Acclamation: Free Downloadable Samples Available
Concordia Publishing House through Acclamation provides
fresh musical settings of the Propers (Introit, Psalm of the Day,
Gospel Acclamation, Gradual, and Hymn of the Day stanza) for choirs and
congregations. These settings will be available electronically through
the Web for purchase on weekly, quarterly, or annual subscription. Acclamation supports both the three-year and the one-year lectionaries.
Each component will be based on the ESV translation of Scripture as used in LSB. The music will be easy to learn for both the choir/cantor and the congregation. The ease of use is what distinguishes this item from any other like it out there now presently. I encourage you to look into this resource in order to enhance the Divine Service in your parish.
The Divine Service consists of two main elements: the Ordinary and
the Propers. The Ordinary consists of those parts that do not change
but become the framework for the congregation, such as the Kyrie, Hymn
of Praise, Creed, Preface, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei. Those items that
change from week to week or by season are known as the Propers of the
day, such as the Scripture readings, the Collect, Introit, Psalm of the
Day, Gradual, Gospel Acclamation (Verse), Proper Preface, hymns, and
even the sermon. Because these elements change on a weekly basis, the
church choir or cantors is often assigned the responsibility of
preparation and presentation.