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An Evening Prayer for Lent

A Fully-Sung Setting

By Andre Gouzes

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SATB choir, cantor, priest - Beginning
A Fully-Sung Setting. Composed by Andre Gouzes. Sacred. Octavo. 22 pages. GIA Publications #4548. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-4548).

Item Number: GI.G-4548

Text source: from Celebrating Common Prayer, a Version of the Daily Offices SSF and Liturgie Chorale du Peuple de Dieu.

This music was conceived and composed by Andre Gouzes, OP, a Dominican priest who has turned the twelfth-century Cistercian abbey of Sylvanes into a modern liturgical and cultural center in the south of France. Borrowing from the unaccompanied four-part singing style of the Eastern rite churches, this music is a premier example of true ritual music. When led by a choir, or a group of competent singers, the predictable harmonic progressions of Fr. Gouzes', music make it readily accessible to the assembly - especially after a brief learning period. This music truly enables the Hours and the Mass to be sung in the fullest sense of the world. 

  • The Blessing of the Light 
  • A Song of the Light (Phos hilaron) 
  • The Preparation (intro) 
  • The Opening Canticle: A Song of Entreaty (from Ps. 143) 
  • Hymn: Now Is the Healing Time Decreed 
  • The Opening Prayer 
  • The Psalmody (Psalm 26/27) 
  • The Second Canticle: A Song of Christ the Servant (1 Peter 2:21Ð24) 
  • Responsory 
  • The Gospel Canticle: The Magnificat 
  • The Prayers 
  • The Collect 
  • The LordÕs Prayer 
  • The Final Blessing 

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