Lord This Is My Body Send out Your Spirit Christ, Our Pasch Live on in My Love I Will See You Again Walk in My Ways Venite Adoremus God Heals the Broken Lead Me, Guide Me Here in Your Presence All You Nations Don't Be Afraid Those Who Do Justice Let the Word Make a Home in Your Heart I Loved Wisdom More Than Health or Beauty Courage! Get Up! My Plans for You Are Peace Rejoice in the Lord on This Feast of the Saints May God Grant Us Joy of Heart The Collegeville Composers Group includes Carol Browning, Catherine Christmas, Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam, Paul F. Ford, Ph.D., and Paul Inwood. Also available for download on Amazon and iTunes.View all Psallite products by The Collegeville Composers Group here.
Paul F. Ford; Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle; J. Michael Thompson, Director
For all who wish to enter into the mystery and majesty of the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the selections included on Lord, by Your Cross and Resurrection allow the themes of the paschal triduum to be heard and taken to heart through chant. This collection serves as a source of inspiration for listeners during this holiest of seasons and as a demonstration for choirs and those seeking to bring the beauty of chant to their assembly. This is the premier recording of the chants for the Chrism Mass. See the By Flowing Waters Website for more information. Selections on the first CD, Passion (Palm) SundayGood Friday are: Hosanna to the Son of David Let Us Go Forward in Peace The Children of the Hebrews The Hebrew People Glory and Honor and Praise Hosanna in the Highest Lord, Come to My Defense Believe Me When I Tell You This Judge My Cause, O God Father, If I Must Drink This Cup Lord, You Have Given My Heart I Will Sing Forever True Hearts Were Made for Praise O Redeemer, Hear Our Singing Justice You Love We Should Glory in the Cross Priest Forever, Jesus Christ In Green Pastures the Lord Gives Me Rest I Will Bless Your Name, O Lord A New Commandment I Give You Where We Live as Friends I Will Take the Cup of Salvation Hail Our Savior's Glorious Body Father, I Put My Life Into Your Hands My Savior and My God Look on the Wood of the Cross O My People, What Have I Done to You Your Cross, O Lord Selections on the second CD, The Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday are: Lord, Send Out Your Spirit The Earth Is Full of the Goodness of the Lord Keep Me Safe, O God Let Us Sing to the Lord I Will Praise You, Lord You Will Draw Water Joyfully The Vineyard of the Lord Lord, You Have the Words Let Heaven and Earth Give Glory My Soul Is Longing for You Create a Clean Heart in Me Easter Vigil Alleluia The Litany of the Saints Springs of Water The Lord's Right Hand Has Shown Its Power Dismissal: The Mass Is Ended Alleluia, This Is the Day Today Is the Day the Lord Has Made When Israel Went Out From Egypt Christians, Praise the Paschal Victim! The Earth Trembled Christ, Our Paschal Lamb Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Paul F. Ford, Ph.D., is professor of theology and liturgy at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, California, and chair of the Special Interest Section for Seminary Music Educators of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is the author of By Flowing Waters: Chant for the Liturgy (A Collection of Unaccompanied Song for Assemblies, Cantors, and Choirs). J. Michael Thompson is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He has been a pastoral musician and liturgist for twenty years, as well as a composer, author, and a noted promoter of the Liturgy of the Hours and Gregorian chant in contemporary parish situations.
Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle; J. Michael Thompson, Director; James E. Clemens, Composer
The paschal season is the most important of the entire Year of Grace but also the one that contains the least amount of music. The Easter Procession provides a juxtaposition of ancient chant and new compositions by James E. Clemens. This "Way of the Cross for the Easter Season," provides music of great textual integrity, permitting the Church to sing of the encounters with the Risen Christ. All of the pieces are eminently useful throughout the three-year Lectionary in the Easter season. The Clemens compositions are especially useful as offertory hymns. Selections are Station 1: Resplendent With Virtues; Station 2: They Who Were With Mary; Station 3: Behold the End of Night; Station 4: When Mary Saw Two Angels; Station 5: Christ, Our Way and Our Life; Station Six: Since You Are the True Peace; Station Seven: Though The Doors Were Locked, O Lord; and Station 8: After Your Descent Into Hades. J. Michael Thompson is professor of ecclesiastical chant at the Bynzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; director of the Metropolitan Cantor Institute of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh; cantor and director of music at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral, Munhall, Pennsylvania; and the director of the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle, Chicago, Illinois. Also available for download on Amazon and iTunes. The Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle, Chicago, has recorded more than twenty-seven other collections produced by Liturgical Press. James E. Clemens is a composer residing in Downers Grove, Illinois.
A Psallite Triptych includes each CD from the Psallite collections: Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Year A, Walk In My Ways: Year B, and We Will Follow You, Lord: Year C. This inspiring collection is ideal for personal listening. The Collegeville Composers Group includes Carol Browning, Catherine Christmas, Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam, Paul F. Ford, PhD, and Paul Inwood. View all Psallite products by The Collegeville Composers Group here.
The Collegeville Composers Group / El Grupo de Compositores Collegeville
Celebrate, Remember / Celebrar, Recordar is a resource of new music that will refresh your parish repertoire! For weddings, three new pieces designed for the revised edition of the Rite of Marriage (Entrance Processional, Responsorial Psalm, and Acclamation after the Exchange of Vows or Rings), plus new Spanish versions of three existing Psallite pieces. For funerals, four new pieces (Entrance Chant, Responsorial Psalm, Communion Psalm and Song of Farewell) plus an updated version of an existing Psallite piece. All the new music in this volume has been composed bilingually and works perfectly in English and Spanish. Includes full keyboard and guitar accompaniments, assembly parts, cantor parts, and choir descants.Un recurso de nueva música que refrescará su repertorio parroquial! Para bodas, tres cantos nuevos diseñados para la edición revisada del rito del matrimonio (Entrada procesional, Salmo Responsorial y la Aclamación después del intercambio de votos o anillos), además, nuevas versiones en español de tres cantos existentes. Para funerales, cuatro cantos nuevos (Entrada, Salmo Responsorial, Comunión y canto de despedida), además de una versión nueva de un canto existente. Toda la música nueva en este volumen ha sido compuesto en forma bilingüe y funciona perfectamente en Inglés y Español. Incluye teclado completo y acompañamiento de guitarra , partes para la asamblea, cantor, y contrapuntos para el coro.For the Revised Rite of Marriage / Para la Edición Revisada del Rito del MatrimonioFill Us with Your Love, O Lord / Sácianos con Tu Amor(Entrance Processional / Entrada processional)How Happy Are Those who Love with All Their Heart / Dichosos Los que Aman de Todo Corazón(Responsorial Psalm / Salmo Responsorial)Thanks be to God / Gracias a Dios(Acclamation after the Exchange of Vows or Rings / Aclamación después del intercambio de votos o anillos)Live On in My Love / Vivan en Mi Amor(New Bilingual Version / nueva versión bilingüe)Love Bears All Things / El Amor Soporta Todo(New Bilingual Version / nueva versión bilingüe)Merciful and Tender, Faithful is the Lord / Clemente y bondadoso, fiel es el Señor(New Bilingual Version / nueva versión bilingüe)For Funerals / Para FuneralesGrant eternal rest to your servants, O Lord / Dales el descanso eterno, Señor(Entrance or Communion Chant / Entrada o Comunión)From clay you have shaped me / De barro me formaste(Responsorial Psalm / Salmo Responsorial)God will wipe away every tear from their eyes / Dios enjugará cada una de sus lagrimas(Communion Psalm / Salmo de Comunión)Saints, come to help him/her/them, Holy Ones of God / Vengan en su ayuda, santos de Dios(Song of Farewell / Canto de Despedida)Apostles' Creed / Credo de los Apóstoles(Revised Bilingual Version / versión actualizada bilingüe)Paul Inwood is an internationally-known liturgist, composer, organist, author, and speaker. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and he worked for several years at the St. Thomas More Center for Pastoral Liturgy, also in London. His music is sung in churches worldwide, and he is a regular contributor to liturgical and musical journals, forums, and blogs. In 2009 he was honored by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians as their Pastoral Musician of the Year.Paul F. Ford, PhD, is professor of systematic theology and liturgy, St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, California. He is an internationally recognized authority on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis His award-winning book, Companion to Narnia (HarperCollins) is now in its fourth edition. Cardinal Mahony honored him with the Laudatus Award in 1995 "for excellence in promotion of the liturgical life of the parishes and the people of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles." Dr. Ford's publications also include eleven entries in C.S. Lewis: A Reader's Encyclopedia (Zondervan) and By Flowing Waters: Chant for the Liturgy (Liturgical Press).Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam, is a monk of New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California, where he currently serves as prior of the community. An internationally known performer, recording artist, and composer, he has recorded and published many collections of sacred and liturgical music. A student of the world's spiritual traditions, Cyprian's music and writing are both heavily influenced in Western as well as Asian spirituality, in which he has been immersed for many years. He is the author of Prayer in the Cave of the Heart: The Universal Call to Contemplation, and Spirit, Soul, Body: Toward an Integral Christian Spirituality published by Liturgical Press.Catherine Christmas is liturgy and music advisor for the diocese of Arundel and Brighton, England, and is also organist of St John's RC Cathedral, Portsmouth and an adjunct faculty member of St John's Seminary, Wonersh. She obtained her MA in Pastoral Liturgy from Heythrop College, part of the University of London, and has worked in the past as a cathedral director of music, an elementary school vice principal, and a parish pastoral associate.Carol Browning currently serves as music director for King of Glory Lutheran Church, in Newbury Park, California, and has been active in music ministry for more than twenty-five years, in Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, and Presbyterian settings, although she is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). She also leads a monthly ecumenical contemplative prayer at an Episcopal parish and freelances as a pastoral musician. As a liturgical composer, in addition to her work with the Collegeville Composers Group, Carol is published by GIA Publications, Inc. and MorningStar Music, and is an independently published inspirational songwriter. She has contributed articles to GIA Quarterly, World Library's AIM: Liturgy Resources, and a chapter for OCP Publications' book, Liturgical Ensemble Basics.Anna Betancourt is the music director at St. Polycarp Church in Stanton, California, and Spanish choir director at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles. Anna has been a lifelong member of St. Linus parish in Norwalk, California where she served as Music Director for many years. She has over 27 years of experience directing various choirs ranging from Spanish and Traditional choirs to Handbell, Children's and Contemporary Ensembles. Anna is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University where she studied under the direction of Paul Salumonovich and later returned to work as Assistant Director of Liturgy and Music for Loyola Marymount University Campus Ministry. Anna has participated in over 40 recordings with various Catholic artists and composers including Pedro Rubalcava, Bob Hurd, Jaime Cortez, Tony Alonso, Peter Kolar, Rafael Moreno, and John Angotti.Also available for download on Amazon and iTunes. View all Psallite products by The Collegeville Composers Group here.
Schola Cantorum of St. Peters-in-the-Loop Church, Chicago; J. Michael Thompson, Director
Taking its name from Pope John Paul II's letter (Orientale Lumen), Light from the East is a diverse recording. As a complement to the Schola's previous recording of There is Great Rejoicing: Carols of Central and Eastern Europe, these carols represent Polish, Croatian, Ukrainian/Carpatho-Rusyn, Slovak, Hungarian, Latvian, Russian, Czech, Moravian, Slovenian, and Romanian traditions. The vivid faith and lovely melodies recorded on Light from the East offer even more reason to raise our voices in praise of the God who sent his only Son to the world. Selections are To the Whole World Organ Improvisation on "To the Whole World" Christians Gather Round Organ Improvisation on "Christians Gather Round" Christmas Night Christmas Day O'er the Earth Shepherding Their Sheep Come, Shepherds, to the Stable Shepherds of Bethlehem There's a Savior Born to Us The Christmas Rose Born to Us is Christ the God-Man Organ Improvisation on "Born to Us Is Christ the God-Man" Tenderly Mary Sings Shepherds, Loyal Shepherds Rise Up, Beth'lem Shepherds, Rise! Strings Celestial Fantasy on Rajske Strune Shepherds, Do Not Be Frightened Organ Improvisation on "Shepherds, Do Not Be Frightened" At the Gates of Heaven Above Also available for download on Amazon and iTunes. J. Michael Thompson is the director of music ministry at St. Peter's Church, where he is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He has been a pastoral musician and liturgist for twenty years, as well as a composer, author, and a noted promoter of the Liturgy of the Hours and Gregorian chant in contemporary parish situations.
The Schola Cantorum of St. Peter's in the Loop; J. Michael Thompson, Director
Music for the Twelve Days of Christmas continues the celebration of the Christmas season by rejoicing in the birth of the Savior. Many of the chant selections are assigned to a specific feast in the twelve days of Christmas (from December 25 through the Epiphany); others are "liturgical folk chant," used in processions or as devotions at the Creche. The recording also includes thirteen carols from Ireland, Poland, Slavonia, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Malawi, and the United States that are little known outside of these regions. Most of these carols are presented in new arrangements that reflect their ethnic and folk origins. All the selections, in their varied ways, give thanks and praise to God for that greatest of gifts: Jesus, "God with us." Selections are Christmas Day Is Come! Hodie Christus Natus Est Cold Is the Edge of the Night Wind Tu principatum tenes He Came with His Love Right Worthy of Honor On This Day, Let's Sing All Together Innocentes pro Christo Ye Sons of Men, With Me Rejoice Verbum caro factum est The Darkest Midnight in December Dum medium silentium Now Is the Old Year Passed Away O admirabile commercium Mary Looks Upon Her Child Magnum haereditatis mysterium Dost Thou in a Manger Lie? Ecce nomen Domini Heaven's Dawn Is Breaking Brightly Puer natus in Bethlehem That Boy-Child of Mary O beata infantia Good People All, This Christmastime Magi videntes stellam Kings So Fair Glorious Also available for download on Amazon and iTunes. J. Michael Thompson is the director of music ministry at St. Peter's Church, where he is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He has been a pastoral musician and liturgist for twenty years, as well as a composer, author, and a noted promoter of the Liturgy of the Hours and Gregorian chant in contemporary parish situations.
Schola Cantorum of St. Peter's-in-the-Loop Church, Chicago; J. Michael Thompson, Director
Recorded for the first time on any label, the First Vespers and Mass for the feast of St. Patrick are now available on In Honor of St. Patrick. Transcribed from fifteenth-century Irish manuscripts, these Latin chants are sung, perhaps for the first time by anyone since the Reformation, by the Schola Cantorum of Saint Peter's-in-the-Loop. In Honor of St. Patrick presents Vespers in its entirety, word-for-word as it would have been heard in the late 1400s at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. The choral chant for the Mass is also included. This is a rare opportunity to hear a local dialect of Gregorian chant. The CD booklet provides the texts in Latin, English, and Irish. Selections for the First Vespers are: Introduction First Vesper Psalm: 112 Second Vesper Psalm: 116 Third Vesper Psalm: 145 Fourth Vesper Psalm: 146 Fifth Vesper Psalm: 147 Capitulum Responsory and Prose Office Hymn Versicle and Response Magnificat Collect Conclusion Selections for Mass are: Office (Introit) Troped Kyrie Gloria in excelsis Deo Respond (Gradual) Tract Sequence Nicene Creed Offertory and Prose Preface and Sanctus Agnus Dei Communion and Verse Dismissal Also available for download on Amazon and iTunes. J. Michael Thompson is the director of music ministry at St. Peter's Church, where he is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He has been a pastoral musician and liturgist for twenty years, as well as a composer, author, and a noted promoter of the Liturgy of the Hours and Gregorian chant in contemporary parish situations.