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The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (EF)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Gaudens Gaudébo [Liber Usualis p.1316]
    2. Gaudens Gaudébo [Graduale Romanum p.400-401]
    3. Gaudens Gaudébo [Gregorian Missal p. 673-674]
    4. Gaudens Gaudébo (chant)
    5. Gaudens Gaudébo by various composers
  • Gradual:
    1. Benedícta es tu, Vírgo María [Liber usualis, p.1317-1318]
    2. Benedícta es tu, Vírgo María [Graduale Romanum p.401-402]
    3. Benedícta es tu, Vírgo María [Gregorian Missal p. 674-675]
    4. Benedícta es tu, Vírgo María (chant)
    5. Benedícta es tu, Vírgo María by Hilarión Eslava
  • Alleluia:
    1. Tóta púlchra es, María [Liber usualis, p.1318]
    2. Tóta púlchra es, María [Graduale Romanum p.402]
    3. Tóta púlchra es, María [Gregorian Missal p. 675-676]
    4. Tóta púlchra es, María (chant)
  • Offertory:
    1. Ave María [Liber usualis, p.1318-1319]
    2. Ave María [Graduale Romanum p.404]
    3. Ave María [Gregorian Missal p.676]
    4. Ave María (chant)
  • Communion:
    1. Gloriósa dícta sunt [Liber usualis, p.1319]
    2. Gloriósa dícta sunt [Graduale Romanum p.404]
    3. Gloriósa dícta sunt [Gregorian Missal p.677-678]
    4. Gloriósa dícta sunt (chant)
    5. Gloriósa dícta sunt by Josef Rheinberger
  • Mass settings:
    1. Mass IX "Cum jubilo" [Liber usualis, p.40-43]
    2. Mass X "Alme Pater" [Liber usualis, p.43-45]
    3. Mass IX "Cum jubilo" [Graduale Romanum, p.32-35* in back of book]
    4. Mass X "Alme Pater" [Graduale Romanum, p.35-38* in back of book]
    5. Mass IX "Cum jubilo"
    6. Mass X "Alme Pater"

Other liturgical music


  • All Who Keep the Faith of Jesus (CH #321, HPSC #108)
  • Ave Maria (ICEL #110, WIII #713, PMB #173, AH #531, CH #326, CBW #607, HPSC #117, CHB #294, SMH #441, LCH #143)
  • Blessed Virgin Mother (HH #294)
  • Free from All Stain of Evil (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • Hear Our Prayer, O Gentle Mother (HH #295)
  • Immaculate Mary (AH #532, CBW #611, CH #316, HPSC #193, ICEL #114, PMB #172, WIII #708, CHB #154, SMH #577, VII #259, LCH #157)
  • In God I Will Rejoice [tune: Swabia] from Introit Hymns #88 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Maiden, Yet A Mother (AH #540, CHB #155, VII #367, SMH #632)
  • Mary Immaculate, Star of the Morning (CHB #156)
  • Mary the Dawn (PMB #174, AH #541, CH #329, HPSC #221)
  • O Be Glad, My Soul, Rejoice [Magnificat] (HPSC #233)
  • O Mary, of All Women (PMB #179)
  • O Mary, Our Mother (SMH #675)
  • O Purest of Creatures! (ICEL #116, CHB #159)
  • O Sanctissima (WIII #712, PMB #181, AH #542, CH #318, CBW #616, SMH #684, VII #369, LCH #147)
  • Praise We the Lord This Day (ICEL #117, WIII #696, SMH #723, EH #118)
  • Stainless the Maiden (CH #333, SMH #764)
  • Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord (HPSC #311, CD #846, CBW #638, CHB #264, WIII #534)
  • The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (WIII #537, ICEL #239, HPSC #320, EH #285)
  • The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky (AH #534, CBW #608, CH #334, HPSC #321, ICEL #120, WIII #405, CHB #161, SMH #783, VII #368)
  • Thou Art the Star of Morning (HPSC #331)
  • Virgin-born, We Bow before You (WIII #403, CHB #163, HH #49, CD #839, LCH #33)
AH = The Adoremus Hymnal, Ignatius Press
CBW = Catholic Book of Worship II / Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
CD = Cantate Domino / Hymnal Supplement, GIA Publications, Inc.
CH = The Collegeville Hymnal, The Liturgical Press
CHB = The Catholic Hymn Book [London Oratory], Gracewing Publishers
EH = The Hymnal 1940 (Episcopal), used by many Anglican Use Roman Catholic parishes
HH = Hymnal of the Hours, GIA Publications, Inc.
HPSC = Hymns, Psalms & Spiritual Canticles, out of print but excellent
ICEL = ICEL Resource Collection, GIA Publications, Inc.
LCH = Lumen Christi Hymnal, Illuminare Publications
PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
SEC = Saint Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal – 4th Edition 2011, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

Organ Music

  • Adagio on a Lourdes Traditional Melody (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, June 1985]
  • Alma redemptoris mater (Hermann Schroeder) from Die Marianischen Antiphonen
  • Ave Maria from Two Chant Meditations (Kevin Waters SJ)
  • Festival Processionals for Organ and Brass (Calvert Shenk)
  • Fuga sopra Magnificat (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246]
  • He Remembering His Mercy (Marcel Dupré) from Fifteen Pieces [H.W. Gray Publ]
  • I Am Black But Comely (Marcel Dupré) from Fifteen Pieces [H.W. Gray Publ]
  • Immaculate Mary (Robert Hebble) [For the Masses - The Sacred Music Press]
  • Mach's mit mir, Gott, Nach deiner Güt (J.S. Bach) [Neumeister Collection - Yale University Press]
  • Mach's mit mir, Gott, Nach deiner Güt (J.C. Kittel) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Mach's mit mir, Gott, Nach deiner Güt (J.G. Walther) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co] [Seasonal Chorale Preludes for Manuals, Bk 2 - Oxford] [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Maestoso: Five Processionals (Calvert Shenk)
  • Magnificat settings (J.F. Dandrieu)
  • Magnificat Suite (Jean Guillain)
  • Maria zart, von elder Art (Arnolt Schlick) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Music for a Festive Occasion (Tim Knight)
  • Offertory from May Music (John Larkin)
  • Offertory from Messe basse (Camil van Hulse)
  • Postlude on Sicilian Mariners (Alfred Fedak)
  • Postlude on Sicilian Mariners from May Music (John Larkin)
  • Ricercare on Ave Maria klare (J.K.F. Fischer) [Consoliere IV-4 - World Library Publ]
  • Salve Mater misericordiæ (Robert Farrell)
  • Toccata à la Dubois (Jon Naples)
  • Variation to the Sicilian Hymn (Benjamin Carr) [A Century of Amercian Organ Music, Bk 1 - McAfee Music Corp]
  • When the Salutation Gabriel Had Spoken (Marcel Dupré) from Fifteen Pieces [H.W. Gray Publ]

Psalm numbering is according to the Latin Vulgate Bible.

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