1) The General Instruction for the Roman Missal (GIRM) for England and Wales came into force in 2005. It’s already operating. And “Celebrating the Mass” (CTM) is the equivalent in England and Wales of ICEL’s “Pastoral Notes” for the 1998 Sacramentary. It was published by the E&W Conference in 2005 at the same time as GIRM.
2) GIRM 48 for E&W says: “In the dioceses of England and Wales the options for the Entrance chant are: (1) the antiphon and psalm from the Graduale Romanum or the Graduale Simplex; or (2) a song from another collection of psalms and antiphons, the text of which has been approved by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.”
In other words, this is a much more restricted provision than in the US. The Australian 2007 GIRM provision in this paragraph is different again. In England and Wales, no one is taking any notice of what was clearly an editorial oddity – perhaps produced after a heavy Roman lunch? See also CTM para. 140.
3) GIRM 74 states: “The procession bringing the gifts is accompanied by the Offertory chant (cf. no. 37b), which continues at least until the gifts have been placed on the altar. The norms on the manner of singing are the same as for the Entrance chant (cf. no. 48). Singing may always accompany the rite at the offertory, even when there is no procession with the gifts.”
Since there are no Offertory chants in the Missal, but only in the Graduale, no one is taking any notice of this either. See also CTM para. 180.
4) GIRM 87 for E&W states: “In the dioceses of the England and Wales the options for the Communion chant are as follows: (1) the antiphon from the Graduale Romanum either with or without the psalm; (2) the antiphon with the psalm from the Graduale Simplex; (3) a song from another collection of psalms and antiphons, approved by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.”
Once again, this appears to be the after-effects of over-indulgence at that little trattoria at lunchtime…. Once again, see CTM para. 213.
5) The provisions of GIRM for E&W are supplemented by CTM. Since particular law takes precedence over universal law, here are the relevant provisions.
CTM 140 on the Entrance chant: “The Roman Rite provides an antiphon to be sung at this point, although it may be replaced by a psalm or suitable liturgical song. The text and the music should be suited to the mystery being celebrated, the part of the Mass, the liturgical season or the day.”
CTM 180 on the Offertory chant: “Music or song may begin with the collection and continue during the procession of gifts; it should continue at least until the gifts have been placed on the altar… The purpose of any music at this point is to accompany the collection, the procession, and the presentation of gifts, particularly when these will occupy a considerable period of time. Sung texts need not speak of bread and wine, nor of offering. Texts expressing joy, praise, community, as well as the spirit of the season, are appropriate. Since the presentation of gifts is preparatory, instrumental music or silence may often be more effective. Care should be taken that the musical elaboration of this part of the Mass does not emphasise it to the detriment of the great act of thanksgiving that follows it.”
CTM 213 on the Communion chant: “The Roman Rite provides an antiphon to be sung at this point. The antiphon may be replaced by a psalm or suitable liturgical song. The text and the music should be suited to the mystery being celebrated, the part of the Mass, the liturgical season or the day.”