ODAY, I’m releasing something I probably shouldn’t—because it’s “not ready for Prime Time.” Let me explain: The indispensable Goupil Gradual books have everything needed for singing the Traditional Latin Mass, but they were missing Holy Saturday. Holy Saturday was slated to be added later; but suddenly Pope Francis gave permission to certain parishes (including ours) to use the Pre-1955 Holy Week. 1 So, I am currently in the process of creating a “double” Holy Saturday—useful for Pre-1955 and/or Post-1955.
You can download this ugly “draft” booklet we’re using in the meantime:
* PDF Download • Pre-1955 Holy Saturday (DRAFT)
—This is for Pre-1955 Holy Saturday; it looks ugly because it’s a DRAFT.
It’s a handy booklet to have, notwithstanding the fact that many choirs will desire to substitute the longer, supremely gorgeous, more elaborate versions of the plainsong for Holy Saturday:
If you desire a 1962 version (a.k.a. “Post-1955” or “Bugnini Holy Week”) try this draft copy:
* PDF Download • Holy Saturday (draft) — From 1957
—This is for the “Post-1955” version; in other words, 1962.
NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:
1 It will be remembered that during the 1950s Annibale Bugnini headed a committee which changed Holy Week.