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"To the extent that the new sacred music is to serve the liturgical celebrations of the various churches, it can and must draw from earlier forms — especially from Gregorian chant — a higher inspiration, a uniquely sacred quality, a genuine sense of what is religious."
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Liber Usualis With English Translations (Solesmes)
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

505 Liber Usualis English R. WILLIAM MAHRT, an outstanding scholar of chant, has provided us all with a tremendous gift: the famous Solesmes “Liber Usualis” with English translations!

      * *  Mass & Vespers (Solesmes, 1957)

To help you navigate this monumental book, here’s a special index containing the page numbers for each INTROIT, COMMUNION, OFFERTORY, etc.

The technical title is “Mass and Vespers with Gregorian Chant” (1957). Some call it simply “1957 Mass & Vespers.” It is slightly different from what most people refer to when they talk about the Liber Usualis (“useful book”). Then again, in 1913 the “Liber usualis” referred to the Antiphonale—so we needn’t be more strict than the printer!