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“There are no hymns, in this sense, till the fourth century; they were not admitted to the Roman office till the twelfth. No Eastern rite to this day knows this kind of hymn. Indeed, in our Roman rite we still have the archaic offices of the last days of Holy Week and of the Easter octave, which—just because they are archaic—have no hymns.”
— Adrian Fortescue (25 March 1916)
PDF Download • (2,292 Pages) Choral Music in Latin & English by Richard Rice
published 10 July 2017 by Corpus Christi Watershed

OMPOSER RICHARD RICE, editor of the famous Parish Book of Chant, has just made a stunning announcement. Starting today, 2,292 pages of his sacred choral music can be downloaded for free:

    * *  Free Downloads • 2,292 pages of Sacred Music by Richard Rice

The vast majority are in English!   (Some are in Latin.)

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As far as we can tell, many of these works—for example the Marian antiphon book and the choral Mass settings—have never been available to the public before now.