Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Dominican Chants for the Passion in Latin Now Available

Dominican Liturgy Publications, a subsidiary of Albertus Magnus Press of the Western Dominican Province is pleased to announce the reprinting of the 1953 Cantus Passionis D. N. J. C. with the Gospels of Matthew and John for use in singing those texts in the liturgies of Palm Sunday and Good Friday.  This volume has undergone minor changes to make the text compatible with the rubrics of the 1962 form of the Dominican Rite and (coincidently) the forms of the Passion used in the modern Roman Rite.

The text and music of the original edition was hand written by an anonymous friar for the 1953 printing, and his work is what is reproduced in the two-color printing.  A sample page may be seen to the right.  The price of the hardback volume is $26.95, specially discounted for this coming Holy Week from the usual price of $29.40.  Those intending to use this resource liturgically should purchase three copies, one for each of those singing the role of Christ, the Narrator, and the Crowd.

This Cantus Passionis may be purchased here.

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