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“I desire, in accordance with the request advanced by the Synod Fathers, that Gregorian chant be suitably esteemed and employed as the chant proper to the Roman liturgy.” — Pope Benedict XVI (2/22/2007)
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“The Pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary: the Pope’s ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it or water it down, and every form of opportunism.”
— His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI (11 May 2005)
Music For The Liturgy
published 14 February 2014 by Corpus Christi Watershed


+ NOËL CHABANEL PSALMS • Free Responsorial Psalm scores (organist & vocalist) for all Sundays and Holy Days — Liturgical Years A, B, C, and ABC.

+ CHARLES GARNIER ALLELUIAS • Free Gospel Acclamation scores (organist & vocalist) for all Sundays and Holy Days — Liturgical Years A, B, C, and ABC.

+ RENÉ GOUPIL GREGORIAN CHANT • Complete videos, PDF scores, audio recordings, and organ accompaniments for all major feasts of the Extraordinary Form.

+ ANTOINE DANIEL KYRIALE • Complete videos, PDF scores, audio recordings, and organ accompaniments for all eighteen Gregorian Mass settings.



And here are some more liturgical projects:

+ ENGLISH MASS PROPERS • The Graduale Romanum has been set in English by many composers. Here are some collections with audio samples.

+ COMPOSER KEVIN ALLEN • Numerous scores by Kevin Allen, leading composer of sacred choral music, including compositions for SATB, organ/voice, and equal voices.

+ LALANDE LIBRARY OF RARE BOOKS • Freely download more than 25,000 pages of incredibly rare books dealing with Gregorian chant in PDF format.

+ ROMAN MISSAL, THIRD EDITION • Free musical settings of the New Translation, including composers Esguerra, Rice, Allen, Weber, Ford, Ostrowski, and many more.

+ LAUDATE COMMUNION ANTIPHONS • A full set of free English settings of the Communion antiphons for cantor, organ, and congregation — Andrew Motyka, Composer.

+ SIMPLE ENGLISH PROPERS VIDEOS • This page will soon be complete. It contains links to all the SEP practice videos. which were commissioned by the CMAA.

+ LALEMANT MASS PROPERS • The Graduale Romanum in English set to psalm tones for all Sundays and Solemnities, including 45 fully pointed Psalms for Singers.

+ WATERSHED MEDIA STORE • The Media Store has our books, DVDs, and CDs. Also included are rare gems things like Henri Potiron’s Organ Accompaniments to the Kyriale.

+ THOUGHTS ON ENGLISHING THE GRADUAL • Quite an interesting article on the challenges of composing Gregorian chant in English.

+ RELIGIOUS CLIPART FOR BULLETINS • We are releasing hundreds of these stunningly beautiful drawings for free and instant download each week.

+ CHURCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION VIDEOS • If you love Sacred music, you won’t want to miss these marvelous videos, produced by Corpus Christi Watershed.

+ CARDINAL NEWMAN SHORT FILMS • Watershed assisted the Birmingham Oratory with media work leading up to the Papal Visit and Beatification of Cardinal Newman.

+ SUNG VS. SPOKEN PROPERS • Why aren’t the Propers from the Roman Gradual identical to the Mass Propers printed in the Roman Missal?

+ A POLYPHONIC LENTEN KYRIE • Why not consider using Machaut, Trent Codex 90, or Brudieu during Lent? These videos will assist your choir.

+ HOW TO SING GREGORIAN CHANT • These tutorials include practice videos, PDFs, and more. Also included is basic information about clefs and sight reading.

+ RHYTHM OF THE VATICAN EDITION • Seven (7) in-depth video presentations regarding the secret rhythm of the Editio Vaticana and the Gregorian mora vocis.

+ ICEL CHANT TUTORIAL VIDEOS • Free practice videos for the new translation of the Roman Missal courtesy of the Church Music Association of America.

+ MISSA DE ANGELIS ORGAN SCORES • More than eighteen (18) different organ accompaniments to Mass VIII (“Mass of the Angels”).

“Completed Feasts” have an incomplete project with Ordinary Form Gregorian chant.

Here are a few samples of our video projects:

+  Contemporary Sacred Music: Does It Exist?

+  Can You Tell The Difference?

+  Cantiones Sacrae Simplices

+  Sacred Music Colloquium XXI

+  St. Noël Chabanel Psalms

+  In Splendor And Magnificence!

+  Ordinary Form Missal With Color Pictures Of The Priest

+  Summorum Pontificum Missal & Hymnal