Saint Antoine Daniel Kyriale

September 29, 2011

Last week, as I was searching for some notated Gregorian chant online, I discovered an impressive site that I think deserves notice. It is the Saint Antoine Daniel Kyriale, named for the Canadian Jesuit martyr.

The purpose of the site is straightforward: to provide the Gregorian chant for the Latin Kyriale, including all eighteen Gregorian settings of the Mass Ordinary, plus a few other commonly used chants. It is all laid out very clearly, and deserves special praise for the sheer beauty of its presentation. I strongly encourage everyone to take a look at it.

In addition to providing the scores for the various chants, the site also streams the music itself in mp3 format, and there is a YouTube channel on which one can both see and hear the music. It is a terrific resource for choirs trying to learn the core Gregorian repertoire. And so beautiful to look at!

The site is supported by Corpus Christi Watershed, which has been behind a number of impressive initiatives in recent years.

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