24 September 2011

Check out the Liber Brevioir

Preserving Christian Publications has just released the Liber Brevior. It looks great. From their publicity:

The Liber Brevior contains almost every Gregorian Chant piece the normal church choir will need.

In 1954, Desclée and the Gregorian Institute of America published a wonderful book called the “Liber Brevior.” This book is essentially the exact same as the “Liber Usualis” (used by priests, monks, sisters and seminarians) except that it had been shortened from around two thousand pages to eight hundred. You could say it is “the layman’s Liber.” The “Liber Brevior” is perfect for all small choirs  that are forming today because it contains almost all the Gregorian Chant they will ever need without the addition of the Divine Office. Also, there are two sets of Graduals, Alleluias, and Tracts–the full-length Gregorian propers & simpler Psalm tone versions (of the same music).
Here is what is inside: a complete Kyriale, propers for all Sundays, all Major Feasts and votive Masses, Sunday Compline and Vespers, the music for the Mass of Confirmation and the Requiem Mass (along with the burial service).
All rubrics are in English. Only this PCP edition of “Liber Brevior” includes the Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Joseph the Worker, and St. Pius X.  Black with red edges and ribbons. Pages are fine, high quality “Bible Paper.”  This is not a cheap "print on demand" imitation but the real thing! 

Check it out.

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