“Soli Deo Gloria” Schola

The “Soli Deo Gloria” Schola is a music ministry of volunteers helping each other to sing the Mass according to the Roman Gradual in a growing number of liturgies in Southern California. Click here for rehearsal dates.

Schola is the latin for school. “Soli Deo Gloria” refers to how devout musicians dedicated their work “for the glory of God alone” before copyrights existed (ex: JS Bach, Haydn).

In rehearsals, we sing through the “three degrees of participation of the faithful” defined by the 1958 Instructions on music in the Sacred Liturgy (Read text in italic below, or download: de-musica-sacra-et-sacra-liturgia, and see paragraph 25). Then, when we are ready, we are going to sing the Mass where we are invited to do so.

” In solemn Mass there are three degrees of the participation of the faithful: 

First, the congregation can sing the liturgical responses. These are: Amen; Et cumspiritu tuo; Gloria tibi, Domine; Habemus ad Dominum; Dignum et justum est; Sed libera nos a malo; Deo gratias. Every effort must be made that the faithful of the entire world learn to sing these responses. 

Secondly, the congregation can sing the parts of the Ordinary of the Mass: Kyrie eleison; Gloria in excelsis Deo; Credo; Sanctus-Benedictus; Agnus Dei. Every effort must be made that the faithful learn to sing these parts, particularly according to the simpler Gregorian melodies. But if they are unable to sing all these parts, there is no reason why they cannot sing the easier ones: Kyrie, eleison; Sanctus-Benedictus; Agnus Dei; the choir, then, can sing the Gloria, and Credo.

Thirdly, if those present are well trained in Gregorian chant, they can sing the parts of the Proper of the Mass. “

Rehearsals are to learn, with the most advanced chanters helping the newer ones. We start at the beginning each time: the Word (logos) and the breath (Spiritus) together create chant (see also How do I start? ).

1- To prepare practicing the liturgical responses, please download and print: TLM dialogue-responses per pbc  then practice with the videos at this link.

2- To prepare practicing the Ordinary of the Mass, visit: Credo III, Gloria VIII, Pater NosterJubilate Deo MassMass VIII (De Angelis) (JP2 : we sing Mass VIII), Mass IX (Cum Jubilo) and/or download this App Square Notes on your cell phone.

3- To prepare practicing the Proper, review the calendar below, download the appropriate Sunday, and listen to the music files and/or download this App Square Notes on your cell phone.

See also: Books, books, books,‚Ķ

We will practice the Introit and Communion antiphons for the upcoming 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the next few months. We will follow the Extraordinary Form calendar (1-year cycle), but most chants are also in the Ordinary Form 3-year cycle  .

“The foundation of all vocal study lies in the control of the breath.” said legendary voice teacher Giovanni Lamperti. We will remember his wisdom and gently exercise our breath control during the rehearsal. Please print and read this download: Quotes from Lamperti and McRae

Sunday June 16th – Trinity Sunday : libUs-Trinity S (download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit:

Communion (also sung in the Ordinary Form on June 16th) :

Sunday June 23rd – Corpus Christi Sunday : libUs-Corpus Christi S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on June 23rd):

Sequence (also sung in the Ordinary Form on June 23rd) :

Communion:

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Sunday July 14th – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 5th S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit:

Communion:

Sunday July 21st – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 6th S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit:

Communion:

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Sunday July 28th – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 7th S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on June 30th) :

Communion (also sung in the Ordinary Form on June 30th):

Sunday August 11th – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost :  libUs-Pentecost 9th S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on July 21st):

Communion (also sung in the Ordinary Form on July 14th and August 25th):

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Sunday August 18th – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 10th S (download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on July 14th):

Communion:

Sunday August 25th – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 11th S (download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on July 28th):

Communion:

Sunday September 8th – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 13th S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on August 11th):

Communion (also sung in the Ordinary Form on August 4th):

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Sunday September 15th – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 14th S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on August 18th):

Communion (also sung in the Ordinary Form on August 18th):

Sunday September 22nd – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 15th S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on August 28th):

Communion:

Sunday October 13th – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 18th S (download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on September 15th):

Communion:

Sunday October 20th – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 19th S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on September 22nd):

Communion (also sung in the Ordinary Form on September 22nd):

Sunday October 27th – Christ the King : libUs-Christ the King S(download the sheet music). Introit and Communion will also be sung in the Ordinary Form on November 24th.

Sunday November 10th – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 22nd S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on October 13th):

Communion:

Sunday November 17th – Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost : libUs-Pentecost 23rd S(download the sheet music), then listen to (Antiphons are repeated on Sunday November 24th):

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on November 17th):

Communion (also sung in the Ordinary Form on November 17th):

For those of us still new to singing the Proper in the Tridentine Mass, here is a 2-page guide for the choir: Choir Guide to Mass  .

Also, please download

These two “simplified” versions will complement our ability to follow the rubrics while taking the time we need to learn the Roman Gradual as below.

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HYMNS – Download the music and listen to practice files:

NOTE: If you prefer to save music files on a computer or phone to listen to them more easily, you can download free-of-copyright files at this page: Music Downloads

Print : Hymn – Adoro te Devote Chant-along practice : Adoro te devote – Youtube

Print : Hymn – Jesu Dulcis Memoria Chant-along practice : Jesu Dulcis Memoria – Polish congregation

MARIAN HYMNS (simple tones), with their liturgical season:

Post Pentecost, until Advent

Print : Hymn – Salve Regina – simple Chant-along practice: Salve Regina – Audio file

Advent to February 2: Alma Redemptoris Mater – simple

Chant-along practice:

February 3 to Holy Week: Ave Regina Caelorum – simple

Chant-along practice:

Easter to Pentecost Sunday: Regina Caeli – simple

Chant-along practice:

All year: Ave Maria

Chant-along practice:

COMMUNION ANTIPHONS with verses (can be used all year):

Print: communion – qui man ducat Chant-along practice: Qui Manducat w/ two verses

Print : Communion – Gustate Videte Chant-along practice : Gustate et Videte w/ verses

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The traditional latin Mass at 7:00AM  at the John Paul II Center, 3999 Rose Dr. Yorba Linda, Ca is recruiting new singers. You can join at three levels:

  • “Kyriale leader”: just practice the Mass VIII Kyriale (you can do so by clicking here: Mass VIII Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei , and here:Gloria and Credo ). A suggestion for these leaders: you may sing from the pews, but please sing from the back of the Church, near the schola. The blending of voices with the schola will then be easier and we will be truly “Una Voce”. Also, in the Mass the singers must be heard, but preferably not seen (to not distract from the Altar). Can you still sing from the front of the Church? Of course. But then please follow the lead from the back for rhythm, pitch and “blend”.
  • “Schola member”: sing the Proper of the Mass with the schola. To join, forewarn the cantor who will sing that Sunday and arrive at 6:45AM to rehearse. The Proper (Liber or Rossini) will be adjusted to allow each schola member to participate and grow as singers. Also, come prepared: review at least one week in advance the music below, and practice. Also, help in only a phone call or email away (longbeachchant@live.com ).
  • “Cantor-in-training”: see Chant-and-money

 

2020:

Sunday TBD – Third Sunday after Easter : libUs-Easter 3rd S (download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit:

Communion:

Sunday May 19th – Fourth Sunday after Easter (low Mass at JP2 Yorba Linda) : libUs-Easter 4th S(download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on May 19th):

Communion:

Sunday May 26th (Sung Mass at JP 2 Yorba Linda) – Fifth Sunday after Easter : libUs-Easter 5th S (download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit (also sung in the Ordinary Form on May 26th):

Communion:

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Sunday June 9th (Sung Mass at JP2) – Pentecost Sunday: libUs-Pentecost S (download the sheet music), then listen to :

Introit:

Sequence:

Communion:

(all Pentecost antiphons are also sung in the Ordinary Form on June 9th)

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