JP II Polish center, YORBA LINDA

7:15AM Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite (1962 Missal)

Where? JP II Polish Center, 3999 Rose Dr Yorba Linda, CA 92886,

When? On the second and fourth Sundays of each Month (some exceptions, see details below).

To sing with us, two options:

  1. Open to all: join in the singing of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Credo and Agnus Dei (see below practice files, please review). We also review this music in the dining room at 6:40AM before mass.
  2. Requires more preparation: join in singing the proper (Gradual and Alleluia from Chants Abreges and the Communion antiphon and verses from Communio), as well as singing parts on some hymns by joining the schola. Prerequisite: completing the 3-session “sight reading through Gregorian Chant“. Contact Herve at longbeachchant@live.com to know when the next class is scheduled.

To sing the Proper, Click on below for reminders on how to:

Ordinary of the Mass    (are you unsure about what the “Ordinary” is? Click here)

Click here to practice MISSA DE ANGELIS (Mass VIII)

To enhance participation from the congregation, we will sometimes revert to SANCTUS, AGNUS DEI from “JUBILATE DEO MASS” (the simplest and best-known “chant mass”)

The Gloria VIII and CREDO III when sung, will be sung “antiphonally”, by alternating the voices of the cantor and that of the congregation.

Next two missa cantatas (scroll down for music and sound files):

—— Sunday October 9th, 2022 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost ——

SIMPLIFIED INTROIT IN ENGLISH (MODE I)

EXCERPT FROM “MASS & VESPERS 1957” WITH ALL THE CHANT FROM THE GRADUALE ROMANUM:

SIMPLIFIED VERSION FOR THIS SUNDAY’S GRADUALE (MODE VII) AND ALLELUIA (MODE I) :

SIMPLIFIED OFFERTORY VERSE FOR THIS SUNDAY (MODE V) :

Practice the communion verses for this Sunday (MODE IV). 

Download communion printed music: TOLLITE HOSTIAS

—— Sunday October 23rd, 2022 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost ——

SIMPLIFIED GRADUAL AND ALLELUIA:

OFFERTORY VERSE:

Practice the communion verses for this Sunday.  Download MEMENTO VERBI here . 

—— Sunday October 30th, 2022 – Kingship of Jesus Christ ——

SIMPLIFIED GRADUAL AND ALLELUIA:

OFFERTORY VERSE:

Practice the communion verses for this Sunday.  Download SEDEBIT DOMINUS here . 

—— Sunday November 13th, 2022 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost ——

SIMPLIFIED GRADUAL AND ALLELUIA:

OFFERTORY VERSE:

Practice the communion verses for this Sunday.  Download AMEN DICO… QUIDQUID here . 

—— Sunday November 27th, 2022 – 1st Sunday of Advent ——

—————- CHECK AGAIN SOON FOR FALL 2022 PROGRAM —————

Hopefully, we can in the Fall sing some motets (click to learn more)

———————————- ADVENT 2022 ——————————-

Practice the communion verses for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.  Download JERUSALEM SURGE here .    

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Read also the translation. You MUST understand what you sing to chant well. Example with the three first verses of JERUSALEM SURGE:

STEP 2: Now, you will sing the same verses, using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. You notice the “II” before the antiphon, so you can break down the melody by consulting the page for Mode II

To listen to the Proper that will be sung by the Cantor, click here and scroll down.

————– EPIPHANY 2023 ——————

The Hymn we will sing before Mass in January and until Ash Wednesday is “Songs of Thankfulness and Praise” . Listen here:

MARIAN HYMN AFTER THE END OF MASS (ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER DURING ADVENT, CHRISTMAS AND EPIPHANY):

Practice the communion verses for the 3rd to 6th Sunday after Epiphany.  Download MIRABANTUR here .    

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Read also the translation. You MUST understand what you sing to chant well.

STEP 2: Now, you will sing the same verses, using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. You notice the “VII” before the antiphon… You can break down the melody by consulting the page for Mode VII

——————– Sexagesima Sunday ——————–

Practice the communion verses for Sexagesima Sunday.  Download INTROIBO AD ALTARE DEI here .    

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Read also the translation. You MUST understand what you sing to chant well. Example with the ANTIPHON and the three first verses of INTROIBO AD ALTARE DEI:

STEP 2: Now, you will sing only the verses (3), using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. You notice the “VIII” before the antiphon, so you can break down the melody by consulting the page for Mode VIII

——————— 1st Sunday of Lent ——————–

Practice the communion verses for the 1st Sunday of Lent.  Download SCAPULIS SUIS here .    

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Read also the translation. You MUST understand what you sing to chant well. Example with the ANTIPHON and the three first verses of SCAPULIS SUIS:

On this 1st Sunday of Lent, the verses of the Communion chant are from Psalm 90, which is also the text of our (long) Tract, so it is worth spending more time on this Psalm 90 text:

STEP 2: Now, you will sing only the verses (3), using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. You notice the “III” before the antiphon, so you can break down the melody by consulting the page for Mode III

The Hymn we will sing before Mass during Septuagesima and Lent (Quadragesima) will be “Forty days and forty night”. Listen here:

During LENT, we will return to KYRIE XVII we already sung during Advent :

Download the sheet music for the Kyries and Marian antiphons here:

During Lent the end of Mass, we will sing AVE REGINA CAELORUM:

——————— Sunday April 3rd, Passion Sunday ——————

SCHOLA WILL SING THE TRACT:

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Find a translation and read it also.

STEP 2: Now, you will sing the tract, using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. Remember: the schola sings what is underlined (the cantor intones each verse)

Practice the communion verses for Passion Sunday.  Download HOC CORPUS here .    

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Read also the translation. You MUST understand what you sing to chant well. Example with three first verses of HOC CORPUS:

STEP 2: Now, you will sing only the verses (3), using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. You notice the “VIII” before the antiphon, so you can break down the melody by consulting the page for Mode VIII

————————————– EASTER SUNDAY ———————————–

SEQUENCE TO BE SUNG ON EASTER DAY:

Victimae paschali laudes (Easter Sequence)

During EASTER SEASON, we will sing KYRIE I

KYRIE from Mass I  – download 2 pages of music: BASIC KYRIES and MARIAN HYMNS

Practice the communion verses for Easter Sunday.  Download PASCHA NOSTRUM here .    

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Read also the translation. You MUST understand what you sing to chant well. Example the three first verses of PASCHA NOSTRUM:

STEP 2: Now, you will sing only the verses (3), using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. You notice the “VI” before the antiphon, so you can break down the melody by consulting the page for Mode VI

————————— 2nd Sunday after Easter —————————

Hymns for Easter Time:

During EASTER TIME, WE SING “ALLELUIA”. We will use this simpler, shorter Alleluia so that the schola can learn it and sing it (see recording below):

Other Proper of this Sunday’s Mass (the Alleluias are replaced by the above)

Practice the communion antiphon and verses for the 2nd Sunday after Easter.  Download EGO SUM PASTOR here .    

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Read also the translation. You MUST understand what you sing to chant well. Example with the three first verses of EGO SUM PASTOR:

STEP 2: Now, you will sing the antiphon and verses, using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. You notice the “II” before the antiphon, so you can break down the melody by consulting the page for Mode II

ALSO TO SING as a meditation after Communion : we will practice the new PANIS ANGELICUS below

—————– TRINITY SUNDAY ————————

As a prelude to Mass, the schola will sing a simple English version of the Introit for the Holy Trinity, in English:

The Schola will sing this simplified Gradual and Alleluia:

Practice the communion verses for the SUNDAY OF THE HOLY TRINITY.  Download BENEDICIMUS here .    

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Read also the translation. You MUST understand what you sing to chant well.

STEP 2: Now, you will sing the same verses, using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. You notice the “IV” before the antiphon… You can break down the melody by consulting the page for Mode IV

——– CORPUS CHRISTI ——–

Most of the liturgical texts sung for the feast of Corpus Christi were written by ST THOMAS AQUINAS. Some of these texts became popular hymns. For example, “Panis Angelicus” and “O Salutaris Hostia” are texts extracted from longer hymns written by St Thomas for the Procession of Corpus Christi.

“Panis Angelicus” is part of “Sacris Solemnis” (p. 805 in the downloadable document above. Listen on video below)

“O Salutaris Hostia” is part of “Verbum Supernum” (p. 809 in the downloadable document above. Listen below)

——— 4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST ——-

Practice the communion verses for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost.  Download DOMINUS FIRMAMENTUM here .    

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Read also the translation. You MUST understand what you sing to chant well.

STEP 2: Now, you will sing the same verses, using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. You notice the “II” before the antiphon… You can break down the melody by consulting the page for Mode II

—— Sunday June 26th, 2022 – Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ——

BEFORE MASS (Congregation still seated), the schola will sing a simple English version of the Introit:

When the Mass starts, the INTROIT is sung (Respice in me). After the antiphon and verse sung by the cantor, the SCHOLA sings the “GLORIA PATRI” (Tone 5)”.

GRADUAL-ALLELUIA : the schola sings the Gradual verse (Diliget mansuetos…), as well as the Alleluia and verse (Tollite jugum…), after the cantor intones, from the simplified “Chants Abreges” version. Download:

Practice the communion verses for this Sunday.  Download UNUS MILITUM here .  As we have learned before, first read aloud, then sing recto tono. Then practice on the actual tone (Mode 7):

The antiphon will be sung between verses (Cantor + schola members who have learned it):

—— 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST ——-

Practice the communion verses for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost.  Download QUI MANDUCAT here .    

STEP 1: read ALOUD the text you are about to sing in Latin . Read also the translation. You MUST understand what you sing to chant well.

STEP 2: Now, you will sing the same verses, using what we call the RECTO TONO.

STEP 3: Now you can sing the verses. You notice the “VI” before the antiphon… You can break down the melody by consulting the page for Mode VI

QUI MANDUCAT is one of the best known Communion antiphon of the year. Let us practice singing the antiphon, first just saying the words, then recto tono (recording of the words):

Then chanting the antiphon:

—– 5th Sunday after Pentecost ——

GRADUAL-ALLELUIA : the schola sings the Gradual verse, as well as the Alleluia and verse, after the cantor intones, from the simplified “Chants Abreges” version. Download:

Practice the communion verses for this Sunday.  Download UNAM PETII here .  As we have learned before, first read aloud, then sing recto tono. Then practice on the actual tone (Mode 7):

The antiphon will be sung between verses (Cantor + schola members who have learned it):

—— 7th Sunday after Pentecost ——

Hymn during offertory (after the antiphon) :

Practice the communion verses for this Sunday.  Download INCLINA AUREM here .  As we have learned before, first read aloud, then sing recto tono. Then practice on the actual tone (Mode 4):

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