MorningStar Music Publishers announces the fourth volume of the series by Gerald Near, A Gregorian Liturgical Year. This edition contains pieces for Sundays and major feast days of the church, covering the period from Pentecost 18 (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Proper 20) through All Saints.
Thematic material for each piece is taken from one of the Propers of the Mass (Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, Communion), and the entire collection is keyed to the three-year Lectionary shared by Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, and Lutherans, as well as some denominational bodies not strictly liturgical by nature.
The pieces range roughly in length from one to three minutes, with chant melodies taken from the Roman Gradual (Graduale Romanum, Solesmes 1974).
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