Simple English Proper (Lumen Christi Gradual and Modal Responsorial Psalms). The Roman Missal gives us these Bible verses to be sung per the examples recorded: the congregation joins the cantor for the antiphon (printed), then the cantor sing the Psalm alone, then the congregation and cantor repeat the antiphon.
Singing the proper of the mass promotes music literacy. The Church invented music literacy for her liturgy, yet nowadays most Church musicians must hear the music of the mass before they can sing it. An illustration of how the Church uses solfege to teach music literacy is provided with the “Solfeggio” videos of this Sunday’s Introit (scroll down).
1974 Roman Gradual – Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 17
Download proper in English (Father Weber’s proper)
Introit in Solfeggio:
Click to hear Introit (English antiphon – English verse , Latin antiphon and verses )
Responsorial (see “simple proper” above), or Gradual (cantor or schola alone)
Click to hear Offertory (English antiphon – English verse– Latin antiphon)
Click to hear Communion (English antiphon – English verse – Year A Latin antiphon + verse)
Download Communion verses:
NOTE: In the calendar year, the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (above) is typically on the same date as the 8th Sunday after Pentecost (below). However, The Vatican II changes in the Lectionary resulted in the antiphons above to be drawn from the 11th Sunday after Pentecost tradition.