In an effort to make sure that the Mass Propers can always be sung at every Mass no matter what, I have created a 391-page book containing very simple musical arrangements of the Graduale in English:
* * Lalemant Propers Website (Graduale Romanum in English)
Visiting this website, one can freely download the entire 391-page book. One can also purchase a beautifully-bound hard copy.
* * Click here to download the 391-page book
* * Click here to purchase the 391-page book
* * Click here for Preface & Table of Contents
Below is a video example of a setting from the Lalemant Propers. This random selection is from Holy Saturday, so one can see this new collection contains much more than just antiphons (for instance, the Good Friday Reproaches, forty-five complete Psalms, Sequences, etc.).
The collection is named in honor of St. Gabriel Lalemant, one of the bravest men ever to set foot in the New World. St. Lalemant worked alongside St. Isaac Jogues and the other Jesuit Martyrs of North America. Most of the Corpus Christi Watershed projects are dedicated to these Martyrs, as well as their colleagues who have not yet been canonized. For instance, if you visit the St. Charles Garnier Website, you will notice many Gospel Acclamations named in honor of French Jesuits. By pressing the «View Previous 2 Months» button, you will see names like Fr. François Bressani, William Couture, Fr. Simon Le Moyne, Fr. Paul Ragueneau, Fr. Pierre Chaumonot, Fr. Joseph Le Caron, Fr. Claude Dablon, Fr. Pierre Chastellain, Fr. Jérôme Lalemant, and Fr. Barthélemy Vimont.
I feel strongly called by God to help make the Jesuit Martyrs of North America better known. The first musical CD I ever produced (2001) was dedicated to them, and through the years we have done what we can. However, there is still so much more that needs to be accomplished to make their stories better known. Of course, it is not always possible to do as much as one would like, as the primary object of our organization must be to survive and continue providing resources for the Liturgy. However, I will continue to pray that the Lord will grant this request: that through the years, Corpus Christi Watershed can be a vehicle to let every person in North America know and honor the holy Jesuit Martyrs.