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 61 (62)

In God alone is my soul at rest. 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Psalm 61 (62): 2–3. 6–9. r. 6 — In God alone is my soul at rest. Psalm 61 acc (pdf) Psalm 61 r (pdf) Psalm 61a acc (pdf) Psalm 61a...

Psalm 118 (119)

They are happy whose life is blameless. 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Psalm 118 (119): 1-2. 4-5. 17-18. 33.-34 r. 1 — They are happy who follow God's law! Psalm 118-1 (pdf) Psalm 118-1 r (pdf) 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Psalm 118 (119): 57. 72. 7677....

Psalm 28 (29)

O give the Lord you sons of God. Baptism of the Lord, Year A Psalm 28 (29):1–4. 9–10 r. 11 — The Lord will bless his people with peace. Psalm 28 (pdf) Psalm 28...

Psalm 120 (121)

I lift up my eyes to the mountains 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Psalm 120 (121) complete R. cf. 2 — Our help is on the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth. Psalm 120 (pdf) Psalm 120...

Psalm 16 (17)

Lord, hear a cause that is just. 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Psalm 16 (17): 1. 5–6. 8. 15 R. 15 — I shall be filled when I awake with the sight of your glory, O Lord. Psalm 16 (pdf) Psalm 16...

Psalm 68 (69)

Save me, O God, for the waters have risen to my neck. 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Psalm 68 (69): 8–10. 14.17. 33–35. r. 14 ‚ In your great love, answer me, O God. Psalm 68a acc (pdf) Psalm 68 full (pdf) — the verses are sung to a Gelineau-like psalm tone....