Gregorian Chant Book for the Extraordinary Form
766 pages, hardcover, 7.5” x 4.87” x 0.87”
This beautiful edition of the 1954 Liber Brevior
includes the entire Kyriale,
all the liturgical chant propers for all Sundays, Commons and Feasts, plus Sunday Compline and Vespers as well as the Requiem
and Burial liturgies. Additional chants are included in honor of the Blessed Sacrament and the Virgin Mary and more. Special chants for the liturgical seasons are included as well. This excllent edition includes also a supplement with five Masses that were not included in the 1954 edition – St. Joseph the Worker, the Queenship of Mary, St. Pius X, the North American Martyrs & Our Lady of Guadalupe. And we updated the moveable feast chart that goes up to the year 2041.
This edition of the Liber Brevior
works perfectly for the celebration of the Extraordinary Form (1962 Missal) and will only miss a few proper settings for saints canonized between 1954 and 1962, such as St. Martin de Porres. For those parishes who celebrate the Holy Week services according to the 1962 Missale Romanum,
using the 1954 edition of the Liber Brevior
will require careful consultation with the Missal as there were some liturgical modifications in those years. Small choirs will be pleased to see that the Liber Brevior
includes easier Psalm-tone settings for Graduals, Alleluias and Tracts in an appendix in the back of the book.
Unlike the Liber Usualis
the Liber Brevior
does not include the text of the Orations, Epistles and Gospels sung by the Priest at High Mass. Thus the Liber Brevior
has fewer pages, a mere 800.