Resources for the Propers

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Categories of propers

Entrance, Offertory, and Communion Chants | Only Entrance Chant | Responsorial Psalm | Gradual | Gospel Acclamation | Tract | Only Offertory Chant | Only Communion Chant | Hymnals | Subscription Mass Aids | Spanish Resources |  

Entrance, Offertory, and Communion Chants

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These resources contain the entrance, offertory, and communion chants. For other resources that may contain some but not all of these, see the appropriate sections below.

By Flowing Waters

Composer/Editor: Paul Ford
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Buy: $20.00
Translation: The Simple Gradual (ICEL)
Additional Notes: Melodies adapted from the Graduale Simplex
Text Source: Graduale Simplex

Simple English Propers

Composer/Editor: Adam Bartlett
Publisher: Church Music Association of America
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $18.00 Free Download (Full)
Translation: Gregorian Missal
Additional Notes: The propers found within are melodic adaptations and textual translations of the Graduale Romanum Propers for Sundays and Feast days.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Ferial English Propers

Composer/Editor: Ben Yanke
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Translation: Roman Missal, Revised Grail Psalms, Aristotle Eguerra
Additional Notes: Propers in the style of Simple English Propers for daily Masses. Currently an incomplete set, but they are currently in progress and are planned to be eventually completed and published.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

The American Gradual

Composer/Editor: Bruce Ford
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: The melodies found in the Graduale Romanum set to the english translations
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

The Anglican Use Gradual

Composer/Editor: C. David Burt
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $38.00 Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: English propers set to psalm tones.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Palmer/Burgess Plainchant Gradual - vol 1

Composer/Editor: G.H. Palmer, Francis Burgess
Publisher: Church Music Association of America
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $19.00 Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: The melodies found in the Graduale Romanum set to the english translations
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Palmer/Burgess Plainchant Gradual - vol 2

Composer/Editor: G.H. Palmer, Francis Burgess
Publisher: Church Music Association of America
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $19.00 Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: The melodies found in the Graduale Romanum set to the english translations
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Simple Choral Gradual

Composer/Editor: Richard Rice
Publisher: Church Music Association of America
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Buy: $17.50 Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: Proper texts of the Mass set for an SATB choir.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Lalemant Propers

Composer/Editor: Jeff Ostrowski
Publisher: Corpus Christi Watershed
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $19.95 Free Download (Full)
Translation: Gregorian Missal
Additional Notes: The Graduale Romanum in English set to the music of Gregorian Psalm Tones for all Sundays and Solemnities
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

The Choral Graduale Simplex (Easter)

Composer/Editor: Aristotle Esguerra
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Translation: ICEL, and other sources
Additional Notes: Melodies adapted from the Graduale Simplex, and set to SATB harmony. They can also be used a capella on the S line, or sung by an accompanied cantor.
Text Source: Graduale Simplex

The Choral Graduale Simplex (OT)

Composer/Editor: Aristotle Esguerra
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Translation: ICEL, and other sources
Additional Notes: Melodies adapted from the Graduale Simplex, and set to SATB harmony. They can also be used a capella on the S line, or sung by an accompanied cantor.
Text Source: Graduale Simplex

The Choral Graduale Simplex (Advent/Christmas)

Composer/Editor: Aristotle Esguerra
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Translation: ICEL, and other sources
Additional Notes: Melodies adapted from the Graduale Simplex, and set to SATB harmony. They can also be used a capella on the S line, or sung by an accompanied cantor.
Text Source: Graduale Simplex

The Choral Graduale Simplex (Lent)

Composer/Editor: Aristotle Esguerra
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Translation: ICEL, and other sources
Additional Notes: Melodies adapted from the Graduale Simplex, and set to SATB harmony. They can also be used a capella on the S line, or sung by an accompanied cantor.
Text Source: Graduale Simplex
 

Only Entrance Chant

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These resources contain only the entrance chant, not the offertory and communion. For other resources for the entrance chant, see the top listing.

Entrance Songs Part 1

Composer/Editor: Richard Rice
Publisher: Hostia Laudis Co.
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Translation: The Sacramentary (1985, ICEL)
Additional Notes: This doucment contains the introits for the liturgical year set to a metrical setting so that it can be sung by the schola or congregation. Includes accompaniment.
Text Source: Roman Missal

Entrance Songs Part 2

Composer/Editor: Richard Rice
Publisher: Hostia Laudis Co.
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Translation: The Sacramentary (1985, ICEL)
Additional Notes: This doucment contains the introits for the liturgical year set to a metrical setting so that it can be sung by the schola or congregation. Includes accompaniment.
Text Source: Roman Missal

Hymn Tune Introits

Composer/Editor: Pluth/Giffen
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: Introits for much of the liturgical year, adapted into hymn form (for occasions when the proper introit can not be chanted)
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Entrance Antiphons for the Advent Season

Composer/Editor: Fr. James J. Chepponis
Publisher: Morning Star
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Buy: $2.25 Free Download (Sample)
Translation: Roman Missal (2011, ICEL)
Additional Notes: These entrance antiphons from the Roman Missal are scored for SATB choir with optionla organ. They can be used in a call/repeat style, if desired.
Text Source: Roman Missal

The Introit Project

Composer/Editor: Chris Mueller
Publisher: Benesonarium Publications
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: Latin
Buy: $10 per introit Free Download (Sample)
Translation: Original latin text from Graduale Romanum
Additional Notes: SATB introits based on the gregorian introits. The S line contains the gregorian introit, and the ATB lines harmonize it. When purchased, you are sent a PDF for download to use with your choir.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum
 

Responsorial Psalm

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Chabanel Psalms

Composer/Editor: Jeff Ostrowski
Publisher: Corpus Christi Watershed
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Buy: $34.99 Free Download (Full)
Translation: US Lectionary, Ed 2
Additional Notes: These are acccompaninied modal psalms. These correspond with the psalms in the Vatican II hymnal.
Text Source: Lectionary

Modal Responsorial Psalms & Gospel Acclamations

Composer/Editor: Aristotle Esguerra
Publisher: Corpus Christi Watershed
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $22.00 Free Download (Sample)
Translation: US Lectionary, Ed 2
Additional Notes: These are unacccompaninied modal psalms. The antiphons can be found in the Vatican II hymnal.
Text Source: Lectionary

By Flowing Waters

Composer/Editor: Paul Ford
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Buy: $20.00
Translation: The Simple Gradual (ICEL)
Additional Notes: Melodies adapted from the Graduale Simplex
Text Source: Graduale Simplex

Parish Book of Psalms

Composer/Editor: Arlene Oost-Zinner
Publisher: Church Music Association of America
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $18.00 Free Download (Full)
Translation: US Lectionary, Ed 2
Additional Notes: These are unacccompaninied modal psalms.
Text Source: Lectionary
 

Gradual

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These contain the gradual, the precursor of the responsorial psalm, which is still a licit option in the ordinary form.

The American Gradual

Composer/Editor: Bruce Ford
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: The melodies found in the Graduale Romanum set to the english translations
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

The Anglican Use Gradual

Composer/Editor: C. David Burt
Publisher: Partridge Hill Press
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $38.00 Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: English propers set to psalm tones.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Lalemant Propers

Composer/Editor: Jeff Ostrowski
Publisher: Corpus Christi Watershed
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $19.95 Free Download (Full)
Translation: Gregorian Missal
Additional Notes: The Graduale Romanum in English set to the music of Gregorian Psalm Tones for all Sundays and Solemnities
Text Source: Graduale Romanum
 

Gospel Acclamation

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Below you can find resources for both the convetional congregational alleluias, as well as melismatic schola alleluias.

By Flowing Waters

Composer/Editor: Paul Ford
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Buy: $20.00
Translation: The Simple Gradual (ICEL)
Additional Notes: Melodies adapted from the Graduale Simplex
Text Source: Graduale Simplex

Garnier Alleluias

Composer/Editor: Jeff Ostrowski
Publisher: Corpus Christi Watershed
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Translation: US Lectionary, Ed 2
Additional Notes: Accompanied chant gospel acclamations for the liturgical year. Also found in the Vatican II hymnal.
Text Source: Lectionary

Modal Responsorial Psalms & Gospel Acclamations

Composer/Editor: Aristotle Esguerra
Publisher: Corpus Christi Watershed
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $22.00 Free Download (Sample)
Translation: US Lectionary, Ed 2
Additional Notes: Unaccompanied chant gospel acclamations for the liturgical year.
Text Source: Lectionary

The American Gradual

Composer/Editor: Bruce Ford
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: The melodies found in the Graduale Romanum set to the english translations
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

The Anglican Use Gradual

Composer/Editor: C. David Burt
Publisher: Partridge Hill Press
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $38.00 Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: English propers set to psalm tones.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Lalemant Propers

Composer/Editor: Jeff Ostrowski
Publisher: Corpus Christi Watershed
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $19.95 Free Download (Full)
Translation: Gregorian Missal
Additional Notes: The Graduale Romanum in English set to the music of Gregorian Psalm Tones for all Sundays and Solemnities
Text Source: Graduale Romanum
 

Tract

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Below you can find resources for both the tract, which was the precursor to the lenten gospel acclamation.

The American Gradual

Composer/Editor: Bruce Ford
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: The melodies found in the Graduale Romanum set to the english translations
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

The Anglican Use Gradual

Composer/Editor: C. David Burt
Publisher: Partridge Hill Press
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $38.00 Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: English propers set to psalm tones.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Psalm-Tone Lenten Tracts

Composer/Editor: Aristotle Esguerra
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $6.99 Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: The tracts of the Sundays of Lent, as well as the feast days during lent, set to psalm tones for easy singing.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Lalemant Propers

Composer/Editor: Jeff Ostrowski
Publisher: Corpus Christi Watershed
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $19.95 Free Download (Full)
Translation: Gregorian Missal
Additional Notes: The Graduale Romanum in English set to the music of Gregorian Psalm Tones for all Sundays and Solemnities
Text Source: Graduale Romanum
 

Only Offertory Chant

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These resources contain only the offertory chant, not the entrance and communion. For other resources for the entrance chant, see the top listing.

English Choral Offertories

Composer/Editor: Richard Rice
Publisher: Hostia Laudis Co.
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: SATB Settings of for the Sundays of Advent and the Masses of Christmas eve and Midnight Mass
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

English SATB Offertories

Composer/Editor: Chris Mueller
Publisher: Benesonarium Publications
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Buy: $10 per offertory Free Download (Sample)
Translation: Lumen Christi Missal
Additional Notes: SATB offertories for the liturgical year. Some are based on their proper chant melodies, while most are freely composed (while still remaining with the proper text). When purchased, you are sent a PDF for download to use with your choir.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum
 

Only Communion Chant

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These resources contain only the communion chant, not the entrance and offertory. For other resources for the entrance chant, see the top listing.

Communio - Latin with Engish Verses

Composer/Editor: Richard Rice
Publisher: Hostia Laudis Co.
Notation format:
Language: English Latin
Buy: $10.00 Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: Gregorian communion chants from the Graduale Romanum with english verses
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Choral Communio

Composer/Editor: Richard Rice
Publisher: Hostia Laudis Co.
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Buy: $13.00 Free Download (Sample)
Additional Notes: SATB Settings of every Sunday's communion chant
Text Source: Graduale Romanum

Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons

Composer/Editor: Andrew Motyka
Notation format: Modern Notation
Language: English
Free Download (Full)
Translation: Verses from The Revised Grail Psalms
Additional Notes: Accompinied settings of the communon chant for congregational use in a responsorial psalm style. Also includes practice recordings.
Text Source: Graduale Romanum
 

Hymnals

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Adoremus Hymnal

Publisher: Ignatius Press
Notation format: Mixed
Language: English
Buy: $13.60 - $21.00

Lumen Christi Missal

Composer/Editor: Adam Bartlett
Publisher: Illuminare Publications
Notation format: Neumes
Language: English
Buy: $28.95 - $18.95 Free Download (Full)
Additional Notes: This book does not contain any hymns, but rather, it is intended to be a permanent replacement for subscription missalettes. It includes many of the gregorian Masses, other english chant Masses, newly composed music with texts from the Graduale Simplex, order of sung Mass, prayers for before, during and after Mass, and much more.

St. Michael Hymnal

Composer/Editor: Linda Schafer, Fr. Michael O'Connor, O.P.
Notation format: Mixed
Language: English
Buy: $13.60 - $21.00

Vatican II Hymnal

Composer/Editor: Jeff Ostrowski
Publisher: Corpus Christi Watershed
Notation format: Mixed
Language: English Latin
Buy: $13.00 - $19.00 Free Download (Sample)
Additional Notes: This hymnal makes use of Esguerra's Responsorial Psalms, The Chabanel Psalms, Garnier Alleluias, and includes the 18 gregorian Masses, many english chant Masses, and about 300 traditional and theologically-sound hymns.
 

Subscription Mass Aids

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Magnificat

Publisher: Magnificat
Language: English
Buy: $34.75 - $49.90/yr Free Download (Sample)
Additional Notes: This is a monthly subscription hand-missal for the Ordinary Form. It includes the english texts for all of the collects, readings, and prayers, as well as other reflections and prayers.

Laudamus Te

Publisher: Laudamus Press
Language: English Latin
Buy: $3.50 per issue Free Download (Sample)
Additional Notes: This is a seasonal subscription hand-missal for the Extraordinary Form. It includes the english and latin texts for all of the collects, readings, as well as other reflections and prayers.
 

Spanish Resources

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Methodist Episcopal Hymnal

Free Download (Full)

Episcopal Hymnal

Free Download (Full)

 

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  2. Sr. Lynn Marie
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    Thanks for all your hard work! Very much appreciated!
    God Bless!
  3. Charles Thatcher
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    This is a great list of resources. Don’t forget Fr. Columba Kelly’s downloadable proper chants, found on the St. Meinrad Archabbey Liturgical Music website. Fr. Columba has set the Entrance and Communion Antiphons of the Roman Missal.
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    I am starting out at a parish as the choir director. Which resource has all I need.

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