The chants listed below for the Proper of Saints are found a bit more than halfway through The Roman Missal.  Please note that these chants are provided for study purposes only, and are not authorized for liturgical use in the United States before November 27, 2011. 

All of the prefaces listed here are for specific solemnities and feasts.  The prefaces for the commons are found in the Order of Mass.  The only other chants in this section are for the entrance rites on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (February 2).

You will find the text and musical notation for each item in PDF format and for most items there are also MP3 recordings.  Recordings of the remaining items will be made available soon.

Excerpts from the English translation and chants of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Recordings of chants from The Roman Missal © 2010, National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM).  All rights reserved.

February 2, The Presentation of the Lord

The Blessing of the Candles and the Procession (Audio File


Preface: The mystery of the Presentation of the Lord (Audio File)

 

March 19, Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Preface: The mission of Saint Joseph (Audio File)

 

March 25, The Annunciation of the Lord

Preface: The mystery of the Incarnation (Audio File)

 

May 1, Saint Joseph the Worker

Preface: The mission of Saint Joseph (Audio File)

 

June 24, The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Preface: The mission of the Precursor (Audio File)

June 29, Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

Preface: The twofold mission of Peter and Paul in the Church (Audio File)

August 6, The Transfiguration of the Lord

Preface: The mystery of the Transfiguration (Audio File)

August 15, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Preface: The glory of Mary assumed into heaven (Audio File)

September 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Preface: The victory of the glorious Cross (Audio File)

September 29: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

Preface: God glorified through the Angels (Audio File)

November 1: All Saints

Preface: The glory of Jerusalem, our mother (Audio File)

November 9, The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Preface: The mystery of the Church, the Bride of Christ and Temple of the Spirit (Audio File)

December 8, The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Preface: The mystery of Mary and the Church (Audio File)