File this under “Only in the U.S.:” OCP offers contemporary/modern musical settings of the entrance and communion antiphon – the introit and communio – for the entire liturgical year. (The texts are from the Missal, not the Graduale Romanum. The two oftentimes overlap, but by no means always.) View some samples here.
If you thought that the traditionalists on one side want more reverence, more tradition, more chant, and more introits and communios, but the liberals on the other side want contemporary ditties freely chosen by the folk ensemble for whatever pastoral reason, this new resource helpfully blows up that categorization. That’s why I write “only in the U.S.” Something in U.S. culture, in the U.S. church, in the U.S. music publishing industry, makes possible this iteration of liturgical reform and renewal which is both deeply traditional and deeply engaging of contemporary cultures.
This OCP resource is both similar to and different from Liturgical Press’s Psallite project, which benefits from the freedom to chose antiphon texts that improve in places upon the Roman Missal, in a musical style that is simpler and more folk-like (in the older meaning of “folk”) and, to put it crudely, a bit less “switched on.”
Look for a future more extensive review here of Let Us All Rejoice: Modern musical settings of the Entrance and Communion antiphons..