We have scanned this extremely rare hymnal, granted Imprimatur by Francis Cardinal Spellman on 15 February 1954.
Gregorian Chant Accompaniments
When it comes to Gregorian harmonizations, this piece is surely the “pons asinorum.”
Potiron, Ostrowski, Bragers, Marier, Desrocquettes, Murray, and more!
Including O SALUTARIS (“O Saving Victim Opening Wide”) and TANTUM ERGO (“Down in Adoration Falling”) in Latin and English.
Organ Accompaniments for “Victimae Paschali Laudes” • Some people love it; others hate it. Regardless, Mocquereau never backed down, and we must admire his tenacity!
I composed this organ accompaniment yesterday, looking ahead towards Eastertide.
Finding the “perfect” accompaniment for hymns can be challenging. Here is my attempt.
The 2nd part has blank staves, so you can compose your own harmonies!
I followed the “Brébeuf hymnal method,” in which every verse is written out…
Free Download of two sets of accompaniments for chants of the new Misal Romano, Tercera Edición.
There is a built in tendency for nervous musicians to rush things – I think as your heart beats faster, your perception of time is dilated. As you build more confidence your sense of timing improves too.
Resources for Accompanying Gregorian Chant
Free PDF downloads for “Mass of the Angels” organ accompaniments • Henri Potiron (1950), Achille Bragers (1937), Dr. Eugene Lapierre (1946), Franz Xaver Mathias (1906), Dr. Peter Wagner (1905), Monsignor Leo P. Manzetti (1906), Julius Bas (1906), and more+
Giulio Bas was best known for his Gregorian accompaniments.