Bear Music

Music for the Liturgy

Psalms & Songs of Mercy

A collection of music for the Year of Mercy. Psalms settings and songs based on scripture inspired by Pope Francis’s Misercordiae Vultus.

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Music for Rites

Responsorial Psalms and Antiphons are available for:

Psalms

Psalm settings for Sundays, Solemnities and Sacraments can be found here in a variety of styles. Simple settings are provided for the Common Psalms which include other settings where the same psalm occurs in the Lectionary.

The page includes a list of psalm settings and of Sundays etc.

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Antiphons

Here you will find settings of the Antiphons from the Roman Missal in English. There are simple settings for all the Sundays and major feasts where common musical ideas are repeated across a season.

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Mass Parts

At any Mass it is important to sing the Mass rather than just sing at Mass. Key to that principle is for the whole congregation to participate in the parts of the Mass: the Penitential Act, the Gloria, Gospel Acclamation, Eucharistic Acclamations (Sanctus, Memorial Acclamations and Amen), and Lamb of God.

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Other Music

Here will be found a variety of pieces which are not Mass Parts, Psalms or Antiphons. These includes songs with congregational refrains and pieces for choirs written for a variety of occasions. There are ‘short songs’ or chants which can be used in different circumstances. read more

Recent Additions

Psalm 68 (69)

Save me, O God, for the waters have risen to my neck. 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Psalm 68 (69): 14. 17. 30–31. 33–34. 36-37. R. cf.v. 33 — Seek the Lord, you who are poor and your hearts will revive. Psalm 68 (pdf) Psalm 68...

Psalm 8

How great is your name, O Lord our God, through al the earth! The Most Holy Trinity, Year C Psalm 8: 4–9. R. v. 2 — How great is your name,  O Lord our God, through all the earth. Psalm 8 (pdf) Download Psalm 8...

Psalm 142 (143)

Lord, listen to my prayer. Masses for the Dead Psalm 142(143): 1–2, 5–8, 10. R. 1 — Lord, listen to my prayer Psalm 142 (pdf) Psalm 142...

Marriage

Responsorial Psalms Responsorial Psalm P1 Ps 32: 12. 18. 20-22 r.5 The Lord fills the earth with his love. P2 Ps 33:2-9 r.2 or 9 I will bless the Lord at all times. or Taste and see that the Lord is good. P3 Ps 102: 1–2. 8. 13. 17-18 r. 8 or 17 The Lord is the...

Psalm 148

Praise the Lord from the heavens Marriage Psalm 148: 1-4 9-14, r. 12 — Praise the name of the Lord. Psalm 148 (pdf) Psalm 148 r (pdf) For the Burial of Children Psalm 148: 1–2. 11–14 r.13 — Praise the name of the Lord. Psalm 148-3 (pdf)...

Psalm 111 (112)

Happy the man who fears the Lord. Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Psalm 111 (112): 4-9, r. 4 — The good man is a light in the darkness for the upright. Marriage Psalm 111 (112): 1–9. r. 1 — Happy the man who takes delight in the Lord’s commands. or...