Sancte Michael Archangele-The St. Michael Prayer- Original Chant
  • This is the Link to an Original Chant Piece, using the text of Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St. Michael:
    The Gregorian score and the Recording are Copyright by the Monks of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Silver City New Mexico! In response to the Holy Father's request for this powerful Prayer to be said to combat the evil in the world!
    Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!image
  • I have never seen this before. Thanks for sharing!
  • JoeM
    Posts: 28
    Thanks for posting!!!
  • I've thought about writing my own chant to this. However, since this is copyrighted, how can we obtain a copy of the score and use it for Mass??
  • tomjaw
    Posts: 1,863
    While the typesetting in the above is copyright, but I presume that by posting it on here we can all use it for Religious Use... Is not the text Public Domain? and as for the music, I am sure I have seen this prayer set to chant in a Solesmes book, have been meaning to check if the melody is the same.
  • You are most welcome to use it for all religious, non-profit use! The Text is obviously Public Domain, but the Chant Score and the Recording are Copyright by the Monks of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Silver City, New Mexico.

    Ut in Omnibus Glorificetur Deus!
    Thanked by 1tomjaw
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    Here is a better PDF of the Sancte Michael Prayer!

    Ut in Omnibus Glorificetur Deus!
  • this is lovely. thank you!
  • Dear Friends,

    I have updated the Gregorian Notation for the Sancte Michael piece and added some Liquescent Notes, which I had missed in the first transcript. Thanks to JoeM. who offered the corrections!

    God bless you all!

    Your devoted and unworthy brother in St. Benedict,
    Brother Monk
  • BenB
    Posts: 36
    There is a version found in Cantus Varii Romano-Seraphici, a recommended download with some unique chants available here:

    The Saint Michael prayer chant from there, far less elaborate than the one posted above, is attached.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
    Posts: 4,383
    Just a matter of clarification. The term "Copy Written" is incorrect. It should be "Copyright" ("copyright" is a noun, an adjective, and even a verb, and the "right" part of the word refers, to ones rights, not to something "written").
    Thanked by 2tomjaw GregoryWeber
  • You are absolutely right dear CH! Thank you!

    It takes a poor Monk to get something so basic wrong! We stand corrected!

    Your devoted and unworthy brother,

    Brother Monk
    Thanked by 2CHGiffen tomjaw
  • igneusigneus
    Posts: 271
    All copyrights - and especially those concerning liturgical texts or music - should burn in hell.
  • igneusigneus
    Posts: 271
    There has been at least one other forum member composing a chant tune for the prayer before - and the thread links both to the ~1902 Solesmes version (the same as posted earlier here by @BenB) and to a 2014 one from the Heiligenkreuz Cistercian abbey (which I find the best so far).
  • Dear Igneus,

    All are welcome to use these Original Chants for God's Glory! The Copyright is a protection from another taking something without a Copyright and making the author unable to use it!

    I hope that makes sense! Our only goal is to promote the Glory of God and devotion to the Saints, especially Our Blessed Mother!

    I pray no one burns in hell, dear Igneus, especially those praying to St. Michael!

    A blessed Passiontide!

    Your devoted and unworthy brother,
    Brother Monk