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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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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)
Music For The Liturgy
published 14 February 2014 by Corpus Christi Watershed
+ POLYPHONIC REHEARSAL VIDEOS • More than forty (40) sacred compositions for which each part can be practiced separately, including Mp3 files and videos.

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

+ 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.


Our “Ad Orientem” Article caused quite a stir, and was referenced by numerous media outlets. Several bloggers even “cut and paste” the entire article onto their blogs without permission!



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.

+ 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.

+ 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?

+ 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!