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Parish Book of Chant
A valuable new resource for every parish in America!
The Parish Book of Chant is published by the Church Music Association of America as a unique resource for choirs, priests, families, and congregations who seek to sing and understand the universal musical tradition of Catholic people. It is a hardbound volume, 182 pages, with a very beautiful cover and outstanding print quality. It has been developed with the hope of bringing to life what the Second Vatican Council called a “treasure of inestimable value,” which is our Gregorian tradition of song.
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It is compiled and expertly typeset by Richard Rice (Communio) with the assistance of the CMAA and many people involved in sacred music in the United States.
“The Parish Book of Chant is the answer to a church musician’s prayer!” Sacred Miscellany.
These features were chosen with the parish experience in mind. There is no existing resource that combines them into a single volume: the Mass, the people’s music, tutorial, and translations. Again, this is not a reprint but a newly created book that offers the core of the people’s Gregorian music. This book could be the most valuable resource yet produced to help Gregorian chant assume its “pride of place” in Catholic liturgy.
It is our sincere hope that this book will make possible the full integration of Gregorian chant, as sung by the people, into both forms of the Roman Rite in English-speaking countries.
Still not convinced?
If you are a pastor or belong to a parish choir, you can fill out our review copy request form and get a free copy to look at for a month! The only cost to you will be shipping it back if you don't want to keep it.
We urge you to get your copies now, at the special introductory price and while supplies last. Begin to restore the Sacred Music of the Church in your parish today.
Bulk discounts are available for parishes and other organizations. Call 866-428-2820 toll-free and ask about them today.
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