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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Music for the Soul
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Over the past few weeks I have asked people to send me websites that have hymns and chants, especially those in Latin. Here are some of the websites that were sent to me. If you think any additional websites should be added to this list, please let me know through the comment box.

General Links:

  1. Cantica Nova: Traditional Music for the Contemporary Church
  2. Catholic Doors - A list of Latin prayers and songs
  3. Christus Rex - Chants for the Liturgical Year
  4. Choral Treasures
  5. Choral Wiki
  6. DoveSong (mp3) - A lot of Gregorian Chant
  7. Fish Eaters (.mp3) - A list of mp3 files for download of Gregorian Chant including Missa de Angelis.
  8. Gregorian Chant Resources - Items for purchase and links to other great sites
  9. Henry Purcell (17th century) - Thou Knowest Lord the Secrets of our Hearts
  10. Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest - Chants for each week in the Church's Liturgical Year for the Traditional Latin Mass
  11. MusicaSacra
  12. Priory Press
  13. Princeton Gregorian Chant Page
  14. Sacred Heart Choir - Great, Up-to-date collection of music for Mass
  15. Sontius Sanctus - Large collection of mp3 downloads including numerous Latin hymns
  16. St. John Cantius Parish (.mwv) - This Chicago parish of the Society of St. John Cantius has world renown music.
For Particular Occasions:

Christmas:
  1. Candlemas Sequence
  2. Christmas Carols - Includes In dulci jubilo, Once in Royal David's City, and Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  3. Christmas Day Chants 
  4. O Antiphons
Requiem:
  1. Dies Irae
  2. Requiem in Honor for the Requiem of His Royal Highness, King Louis XVI
  3. In Paradisium
Marian:
  1. Regina Coeli
St. Peter/Pope:
  1. Tu es Petrus - St. Peter's Choir of Nottingham singing Tu es Petrus by Palestrina
  2. Introit for Sts. Peter and Paul

8 comments:

del_button May 30, 2007 at 9:01 AM
Theocoid said...

This site does chant and polyphony: http://www.choraltreasure.org/

del_button May 30, 2007 at 5:01 PM
Jennifer F. said...

What a great resource! Thanks!!

del_button May 31, 2007 at 9:37 PM
katoliko said...

thanks!

del_button May 31, 2007 at 10:32 PM
4HisChurch said...

That's a great list!! I was in a choir that sang Tu es Petrus for Pope John Paul II when he came to DC in 1979. Brings back memories.

del_button June 9, 2007 at 9:19 PM
Lindsay said...

The Cyber Hymnal is indeed Protestant, but if you search by tune, you can find the MIDI files to sing along with several of the hymns included in the LOTH. I would also recommend The Oremus Hymnal. It's Episcopal/Anglican, but is just as useful as the Cyber Hymnal.

del_button July 7, 2007 at 12:41 PM
Web said...

Sorry I'm late to the combox, but hopefully you're still checking it.

Christus Rex is a site which has all or most of the chants for the entire liturgical year recorded as well as the ordinaries in various settings.

They were all recorded, as far as I can tell, at St. Benedict's monastery in Sao Paolo. I think they were recorded 'live' because the sound quality varies from recording to recording.

del_button July 7, 2007 at 2:06 PM
Seminarian Matthew said...

Web, thanks. And, yes, I do check all comments posted on any past posts.

del_button October 29, 2016 at 12:31 PM
Pat Atencio said...

When I was growing up in the 1940's and 50's we sang many, many beautiful sacred hymns that were in English. I still remember the names of many of them. Why were these hymns thrown out after Vat. II? Was it to make the Mass more Protestant? If so, they've been very successful. The song book we use now is full of Protestant songs, folk songs and songs written as recently as 1990's.

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