Practice the Proper

To read about the place of the Proper in the liturgy of the Mass, click here.

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 longbeachchant@live.com if questions. Books, books, books details what books are used below.

— Sunday September 22nd : 25th Sunday of the Ordinary Time —

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal:GM OT 25

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):

Click to download OT 25 Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):OT25 Introit ENG LC

Click to download alternate OT 25 Introit in English

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).OT25C respons ENG

Click to download OT 25 Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 25 Alleluia

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 salvum…”)

OT25 offert verse

Click to download OT 25 Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 25 Communion antiphon

— Sunday September 29th – 26th Sunday of the Ordinary Time —

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 26

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):

Click to download OT 26 Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):OT26 introit ENG LC

Click to download alternate OT 26 Introit in English

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).OT26C respons ENG

Click to download OT 26 Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 26 Alleluia

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 “Dum recordaremur…”)

OT26 offert verse

Click to download OT 26 Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 26 Communion antiphon

— Sunday October 6th – 27th Sunday of the Ordinary Time —

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 27

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):

Click to download OT 27 Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):OT27 introit ENG LC

Click to download alternate OT 27 Introit in English

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).OT27C respons ENG

Click to download OT 27 Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 27 Alleluia

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 the beginning until “…tentaret”)OT27 offert verse

Click to download OT 27 Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 27 Communion antiphon

— Sunday October 13th – 28th Sunday of the Ordinary Time —

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 28

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):

Click to download OT 28 Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):OT28 introit ENG LC

Click to download alternate OT 28 Introit in English

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).OT28C respons ENG

Click to download OT 28 Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 28 Alleluia

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 “In conspectu..”)OT28 offert verse

Click to download OT 28 Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 28 Communion antiphon

— 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):

Click to download OT 29 Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):OT29 introit ENG LC

Click to download alternate OT 29 Introit in English

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).OT29C respons ENG

Click to download OT 29 Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 29 Alleluia

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..”)OT29 offert verse

Click to download OT 29 Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 29 Communion antiphon

— Sunday October 27th – 30th Sunday of the Ordinary Time —

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 30

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):

Click to download OT 30 Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):OT30 introit ENG LC

Click to download alternate OT 30 Introit in English

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).OT30C respons ENG

Click to download OT 30 Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 30 Alleluia

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 “Ut sciam…”)OT30 offert verse

Click to download OT 30 Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 30 Communion antiphon

— Friday November 1st – Solemnity of All Saints —

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM All Saints

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):

Click to hear All Saints Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):FAllSaints Introit ENG LC

Click to hear alternate All Saints Introit in English

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).FAllSaints respons ENG

Click to hear All Saints Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to hear All Saints Alleluia

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 “Visi sunt..”)FAllSaints offert verse

Click to hear All Saints Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to hear All saints Communion antiphon

Sunday November 3rd 31st Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 31)

Sunday November 10th 32nd Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 32)

Sunday November 21st 33rd Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 33)

Sunday November 28th Solemnity of Christ the King (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OTCKing)

————– 2020 ———–

3rd Sunday Lent (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Lent3 )

4rd Sunday Lent (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Lent4 )

Palm Sunday (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM LPalm)

(Propers are the same in the Extraordinary Form, on the same date). The sung Mass on Palm Sunday has an ancient and rich history. First, a procession of the Palms, outdoors, precedes the arrival in the church. There, the cantors welcome the congregation and priest, who knock three times at the gates, and an alternate singing of the Gloria Laus hymn between the cantors (inside) and the congregation (outside). The antiphons of the Mass are poignantly sung as if they were our Christ’s own words while suffering in the Passion.

Listen to the practice files:

Pueri Hebraeorum 1:

Pueri Hebraeorum 2:

Gloria Laus:

Ingrediente:

Improperium (Offertory):

Pater si non potest (Communion):

Saturday April 20th Easter Vigil (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM HW Saturday)

Sunday April 21st Easter Sunday (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM HW Sunday)

Sunday April 28th Quasimodo Sunday, Sunday of Divine Mercy, (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Easter 2).

It used to be called Sunday “In Albis depositis” as it was the first day when the newly baptized on the Easter Vigil would finally remove the white albs they had received on their baptism. Hence the reference in the Introit to the “new born babes” (Geniti infantes). This period was called “Mystagogical Catechesis” (Katecheseis Mystagogikai ). See Pope Francis’s recent address for more about “Mystagogy”. It is also the Sunday when Christ tells Thomas to “believe”. Starting at the beginning of April, we will practice

Quasimodo (Introit):

Mitte manum (Communion) :

Sunday May 5th 3rd Sunday of Easter (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Easter 3)

Sunday May 12th 4th Sunday of Easter, “Good Shepherd”, (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Easter 4)

Misericordia Domini (Introit):

Deus, Deus meus (Offertory) :

Ego sum pastor (Communion):


Sunday May 19th 5th Sunday of Easter (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Easter 5)

Sunday May 26th 6th Sunday of Easter, (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Easter 6 ) :

Vocem Jucunditatis (Introit):

Benedicite Gentes (Offertory):


Sunday June 2nd Ascension of the Lord (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Ascension of the Lord )

Sunday June 9th Pentecost Sunday (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Pentecost Sunday )

Sunday June 16th Trinity Sunday (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Trinity Sunday )

Sunday June 23rd Corpus Christi (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Corpus Christi )

Sunday June 30th 13th Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 13 )

Sunday July 7th 14th Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 14)

Sunday July 14th 15th Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 15)

Sunday July 21st 16th Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 16)

Sunday July 28th 17th Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 17)

Sunday August 4th 18th Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 18)

Sunday August 11th 19th Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 19)

Thursday August 15th Feast of the Assumption (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Assumption day)

Sunday August 18th 20th Sunday of the Ordinary Time (pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 20)

Sunday August 25th

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time. See Gregorian Missal: GM OT 21

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):

Click to download OT 21 Introit in latin.

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).

Click to download OT 21 Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 21 Alleluia

Offertory (cantor sings full antiphon, then sings the first part of the verse, schola joins for the second part of the verse, and sings the partial repeat of the antiphon)

Click to download OT 21 Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 21 Communion antiphon (latin)

22nd Sunday of the Ordinary Time

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 22

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):

Click to download OT 22 Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):

OT22 Introit ENG LC

Click to download alternate Introit in English

OT22C respons ENG

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).

Click to download OT 22 Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 22 Alleluia

Offertory (cantor sings full antiphon, then sings the first part of the verse, schola joins for the second part of the verse, and sings the partial repeat of the antiphon)

Click to download OT 22 Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 22 Communion antiphon (latin)

Sunday September 8th : 23rd Sunday of the Ordinary Time

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM OT 23

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):

Click to download OT 23 Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):

OT23 introit ENG LC

Click to download alternate OT 23 Introit in English

OT23C respons ENG

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).

Click to download OT 23 Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 23 Alleluia

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 Propitius…”)

OT23 offert verse

Click to download OT 23 Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 23 Communion antiphon (latin)

— Sunday September 15th: 24th Sunday of the Ordinary Time —

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal:GM OT 24

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):

Click to download OT 24 Introit in latin

Alternate Introit (in English):OT24 introit ENG LC

Click to download alternate OT 24 Introit in English

Responsorial (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).OT24C respons ENG

Click to download OT 24 Responsorial (English)

Alleluia (cantor intones first Alleluia, schola repeats and finish the acclamation. Cantor sings verse. Schola repeats acclamation)

Click to download OT 24 Alleluia

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 placatus…”)

OT24 offert verse

Click to download OT 24 Offertory (last section)

Communion (cantor intones, schola joins for the antiphon. Cantor sings the first half of each verse. Schola sings full antiphon after each verse)

Click to download OT 24 Communion antiphon

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