"This booklet was prepared under the authority of the Standing Liturgical Commission by a sub-committee of four which was responsible, under the chairmanship of the Reverend Canon Charles M. Guilbert, for the music of the Altar Edition of the Holy Eucharist. The sub-committee consisted of two members of the Commission's Editorial Committee, Captain Howard Galley, C.A., who also prepared the lay-out, and the Reverend Leo Malania, Co-ordinator; Mr. James Litton, of the Standing Commission on Church Music; and Mr. Mason Martens, who also served as Secretary of the sub-committee. Brother Robert Gillespie, C.A., prepared the musical art-work, and Mr. Nelson Gruppo is responsible for the design". -- Note on Production and Sources.
"This booklet contains the setting of the music of the ministers and responses of the congregation at the Holy Eucharist suggested in the musical appendix to the Altar Edition, together with settings of the dialoghue portions of Holy Baptism, the Proper Liturgies of Holy Week, the Order of Worship for the Evening, and Morning and Evening Prayer. A setting of the Lord's Prayer in contemporary language is also included. The use of this material is, of course, entirely optional. It provides a basic corpus of material which may serve the needs of many congregations, but it is not intended to preclude the use of other suitable settings." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated The Day of Pentecost, 1978 / The Standing Liturgical Commission -- Note on Production and Sources -- At the Holy Eucharist -- At Holy Baptism -- At the Proper Liturgies of Holy Week -- At the Order of Worship for the Evening -- At Morning and Evening Prayer: Rite One -- At Morning and Evening Prayer: Rite Two.