Are there concrete reasons to prefer the ancient texts from the Roman Gradual? Short answer: Yes!
Graduale Romanum Roman Gradual Propers
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
This is no hybrid: it’s an elegant, accurate, modern, unified English translation of the Graduale!
Dr. Franz Karl Prassl has given us a tremendous gift.
“How can we celebrate this new rite when we have not yet got a complete missal, and there are still so many uncertainties about what to do?” — Pope Paul VI (1969 General Audience)+
The intention is to get people thinking about why we substitute our own choices for the texts assigned by the Church at Entrance, Offertory, & Communion.
At last! We finally have the answer! . . . Er, sort of . . .