This 300-page book contains the order of mass with chants in both Latin and English. It includes the most frequently used settings of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei, as well as other chants for the parish mass.
This latest Gregorian Chant book from Solesmes will be a much needed asset and resource as the Church begins work with the new Mass translations.
This volume is a watershed in the history of Gregorian chant: Solesmes has published chanted music in the vernacular. And a glorious thing it is. At last, the highest ranks of liturgical expression have seen what a gift English really is to the faithful. This book makes possible beautiful singing in every parish and religious community. It immediately becomes an indispensable item in the real and eternal worlds of sung prayer.
—Jeffrey Tucker, Church Music Association of America
This pew-book, 279 pages in hard cover, is a most welcome addition to the bumper crop of liturgical aids being printed as a result of the new English translation of the Mass. With the Latin and English texts/chants on facing pages, it is possible to use this book for Masses entirely in Latin, entirely in English, or partially in each language. The lay-out is very attractive and easy to follow. This work will be a great boon to promoting the kind of liturgical celebration envisioned by the Fathers of Vatican II but rarely realized. Highly recommended.
—Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D.