Our Parish:
Music for Parish Chant Lessons
Tuesday, December 1st, 7:00 p.m.
& Saturday, December 5th, 12:30 p.m.

Mass XV ("Dominator Deus")
Sheet Music: Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei
mp3: Gloria (2:06 - 2.89 MB)

Memorial Acclamation (Latin)
Sheet Music
mp3: Memorial Acclamation (unfinished link)

Advent Hymns (For Preparation of the Gifts / "Offertory")
Rorate caeli desuper
     Sheet Music

Creator alme siderum
     Sheet Music

Veni, veni Emmanuel
     Sheet Music
     mp3 (unfinished link)

Explanation (from bulletin):
All members of the parish are invited to two upcoming Advent chant lessons, in which Schola Director Timothy Tikker and members of the music program will reintroduce chants and hymns from the Church's treasury of sacred music. We will all be singing these in the seasons ahead at the 12:30 pm Mass on Sundays, which regularly features English and Gregorian chant.

The lessons will be held: Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, December 5 at 12:30 pm. These sessions will be held in the Parish Hall; both lessons will cover the same material. Free sheet music and handouts will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Also, a few copies of a new resource, The Parish Book of Chant, will be available for purchase.

Advent, like Lent, is a penitential season. Therefore, we do not sing the Gloria during Advent. The Gloria returns at Christmas Midnight Mass because we follow the example of the angels who, on that night so many centuries ago, gave glory to God in the highest. This Christmastide, for the 12:30 mass we plan to introduce a Latin Gloria (from Mass XV, Dominator Deus) for our celebration of Christ's birth!

Come to either of the lessons this Advent and learn this Latin Gloria, as well as other chants. No experience is required and everyone is invited.

Please call Paul Schultz with any questions: (734) 646-0430

For future reference, other mp3s for Mass XV:
Kyrie (1:26 - 1.97 MB); Kyrie (1:20 - 2.33 MB)
Sanctus (1:09 - 1.58 MB)
Agnus (1:05 - 1.50 MB)

All of the sheet music above is taken from The Parish Book of Chant, which may be purchased from Aquinas and More Catholic Books or downloaded for free from this site. It is produced by the Church Music Association of America (CMAA).

The chant mp3s for Mass XV are from the webpage of the Corpus Christi Watershed Liturgical Ministries - which has many excellent materials.

It is expected that chant mp3s for the Memorial Acclamation and Advent hymns will be prepared by the St. Thomas Schola Gregoriana. For now, those which are linked are options from YouTube.