Liturgical music
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The Church Music Association of America is a good resource.

My recommendation, unless you will only be having Low Masses, don't bother with learning hymns. Learn the Gregorian Chant well and get people to sing it.

That was precisely what Pope St. Pius X wanted : that the faithful learn and sing the main parts of the Mass in Gregorian Chant.

In the meantime you could always have the organ played in the interludes, or for a processional and recessional.

Once the Gregorian is learned, then maybe some hymns. Again, I would first learn the Gregorian hymns, not the popular ones. This is not because popular hymns are bad, but because when people start here, they often get stuck focusing on learning more and more of these for variety, people get stuck on their favorites, many properly improper hymns creep in, and as a result no one ever devotes the necessary time to the Gregorian which is the foundation of the Sung Mass.

So, I'd learn a Kyrie, a few Marian Hymns (Salve Regina, Alma Redemptoris Mater, Ave Regina Cælorum, Regina Cæli), a few other good Gregorian pieces and hymns, get a Sung Mass going, or at least have the faithful sing a simple Kyriale.

This keeps it all very simple. Once they've got this down, branch out to more Kyriales, and more Gregorian hymns. Then finally, you can start introducing popular hymns. In that order you will build a very good balance and a group that loves to sing and sings well.

One good resource might be the Parish Book of Chant (PDF) by CMAA which has things for the TLM and NO.
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Liturgical music - by BobR67 - 05-03-2018, 09:08 PM
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