Why sing Compline with Father Weber’s book?

Compline is the night prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours. In recent parish discussions, the topic of purchasing this book and working through it together by Zoom came up. Below is a video explaining why it is a good idea.

Sum-up of the video:

Singing Compline by reading square notes and following the rules of St Benedict may be “a bridge too far” for many. To this we reply: 1- be not afraid  2- take your time 3- it is worth it, and you’re not alone.

Be not afraid: rules can be scary, but only when they are enforced. Rules actually can be liberating.

Take your time: Liturgical chant does not follow our rushed time. Trying to rush is actually going backwards.

It is worth it, and you are not alone: Unity results from chanting the psalms. Christian chant bears some similarities with other chant traditions, but important differences: we sing the Word of God, not a mantra, and thus we engage the mind, rather than neutralizing it.

April-May

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Click on the coming Sundays to download sheet music and sound files of the sung Proper of the Mass. The sound files are unaccompanied (a-cappella) to replicate as closely as possible the conditions of individual practice at home. Three versions:

  • Roman Gradual, in Latin (the universal and official music of each Mass)
  • Two English translations: a very simple one, and another closer to the original Latin.

Sunday, April 11, SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER white (OR SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY)

Sunday, April 18, THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER white

Sunday, April 25, FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER white

Sunday, May 2, FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER white

Sunday, May 9, SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER white

Sunday, May 16, SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER white (if Ascension was Thursday)

Sunday, May 16, THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD white (California and where Ascension was not Thursday)

Sunday, May 23, PENTECOST SUNDAY red

Sunday, May 30, THE MOST HOLY TRINITY white

Sunday, June 6, THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST white

Friday, June 11, THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS white

Saturday, June 12, The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary white

Sunday, June 13, ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

Sunday, June 20, TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

Thursday, June 24, THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST white

Sunday, June 27, THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

Tuesday, June 29, SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES red

Sunday, July 4, FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

For questions, click here.

Taking Up the Psalter | Sacred Music US

https://sacredmusicus.wordpress.com/2021/03/24/taking-up-the-psalter/

March-April

Click on the coming Sundays to download sheet music and sound files of the sung Proper of the Mass. The sound files are unaccompanied (a-cappella) to replicate as closely as possible the conditions of individual practice at home. Three versions:

  • Roman Gradual, in Latin (the universal and official music of each Mass)
  • Two English translations: a very simple one, and another closer to the original Latin.

Thursday, April 1, Thursday of Holy Week (Holy Thursday) white

Friday, April 2, Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) red

Saturday, April 3, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil white

Sunday, April 4, EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD white

Sunday, April 11, SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER white (OR SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY)

Sunday, April 18, THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER white

Sunday, April 25, FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER white

Sunday, May 2, FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER white

Sunday, May 9, SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER white

Thursday, May 13, THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD white

Sunday, May 16, SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER white (if Ascension was Thursday)

Sunday, May 16, THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD white (California and where Ascension was not Thursday)

Sunday, May 23, PENTECOST SUNDAY red

For questions, click here.

February-March

Click on the coming Sundays to download sheet music and sound files of the sung Proper of the Mass. The sound files are unaccompanied (a-cappella) to replicate as closely as possible the conditions of individual practice at home. Three versions:

  • Roman Gradual, in Latin (the universal and official music of each Mass)
  • Two English translations: a very simple one, and another closer to the original Latin.

Sunday, March 7, THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT violet

Sunday, March 14, FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT violet or rose

Friday, March 19, SAINT JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY white

Sunday, March 21, FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT violet

Thursday, March 25, THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD white

Sunday, March 28, PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD red

Thursday, April 1, Thursday of Holy Week (Holy Thursday) white

Friday, April 2, Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) red

Saturday, April 3, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil white

Sunday, April 4, EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD white

For questions, click here.

January-February

Click on the coming Sundays to download sheet music and sound files of the sung Proper of the Mass. The sound files are unaccompanied (a-cappella) to replicate as closely as possible the conditions of individual practice at home. Three versions:

  • Roman Gradual, in Latin (the universal and official music of each Mass)
  • Two English translations: a very simple one, and another closer to the original Latin.

Sunday, January 24, THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (EF: 3rd Sunday after Epiphany) green

Sunday, January 31, FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (EF: Septuagesima Sunday) green

Tuesday, February 2, The Presentation of the Lord (EF: Purification of BVM) white

Sunday, February 7, FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (EF: Sexagesima Sunday) green

Sunday, February 14, SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (EF: Quinquagesima Sunday) green

Wednesday, February 17, Ash Wednesday violet

Sunday, February 21, FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT violet

Sunday, February 28, SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT violet

For questions, click here.

December-January

Click on the coming Sundays to download sheet music and sound files of the sung Proper of the Mass. The sound files are unaccompanied (a-cappella) to replicate as closely as possible the conditions of individual practice at home. Three versions:

  • Roman Gradual, in Latin (the universal and official music of each Mass)
  • Two English translations: a very simple one, and another closer to the original Latin.

Sunday, November 15, THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

Sunday, November 22, OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE white

Sunday, November 29, FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT violet

Sunday, December 6, SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT violet

Tuesday, December 8, THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY white

Sunday, December 13, THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT violet or rose

Sunday, December 20, FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT violet

Thursday, December 24, THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (Vigil Mass) white

Thursday, December 24, THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (Midnight Mass) white

Friday, December 25, THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (Mass of the day) white

Sunday, December 27, THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH white

Friday, January 1, SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD white

Sunday, January 3, THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD white

Sunday, January 10, THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD white

Sunday, January 17, SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

Sunday, January 24, THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

Sunday, January 31, FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

For questions, click here.

Singing the Mass – Session 3

Keynote version (original) :

Powerpoint version:

Singing the Mass – session 2

October-November

Click on the coming Sundays to download sheet music and sound files of the sung Proper of the Mass. The sound files are unaccompanied (a-cappella) to replicate as closely as possible the conditions of individual practice at home. Three versions:

  • Roman Gradual, in Latin (the universal and official music of each Mass)
  • Two English translations: a very simple one, and another closer to the original Latin.

Sunday, October 25, THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

Sunday, November 1, ALL SAINTS white

Sunday, November 8, THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

Sunday, November 15, THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME green

Sunday, November 22, OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE white

Sunday, November 29, FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT violet

For questions, click here.