This 1,292 page book is much thinner than I had anticipated.
Graduale Romanum Roman Gradual Propers
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
But why bring up this subject at all, when probably 95% of Catholic priests have no familiarity with Gregorian chant? • concerning the challenges of composing Gregorian chant in English+
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! • the Graduale Romanum has been set in English by many composers; here are some collections with audio samples+
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.”
Why aren’t the Propers from the Roman Gradual identical to the Mass Propers printed in the Roman Missal? • “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.