Clericorum Romanum

The Epistles, Gospels, and Orations of the
1962 Missale Romanum in Musical Notation

Canticum Clericorum Romanum - Latin High Mass

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ISBN: 978-0-615-46105-2
For the first time ever— in a beautifully bound volume suitable for use in the Traditional Latin Mass! This book contains Epistles, Gospels, and Orations clearly marked in easy-to-read Gregorian chant notation.
  • Complete musical settings for the Epistles, Gospels, and Collects for Sundays, Solemnities and each day of Holy Week!
  • All Collects and Postcommunions are notated in the Tonus Solémnis or Tonus Festívus
  • All Gospels are notated in the Tonus Evangélii, Tonus Antíquior, and Tonus Ad Líbitum
  • Lessons, Orations, and Blessings are notated in the Tonus Feriális, Tonus Prophétiae or Tonus Simplex for certain litirgical days (such as Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Candlemas, and the Easter Vigil).
As the Church recovers the use of the 1962 Missale Romanum, priests, deacons and subdeacons will find the 'Canticum Clericorum Romanum' a useful resource in learning how to chant the Epistles, Gospels and Orations
bonded leather hardcover, gold-embossed, 803 pages, 8½" x 11" (approx. 1¾" thick)

Obstacle to singing the Mass removed!

Although, a 1962 Missale Romanum contains all the texts that the priest should sing at a High Mass, no musical notation is given for the Epistles, Gospels, or Orations! In the past priests received all the proper musical training for the complex rules and musical tones of the High Mass. However, seminaries have not provided this training for decades. Thus, generations of priests are not equipped with the musical background to sing the Traditional Latin High Mass.

To remedy this problem the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius have collaborated with Michel Ozorak and the Windsor Latin Mass Community by creating a comprehensive volume of Gregorian Chant sheet music containing the musical notation for all available musical tones for the Epistles, Gospels, and orations for every Sunday and Feast of the Liturgical Year!

Cardinal Francis George

"In order to better serve Catholics who wish to worship according to the 'Forma extraordinaria', ample and ongoing catechesis in the form of the Mass must be available. This can only be achieved if, first of all, priests and seminarians are prepared to serve this need."

—H. E. Francis Cardinal George   

The perfect book for the Traditional Latin High Mass!

Beautiful and Ornate from Cover to Cover

At 803 pages, and measuring 8½” x 11” (approximately 1¾” thick), this has been a major project. Nevertheless, every effort was made to ensure that the Canticum Clericorum Romanum should be a book of the highest quality for use at the Traditional Latin Mass.

After diligent research, a printing and binding solution was found that is both of the highest quality while remaining economical and affordable for any parish, shrine, chapel, or church!

The binding of your volume will not only last for years and years, but its beautiful print and design reflect the beauty of the Sacred liturgy. 

Hard casing in red durable bonded leather (wears better than leather and requires no special care)

Ornate gold-embossing on both cover boards and spine display breath-taking liturgical artwork.

Thick cover boards and reinforced spine provide for the durability of this volume

 Four poly-grosgrain colored non-fraying ribbons 

Highest quality inks present the crisp text (16pt font) and Gregorian notation in black and red

Missal-quality paper to ensure the book lays-open flat.

Sturdy smythe-sewn binding and reinforced endsheet construction

Gold-gilded page edges provide additional beauty and protection


Ribbons on the Canticorum Clericorum Romanum'

Four poly-grosgrain colored non-fraying ribbons help keep your pages marked.
Clear and easy to read musical notation!
Clear and large text and musical notation make it easy to learn how to chant the sacred texts!


Ornate gold-embossing and a never before seen design by artist
Jed Gibbons featuring the symbols of the Four Evangeleists

Gold gilded edges on the Canticum Clericorum Romanum.
Gold gilded edges provided extra beauty and protection for your
copy of the Canticum Clericorum Romanum.

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Offered in gratitude to Almighty God and our Holy Mother, the Church,
In thanksgiving for the Motu Proprio ‘Summorum Pontificum,’
Under the patronage of Saint Athanasius,

And in support of Pope Benedict XVI’s wish of dedicating
2009-2010 as the Year for Priests.

Musical Settings
Michel Ozorak

Reverend Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C., Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

Assistant Editors
Richard Rice, Church Music Association of America
Brother Brian Schafer, S.J.C., Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

Artwork and Design
Jed Gibbons

Dr. Philip Adamson, University of Windsor, Ontario
Reverend Joseph Bisig, F.S.S.P., Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter
Reverend Peter Hrytsyk, Chaplain, Windsor Latin Mass Community
Alex Begin, Executive Coordinator Windsor Latin Mass Community
Sandy and Jonathan Ozorak

The principal office of sacred music is to clothe with suitable melody
the liturgical text, in order that through it, the faithful may be
the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed
for the reception of the fruits of grace.
—Tra le Sollecitudini, Pope St. Pius X

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These religious men serve in parishes and help Catholics to rediscover a profound sense of the Sacred through solemn liturgies, devotions, sacred art and music, as well as instruction in the heritage of the Church, catechetics and Catholic culture.

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Additional Volumes to be Released

Canticum Clericorum Romanum will expand to include future volumes, such as

the Sanctoral cycle, Votive Masses, and the Commons.

Copyright Information

Biretta Books, Ltd., which is the publishing house of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius owns all of the copyrights to these settings in musical notation (including those copyrighted under “St. Athanasius Chants”).

The content of the Canticum Clericorum Romanum is the sole and exlusive property of Biretta Books, Ltd. No one is permitted to publish, distribute or otherwise reproduce any of this content, in any format, digital, internet, or otherwise, without prior permission from Biretta Books, Ltd.

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