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Music resources for Latin Mass congregations, for the use of choristers and others.

Chant Scores for Mass Propers

The scores are in Gregorian chant notation. The files are in PDF format for ease of downloading and printing. The PDF score files were produced using Ben Bloomfield’s GABC generator for propers. More information about the GABC tools can be found at Gregorio Gregowiki.

Videos and MP3 sound files demonstrating how to sing the propers can be found at Corpus Christi Watershed.

The PDF score files follow a naming convention, which may be useful in organizing a collection of downloaded scores. The file name consists of four groups, each separated by hyphens:

  1. Liturgical Calendar identifier by Season, section and Sunday.
  2. Font size, in points. Larger font sizes may be easier to read by people with impaired eyesight; smaller font sizes will require fewer pages to print. Font sizes for these scores have been chosen to achieve a balance between these two considerations. At times, some scores may be available in a choice of font sizes.
  3. Propers Identifier: a series of letters showing which Proper scores are included in the file:
    • I: Introit
    • G: Gradual
    • A: Alleluia
    • T: Tract
    • S: Sequence
    • O: Offertory
    • C: Communion
    • H: Hymn
  4. Propers Format: a code showing which type of Propers the score file contains:
    • FP: contains only Full Propers
    • PP: contains only Psalm Tone Propers
    • MP: contains a mixture of Full Propers and Psalm Tone Propers. Normally, Mixed Propers file names will use the Propers Identifer portion of the file name to identify Full and Psalm Tone Propers: a capital letter designates a Full Proper, a lower case letter identifies a Psalm Tone Proper. Some older files, namely the scores for Lent, used all capital letters.

For example, the file L3-19-IGTOC-MP.pdf would be the Third Sunday in Lent, font size 19 points, and contain scores for the Introit, Gradual, Tract, Offertory and Communion, in a mixture of Full Propers and Psalm Tone Propers.

Scores are arranged according to the seasons of the Liturgical Year. As this is an ongoing project, score files will be added as the year progresses.



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