Roman Missal — Missal Chants
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A significant feature of the new edition of the Missal is the amount of music that it contains. It is intended to facilitate the singing of the liturgy by the Priest and the congregation and be a sign of the integral nature of music within the liturgy.
The music is based on the Church's tradition of Gregorian chant and therefore offers parishes and communities chants which are melodic and simple and can be sung at any celebration of the liturgy.
In England and Wales some dioceses are encouraging parishes to begin by learning the chants of the Missal as a setting which can be sung by all communities and provides a common setting.
The music from the Missal can be found on the website of ICEL
ICEL has provided accompaniments to the mian chants of teh Mass on its website.
The Music Department of the Diocese of Leeds has provided accompaniments to the main chants of the Missal.
- The Music Makers
- are preparing a CD recording And with your spirit
- Church Music Association of America
- provides a series of videos
- National Association of Pastoral Musicians
- provides a series of recordings
Watch Become One Body One Spirit in Christ
- Crafting the art of Liturgy > The Chanting of Prayer
Graphics files are provided in the table below for inclusion in service booklets. At the top of the table is the compilation of the chants as a booklet.
These chants may be included in one-off service booklets as long as they are acknowledged:
Excerpts from the English translation and chants of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
ICEL has agreed that more permanent editions for parish use may be made without the need to apply for permission until Advent 2011. Consult the ICEL website for further details of ICEL's copyright policy.