Dates for musicians 2020 (Liturgies and rehearsals)
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)
Singing the Mass (Bishops’ Conference)
Chants of the Roman Missal (PDFs of music, with audio files. Includes all the presider’s chants – Prefaces, etc.)
Syllabus for the Formation of Church Musicians
Skills 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
Proclamation 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)
Jubilate Deo – plainchant for parish use
GregoBase (A database of Gregorian chant scores)
An examination of conscience for pastoral musicians
(US National Association of Pastoral Musicians)