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 October 14th at 7:00PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (515 W Opp st in Wilmington, CA – Ave Maria room )
Monday October 21st at 7:00PM (John Paul II Polish Center, 3999 Rose drive in Yorba Linda)
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 October 20th – 29th Sunday of the Ordinary Time —
Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 29
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):
Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).
Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)
Offertory (cantor sings full antiphon, then sings the first part of the verse below, schola joins for the second part of the verse, and sings the antiphon from “Et levabo..”)
Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)
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!!