Monday, November 06, 2023

The Rosary in Gregorian Chant Psalm-tones

To join the welcome news last month about The Liturgical Rosary from Arouca Press, I am very pleased to be able to share today another wonderful resource just released from Os Justi Press: a booklet that sets the Latin prayers of the Rosary to Gregorian chant psalm tones (all eight modes and the tonus peregrinus), in order to make the chanting of it very easy to do. Everything that would be needed for a chanted Rosary—the Apostles’ Creed, the announcing of the mysteries, the Pater Noster, the Ave Maria, the Gloria Patri, the Salve Regina (simple, solemn, monastic), and the prayer after the Rosary—is present here.

I would think this is optimal for something like a long hike or pilgrimage, a rosary rally, or even a long drive, where the additional time involved in singing the prayers would not feel out of place, as it might in a standard group or individual recitation.

The compiler asked to remain anonymous out of humility, but if you have any reactions or suggestions for the booklet, please send them to me, and I will gladly discuss them with him.

The full booklet, Sanctissimum Rosarium in Cantu, of 46 pages, may be freely downloaded here, formatted for letter-sized (8.5" x 11") paper. The handy 4" x 6" pocket-sized booklet with a simple blue cover may be purchased at $5 from Os Justi Press (here), or from Amazon (here). One advantage of ordering from Os Justi is that bulk discounts are available: 10% off for 11-19 copies, 20% off for 20+ copies.

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