St. Michael the Archangel Prayer in Gregorian Chant

From www.ccwatershed.org:

Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium. Ímperet ílli Déus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, prínceps milítiæ cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos, qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in múndo, divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde. Ámen.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

 

GCN Chant Weekend

From The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales website:

An intensive chant course led by Dominic Bevan and Fr Guy Nichols. Singers will be coached to participate in the liturgies of the St Catherine’s Trust Family Retreat, which will be running alongside the Chant Course.

Discounts are available for groups coming from choirs and scholas affiliated to the Gregorian Chant Network.

See HERE for further details and to book.

When:
5th April 2019 16:00 through 7th April 2019 14:30

Location:
Oratory School
Woodcote
Reading, RG8 0PJ
United Kingdom

Contact:
Phone: 07913 481014
Email: info@stcatherinestrust.org

Pastoral Letter on Sacred Music in Divine Worship

“Sing to the LORD a New Song”
of the Archbishop of Portland in Oregon
the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample
to the Priests, Deacons, Religious,
Musicians and Faithful of the Archdiocese

25 January 2019

Any discussion of the different forms of sacred music must start with Gregorian chant. The Second Vatican Council, taking a lead from Pope St. Pius X, articulated that Gregorian chant should enjoy a pride of place in the Roman liturgy. Every official liturgical document and every teaching of the popes since then has reiterated this important principle.

Given all of this strong teaching from the Popes, the Second Vatican Council, and the U.S. Bishops, how is it that this ideal concerning Gregorian chant has not been realized in the Church? Far from enjoying a pride of place in the Church’s Sacred Liturgy, one rarely if ever hears Gregorian chant.

This is a situation which must be rectified. It will require great effort and serious catechesis for the clergy and faithful, but Gregorian chant must be introduced more widely as a normal part of the Mass. Some practical steps toward this are outlined in the Guidelines section of this pastoral letter.

Read the full Pastoral Letter here.

PDF Download • “Bragers Service Book” (208 pages)

From http://www.ccwatershed.org:

Readers will recognize the name of Achille P. Bragers (1887-1955), who became the most famous exponent of the Solesmes accompaniments—surpassing even Julius Bas, Henri Potiron, and Jean Hébert Desroquettes in fame.

This “Bragers Service Book” (1941) will please you very much. It contains miscellaneous chants frequently sought by organists: Concordi Lætita, Salve Mater Misericordiæ, Inviolata, Rosa Vernans, Virgo Dei Genitrix, Sub Tuum Præsidium, O Quam Suavis (where Sanctus VIII comes from), Ave Verum Corpus, Adoro Te Devote, litanies, and tons more:

DOWNLOAD HERE

La riscrittura del canto gregoriano

Da Traditio Liturgica:

Questo post ha un carattere eminentemente utile e pratico, particolarmente per chi si trova nel bisogno di trascrivere il canto gregoriano e non ha un programma adeguato per farlo. Qualche tempo fa l’Abbazia di Fontgombault (Francia) aveva diffuso un programma per tal scopo ad un prezzo, però, piuttosto elevato.
Recentemente si è sviluppato in rete un sistema in grado di sopperire magnificamente a questo programma e per giunta gratuitamente. L’importante è avere un po’ di pazienza per imparare, ben sapendo che questo tipo di attività richiede una sorta di “amanuense informatico”.
Il sistema per scrivere in gregoriano a cui faccio riferimento si denomina con un acronimo GABC. Lo illustrerò brevemente, poi lascio ad ognuno provarlo. Provarlo con costanza è l’unico modo per impratichirsi ed avere una certa maestria e velocità.
Post completo qui.

Appello alla formazione sui documenti autentici del Concilio

Nella mentalità comune la riforma della liturgia è fondamentalmente intesa come abbandono del latino e celebrazione «verso il popolo». In questi due elementi, certamente i più impattanti sulla massa delle comunità cristiane, si è vista l’essenza quasi della «nuova liturgia» del Vaticano II. Ora, certamente, questi due elementi sono importanti e fortemente caratterizzanti, tuttavia non al punto da escludere la prassi precedente. La non accettazione assoluta delle lingue parlate e dell’orientamento «verso il popolo» è ugualmente illegittima come l’esclusione assoluta del latino e dell’orientamento «ad Deum». È abusivo sia il non riconoscere le conquiste pastorali della riforma che portano la liturgia al popolo, sia l’assurda e indiscriminata eliminazione della lingua latina e del canto gregoriano. La Chiesa nei suoi documenti ha sempre offerto il giusto equilibrio, che purtroppo è mancato ogni volta che si è voluto imporre l’una o l’altra delle due posizioni estreme.

Coloro che attentamente e regolarmente hanno seguito con intelligenza e spirito religioso di obbedienza, senza indulgere a pregiudizi di sorta, lo sviluppo dei documenti magisteriali postconciliari, soprattutto del papa Paolo VI, hanno potuto constatare la gradualità, la prudenza e l’equilibrio dottrinale e pastorale impressi alla attuazione della riforma liturgica. Purtroppo molti, accantonato l’ascolto del Magistero del Papa, si sono acriticamente abbeverati a scuole, movimenti e comportamenti estranei al pensiero della Chiesa o comunque difformi dal modo di intendere la liturgia, proprio della Chiesa. da ciò deviazioni di ogni genere e incalcolabile perdita di tempo e di floride energie. Per questo oggi ci si trova davanti ad un nuovo, urgente appello alla formazione sui documenti autentici del Concilio e sulle edizioni tipiche dei libri liturgici riformati.

Don Enrico Finotti, La liturgia romana nella sua continuità, Sugarco Edizioni 2011

Peterskirche Wien

Heilige Messe in St. Peter:
Holy Mass at St. Peter:
Santa Messa a S. Pietro:

Sonn- und Feiertage/Sunday and Feastdays/Domenica e giorni festivi: 11:15 (Latein/Latin/Latino – Musik/Music/Musica)

Petersplatz
1010 Wien

U1/U3-Haltestelle Stephansplatz

http://www.peterskirche.at

Messbuch Latein/Deutsch: http://www.peterskirche.at/messbuch/

Kirchenmusik-Kalendarium

Old St. Mary’s Church – Cincinnati, Ohio

Sacred Music at Old St. Mary’s

At Old Saint Mary’s, the sacred music apostolate seeks to combine the rich heritage of Catholic music from the medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, and romantic periods of music in the more “modern” context of the Mass of Paul VI. Below, you will find musical descriptions of the parish’s Masses.

9:15 a.m. Latin Mass

At this Mass, one can experience music almost entirely in Latin. The Oratory Schola Cantorum chants the propers of the Mass (Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, and Communion) from the Graduale Romanum, the official music book of the Roman Catholic Church. The congregation joins the choir in the singing of the Ordinary of the Mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Creed, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei) using one of the chant settings of the Kyriale Romanum. These chant Mass settings change seasonally, as directed by the Church’s rubrics.

Twice per month and on special feasts of the Church year, the Ordinary is sung to a setting by a major composer of the renaissance, baroque, or romantic periods. All Sundays and feasts also include motets or special anthems, sung by The Oratory Schola Cantorum.

Organ music at the prelude, improvisations during the Mass, and the postlude are provided weekly (except during Advent and Lent).

11:00 a.m. German Mass

At this Mass, one can experience music entirely in German. Old Saint Mary’s has maintained the tradition, albeit in a modern adaptation, of the Deutsche Singmesse, or German Sung Mass.

Hymns from the German-speaking hymnal, the Gotteslob (2013), are sung by the congregation at the procession, Kyrie, Gloria, Gospel, Offertory, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Communion, and retiring procession.

Organ music at the prelude, improvisations during the Mass, and the postlude are provided weekly (except during Advent and Lent).

12:30 p.m. English Mass

At this Mass, you can experience a blend of music in Latin and English. Congregational hymns are sung at the procession and retiring procession. The congregation also sings parts of the Ordinary of the Mass (Sanctus, and Agnus Dei) in Latin using Pope Paul VI’s Iubilate Deo setting promulgated following the Second Vatican Council.

Organ music, in the form of improvisation, is played during the Offertory and Communion. These improvisations are based on the chants of the day.

3:30 p.m. Sunday Vespers

The culmination of Sunday prayer is with the Church’s daily evening prayer, called Vespers. Each Sunday (mid-October through the last Sunday in May), the members of The Cincinnati Oratory, along with all those who wish to attend, chant second Vespers of Sunday according to the Liber Usualis 1962.

This service of evening prayer is sung entirely in Latin. There are Latin-English editions of the chants at each of the entrances of the church for the faithful to follow along.

Sunday Vespers is a wonderful way to “keep holy the Sabbath,” as the Lord commands.

We hope you will join us and sing heartily!

Old St. Mary’s Church
123 E. Thirteenth St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

The Novus Ordo Latin Mass – part I
The Novus Ordo Latin Mass – part II