For them the Church offers the Graduale Simplex for use in smaller churches. The General Instruction on the Roman Missal indicates this book as a secondary source for the processional music at Mass Entrance, Offertory, Communion and for the chants after the First Reading and before the Gospel. The number of Mass propers has been streamlined and the music has been simplified considerably, making the Graduale Simplex accessible to beginning choirs and to the congregation. Unlike the Graduale Romanum which sets each text of all the Mass propers throughout the year, the Graduale Simplex includes simplified versions of texts for most Sundays of the liturgical year, as well as for major solemnities and feasts. During Advent, Eastertide and Ordinary Time the Graduale Simplex offers a few "composite" Masses, from which one may choose a Mass to use during any Sunday of that season. November 1 - All Saints Commons e.
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When it comes to basic Propers, everyone should have at least four books available for reference: Graduale Romanum [in my case, I am getting by with the Gregorian Missal] The American Graduale Graduale Simplex By Flowing Waters The Simplex is not a poor relative of the GR, but a valuable source for chants that are required to train singers in the style of chant.
Yes, you can pound the GR chants into their heads, but many singers will leave your rehearsals frustrated and some may not return. Being able to master a simpler chant builds a foundation for the future. They really help explain what the GR and GS are all about. Easy reference. When your schola can sing chants from the GS with beauty and grace that include the elements in a GR chant, then you can move on to the GR. Thanked by 1 hilluminar incantu September Posts: I have successfully introduced the introits for ordinary time from By Flowing Waters to our congregation over the past several months, along with a chant-based psalm Marier, Rice, Kelly, Schmitt and simple alleluia, reserving the more complex offertory and communion chants for the choir.
At my parish there is not currently an interest in congregational singing in Latin, beyond the Sanctus and Agnus. With interest you could easily introduce the introits from the Simplex.
For communions, I would recommend starting with the 7 seven? We did not tire of singing "Qui manducat" three weeks in a row last month. Offertories, Graduals, and Alleluias are more difficult, and at least some of them should probably be reserved for the choir. If nothing else, having one copy of the Simplex as a reference volume would be worth the expense. I had also been thinking about the ad libitum communion antiphons as something we could sing on a regular basis to allow the congregation to become familiar with and, who knows, maybe join in with one day.
Of course, such a question is equally valid for the vernacular as frequently discussed in this forum and elsewhere. My interest in the GS was really directed towards being able to offer alternatives to hymns without totally excluding the congregation - at least in the first instance until the schola could have time to master some of the more difficult chants. Ioannes Andreades September Posts: "I had also been thinking about the ad libitum communion antiphons as something we could sing on a regular basis to allow the congregation to become familiar with and, who knows, maybe join in with one day.
Posts: Quilisma, I have some chants that I have simplified and set to French texts. I am attaching an example of a simplified communion, "Gustate et videte.
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