At the 5:15 PM Sunday Mass at Mary Star of the Sea in San Pedro, CA, the schola sings these Proper every Sunday. Below are practice files. Join us in the loft at 4:45PM for a run through. Contact Hervé at email@example.com if questions.
— Sunday September 22nd : 25th Sunday of the Ordinary Time —
Introit (cantor intones, schola joins on , then cantor sings alone the first part of the two verses, schola respond with second half, then the whole schola sings antiphon again):
Alternate Introit (in English):
These events are free of charge. Just sing. A booklet is provided. If you choose to keep the booklet, we appreciate $10 to cover the cost. You can also download the booklet here Parish Book Chant – Soli Deo Gloria and print yourself.
When and where? Next dates:
Monday September 23rd at 7:00PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (515 W Opp st in Wilmington, CA – Ave Maria room )
Monday October 14th at 7:00PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (515 W Opp st in Wilmington, CA – Ave Maria room )
Gregorian chant is simple. Only two ingredients: breath (spiritus) and the Word (Logos). It can sound foreign to our modern ears used to metered beat and instruments. Once we “reconnect” with our breath, it is no longer foreign. It makes sense.
Need help with latin? Our advice is: pick a short phrase (ex: an Introit antiphon) and translate it word by word. How? There’s an app for that : S.P.Q.R. (click on link)
To help sight-read and sing Gregorian Notation, this App: Square Notes seems to have catalogued the whole Roman Gradual. Fantastic!!