South Shore Gregorian Chant Schola


Fr. Buckley reading the Gospel during Mass at the Chapel of Our Savior, January 14, 2011
News

Dear Friends,

As you probably know, because of the schedule at my new job I am unable to be at the 7 pm Latin Mass on the second Friday of the month. I have spoken with Brother Thomas about this, and said I would be willing to help with the music if the Mass could be at another time on the weekend, and he suggested that I speak with Fr. Jerry at the Chapel about this.

But since then, I have not been able to speak with Fr. Jerry. A couple of other groups I'm also involved with have given me additional responsibilities over the past couple of months, and I just have had no time at all to do anything about this, which is why you haven't heard from me. At this point, I can't see resuming my activity with the chant choir until sometime into the new year. I do hope to speak with Bob about the choir in some detail, as he has worked with Louise so closely over the summer months to lead the group, but I am unsure of what will be happening.

I have been grateful for the past three years of singing with you and am proud of the musicianship and dedication that you brought to our work, and hope that I'll be able to resume our association after some of these other pressing matters that are consuming my time are complete.

Steve Cavanaugh


Ever since Pope Benedict XVI made celebration of the Holy Mass according to the older liturgical books more widely available to priests and people through his Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum many churches have begun celebrating Mass according to the extradordinary form of the Roman Rite. Here on the South Shore of Massachusetts, there are regular celebrations at Sacred Heart Church in Middleboro and at the Chapel of Our Savior in Brockton. On the North Shore and in Boston there are several other parishes, which you can view at the web site Latin Mass Community North.

However, at present there are not enough people who are able to sing chant to form choirs for all the churches now offering the Mass in Latin according to the older Liturgical books. Even though the music of the Graduale Romanum is still the preferred music to be used in the ordinary form of the Roman Rite, it has been little used for the past 40 years.

Across the U.S.A., there has been a growing appreciation for Gregorian chant, the sung prayer of the Church, and week-long classes and weekend chant intensives are offered several times per year. I wanted to do my part, having sung for several years part-time with the Schola Amicorum, now resident at Holy Cross Cathedral in Boston, and teach what I've learned. With the gracious offer of space in their chapel by the Atonement Friars who staff the Chapel of Our Savior in Brockton, we began classes on October 31, 2009, on All Hallows Eve.

For questions or more info, please contact Steve Cavanaugh at steve@appleblossom.net

last update: October 21, 2012

Chant Choir Resources


Boston Area Latin Masses
Holy Cross Cathedral, Boston, MA
Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, Newton Lower Falls, MA
Chapel of Our Savior, Brockton
Latin Mass North Community (Northern Massachusetts)


Online Chant Books
Graduale Romanum (1961)
Parish Book of Chant


For the 2012-2013 season, I will compile a new booklet with all the propers and ordinaries we'll need for the monthly Friday Masses at the Chapel of Our Savior from October through April.


Next sung Mass

Mass for August 10, 2012 - St. Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr
Introit: Confessio et pulchritudo (Rossini)
Kyrie: Kyrie VIII, De Angelis
Gradual: Probasti Domine (Rossini)
Alleluia: Levita Laurentius (Rossini)
Offertory Hymn: Concordi Laetitia, #35 in Adoremus Hymnal
Sanctus: Sanctus XVIII, De Angelis
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei VIII, De Angelis
Communion Hymn: Ave Verum Corpus, #514 in Adoremus Hymnal
Recessional: From All Thy Saints in Warfare, #592 in Adoremus Hymnal


Blessing before Meals

Chant MP3s online
Alphabetical Index of Chants on this site


Chant Sites
Saint Antoine Daniel Kyriale: All the chants for the Ordinary (i.e., Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei).
Saint Rene Goupil Chants: Propers for Sundays and Feast days (i.e., Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, Communion)-Extradordinary Form.
Organizations supporting the Latin Mass & Gregorian Chant
Church Music Assoc. of America
Una Voce America
Una Voce Boston
Other blogs
Fr. Worthley's blog
Blog site on Middleboro TLM
The Chant Cafe
Previously sung Masses

Mass for July 13, 2012 - Votive of Our Lady of the Atonement
Printed Propers
Missal page for Our Lady of the Atonement
Processional: Lift High the Cross (verses by Fr. Christopher Phillips)
Introit: Stabant autem
Kyrie: Kyrie VIII, De Angelis
Gradual: Aedificabuntur
Alleluia: Sicut Moyses
Offertory: Stabat sancta Maria
Offertory Hymn: Ave Maris Stella (#533, Adoremus Hymnal)
Sanctus: Sanctus XVIII, De Angelis
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei VIII, De Angelis
Communion: Benedicta filia tua
Communion Hymn: Panis Angelicus (#523, Adoremus Hymnal)
Recessional: Patronal Hymn "Our Lady of the Atonement" (tune: Aurelia)

Mass for June 9, 2012 - Texts from the 1st Sunday after Pentecost
Introit: Domine, in tua misericordia
Kyrie: Kyrie VIII, De Angelis
Gradual: Ego dixi, Domine
Alleluia: Verba mea
Offertory Hymn: Ubi Caritas (#390, Adoremus Hymnal)
Sanctus: Sanctus XVIII, De Angelis
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei VIII, De Angelis
Communion Hymn: O Salutaris (#520, Adoremus Hymnal)
Recessional: Salve Regina (#547, Adoremus Hymnal)

Mass for April 13, 2012 - Friday of the Octave of Easter
Introit: Eduxit eos Domine
Kyrie I
Gloria I
Gradual: Haec dies
Alleluia, Sequence: Victimae Paschali laudes (#418, Adoremus Hymnal)
Credo III
Offertory: Erit vobis
Offertory Hymn: Ad Cenam Agni Providi (download PDF of hymn here)
Sanctus I
Agnus Dei I
Communion: Data Est Mihi
Communion Hymn: Pange Lingua (#391, Adoremus Hymnal)
Recessional: Regina caeli

Mass for March 9, 2012 - Commemoration of St. Frances of Rome
All hymns are from the Adoremus Hymnal.

Introit: Ego autem
Kyrie: Mass XVIII
Gradual: Ad Dominum
Tract: Domine, non secundum
Offertory: Domine, in auxilium
Offertory Hymn: Attende Domine
Sanctus: Sanctus XVIII
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei XVIII
Communion Chant: Tu Domine servabis nos
Communion Hymn: Ave Verum
Recessional: Ave Regina Caelorum (recording from the Toronto Oratory)

Mass for February 10, 2012 - Votive Mass of Our Lady

Introit: Salve sancta Parens
Kyrie: Mass XIV
Gloria XIV
Gradual: Benedicta et venerabilis
Tract: Gaude, Maria Virgo
Offertory: Ave, Maria
Offertory Hymn: Ave Maris Stella
Sanctus: Mass XIV
Agnus Dei: Mass XIV
Communion Chant: Beata Viscera
Communion Hymn: O Sanctissima
Recessional: Ave Regina Caelorum (recording from the Toronto Oratory)

Mass for January 13, 2012- Octave day of Epiphany-Commemoration of the Baptism of OLJC
Processional: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
Introit: Ecce, Advenit
Kyrie: Kyrie VIII, De Angelis
Gloria: Gloria VIII, De Angelis
Gradual: Omnes de Saba, Chants Abreges
Alleluia: Vidimus Stellam Chants Abreges
Offertory: Reges Tharsis, Rossini propers
Offertory Hymn: Puer Natus
Sanctus: Sanctus XVIII, De Angelis
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei VIII, De Angelis
Communion: Vidimus stellam
Communion hymn: O Salutaris, Adoremus Hymnal
Recessional: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Mass for December 9, 2011- Advent Feria
Introit: Populus Sion, Rossini propers
Kyrie: Kyrie XVIII
Gradual: Ex Sion species, Chants Abreges
Offertory: Deus, tu convertens, Rossini propers
Offertory Hymn: Veni, veni Emmanuel (#300 in Adoremus Hymnal)
Sanctus: Sanctus XVIII
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei XVIII
Communion: Jerusalem surge, Communio
Communion hymn: Adoro Te Devote, Adoremus Hymnal
Recessional: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Mass for October 14, 2011 - St. Callixtus, Pope & Martyr
Introit: Si diligis me
Gradual: Inveni David
Alleluia: Amavit eum
Offertory: Ecce, dedi verba
Offertory Hymn: Tu Es Petrus (L Perosi)
Communion: Tu Es Petrus
Communion hymn: Panis Angelicus
Recessional: Salve Regina

Mass for April 8, 2011 - Friday of the fourth week of Lent
Attende Domine
Introit: Meditatio cordis mei (also see this YouTube video of this introit.
Kyrie: Mass XVIII
Gradual: Bonum est confidere
Tract: Domine non secundum
Offertory: Populum humilem
Offertory Hymn: Audi, Benigne Conditor
Sanctus: Mass XVIII
Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII
Communion Chant: Videns Dominus (Also see this YouTube video of this chant.
Communion Hymn: Panis Angelicus
Recessional: Ave Regina Caelorum (recording from the Toronto Oratory)

Mass for March 11, 2011 - Friday following Ash Wednesday
Processional: Forty Days and Forty Nights
Kyrie: Mass XVIII
Sanctus: Mass XVIII
Agnus Dei: Mass XVIII
Communion Hymn: Ave Verum

Mass for February 11, 2011 - Our Lady of Lourdes
Ave Maria! Thou Virgin & Mother
Introit: Vidi Civitatem
Kyrie: Mass IX
Ambrosian Gloria
Gradual: Flores apparuerunt
Alleluia: Ostende mihi
Offertory: Ave, gratia plena
Offertory Hymn: Ave Maris Stella
Sanctus: Mass IX
Agnus Dei: Mass IX
Communion Chant: Visitasti terram
Communion Hymn: Ave Maria (Schubert)
Recessional: Ave Regina Caelorum (recording from the Toronto Oratory)

Mass for January 14, 2011 - St. Hilary of Poitiers
Processional: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
Introit: In medio ecclesiae
Kyrie VIII (Missa de angelis)
Gloria VIII (Missa de angelis)
Gradual: Os justi
Alleluia: Amavit eum Dominus
Offertory: Justus ut palma
Offertory Hymn: Iste Confessor
Sanctus VIII (Missa de angelis)
Agnus Dei VIII (Missa de angelis)
Communion: Fidelis Servus
Communion Hymn: Panis Angelicus
Recessional: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Mass for December 19 - 4th Sunday of Advent
Processional: Veni, Veni Emmanuel
Asperges Me
Introit: Rorate Caeli
Kyrie VIII (Missa de angelis)
Gloria VIII (Missa de angelis)
Gradual: Prope est Dominum
Alleluia: Veni, Domine
Credo III
Offertory: Ave Maria
Offertory Hymn: Rorate Caeli
Sanctus VIII (Missa de angelis)
Agnus Dei VIII (Missa de angelis)
Communion: Ecce, Virgo
Communion Hymn: Ave Verum
Recessional: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Mass for December 10 - Advent Feria
Introit: Populus Sion, Rossini propers
Kyrie: Kyrie XVIII
Gradual: Ex Sion species, Chants Abreges
Offertory: Deus, tu convertens, Rossini propers
Sanctus: Sanctus XVIII
Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei XVIII
Communion: Jerusalem surge, Communio
Communion hymn: Creator Alme Siderum, Parish Book of Chant
Recessional: Alma Redemptoris Mater

Mass for November 12 - Requiem for the Poor Souls
Introit: Requiem aeternam
Kyrie XVIII
Gradual: Requiem aeternam, Chants abreges
Tract: Absolve, Domine, Chants abreges
Sequence: Dies Irae
Offertory: Domine Jesus, psalm tone: tonus peregrinus
Sanctus XVIII
Agnus Dei XVIII
Communion: Lux aeterna
Recessional: Sub Tuum Praesidium

Mass for October 8 - St. Bridget of Sweden
Introit: Cognovi Domine, Rossini propers
Kyrie VIII (De Angelis)
Gradual: Diffusa Est, Chants Abreges
Alleluia: Specie tua, Chants Abreges
Offertory: Diffusa est, Rossini propers
Sanctus VIII (De Angelis)
Agnus Dei VIII (De Angelis)
Communion: Dilexisti justitiam, Communio
(music from Cathedral of the Madelein, Salt Lake City, UT)
Communion Hymn: Ave Verum (mode VI)