External Links

The following is a non-exhaustive list of just some external websites and other publications containing information about the singing of traditional church music or which are sources of relevant sheet music:

Traditional church music

Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL) A vast library of music, both sacred and secular, comprising scores and related midi files.

Musica Sacra The website of the Church Music Association of America (CMAA).

The Catholic Choirbook A recent publication of core repertoire available either in printed form or as free downloads.

Gregorian chant

Tutorials

Idiot's Guide to Square Notes A simple no-nonsense introduction to reading square notes on the four-line stave traditionally used for Gregorian Chant.

Sources

Gregorian Missal (Latin/English) From the "Sheet Music, Chant Books, Hymns" page of Musica Sacra, the website of the Church Music Association of America.

Liber Usualis From the "Liber Usualis online" page of Musica Sacra, the website of the Church Music Association of America.

Graduale Parvum From the "Graduale Parvum online" page of Musica Sacra, the website of the Church Music Association of America. A simplified version of the chants in the Gregorian Missal, with the proper texts in Latin and English set to identical melodies.

Blogs

Gregorian Chant Network
News and views on Gregorian Chant, workshops etc., in the United Kingdom.

The Chant Cafe
The Church Music Association of America's blog: "Catholic musicians gathered to blog about liturgy and life".

Courses

The Oratory, Birmingham The John Henry Newman Institute of Liturgical Music

Typesetting tools

 
 GregoBase GregoBase is a comprehensive editable library of chants composed using the GABC typesetting system.  
 Illuminare Score Editor The Illuminare Score Editor is a webtool which allows interactive editing using the GABC typesetting system for Gregorian chant.
 GABC Transcription Tool The GABC Transctription Tool is another webtool which allows interactive editing using the GABC typesetting system for Gregorian chant.  It has special tools for preparing editions of psalm tones both in Latin and English.

Polyphony

Books

Propria Dominicalia
   (Cyr de Brant)

Simple three-part (SAB) settings of the Propers of the Mass.   (Copyright expires ~2020.)   These can be used in conjunction with plainsong psalm verses (see for example Simple Offertory Verses (Richard Rice) or Communio (Richard Rice)) to provide full Antiphon-Psalm verse-Antiphon arrangements.

The Proper of the Mass for Sundays and Holidays
   (A. Edmunds Tozer)

Simple four-part (SATB) settings of the Propers (three volumes).   (Copyright expired 31 Dec 2010.)   These can be used in conjunction with plainsong psalm verses (see for example Simple Offertory Verses (Richard Rice) or Communio (Richard Rice)) to provide full Antiphon-Psalm verse-Antiphon arrangements.

Cantate Domino - Prima Anthologia Liturgica
   (ed. Rev. Carlo Rossini)

A collection of 147 motets (SAB, a cappella). 
Psallite Domino - Seconda Anthologia Liturgica
   (ed. Rev. Carlo Rossini)

A collection of 95 motets (SSA or TTB, a cappella). 
Benedicamus Domino - Tertia Anthologia Liturgica
   (ed. Rev. Carlo Rossini)

A collection of 59 motets (SATBa cappella). 
Exaltate Deum
   (ed. Rev. Carlo Rossini)

A collection of 115 Offertories, motets, and hymns for the entire ecclesiastical year (for SATBa cappella).
Canticum Novum
   (ed. Rev. Carlo Rossini)

A collection of 115 motets and hymns and an easy Mass for two equal voices (for SA, TT, or TBaccompanied).

Anthologia Poliphonica 
   (ed. Raphaele Casimiri)

A collection of 73 liturgical pieces by composers of the 16th century (for 3, 4, 6, or 8 voices a cappella).

Secunda Anthologia Vocalis 
   (ed. Oreste Ravanello)

A collection of 122 motets (SSA or TTBa cappella).   A scanned copy is available for download from the CMAA website at http://media.musicasacra.com/pdf/secunda.pdf.

Quarta Anthologia Vocalis 
   (ed. Johanne Pagella)

A collection of 67 motets (ATTBa cappella). 


Anthologia Quinta Vocalis 
   (ed. Rev. J H Rostagno)

A collection of 53 motets (SSA or TTBa cappella).   A scanned copy is available for download from the CMAA website at http://media.musicasacra.com/books/anthologia_quinta_vocalis.pdf

The Principal Offertories of the Ecclesiastical Year
   (ed. J Gubing)
A collection of 55 polyphonic settings of Offertories (SATBa cappella).   A scanned copy is available for download from the Quilisma Publications website.


Latin in the Liturgy

Association for Latin Liturgy Founded in AD 1969, under the patronage of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, to encourage and extend the use of Latin in the liturgy of the Catholic Church.

Latin Mass Society The Latin Mass Society, founded in AD 1965, is an association of Catholic faithful dedicated to the promotion of the traditional Latin liturgy of the Catholic Church, the teachings and practices integral to it, the musical tradition which serves it, and the Latin language in which it is celebrated.