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Updated 22/9/2008


1. A Simple Setting of the Mass

2. Night Prayer

3. Further Publications Planned

4. Older Gregorian Association Publications

A Simple Setting of the Ordinary of the Mass

A setting of the Ordinary of the Mass in PDF format. They have been adapted from Latin chant settings, but in the simplest syllabic style, not unlike Merbecke, to make them suitable for congregational use. Please email me by clicking here to request copies, stating which parts you require. The following are available:

·         Kyrie Confession (Roman Rite)

·         Kyrie Confession (Common Worship)

·         Gloria in excelsis

·         Creed

·         Sanctus & Benedictus

·         Agnus Dei

·         Keyboard Accompaniments (Creed not yet available)

Night Prayer (Compline)
from the Church of England's Common Worship and the Franciscan Celebrating Common Prayer
Plainchant and Other Simple Related Chant arranged by Peter Wilton
ISBN 0-9540647-0-4

To order, please email me at    £5.95 a copy (£8 with P&P), or £5 a copy for 5 or more, if purchased from me (Sorry UK orders only for this offer!).  Cash or cheque (payable to "Peter Wilton", NOT the Gregorian Association, please!). If you have a Paypal account, you can also pay me by using the above email address.

Those wishing to order from overseas would be advised to contact:  Church House Bookshop, 31 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BN England . ORDER ON-LINE:  Telephone +44 (0)20-7898 1300; Facsimile +44 (0)20-7898 1305; Email  

Further Publications Planned

The Order of the The Divine Office from Common Worship, set to plainsong and other related simple chant.

The Liturgical Psalter from Common Worship set to plainsong, with other related chant, and provided with ferial antiphons (“refrains”).

A new edition of the Psalter of The Book of Common Prayer set to plainsong, with other related chant, and provided with ferial antiphons (“refrains”).  An updated “Briggs & Frere”.

When I wrote of the possibility of publishing supplementary texts for the new Roman Office in Latin, I had imagined that the new Antiphonale Romanum, part I, would by now have been published. It would appear to be stalled because of disagreement between music editors and liturgical officials concerning how to treat new liturgical texts, those which have no traditional Gregorian melody. As far as I’m aware, there is an impasse; in the absence of any official books, the idea of a supplement seems rather superfluous!

I had been planning a version of The Simple Gradual (Graduale Simplex) adapted to English texts.  However, Rome is in the midst of an upheaval with regard to English translations of the Roman Rite. This process may go on for some years, and, at the end of it, the likely outcome would be that the English translations one would use to make such a book now would no longer be authorised. I have therefore decided the project would more wisely be shelved until the process has reached a conclusion. Publishers can be bankrupted by continuous revolution in liturgical texts!

Older Gregorian Association Publications

These are available from The St. Gregory Publishing Company.  Payment must be made by cheque or postal order drawn on a UK Bank, payable to “Mary Henriksen von Klinert”, and sent to: The St. Gregory Publishing Company, 64 Pineheath Road, High Kelling, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6RH.

TWO MOTETS (SATB), Edited by Peter Macdonald:


1. FUIT HOMO MISSUS A DEO Palestrina (There was a man sent from God) Suitable for Advent and St John Baptist's Day.  Price 35p

2. DOMINE QUANDO VENERIS Palestrina (Thou 0 Lord, when thou comest) Suitable for any penitential season or occasion.  Price 55p


ANTHEM (SATB), Edited by David Hiley ALMIGHTY AND EVERLASTING GOD Orlando Gibbons Suitable for general use.  Price 30p


SEQUENCE (STB), Edited by David Hiley DE SPINETO NATA ROSA, Anon (From thorns a rose was born) Suitable for Feasts of Our Lady.  Price 45p


MAGNIFICAT & NUNC DIMITTIS. Edited by David Hiley. Plainsong verses: Tonus Peregrinus & Tone 1 Faux Bourdon (SATTB), William Byrd.  Price 45p




MASS SUPPLEMENT: Kyrie VII, Gloria III, Sanctus X, Agnus Dei III Price 35p


MASS in D (SATB) (Arthur W Clarke, Director of Music of the Gregorian Association 1949-1967) Price 75p





1964   Psalm 104 (Tone iii); Office Hymn: Deus Creator (Tone iv);

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Faux bourdon Stanford;

Anthem: All Holy Lord, Tomas de Santa Maria.  Price 10p

1966   Psalms 47 (v), 48 (viii), 49 (iv); Office Hymn: Interni festi (i);

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Faux bourdon Tomkins;

Anthem: Jesu the very thought, arr Wood.  Price 10p

1975   Psalms 110 (viii), 113 (i), 126(iv);

Office Hymn: Ave Maris Stella (i);

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Faux bourdon Goudimel;

Anthem: Ave Maria, Josquin des Prez: Ubi Caritas (vi).  Price 25p


1976   Psalms 84 (vii), 122 (i); Office Hymn: Lucis Creator (viii);

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Faux bourdon Victoria;

Anthem: O Lord the Maker, Mundy;

Praise ye the Lord, Bourgeois (desc).  Price 30p


1977  Psalms 110 (i), 111 (iii); Office Hymn: Deus tuorum (viii);

Anthem: Beati estis, Handl; Veni sancte Spiritus and Veni Creator Spiritus.  Price 40p


1978 Psalm 119, vv 1-32 (iii & vi); Office Hymn: Ut queant laxis (ii Sarum);

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Faux bourdon Viadana;

Litany (BCP Sarum).  Price 50p


1979   Psalms 67 (iv), 29 (iv); Office Hymn: Adesto sancta Trinitas (iii);

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Faux bourdon Palestrina;

Jacta cogitatum (plainchant); St Patrick's Breastplate. Price 50p


1980   Psalms 114 & 115 (peregrine); Office Hymn: O Pater sancte;

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Faux bourdon Goudimel;

Fast sinks the sun (plainchant); Te Deum (plainchant).  Price 60p


1981   Psalms 4 (viii). 91 (viii); Office Hymn: Te lucis (viii);

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Faux bourdon Willan. Bonum est (plainchant);

Lauda Sion (plainchant).  Price 70p


1982   Psalms 138 (hi). 99 (iv);

Office Hymn: Rerum Deus tenax vigor (iv);

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis: Faux bourdon Stanford;

Anthem: Ave Maria. Josquin des Prez;

Salva Regina (plainchant),

Cantemus cuncti melodum.

Kyrie IX. Gloria VI.   Sanctus IX. Agnus Dei VII.  Price 85p