The Parish Book of Chant: demonstration recordings

In the autumn of 2023, this page will present example recordings of the Gregorian chant selections in CMAA’s The Parish Book of Chant, performed by the ensemble Viri Galilaei, directed by David Hughes.


For each title, there is a PDF copy of the chant, many with English translation.

The recordings are presented in order according to the sections of the book:

Order of the Mass (n. 1-24)

Dialogues of the priest and people

Ordinary of the Mass (n. 28-122)

Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Ite missa est

Chants for the Ordinary, ad libitum (n. 123-151)

Additional chants for the Mass ordinary

Sequences (n. 152-156)

For Easter, Pentecost, Corpus Christi

Missa pro defunctis (n. 155-170)

For funerals and other Masses for the dead

Communion antiphons ad libitum (n. 171-177)

Communion antiphons suited for Ordinary Form Masses on any Sunday

Miscellaneous hymns and chants (n. 178-207)

A variety of hymns and antiphons that may be sung in most seasons

Chants in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary (n. 208-226)

Nunquam satis de Maria!

Seasonal chants (n. 227-263)

Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter

Chants for the Office (n. 264-268)

Gospel canticles for the Liturgy of the Hours

Litanies (n. 269)