A Sunday Vigil

A Fully-Sung Setting of the Traditional Vigil Office

André Gouzes

1994, Les Editions de l’Abbaye de Sylvanès (Camarès, France)


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Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Priest, Assembly

Accompaniment: None

Text Source: from Celebrating Common Prayer, a Version of the Daily Offices SSF and Liturgie Chorale du Peuple de Dieu

Difficulty Level: E


This music was conceived and composed by André Gouzes, OP, a Dominican priest who has turned the twelfth-century Cistercian abbey of Sylvanes into a modern liturgical and cultural center in the south of France. Borrowing from the unaccompanied four-part singing style of the Eastern rite churches, this music is a premier example of true ritual music. When led by a choir, or a group of competent singers, the predictable harmonic progressions of Fr. Gouzes' music make it readily accessible to the assembly—especially after a brief learning period. This music truly enables the Hours and the Mass to be sung in the fullest sense of the world.

Contents: The Preparation • The Blessing Of The Light • Song: O Radiant Light • Psalm Song: Let My Prayer Rise • Opening Prayer • Canticle: In Your Unfailing Love • Collect • Canticle: Jesus Christ Is The Lord • Collect • Proclamation Of The Gospel • Canticle: My Soul Proclaims • Collect • Hymn: We Praise You, O God • The Final Blessing. 

Categories: Collection, Liturgy of the Hours

Number of Pages: 32

Format: Softcover