February 14

02-14-2024Music NewsFrank Deese

During Lent, we will start using the Introit, or Entrance Antiphon, before the Entrance Hymn. This will complete what the series of what is sometimes known as the choral propers. Before Vatican II, the choir/cantor were responsible for

  • Introit, which set the tone and highlighted the themes of the day
  • Gradual, a response to the Epistle, or First Reading
  • Gospel Acclamation, which introduced the Gospel theme
  • Offertorio, which was sung as the Altar was prepared
  • Communio, which often highlighted the Gospel or theme of the day