Simple Latin chants for Divine Office canticles?
  • I've been using the Mundelein Psalter to chant the Divine Office on my own and with my young kids. They've done well, so I've begun to introduce them to Latin chants at bedtime, such as the Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Salve Regina, and Gloria Patri. Now I want to start chanting the Benedictus, Magnificat, and Nunc Dimittis in Latin. I haven't been able to find any relatively simple settings for any of those, though. Any chance someone here can help me out?
  • Eric,

    Use tone 8.

    Thanked by 1Eric D. Williams
  • Do you know of a printable version of that? I'm not adept at deciphering the instructions in the Liber Usualis and the like. I usually look for options at places like Gregobase (which lacks what I need in this case).
  • The antiphon of the Nunc Dimittis is the same every day and the canticle itself is very short. Perhaps you could therefore start with this canticle and sing it with its own antiphon and proper psalm tone.

    http://www.kleingraduale.nl/audio/NuncDimittisSI.mp3

    (no printable version, but the recording might help)
  • tomjaw
    Posts: 1,411
    I sing EF compline with my children, here is a printable version...
    http://introibo.net/download/gratisschriften/komplet.pdf

    I would suggest using Sunday compline at first for the whole week (as was done pre 1911)
    A search for Compline on this forum finds plenty of material both EF and NO
  • Turns out what I needed could be found in the Parish Book of Chant. :)
  • JesJes
    Posts: 508
    Oh man, I wish my dad did that with me!!!

    I'm using the antiphonale that was put up here. It's probably a bit tricky.

    I reckon tone 8 is a good idea.
    Kids love the office!! Yay!