Responsorial Psalms for the Easter Vigil (100's of free, online PDF's for organ, cantor, & choir)
  • RagueneauRagueneau
    Posts: 2,592
    Friends,

    I know that many of you will be responsible for Easter Masses, and some of you may be searching for Responsorial Psalms for the Easter Vigil.

    Here's a site where you can find more than 100 free settings of the Responsorial Psalms for the Easter Vigil

    Scores courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed and our generous CHABANEL GUEST COMPOSERS


    I've taken the liberty of including a few samples (below).

    If you have no interest in using these, please ignore this post. THANKS!

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    After the 1st Reading (Option #1)
    R. Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
    In honor of Fr. Enemond Massé:
    Numerous other settings, Scores for Organist & Vocalist, Practice Mp3's, Congregational Inserts (Gregorian and Modern) can be found HERE.
    Audio Sample for Practice
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    After the 1st Reading (Option #2)
    R. The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
    In honor of Fr. Jacques Bonin:
    Numerous other settings, Scores for Organist & Vocalist, Practice Mp3's, Congregational Inserts (Gregorian and Modern) can be found HERE.
    Audio Sample for Practice

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    After the 2nd Reading
    R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.
    In honor of Fr. Honoré Nicquet:
    Numerous other settings, Scores for Organist & Vocalist, Practice Mp3's, Congregational Inserts (Gregorian and Modern) can be found HERE.
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    After the 3rd Reading
    R. Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory.
    In honor of Fr. Simon Le Moyne:
    Numerous other settings, Scores for Organist & Vocalist, Practice Mp3's, Congregational Inserts (Gregorian and Modern) can be found HERE.
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    After the 4th Reading
    R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.
    In honor of donné Robert Le Coq:
    Numerous other settings, Scores for Organist & Vocalist, Practice Mp3's, Congregational Inserts (Gregorian and Modern) can be found HERE.
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    After the 5th Reading
    R. You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.
    In honor of Blessed John Haile:
    Numerous other settings, Scores for Organist & Vocalist, Practice Mp3's, Congregational Inserts (Gregorian and Modern) can be found HERE.
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    After the 6th Reading
    R. Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.
    In honor of Blessed John Larke:
    Numerous other settings, Scores for Organist & Vocalist, Practice Mp3's, Congregational Inserts (Gregorian and Modern) can be found HERE.
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    After the 7th Reading (When there is a Baptism)
    R. Like a deer that longs for running streams, my soul longs for you, my God.
    In honor of Frère Gilbert Burel:
    Numerous other settings, Scores for Organist & Vocalist, Practice Mp3's, Congregational Inserts (Gregorian and Modern) can be found HERE.
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  • gregpgregp
    Posts: 548
    Jeffrey, just curious: how do you come up with these names?
  • matthewjmatthewj
    Posts: 1,518
    I'm using Chabanel for all but one Holy Week Psalm...

    Psalm for Palm Sunday: Chabanel, in honor of Fr. Jean Dolbeau

    Psalm for Holy Thursday: Fr. Jeff Keyes, modern notation

    Psalm for Good Friday: Aristotle

    Psalm for Easter Vigil Reading 1: Option 2 by Rice, a capella verses on second page
    Psalm for Easter Vigil Reading 2: Aristotle
    Psalm for Easter Vigil Reading 3: Guilmont (non-Chabanel)
    Psalm for Easter Vigil Reading 5: Bruce Ford

    Psalm for Easter Sunday: Oost-Zinner
  • RagueneauRagueneau
    Posts: 2,592
    gregp: These are holy men and women I have a devotion to, or that served in the missions in North America.

    matthewj: Awesome!
  • Easter Sunday: Bruce Ford's "This is the Day," has a theme found in the Orbis Factor Sanctus Mass xi: HERE . very nice
  • Easter Vigil Psalms...your thoughts:
    a cappella vs. accompanied
    same style vs. various musical styles
    solo cantor vs. choir
    polyphonic settings etc.

    Just curious what others are doing.
  • Earl_GreyEarl_Grey
    Posts: 582
    Ok, no one commented on my earlier post, but now I'm in a bit of a quandary. I decided to just stick with what was familiar again for this year which is the Fr. Columba Kelly settings of all the vigil psalms a cappella. However, as I am putting together the worship aid, I decided to copy the graphics from the Lumen Christi missal as were posted on the cafe in square-note rather than the GIA edition of the same psalms. However the psalm for after the second reading doesn't match (same psalm 15 but different antiphons).

    Does anyone know why? (Keep me safe vs. you are my inheritance).

    Also, I'd like the type setting to match. Does anyone have the proper antiphon by Kelly (You are my inheritance) in square note? Otherwise I'll have to go back to using modern notation for everything else.

    I'm talking about OF Lectionary Psalms here in case there is any doubt.
  • smvanroodesmvanroode
    Posts: 503
    Hmm. This is indeed remarkable. The US Lectionary does give this antiphon for Psalm 16(15) in the Easter Vigil:

    R. (1) You are my inheritance, O Lord.

    while the Latin editio typica has

    R. (1) Conserva me, Deus, quoniam speravi in te.

    The Latin antiphon is taken from verse 1 of Psalm 16(15): Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. It seems the Lectionary has taken its antiphon from verse 5 instead of 1, as it claims.
    Thanked by 1Earl_Grey
  • Earl_GreyEarl_Grey
    Posts: 582
    Yes. But why?

    curiouser and curiouser...