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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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“Beatus Vir Editions” Announces New Publication
published 1 September 2017 by Guest Author

4524 • BEATUS VIR EDITIONS WE HAVE RECEIVED word from BEATUS VIR EDITIONS of a new publication with fresh contemporary settings by Roman Catholic composer Royce Nickel.

Press release by BEATUS VIR EDITIONS:

UBLISHED IN HONOR of Saint Therese of Lisieux, this comprehensive collection contains settings of the Lectionary Chants for every Sunday in the Roman calendar, the principal solemnities and feasts, and for various sacred rites, including weddings, funerals, and confirmation. There is a Vocalist’s Edition and an Organist’s Edition, each including the complete cycle of psalm and alleluia settings. The Psalm Responses and Alleluias are set in a simple yet beautiful modal style: melodic simplicity guarantees ease of use for cantor and congregation, while the modal style evokes the beauty of the sacred. For the Alleluias, seven different melodies are provided, changing in the course of the Church year to mark the seasons. The verses to be sung by cantor or choir employ the traditional Gregorian psalm tones. Whereas the psalm settings use the simpler Office tones, the Gospel Acclamation verses feature the more ornate Mass tones, the greater solemnity of style heralding the reading of the Gospel, the high point of the Liturgy of the Word. The Organist’s Edition conveniently presents the Responsorial Psalm and the Gospel Acclamation for each feast on facing pages, avoiding the need for page turns. An appendix provides a scriptural index of the psalm settings for purposes of liturgical planning.

A sample page (Psalm and Alleluia) can be downloaded:

    * *  Sample page courtesy of BEATUS VIR EDITIONS

We are grateful for this notification by BEATUS VIR EDITIONS and hope that other publishing companies will continue to contact us with new offerings so we can help spread the word.

The book is being sold through Lulu publishing:

    * *  Lulu.com • Organ Edition

    * *  Lulu.com • Vocalist Edition