Sunday Vespers

Vespers are prayed every Sunday at 2:40 at St. Joseph's Church.  The prayers are in Latin, and booklets with the Latin and English translations are provided.   All are invited to join in the union of the Mystical Body of Christ singing the unceasing official public prayer of the Church, the Divine Office.

Vespers Documents:
SUNDAY VESPERS 

All Psalms    
Psalms with Antiphons

Advent Hymn
Hymn for Septa-Quin
Lent Hymn
Hymn for Passion Sunday
Hymn for Low Sunday
Hymn for Feast of Christ the King           and Antiphons
Sunday within the Octave of Christmas Hymn

Hymn for the Feast of the Holy Family
Sundays after Easter Hymn

Propers for Vespers


Propers (the antiphon for the Magnificat and the Collect) may be found at these sites: 
http://divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/horas/officium.pl
http://www.officiumdivinum.org/
 
Benediction

Audio Help for Learning the Psalm Tones:
Psalmody
Psalm Tones Audio: http://chantblog.blogspot.com/search/label/psalm%20tones
All of Sunday Vespers including the Psalms (sung):
http://osbnorcia.org/?p=3409
http://osbnorcia.org/?feed=rss2


Audio Recording Help for Learning Sunday Vespers (note that these are recto tono or one note):

Note: To see the print better, either print copies of the Vespers Documents from the Links below or open the documents in a separate browser window, start the video and minimize it to see the document.

Opening Versicles and Psalm 109


Psalm 110


Psalm 111


Psalm 112


Psalm 113


Hymn


Magnificat


LATIN PRONUNCIATION GUIDE


Additonal Helpful Links for Learning Latin Pronunciation and Chanting Vespers:

It is helpful to open the Vespers Document with the prayer you are learning, then open the internet MP3 audio link and minimize it so that you can read the prayers while listening to the recordings.

Audio Pronunciation Links:
Pronunciation of Pater Nosterm, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri : (click on MP3 link):

http://romaaeterna.jp/rosario/index.html

Pronunciation of the Magnificat: (click on MP3 link):
http://catholicaudio.blogspot.com/2007/08/more-latin-prayers.html

Psalms read aloud in Latin:
http://www.vocealta.info/lectiones/biblia_sacra/
http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/liber-psalmorum/book-of-psalms-audio-files-in-latin.htm


Latin Translation Tools:
Download a latin dictionary for all of the words in the Psalter:
http://www.musicasacra.com/pdf/dictionarypsalter.pdf

Translate Latin to English:
http://www.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/words.exe

Learning Latin:
Introductory Course on Latin:
http://www.latin-mass-society.org/simplicissimus/

Getting Started with Latin: (pronunciation recordings):
http://www.gettingstartedwithlatin.com/downloads.php

Singing the Office:
An overview of singing the office:
http://saintsshallarise.blogspot.com/2009/05/part-xiva-singing-office-overview.htm
Gregorian Psalmody

Learning Chant Notation:
http://ceciliaschola.org/pdf/squarenotes.pdf

http://interletras.com/canticum/eng/psalmody_ENG.htm

http://www.rosarychurch.net/answers/qa012006.html

http://www.sanctamissa.org/en/music/books-and-articles-on-sacred-music/singing-gregorian-chant-pitch-and-mode.html

Musicasacra.com has a pdf file of the Gregorian tones with their different endings here:
http://www.musicasacra.com/pdf/tones.pdf

Ceciliaschola.org has another, simpler list (in pdf format) with no endings here:
http://ceciliaschola.org/pdf/psalmtones.pdf

The St. Cecilia Schola also posted a pdf file of their "Idiot's Guide to Square Notes":
http://ceciliaschola.org/pdf/squarenotes.pdf

a quick guide to square notes here:
http://lphrc.org/Chant/index.html

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