One part of CMAA’s work has been in sharing Gregorian chant resources through the Internet, by making rare chant books available as free downloads in PDF format. Today we are adding another major part of the Gregorian repertoire to our on-line collection. The Antiphonale Romanum is now available in the last edition published before the liturgical reforms. This book (also called the Liber Antiphonarius) is the 1949 edition from Solesmes, with appendices and updates to 1960, when the feast of St. Joseph the Worker was made universal. At over 1500 pages, it provides a vast and essential reference for celebrations of Lauds, Vespers, and the other canonical Hours according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
The book (100 MB) is available for download here: Antiphonale Romanum, and it’s also listed on the “Resources” page of this site.
(Special thanks are due to CMAA president William Mahrt, who gave up his copy of the book to have it cut apart and scanned: thank you, Bill!)
OCTOBER 7-8, 2016 | Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater
218 W. 12th St., Vancouver, Washington 98660
A Two-Day Introduction and Continuing Education of the Church’s Sacred Music:
The curriculum will be centered around learning the different areas of music within the Mass (Propers, Ordinaries, and sacred polyphony accessible to any choir) and enhancing the vocal technique required to attain such music. Lectures will also touch on the Sacred Liturgy as a whole, and the role music must play in returning to a proper understanding of the Mass.
Open to all choir directors and church musicians of any level:
$20 for individuals
$100 for parish choirs up to 15 members
$150 for parish choirs over 15 members
Register by October 1, 2016 by visiting www.protocathedral.org/sacred-music
Friday, October 7th
5:00 pm: Check-in and Welcoming
5:30 pm: Opening Lecture: The Spirit of the Sacred Liturgy, Scott Powell
6:30 pm: Sung Vespers for the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: First Rehearsal
Saturday, October 8th
9:00 am: Sung Votive Mass to the BVM by the St. James Collegium Musicum
10:00 am: Breakfast (provided) and Lecture: Singing THE Mass, not Singing AT Mass, Scott Powell
11:00 am: Voice Technique Part 1, Andrew Steele
12:00 pm: Second Rehearsal (with small break for lunch)
2:00 pm: Split Sessions: Vocal Technique 2, Andrew Steele
Q&A and Presentation for Music Directors, Scott Powell
3:30 pm: Final Rehearsal
5:00 pm: Sung Vigil Mass by all conference participants
6:00 pm: Farewell Reception
Get all the details about the upcoming Winter Sacred Music program at the program webpage and make plans to join us there. Join directors Scott Turkington and Nick Botkins for five days of Chant and Polyphony at the lovely Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham. Registration is now available. Space for this program will be limited, so make your plans to join us now.