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Solesmes Chant Resource Set

[Liber cantualis + Gregorian Melodies, Volumes 1 & 2]

- Monks of Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, France

Use: Liturgical Year
Required Resources: Unison voices
Language: Latin

This wonderfully practical Chant Resource Set contains:

This set is a prefect teaching tool for the beginning Schola, since it contains the complete Order of Mass, seven chant Masses, the Requiem Mass, four sequences and 40 familiar hymns and other chants — truly some basic music that every congregation should hear (and sing!). A $56.85 value — for only $39.99!

The new Solesmes edition of the Liber cantualis has a handsome dark blue cover and is printed on quality ivory paper. The music is in neums (chant notation), but without the florid melismas of more complicated chants, so the selections in the book are easier to read. CanticaNOVA Publications also publishes a chant textbook, A Plain & Easy Introduction to Gregorian Chant, by Dr. Susan Treacy. The volume now contains English translations for each Latin chant.

A fantastic help are the two CDs included, produced by the monks of Solesmes, that record most of the chants in the Liber cantualis.

Here are the contents of the book's 148 pages; the selections found on the CDs are in bold print:

  • The Order of Mass
    • Introductory Rites
    • Liturgy of the Word
    • Liturgy of the Eucharist
    • Communion
    • Concluding Rites
  • Asperges me [solemn]
  • Asperges me [simple]
  • Vidi aquam [solemn]
  • Vidi aquam [simple]
  • Missa primitiva (this is the common simple Mass found in many worship aids)
  • Missa I (lux et origo)
  • Missa IV (cunctipotens)
  • Missa VIII (de angelis)
  • Missa IX (cum jubilo)
  • Missa XI (orbis factor)
  • Missa XVII (Advent & Lent)
  • Credo III
  • Missa pro defunctis (Requiem Mass)
  • Sequences
    Victimæ paschali laudes [Easter]
    Veni Sancte Spiritus [Pentecost]
    Lauda Sion (excerpt beginning Ecce panis... [Corpus Christi]
    Stabat Mater dolorosa [Our Lady of Sorrows]
  • Blessed Sacrament
    Adoremus / Laudate Dominum
    Adoro te devote
    Ave verum corpus
    Jesu dulcis memoria
    O salutaris hostia
    Pange lingua / Tantum ergo
  • Blessed Virgin Mary
    Alma Redemptoris Mater [Advent & Christmastide]
    Ave Maria I
    Ave Maria II
    Ave maris stella I
    Ave maris stella II
    Ave Regina cælorum [Lent]
    Regina cæli [Eastertide]
    Salve Regina [Ordinary Time]
  • Advent
    Conditor alme siderum
    Rorate coeli desuper
  • Christmas
    Ecce nomen Domini
    Puer natus in Bethlehem
    Verbum caro factum est
  • Presentation of the Lord
    Lumen ad revelationem & Nunc dimittis
  • Lent
    Attende Domine
    Ecce lignum Crucis
    Gloria laus
    Pueri Hebræorum
    Ubi caritas est vera
  • Easter
    Surrexit Dominus
  • Ascension
    Ascendit Deus
  • Pentecost
    Spiritus Paraclitus
    Veni Creator Spiritus
  • Miscellaneous
    Benedictus / Canticle of Zechariah
    Christus vincit
    Confirma hoc
    Da pacem
    Deus in adjutorium
    In manus tuas
    Miserere mihi
    Parce Domine
    Salve nos
    Te lucis ante terminum
    Te Deum [simple]
    Te Deum [Roman]
    Tu es Petrus
  • Psalms & Canticles
    Benedictus / Canticle of Zechariah [tone 2D]
    Confitemini / Psalm 118 [tone 5 solemn]
    Domini est terra / Psalm 24 [tone 1f]
    Cum invocarum / Psalm 4 [tone 8G]
    Ecce benedicite / Psalm 134 [tone 8G]
    Laudate Dominum / Psalm 117 [tone 5a]
    Laudate Dominum / Psalm 117 [tone 6f]
    Magnificat / Canticle of the Blessed Virgin Mary [tone 8G]
    Miserere mei Deus / Psalm 51 [tone 2D]
    Nunc dimittis / Canticle of Simeon [tone 8G]
    Nunc dimittis / Canticle of Simeon [tone 3a]
    Qui habitat / Psalm 91 [tone 8G]
  • Compline
  • Chants for Ite missa est

"Together, these two recordings constitute the majority of chants found in the Liber Cantualis, making it an important pedagogical aid for learning chant. With the aid of the Liber Cantualis and these recordings (Gregorian Melodies I & II) it would be an ideal way to teach a choir to chant."
--Dr. Robert M. Fowells, founder of the Los Angeles Gregorian Schola, California State University.


Order #: 2162
Price: $39.99


- Liturgical Settings
- Advent
- Christmas
- Lent
- Triduum
- Easter
- Ordinary Time
- Chant
- a cappella
- Latin
- Unison Voices

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