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“John Gaffney, Music & Liturgy, Compositions & Workshops” is dedicated to assisting Roman Catholic dioceses, parishes, worshiping communities in achieving the authentic liturgical/musical vision of Vatican Council II (as documented in “Sacrosanctum Concilium”) through published choral & liturgical music and workshops/lectures by John Gaffney and our new, completely free, liturgical-catechesis web resource, “Foretaste of Heaven.”

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Resources for singing the Proper of Mass in English which can meet a worshiping community at any musical/liturgical level! Let us sing the liturgy!

Collections of Mass Propers in English (Corpus Christi Watershed)

Collections of Mass Propers In English (CMAA)

Q/A on the Proper of Mass w/ focus on the Offertory Proper (Cantica Nova)

Roman Gradual or Missal…Why are the antiphon texts often different?…The Confusion Resolved (Christoph Tietz)

Official Ritual Books of the Proper of Mass (Latin)

Graduale Romanum (PDF) (Purchase)

Graduale Simplex (PDF) (Purchase)

Gregorian Missal (Graduale Romanum w/ English Translation)**

**A must-have resource for Roman Church Musicians!

Many thanks to the CMAA & Corpus Christi Watershed for providing PDFs of the Graduals (which are only to be used for educational purposes).


The “Workshops Page” has been updated with detailed information about the three most popular workshops John Gaffney has created and presented! These three workshops are also on topics that are the most misunderstood in the Roman Church and each workshop is guaranteed to lead any diocese, parish, worshiping community, to celebrate more authentic, noble and prayerful Roman liturgy!


Elevate your parish to more authentic, noble and prayerful Roman liturgy at the completely free, catechetical web resource: foretasteofheaven.org!


John Gaffney’s simple yet noble, modal, plainchant, a capella, extremely accessible setting of the “Song of Farewell” (“Order of Christian Funerals” text) is available for preview and purchase at GIA Publications, Inc. No more replacing the sung appointed text with another “song!”


To pray for all those who are suffering with COVID-19, John would like to offer free scores (with reprint permission for your choir/schola) of his choral anthem, “Prayer to Mary in Times of Distress”. Click to Listen and Request a Free Score!


John Gaffney’s new choral setting of, “Ubi Caritas” (the appointed text for offertory on “Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper”) is now available for listening.


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