Gregorian Chant for Midnight Mass


#1

I am looking for different suggestions for Gregorian Chant options to chant prior to Mass and during Mass as a Eucharistic Meditation. Thank you all and I apologize if this is a duplicate thread post.


#2

For Midnight Mass, the chants to use can be found in the Graduale Romanum or Gregorian Missal under “Ad missam in nocte”

Here are the prescribed chants:

Propers:

Introit: Dominus dixit ad me (mode II)
Gradual: Tecum principium (mode II)
Alleluia: Dominus dixit ad me (mode VIII)
Offertory: Laetentur caeli (mode IV)
Communion: In splendoribus sanctorum (mode VI).

Ordinary Kyrie IX and the corresponding Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei, and Credo V are what are used at the local abbey.

For Eucharistic adoration, there are numerous suitable chants. A few to consider:

Adoro te devote
Panis angelicus
O Salutaris Hostia
Ego sum panis vivus
Ecce panis angelorum

And of course, Tantum ergo sacramentum; normally this is always used (there are different versions) and the above used for various occasions. There are also other chants but the above are the opening chants with the Tantum Ergo just preceding benediction.

I’m sure if you search on YouTube you’ll be able to hear all of these.


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