4 Public Domain Gregorian Chants for Download

g_chantHere are four public domain Gregorian Chant music clips for you to download and use in absolutely whatever way you want. Public domain means no one owns it, it means you can just use it with no restrictions. These are pretty good quality clips too.

Gregorian chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic liturgical chant in Western Christianity that accompanied the celebration of Mass and other ritual services. This vast repertory of chants is the oldest music known as it is the first repertory to have been adequately notated in the 10th century.

Gregorian Chant 1 (right-click on this link to download)

Gregorian Chant 2 (right-click on this link to download)

Gregorian Chant 3 (right-click on this link to download)

Gregorian Chant 4 (right-click on this link to download)

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  • affinity

    awsome, awsome, awsome. finally something great.!!!!!

  • Brando

    FYI: All four of these tracks come from the album: Spiritual Chanting Volume 2 by Brainwave Sync. Search iTunes.

    • axgrindr

      That’s not where they “come from”. Those people are using public domain music and adding brainwave frequency to freely available public domain tracks. They did not record and do not own the copyrights to the tracks. They are public domain tracks.

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  • Ovalice

    If we use this in a track, who do we give credit to for the chant?  I downloaded track 2 and want to give credit to the oringal artist(s)?  ovalice@the-launchpad.net to respond.  Thank you.

  • Judieruss

    Hey, this is fantastic and just what I’m looking for. Will I need to get performance rights though?

  • ll2725

    Hi, what is the reference title of the Kyrie Eleison? I would like to look for the music sheet. Thank you for your help. Laura

  • ll2725

    This music is beuatiful. Where can we find the music sheet of chant 1? 

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  • Ram ram

    I Like this.

  • Bweesh

    Does anybody know exactly what these titles are?

    • Iwavemusic

      One is Dies Irae.  Actually this was used in the shining, as the main theme, not with the words, just the melody.

  • Llunl

    Thank you for this truly beautiful music!

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  • Redmen92

    this music is to stop your daily work it make you feel to postrate yourself in front of GOD on the final day of your life.

  • Robertopadillaodor

    I will like to download the music of the gregorian community of austriac monks

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/johnnielawson Johnnielawsonartist

    ARE THESE REALLY PUBLIC DOMAIN

    I used two of these tracks as part of a video project I have up on youtube last September, everything was fine with that. Today I used track no. 3 with another video project, to be told I am breaching copyright, that this track is owned by some copyright company, I didn’t write down their name before it disappeared off the screen. WHAT IS GOING ON, IS THIS PUBLIC DOMAIN OR IS IT NOT?

    KIND REGARDS JOHNNIE LAWSON

    • Mark

      Hi Johnnie-
      Yes, they are public domain. Which of course means that anyone can register them in the youtube contentID system and (falsely) claim them as their own.
      Just one of the pitfalls of using free stuff in your projects I guess.
      No reason to get all up in arms about it. You act as if you paid for a license or something. Free stuff doesn’t come with guarantees.

      -Mark

      • Iwavemusic

        Hi Mark,

        Thanks for posting these chants.  Would you clarify what you mean here about no guarantees.  I would consider using these chants for a project but do need to know who “owns” them or what proof is available should I be approached and accused of breach.

        Thanks

        Lisa

        • http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ Partners In Rhyme

          Public domain means that nobody owns this music.
          I am sorry but we cannot provide “proof”.
          Good luck with your project.
          -Mark

          • Iwavemusic

            Hello,

            Would you know anything about what choir is singing on Dies Irae,the Gregorian chant you have here.  I have been searching and searching for this information and coming up with nothing.

            Lisa

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/johnnielawson Johnnie lawson

          Hi Lisa
          A year and a half I used these chants with a video I have on youtube believing them to be in the public domain. Some months later I uploaded another video using the same music only this time I very quickly received a message from youtube stating that they weren’t in the pd and that WMG own the rights to these, so I took that video down immediately.

          My older video was also slapped with a breach of copyright claim, I disputed their claim but I have not been successful, WMG are the ones that are receiving the revenue from my video.

          I informed the people who own this website, those who are claiming these chants to be in the public domain, as you can see from from their reply to my query they don’t understand the concept of something being placed in the public domain and they weren’t helpful at all in resolving the issue, unlike the people at musopen.com who, once a similar situation occurred, immediately got on to it and sorted the problem out even to the point of having a solicitor contact youtube.

          My own feeling is that these chants are not now in the public domain but the people who own this site are continuing to advertise them as such because it keeps them first in a google search.

          Lisa please keep me informed as to how you get on, as I have left my older video up in the hope that some day this may be resolved. If you are interested the video in question can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW5oi7HkRrQ

          Best of luck Lisa with your project.

          Kind regards Johnnie Lawson

          • http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ Partners In Rhyme

            Hi Johnnie-
            We certainly do know the meaning of public domain.
            These specific tracks were pulled from the internet archive website where they are officially listed as public domain tracks along with many others.
            http://www.archive.org/details/GregorianChantMass
            If that is not enough proof for you then you should not be using the music.
            These tracks are obviously being falsely tagged in the Youtube ContentID system by WMG who are unaware of the public domain status of these specific performances of the music.
            The Youtube ContentID also has trouble telling the difference between different version of identically performed classical music.
            Again, this is something that is being offered to for free. You need to take it easy.

            -Mark

          • Lisa

            Johnny,

            Finally checked back in here and clicked on your link.  Nice video!!!! I love it!!!
            I’m guessing you got the matter resolved?

            Lisa

    • Iwavemusic

      Johnnie,

      Did you resolve the issue?  Would you contact me and let me know who actually is claiming ownership and accusing you of breach of ownership so I don’t end up with the same problem should I use these chants in a project.

      Thanks,

      Lisa

      • andrewz

        I’ve had videos on Youtube with music that I was absolutely sure that I had rights to, and received copyright breach notices, I’m pretty sure they were some kind of spam. If the message disappeared then you probably don’t have anything to worry about.

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  • Souzajames

    James D’souza – this is wonderful, I love to listen to Gregorian Chants

  • FrMikeOFM

    I noticed that as well Fr. Michael OFM

  • Cupit13

    This website was a no hassle way to enjoy Gregorian Chants with morning prayer. I did try the feature to right click for downloading and it didn’t happen. Thank you.

  • Thalia25690

    thank you for downloads….

  • Anoop F16

    Grigorian music is the song of soul

  • Jenifer J

    Thank you for this. I like the brief write-up as well. This music will be helpful to me as I further study the origins of Flamenco music in Spain — a complex and rather undocumented melding of music and rhythm from the Romaní, Arab traditions and Gregorian chant/Latin/Catholic church influence.

  • Jamika_Sumedha

    this gregorian music site helped me to develop the interest on Gregorian chants a lot!!!!! Once u listen to it, u may enter to the bliss of music!

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  • bing

    hi, I would love to download some music by my prob is how to pay. No paypal here , no credit card. Hope we could download by simply usiing our cellphones just like how my kids buy their furni in HABBO. i LOVE this site.

  • NoFreakin

    Saved my life and my grade. Awesome clips.

  • Cory

    Sorry to be a music history snob guys, but only track 2 is a Gregorian Chant. The other 3 are late-Medieval (and possibly early-Renaissance) polyphony. Gregorian chant is one melody sung (usually) in unison. Polyphony is multiple melodic voices singing in harmony. From what I heard the polyphony used liturgical texts, however, and was probably still used for services.

    • Evan Sorrell

      Haha! well correct information should not deem you a snob, Thank you for the info.

  • http://www.gregoriano.org.br/ Altair de Almeida Costa

    I love so much the gregorian chant and I have a site with a lot of things (MP3, scores and so one) about this beautiful music: http://www.gregoriano.org.br
    Eu amo canto gregoriano e tenho uma página com muita coisa (MP3, partituras etc.) sobre esta bela música: http://www.gregoriano.org.br

  • Katt

    Love it! always loved gregorian chants. I was really glad to find this website and the visuals are really beautiful.

    Thanx,

  • Michelle

    I would love to use a couple of these in my power point presentation for my humanities, but I don’t know how to save them to my computer. When I right click on them, it just takes me to windows media player & does not create an MP3 in my computer. I’m very confused & any help would be appreciated!

    • axgrindr

      Don’t save the files to a program. Save them to your hard drive. There should be some kind of option on a PC to simply save a file to your hard disk instead of directly to a piece of software.
      I use a Mac so I can’t give you specific instructions on how to save a file to your hard drive. Maybe a PC user reading this can answer her question for her?

      • Sam

        hi,
        I have made many tunes using gregorian and wil be releasing it soon. Would you letme know if i can use these gregorian chants on my new tune. Hope it doesnt have some kind of copyright.

        Sam
        Sound_of_revelation@musician.org

    • pETER

      iN CASE THIS WAS NOT ANSWERED. rIGHT CLICK ON THE FILE (CLICK ON SAVE TARGET AS) AND SAVE IT TO YOUR DESKTOP. YOU CAN THEN PLAY IT ON WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Helen-Thacker-Wood/686548066 Helen Thacker Wood

    Gregorian chant, good for the soul!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Helen-Thacker-Wood/686548066 Helen Thacker Wood

    Gregorian chant, good for the soul!

  • bernardo reyes alvero

    Gregorian Chant is truly great. an icon. a legend. snd i want to sing and perform with them one of this days..
    Our church is needing support for renovation and rehabilitation and i hope there are people who would love to support financially so i can make a way to invite gregorian chant here in my country so we can produce a concert to help in raising funds for the church and the victims of the calamity that struck this part of the globe.
    As for my part, to raise funds for the gregorian chants group airfair back and forth. i believe our cardinal, bishop and monsignor will love to ask them to stay at the bishop’s home and my people shall feed them abuntdantly in their stay.. they might even want that i produce a sequel of the concert at the Boracay Beach where a lot of tourists make visits.
    And as a singer/songwriter…i would love to sing with them songs like the “careless whisper, bridge over troubled water, i believe, our father, you’ll never walk alone and give them copies of some of my original songs which they might want to record. Do you want to finace the album and be its executive producer… why not.. c’mon! let’s do it.. i would love to ask Steven Jacob, Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg and Quincy Jones with Oprah to fund this and be a part of the songs for the end days. a history in the making huh.. hmm… i wanted to become a legend myself for my kids and theirs.

    Okay then, If you wish to help… please write me at donreyes1@yahoo.com or at bobbyalvero4@yahoo.com or you may call me at mobile phone 09074328667. let’s collaborate and enjoy the sound of music. album title… “Let’s sing this song in Heaven” which i still have to compose of course.

    Where do i live? why, are you sending checks instead.. hmm.. ok and i will try to make a show here at the internet singing songs specially dedicated for you to raise more funds.. carry on.. #33 medex subd. san francisco, calihan, pablo city, laguna 4000, philippines. i’ll hear from you soon. thanks GOD BLESS!

    Sincerely,
    Mico – Viva recording artist
    Program Director of the Knights of Columbus Council 3468, District-59
    Parish of Saint Paul, the first hermit – san pablo city

  • bernardo reyes alvero

    Gregorian Chant is truly great. an icon. a legend. snd i want to sing and perform with them one of this days..
    Our church is needing support for renovation and rehabilitation and i hope there are people who would love to support financially so i can make a way to invite gregorian chant here in my country so we can produce a concert to help in raising funds for the church and the victims of the calamity that struck this part of the globe.
    As for my part, to raise funds for the gregorian chants group airfair back and forth. i believe our cardinal, bishop and monsignor will love to ask them to stay at the bishop’s home and my people shall feed them abuntdantly in their stay.. they might even want that i produce a sequel of the concert at the Boracay Beach where a lot of tourists make visits.
    And as a singer/songwriter…i would love to sing with them songs like the “careless whisper, bridge over troubled water, i believe, our father, you’ll never walk alone and give them copies of some of my original songs which they might want to record. Do you want to finace the album and be its executive producer… why not.. c’mon! let’s do it.. i would love to ask Steven Jacob, Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg and Quincy Jones with Oprah to fund this and be a part of the songs for the end days. a history in the making huh.. hmm… i wanted to become a legend myself for my kids and theirs.

    Okay then, If you wish to help… please write me at donreyes1@yahoo.com or at bobbyalvero4@yahoo.com or you may call me at mobile phone 09074328667. let’s collaborate and enjoy the sound of music. album title… “Let’s sing this song in Heaven” which i still have to compose of course.

    Where do i live? why, are you sending checks instead.. hmm.. ok and i will try to make a show here at the internet singing songs specially dedicated for you to raise more funds.. carry on.. #33 medex subd. san francisco, calihan, pablo city, laguna 4000, philippines. i’ll hear from you soon. thanks GOD BLESS!

    Sincerely,
    Mico – Viva recording artist
    Program Director of the Knights of Columbus Council 3468, District-59
    Parish of Saint Paul, the first hermit – san pablo city

  • Monika Thomas

    Hi,
    thanks for the use of these chants. I appreciate it. Have used 2 of them for one of my study project and given link to your website as recognition as to where they came from. Also, thanks for previous posts in regards to copy rights since I don’t know much about this. Monika

  • sudipta

    Hi,

    First I am expressing my heratiest gratitude to you for giving us the opportunity to touch the almighty who is always within us by listening these chant.

    I am an Indian, I am not christian.But I am just crazy to listen these chant which helped me to find my god in my way.

    So IT IS UNIVERSAL I must say.

    Thanks all those greatest atrtis who created and all of you

  • Kokay

    I’m really interested in using one of these gregorian chants…uhmmm i’m just wondering where in the creative commons shall I find that this is really listed as public domain. Could you please send me a link? Thank You very much and have a nice day.

  • Isaac Mathebe

    I like this chant music cos it brings me to the worlt i need, God I love.

    • Fred Palmer

      it is interesting that you have the name of one of the great patriarts of the Bible. In Genesis we read that Abraham was asked by God to build an alter and make a blood sacrifice. i say all of this to say that music or anything else does not bring us closer to God. It is by the atoning blood only of the Lord Jesus Christ that reconciles a fallen world to God. Any other experiences are false and is only a feel good to the flesh. However,
      I have to say that these chants are lovely. I listen to them myself from time to time. Please remember Isaac that to obey the Word of God is better than sacrifice which is found in 1 Samuel I believe.

  • kwelio

    hi. how do i say this? i may be mistaken here but one of the 1st productions was called something like (gregorian chant). i only glimpsed at it for a few seconds. i cant find it anywhere. can you help? it could have been between the 1st and 3rd production.
    for some reason this particular cds music stays in my head.

    • http://www.partnersinrhyme.com admin

      I really not sure what you are asking. The four gregorian chants are still right there in the post above. What is it you are looking for exactly?

  • Dan George

    Hi Mark,
    I am putting together a CD of meditative sounds that will ultimately be sold with the intent of generating revenue. It would be a privilege to include the Gregorian Chants in this collection. As copyright/public domain laws are vast and deep, and I do not want to violate any of these laws, can you offer written assurance that these chants are free and clear to use for such purpose. Thank you.

    dan

    • http://www.partnersinrhyme.com admin

      We of course cannot give you written assurance for music we do not own but these tracks were listed under this Creative Commons Public Domain Certification
      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/

      We take no other responsibility for these tracks and are not liable in any way for any type of use for these tracks.
      You use them at your own risk but they are indeed listed as public domain on archive.org.

  • Rob Cosgrove

    Dear Friends

    Thank you for your fabulous site. I am developing meditation CDs. I need to be careful about copyright. The four Gregorain Chant tracks are very beautiful. Is there any way I can at least acknowledge the singers or their source?

    Many thanks.
    Rob. Adult Faith Education, Brisbane AUSTRALIA

  • AUGUSTINE

    very very thank you. I liked your songs .If you can please sent me “cantos de gregorian mass” for free. GOD will reward you.

  • michael drumm

    I am interested in the Gregorian chants for an scene in an indie film I am producing…are they available as wav. files? and is there a license agreement beyond “they are free to use”? thanks

    • http://www.partnersinrhyme.com admin

      Sorry, we don’t have the original WAV files but it is very easy to convert them to that format if that’s what you need. Try iTunes for your conversions.

      Since the files are in public domain we cannot grant a license to use them as we do not own them.

      -Mark

    • Sam

      hi michael
      ive got a nice gegorian chant piece with modern beats.. email me if you want any.you will love it.
      Sam
      Sound_of_revelation@musician.org

  • doudoukasongo

    grand merci pour le travail que tu fais. ces chants sont d`une profondeur telle que depuis que je les ecoute, l`epanouissement de mon existence a vu ses dimentions s`elever au point ou je sents des presences aggreables.
    grand merci.

  • george

    i really enjoy listening in the heavenly music hope, gregorian chants lead us not only to listen music but to love GOD more and more