Issued by USCCB, November 14, 2007 Copyright © 2007, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All rights reserved. Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship CONTENTS Abbreviations Foreword I. WHY WE SING Participation II. THE CHURCH AT PRAYER A. The Bishop B. The Priest C. The Deacon D. The Gathered Liturgical Assembly E. Ministers of Liturgical Music The Choir The Psalmist The Cantor The Organist and Other Instrumentalists The Director of Music Ministries F. Leadership and Formation G. Music in Catholic Schools H. Diverse Cultures and Languages I. Latin in the Liturgy III. THE MUSIC OF CATHOLIC WORSHIP A. Different Kinds of Music for the Liturgy Music for the Sacred Liturgy Gregorian Chant The Composer and Music of Our Day B. Instruments The Human Voice Musical Instruments Instrumental Music Recorded Music C. Location of Musicians and Their Instruments D. Acoustics E. Copyrights and Participation Aids IV. PREPARING MUSIC FOR CATHOLIC WORSHIP A. What Parts Do We Sing? The Principle of Progressive Solemnity The Parts to Be Sung Sacred Silence B. Who Prepares the Music for the Liturgy? C. Care in the Choice of Music for the Liturgy D. Judging the Qualities of Music for the Liturgy The Three Judgments: One Evaluation The Liturgical Judgment The Pastoral Judgment The Musical Judgment V. THE MUSICAL STRUCTURE OF CATHOLIC WORSHIP A. Music and the Structure of the Mass The Introductory Rites The Liturgy of the Word The Liturgy of the Eucharist The Communion Rite The Concluding Rites B. Music and the Other Sacraments The Sacraments of Initiation The Initiation of Adults The Baptism of Children The Baptism of Children During Sunday Mass The Sacrament of Confirmation The Rite of Marriage The Rite of Ordination The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick The Sacrament of Penance C. Music and the Liturgy of the Hours Responsorial Antiphonal Through-Composed Metrical Psalms Formula Tones Other Elements D. Other Liturgical Rites Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass Order of Christian Funerals E. Devotions VI. CONCLUSION Abbreviations AG Second Vatican Council, Ad Gentes Divinitus (Decree on the Church’s Missionary Activity) (1965) BCL Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy BLS USCCB, Built of Living Stones: Art, Architecture, and Worship (2000) CCC Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd edition CVL USCCB, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry (2005) DV Second Vatican Council, Dei Verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation) (1965) GILH General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours GIRM General Instruction of the Roman Missal GS Second Vatican Council, Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World) (1965) HCWEOM Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass LFM Lectionary for Mass LTA John Paul II, Letter to Artists (1999) MS Sacred Congregation for Rites,.