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The Institute of Sacred Music in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri

Institute of Sacred Music

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The Institute of Sacred Music was established in the Archdiocese of St. Louis in April 2008 by Archbishop Raymond L. Burke. Among the activities of the Institute of Sacred Music are the following:

  • Programs of education in Sacred Music, especially Gregorian Chant, for parish musicians, other archdiocesan institutions and interested individuals;
  • Assistance to parishes with the singing of the Mass in English—for example, the Entrance Antiphon, the Responsorial Psalm, and the Communion Antiphon;
  • Assistance with the singing of the Liturgy of the Hours;
  • Assistance to parishes which wish to develop a schola cantorum for the singing of Gregorian Chant;
  • Programs for the full implementation of the English translation of the Roman Missal in the archdiocese;
  • Particular assistance to the programs of Sacred Music at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

Additionally, musical settings of the Ordinary of the Mass and various propers for the liturgical seasons, saints’ feast days, the sacraments, and other occasions—arranged and prepared by Father Samuel Weber, OSB, director of the Institute—are being made available on these pages for free download as PDF (Portable Document Format) files.

NEW! Musical settings of Masses and other liturgical rites and texts for the seasons of Advent and Christmas are now available. Click on the link “Musical Settings” on the Institute of Sacred Music navigation menu on the left.

For more information, contact:

Institute of Sacred Music
Father Samuel Weber, OSB, Director
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis MO 63119
Fax: 314.792.7239