Congregation singing

A significant feature of the new edition of the Missal is the amount of music that it contains. It is intended to facilitate the singing of the liturgy by the Priest and the congregation and be a sign of the integral nature of music within the liturgy.

The music is based on the Church's tradition of Gregorian chant and therefore offers parishes and communities chants which are melodic and simple and can be sung at any celebration of the liturgy.

In England and Wales some dioceses are encouraging parishes to begin by learning the chants of the Missal as a setting which can be sung by all communities and provides a common setting.


The complete music from the Missal can be found on the website of ICEL


ICEL has provided accompaniments to the main chants of the Mass on its website.

The Music Department of the Diocese of Leeds has also provided accompaniments to the main chants of the Missal.


The Music Makers have issued a CD recording And with your spirit

Church Music Association of America provides a series of videos

National Association of Pastoral Musicians provides a series of recordings


Missal Chants

Chants from the Roman Missal - Graphics files for inclusion in service booklets. Read more