The musical settings of liturgical texts in The Roman Missal were prepared by the International Committee on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). The only exceptions for the United States are the Christmas Proclamation and the setting of the Our Father by Robert Snow, which will appear in the U.S. edition of the Missal as the primary version along with the ICEL settings. ICEL has prepared an introduction to the music of the Missal that explains the principles that were used in preparing these settings.
NPM has produced a set of three CD recordings of selected chants from the Missal. These recordings are offered to help priests, deacons, music ministers, and others to sing the Mass by learning and preparing these chants even if they do not have access to a computer or MP3 player.
Many of the recordings found on these pages were prepared under the direction of Father Anthony Ruff, OSB. The singers you will hear include Ms. Verena Anders, Mr. C. J. Capen, Ms. Barbara Ilacqua, Ms. Trudy Maher, Mr. David Mathers, and Mr. Thomas Stehle. The staff of the ICEL Secretariat has been extraordinarily helpful and supportive in making this project possible, including Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth, Msgr. Bruce Harbert, Mr. Peter Finn, and Dr. Jason McFarland. Thanks to Saint John Neumann Parish in Reston, Virginia, where the recordings were made.
The NPM recordings of music for The Roman Missal have been made possible in part through a generous grant from a major Catholic foundation and the contributions of NPM members. We have also received support for this project from GIA Publications, Inc., The Liturgical Press, OCP, and WLP/J. S. Paluch Co. We are grateful for the generosity that has allowed NPM to make these resources freely available.
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.
Music and Recordings for the Chants of The Roman Missal
This collection of chants is organized according to the outline of The Roman Missal. Click on each section below to find the music and recordings: