Since the Congregation of St. Athanasius in Boston moved to large quarters last December at St. Lawrence Church, we've found it advisable to make use of the option provided in both the Graduale Romanum and the Anglican Use Gradual to sing additional verses with the communion chant that we've employed for years. It has fallen to your blog host to compile these verses each week, and recently I decided to try to get ahead of the process and compile the chants for several weeks in advance; my goal is to eventually have all of the chants set with the appropriate verses and then publish them via Lulu.
Here you have the fruits of my labor so far: Communion chants with verses for the Sundays and principal feast days from the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (i.e., October 17th) through Ash Wednesday. The chants are mostly taken from the Anglican Use Gradual compiled by C. David Burt; with a few additions such as St. John and Holy Innocents which I made using the Graduale Romanum as a guide and the Douay-Reims version for the text of the chant. Please feel free to contact me with any corrections. I will hopefully have the project finished by the time we reach the beginning of Lent.
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