January 25, 2024

Entrance and Communion Antiphons from composer Christopher Walker


If you don’t already include them, antiphons are a wonderful addition to any music ministry. Encouraging full and active participation in the liturgy, modern arrangements of the Entrance and Communion antiphons will draw attention to these short, beautiful texts that help us to better understand their liturgical moment and the readings the accompany in the liturgy.


Composer Christopher Walker offers a beautiful collection of choral arrangements for both Entrance and Communion Antiphons. Titled Entrance Antiphons for SATB Choir and Communion Antiphons for SATB Choir, each resource comes in two volumes: one for Seasons, Solemnities and Feasts, and one for Sundays in Ordinary Time.

With a lot of stylistic diversity, difficulty levels and options to choose from, this is a great resource for all kinds of choirs, and choirs with room to grow. It’s also very affordable, making it another great option for expanding your choir’s repertoire for the whole Church year on a budget.

Learn more about how useful choral arrangements of the Entrance and Communion Antiphons can be for preparing reverent liturgies in this video with Catholic composer Christopher Walker.

Learn more about how antiphons are used in the liturgy, as well as other OCP antiphon music resources here.

Christopher Walker

Christopher Walker

An internationally known lecturer, choral conductor and music director, Christopher Walker is also one of the Church’s most prolific and versatile composers. His extensive oeuvre includes such well-known works as the iconic Celtic Mass, “The Lord Is My Light,” “At the Name of Jesus,” “Be Still, and Know that I am God,” “Because the Lord is my Shepherd,” and more. Other popular composed Mass settings include the Belmont (chant) Mass and the Mass of St. Paul the Apostle. Born and educated in England, he currently resides in Santa Monica, California.