Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Book Notice: Singing the Mass, by the Monks of Solesmes

Our readers may be interested to know of the following new offerings from the Abbey of Solesmes (which is being available in North America through Paraclete Press): Singing the Mass: Sung Order of Mass in English and Latin.

Here is some information on what you can expect in the title:

To coincide with the new English translation of the Missal, Solesmes has published a new book – Singing the Mass – containing all the chants of the Order of Mass in English and Latin on facing pages. Singing the Mass is for use by the people, and serves to encourage sung celebrations of the Vatican II Mass.

Features of Singing the Mass

  • English and Latin on facing pages, to accommodate Vatican II Masses celebrated entirely in English, entirely in Latin, or in English interspersed with Latin
  • All the dialogues and acclamations in which the people are called to participate
  • Both solemn tones and simple tones
  • English Mass Setting from the Roman Missal
  • Shorter Kyriale with 9 complete Mass Settings in Greek/Latin
  • Chants in English and Latin for the sprinkling of Holy Water
  • Various alternative settings of the Lord’s Prayer, including well-known settings in the US (Snow), the UK (Rimsky-Korsakov) and Australia
  • Clear typesetting in the Solesmes style
  • Text of Eucharistic Prayers I-IV

The volume is hardcover and sells for $39.99 USD.

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