Dates for musicians 2020 (Liturgies and rehearsals)M3R180 Sample.indd

A number of singers and instrumentalists from all over the diocese come together at various times during the year and share their gifts and talents as they help to lead the music at diocesan liturgies. All are welcome. An ability to read music is useful.
Please contact the diocesan liturgy office if you would like to join us.

Many of these people are also part of the large group which helps to lead the music on the diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage each year. If you would like to find out more or to join this group, please contact the Lourdes Office.


Music resources (Bishops’ Conference Liturgy Office)Organ keys

Singing the Mass (Bishops’ Conference)

Copyright (Information, and links to CCLI licensing schemes)
Details to come about One License (replacement for Calamus)

Chants of the Roman Missal Image result for people singing at mass(PDFs of music, with audio files. Includes all the presider’s chants – Prefaces, etc.)

Syllabus for the Formation of Church Musicians
(Bishops’ Conference)

guitar worshipMissa Orbis Factor (Diocesan Jubilee Mass setting) – TIFFs of assembly boxes
Missa Orbis Factor – demo sound files

Ministry of Cantor (Resources from the Society of St Gregory)

CantorSkills for Cantors (Chris Olding, Wheatsheaf Music)

Music during Communion (excerpts from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal and Celebrating the Mass)

Music at Funerals – a guide for parish musicians

Redshirt musiciansProclamation of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
(from the Roman Martyrology, sung on Christmas Eve)

The Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts
(sung on the Epiphany)

Musicam Sacram – Instruction on Sacred Music Kyrie Orbis Factor plainchant

Jubilate Deo – plainchant for parish use

GregoBase (A database of Gregorian chant scores)

The place of Marian hymns in the liturgyEaster organ console

An examination of conscience for pastoral musicians
(US National Association of Pastoral Musicians)

Gospel Communions – How the Communion songs in Psallite relate to the scriptures

Universa Laus documents on music in the liturgy – the role of music in the liturgy, in different cultures, ritual aspects of music