The following suggestions are intended to help those who would like to be introduced to praying the office, whether alone, or in a group. The Sarum Office may seem overwhelming unless it is approached in manageable portions.
An excellent place to begin is with Compline (Psalter, Part A-11). One might make use of both the Latin and the English versions side by side. The material of Compline does not require reference to any other parts of the Office. It can be sung directly from the one file throughout the year.
Once Compline is understood and manageable, one might turn to Lauds and Vespers. One might approach Lauds by singing the Antiphon to the Benedictus, and the Benedictus itself, followed by the appropriate Prayer. Likewise, one might become accustomed to Vespers by simply singing the Antiphon to the Magnificat,and the Magnificat itself, followed by the appropriate Prayer. Once the pattern of these has become well understood, one might include also the Chapter and Hymn at Lauds and Vespers, as well as the Preces which close the service on ferias.
At the same time, one might become familiar with the structure of the Psalter, firstly by incorporating the Psalmody that pertains to Lauds and Vespers.
The Offices of Terce, Sext and None have few changeable portions, and can be introduced by simply singing Part A-3.
Having got this far, one should be able to fill out the rest of the cycle at will. Matins is the largest and most demanding of all the offices. It requires considerable patience and perseverance, but its treasures are well worth the effort.