How to Chant the Phos Hilaron (Tallis)

If you'd like to chant the Phos Hilaron, I recommend the following setting from The Hymnal 1982. "O Gracious Light, Lord Jesus Christ," The Hymnal 1982, #25 "Phos Hilaron," Church of the Apostles in Seattle, WA It's not exactly the same, but you the following rendition(s) of the Phos are clearly based on the setting above by Thomas Tallis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfOGO1Usli8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bJDhda0UTk

By |2019-07-31T17:10:14-05:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Daily Office & Prayer, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: |1 Comment

Chanting the Psalter in Plainsong, Part 2: Practice Makes Perfect

In Part 1, we discussed how to navigate the unfamiliar waters of choosing and using a plainsong psalter (including the pros and cons of Saint Dunstan's Plainsong Psalter and the Nashotah House Plainsong Psalter), and how to know how the match the text of a pointed Psalm to the music written in the Psalm Tone. In his "Ode on a Grecian Urn," John [...]

By |2019-03-07T21:10:05-06:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Chanting the Psalter in Plainsong, pt. 1: How to Read a Psalm Tone

You might not know it from the contemporary practice of church music, but God’s people have chanted the Psalms for centuries. Some Psalm tones (the melodic patterns  used for every verse of the Psalm) trace back to first-century synagogues. There is even evidence to suggest that particular Psalm Tones have long been associated with particular Psalms since their use in [...]

By |2019-01-29T11:06:42-06:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , , |6 Comments

How to Chant the Venite

The Venite is a canticle used in Morning Prayer, based largely upon the text of Psalm 95. It is featured in certain editions of the Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklet. Below is an audio file of the easiest way, in my opinion, to chant the canticle. As you can see in the pagescan from the 1940 Episcopal Hymnal below, [...]

How to Chant the Magnificat (The Song of Mary; Luke 1:46-55)

The Magnificat - also known as the Song of Mary (Luke 1:46-55) - is a canticle used in Evening Prayer. It is featured in certain editions of the Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklet. Below is an audio file of the easiest way, in my opinion, to chant the canticle. As you can see in the pagescan from the [...]

How to Chant the Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah; Luke 1:68-79)

The Benedictus - also known as the Song of Zechariah, Luke 1:68-79 - is a canticle used in Morning Prayer. It is featured in certain editions of the Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklet. Below is an audio file of the easiest way, in my opinion, to chant the canticle.   As you can see in the pagescan from [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:37:20-06:00November 12th, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Daily Office Booklet

NOTE: Daily Office Booklets are now located at https://anglicancompass.com/rookieanglican/dailyofficebooklet/. In the interests of making the Anglican Church in North America’s Daily Office Lectionary, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer more accessible, I have been putting together Daily Office Booklets, which contain the basics of the Morning and Evening Prayer liturgies, as well as the references for all Scripture readings. THANK YOU to everyone [...]

How to Chant the Nunc dimittis

The Nunc Dimittis - also known as the Song of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32) - is a canticle used in Evening Prayer. Below is an audio file of the easiest way, in my opinion, to chant the canticle.   As you can see in the pagescan from the 1940 Episcopal Hymnal below, I'm chanting #668, a setting written by J. [...]

How to Chant the Te Deum laudamus

The Te Deum - a very early Christian hymn - is a canticle used in Morning Prayer. Below is an audio file of the easiest way, in my opinion, to chant the canticle.   As you can see in the pagescan from the 1940 Episcopal Hymnal below, I begin by chanting #613, the setting written by E.G. Monk. However, for [...]