Parish Book of Chant (2nd edition) (Hardcover)
The second edition of the famed Parish Book of Chant — the book that brought Gregorian chant to a new generation in the 21st century — represents a dramatic expansion of the core repertoire of chant for the people in the pews. This edition includes the Order of Mass for both Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite, with their musical settings and updated the Order of the Mass for the Ordinary form using the new Missal translation. It include all the settings of the Mass Ordinary (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei), Credo, and various other ordinary chants. This is now a complete Kyriale, whereas the first edition was only partial. A collection of about six dozen chants of various styles follows, which are arranged by genre and liturgical season. It includes all Sequences, fully notated verses to all chant hymns, the ad libitum communios for the ordinary form, and the complete Requiem Mass. As with the first edition, it includes a chant tutorial, a pronunciation guide, and chants for Benediction, plus several Litanies. It is 350 pages but with thinner paper so the size remains convenient for all pews and choir racks. Hardback with matte finished cover, two gold ribbons, and Smythe binding.