Gregorian Chants

I’ve heard Gregorian chants a couple of times on songs on the radio and they seem to sound right to the core of your soul. I am wondering if they are held at Tridentine-style masses?

Indeed. (As a matter of fact I sing in a schola at a “Tridentine” parish.) I sometimes post different chants up on my blog (mortuummundo.blogspot.com/) and I also have every chant for the liturgical year (both propers and ordinaries) recorded from the Bellarmina Schola (on CD, my computer, my ipod, etc.)

Here is a pic of the Introit for Ascention Thursday:

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Here is a pic of the Introit for Ascention Thursday:

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It translates:

Ye people of Galilee, why are you gazing in astonishment at the sky? Alleluia. Just as you have seen him ascend into heaven, so, in like manner, shall he return, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. All nations, clap your hands; shout unto God with a voice of joy.”

Interesting enough, if you look at the Gregorian Missal for the normative Mass (Pauline), the propers with chant are still available for use. Our men’s Gregorian chant schola uses them whe we do a Latin Pauline Mass.

Ye people of Galilee, why are you gazing in astonishment at the sky? Alleluia. Just as you have seen him ascend into heaven, so, in like manner, shall he return, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. All nations, clap your hands; shout unto God with a voice of joy.”

Actually, it means, “Ye MEN of Galilee…”

If you are looking to purchase a CD the Norbertine’s of St. Michael’s Abbey in California have a couple on their web site. Reference: abbeynews.us/~abbeynew/osCommerce/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=34&osCsid=fb0815f15255692f92554dbfd255d383

God Bless,

Matt

Gregorian chant is encourage to be used even in an NO mass according to Sacrosanctum Concillium.

There is no way that Gregorian chant be put aside. Modern music was approved but in no way to be the replacement of the Gregorian chant.

many parishes including ours include chant for Mass propers in the NO as well, always during Lent and Advent, sometimes during other seasons, certainly not limited to TLM. Like riding a bike, it comes back to you.

I do like some chant, but my real love is the sort of stuff I heard today - some Mass whose name escapes me by Mozart. The Agnus Dei was just sublime!

You bet they are. At least at one parish I went to. I could not believe how beautiful it truly was to hear it live, and not on a recording.

Ahh, yes. How I wish more people could have access to such a jewel.

Looking for it now, I hope I still have it bookmarked on a midi file!

Mozart is one of my absolute favorites. Little “pearls” of sound…
Yes. give us Mozart!

Here are some free Gregorian chant MP3 downloads. They are very beautiful.

Thank you paramedicgirl!:slight_smile:

I downloaded all of those to my computer. It took awhile, and I still don’t have them on CD yet.

Can you burn them on to CD? I dont know how to do anything technical, but I was wondering?

Yes, just download them to your computer, then use media player or whatever you use to create a CD. It’s easiest if you get someone else to do it for you. :wink:

LOL. I am the only one who can do it. But, my toddler is getting pretty good. Its scary.

I think this chant will be a wonderful way for my family to wake up today.
Did I say today? Yes, its already today here.

But, I played lots of good Catholic music while my child was in the womb too this day I still like to instill that in the blood.

I dont think it can hurt.

Wow! I used to sing the Kyrie of the Missa de Angelis all the time as a kid - in Croatian, mind you, not Greek :wink: Takes me back 20 years to hear it again.

Thanks pg :tiphat:

Enjoy the music! :slight_smile:

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