This edition is the Keyboard Landscape version which comes in 4 separate spiral bound volumes. This edition, while being smaller in font size, allows for 4 pages of music to be visible at one time, reducing the number of page turns. Volume 1 contains Liturgy of the Hours, Psalmody, and Rites; Volume 2 contains all of the Order of Mass, Mass Settings, and Service Music; Volumes 3 and 4 contain the Hymns and Songs. Each volume has a complete Index of First Lines and Common Titles in the back.
Ritual Song—Second Edition includes music that has withstood the test of time, the best of new music we have gained since the first edition, and the most successful mass settings and service music written since the implementation of the Revised Order of Mass.
With an expanded repertoire of music for rituals surrounding the RCIA, initiation, funerals, and healing services, this hymnal will appeal to communities that embrace a broad range of worship styles.
Ritual Song—Second Edition contains:
• A balanced mix of musical styles from chant to contemporary and everything in between
• Two complete Lectionary psalters
• Select pieces from the popular Lyric Psalter along with other lyrical psalm settings
• 11 complete mass settings including Tony Alonso's new setting, Mass of Christ, Light of the Nations
• Orders of service for Taizé Prayer, Stations of the Cross, and other popular forms of prayer and devotions
• An expanded repertoire of music for rituals including RCIA, penance, funerals, healing services, and more
• A wide selection of world music and music from the Taizé and Iona Communities
• A diversity of languages for bilingual or multilingual worship
• The best music from every respected publisher serving the Roman Catholic Church