The second half of today’s article answers questions submitted by Mr. Matthew Frederes.
Graduale Romanum Roman Gradual Propers
Reflections on the communion chant for the Second Sunday after Epiphany
The communion chant for the Second Sunday of Advent, together with the introit and offertory, invite us to reflect on the Holy City, Jerusalem.
This is perhaps the single most significant liturgical document CCWatershed has ever unearthed—and translated to English! • Explains the origin of “Gradual Antiphons” vs. “Missal Antiphons” (a.k.a. “Sacramentary Antiphons”)+
Indispensable and accessible: these antiphons possess sublime elegance that grace the Novus Ordo Mass with simple, yet proper reverence and solemnity.
To give you an idea how this sounds, I recorded the piece on my toy organ.
Lies containing a little truth are the most difficult to quash • Here is the definitive, final exposé on why the “Spoken Propers” don’t match the “Sung Propers.” • In October of 1972, the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy falsely equated the “Spoken Propers” with the “Sung Propers” and proclaimed: “These antiphons are too abrupt for communal recitation” • Several official English translations of the Roman Gradual have received the imprimatur multiple times+
An exciting new project gives me great hope for the “musical future” of the Catholic Church!
Last night I discovered something I never knew—so I immediately telephoned a priest to verify this.
Overkill: “ too much of something; the amount by which destruction exceeds what is necessary.”
If this problem is to be solved, we must first understand it.
Bring your “Graduale Digitalum” wherever you go.
A new Adoremus article explores how best to overthrow the tyranny of “alius cantus congruus.”
“Peace, peace, peace on earth; peace to God’s people, all people on earth.”
This 1,292 page book is much thinner than I had anticipated.
You will notice that Fr. Weber’s version sounds quite similar to the authentic Latin chant.
Catholics can now *see with their own eyes* the antiquity of our liturgy.
Did you know the entire Roman Gradual was set to English texts in 1984?
For myself, I prefer the liturgy entirely in Latin or entirely in the vernacular. Others will disagree.
“English Psalm-Tone Propers for the Ordinary Form of the Mass” is now available in print!