Useful links as a “follow-up” to Mæstro Clark’s article about Fr. Weber’s plainsong settings.
Propers Ignatius Press by Fr Samuel Weber
Indispensable and accessible: these antiphons possess sublime elegance that grace the Novus Ordo Mass with simple, yet proper reverence and solemnity.
A website exists to disseminate Fr. Samuel Weber’s sacred music resources
Another Look at Fr. Weber’s “The Proper of the Mass”
Let’s take a stroll down Memory Lane, shall we?
Musicians are naturally attracted to beautiful things; and a beautiful chant book encourages singers to make use of the book.
If I were to use English settings of the Propers of the Mass, this would be my go-to book!
The Next Big Thing Is Here
We have the treasury of sacred music to steer us. We have computers to help adapt scores to suit our choirs. And now we have an excellent resource which provides ready made adaptations of the Propers.
That this resource—and a flood of new ones—are becoming available, points to a new awakening in the Church.
Fr. Samuel Weber is undoubtedly one of the modern masters of setting English chant.
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.