Liturgical Latin


#1

Hello folks. I work in the music ministry. I currently play organ in a NO parish, but I am interested in expanding my repertoire and especially becoming familiar with the EF Mass. Can anyone advise me on resources to gain a foundation in Latin to the point where I can understand what is being said in Latin hymns, chants, etc? I am not looking to become totally literate, of course, but have a better idea of the meanings without having to look them up. Just so you know, I already know a few liturgical phrases such as those in the Mass ordinaries that I had to study when I got my music degree,:thumbsup: so Latin is not a totally alien language to me.

Thanks for any replies!

:thumbsup:


#2

You might want to consider contacting the editor at NLM. The gentleman is deeply into music and it's not unlikely that he can help. :)


#3

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Hello folks. I work in the music ministry. I currently play organ in a NO parish, but I am interested in expanding my repertoire and especially becoming familiar with the EF Mass. Can anyone advise me on resources to gain a foundation in Latin to the point where I can understand what is being said in Latin hymns, chants, etc? I am not looking to become totally literate, of course, but have a better idea of the meanings without having to look them up. Just so you know, I already know a few liturgical phrases such as those in the Mass ordinaries that I had to study when I got my music degree,:thumbsup: so Latin is not a totally alien language to me.

Thanks for any replies!

:thumbsup:

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Where did you get your degree? Go back to the Music Department and see if you can find a referral (master teacher I should think).


#4

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