Bring your “Graduale Digitalum” wherever you go.
Graduale Romanum Roman Gradual Propers
A new Adoremus article explores how best to overthrow the tyranny of “alius cantus congruus.”
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!
Two Contributions from CCW Bloggers
“No other pew Missal has done such a beautiful job setting the Ordinary of the Mass.” — Fr. Alan M. Guanella
Roosevelt was President while paralyzed. Churchill gave speeches but couldn’t pronounce “S” correctly. Surely, then, we can implement the Mass Propers with these 11 collections!
Vatican II wanted more Scripture in the Mass, but somehow the reformers missed that memo.
The quickest way to make this clear to a skeptical priest or liturgist is to request that they bring you some Offertory antiphons from MR3. (They don’t exist!)
“…at these High Masses, the choir omits the Gloria, Credo, Gradual, Tract and Sequence.” — Answer: “The method is an abuse and must be done away with.”
“Recent research … has made it clear that the antiphons of the Order of Mass were never intended to be sung.” — Bishop Donald Trautman (2007)
A full set of free English settings of the Communion antiphons for cantor, organ, and congregation.
Are there concrete reasons to prefer the ancient texts from the Roman Gradual? Short answer: Yes!
On Fridays, Mass is celebrated in Latin according to the Ordinary Form. Each day, one of the school choirs leads the liturgical singing.
As a bonus, several handy website links are given!
“…otherwise the entire Mass might be placed into the vernacular; whereupon the Council fathers burst into uproarious laughter.” — Cardinal Stickler speaking of Vatican II