The chants found below are from the first section of The Roman Missal, the Proper of Time.  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.

Most of the chants found here are Prefaces for specific Sundays and solemnities during the seasons of the year.  The prefaces for the seasons themselves are found in the Order of Mass, just before the Eucharistic Prayers.  Other chants found in this section are for sung texts that are proper to specific days during the Christmas Season, Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum.

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.


Nativity of the Lord: The Mass during the Night

Christmas Proclamation (Audio File)

Preface: Christ the Light (Audio File)


Epiphany of the Lord

Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts (Audio File)


The Baptism of the Lord

Preface: The Baptism of the Lord (Audio File)


The First Sunday of Lent

Preface: The Temptation of the Lord (Audio File)

The Second Sunday of Lent

Preface: The Transfiguration of the Lord (Audio File) 

The Third Sunday of Lent

Preface: The Samaritan Woman (Audio File)

The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Preface: The Man Born Blind (Audio File) 

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Preface: Lazarus (Audio File)

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Antiphon: Hosanna Filio David (Audio File

Antiphon: Hosanna to the Son of David (Audio File)

Invitation to the Procession, First Form (Audio File)

Invitation to the Procession, Second Form (Audio File)

Hymn: Gloria laus et honor (Audio File)

Preface: Passion Sunday (Audio File)

The Chrism Mass

Preface: The Priesthood of Christ and the Ministry of Priests (Audio File)

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Hymn: Ubi Caritas et amor (Audio File)

Preface: The Sacrifice and the Sacrament of Christ (Audio File)

Friday of the Passion of the Lord

Solemn Intercessions (Audio File)

I. For Holy Church
II. For the Pope

III. For all orders and degrees of the faithful
IV. For catechumens
V. For the unity of Christians

VI. For the Jewish People
VII. For those who do not believe in Christ
VIII. For those who do not believe in God
IX. For those in public office
X. For those in tribulation

The Showing of the Holy Cross

English Form 1 (Audio File)

English Form 2 (Audio File)

Hymn: Crux fidelis (Audio File)

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

The Blessing of the Fire and Preparation of the Candle (Audio File)

The Paschal Proclamation (Longer Form) (Audio File)

Baptismal Liturgy

Litany (Audio File)

Blessing of Baptismal Water (Audio File)

The Blessing of Water (Audio File)

Antiphon: I Saw Water (Audio File)

Antiphon: I Saw Water (high key) (Audio File)


High Key (Audio File)

Low Key (Audio File)

Pentecost Sunday

Preface: The Mystery of Pentecost (Audio File)

The Most Holy Trinity

Preface: The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity (Audio File)

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Preface: The Fruits of the Most Holy Eucharist (Audio File)

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Preface: The Boundless Charity of Christ (Audio File)

Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

Preface: Christ the King of the Universe (Audio File)