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THIS is not a treatise on Plain Chant, but a compilation of practical definitions and rules which, if rightly understood and faithfully followed,will enable a choir to render well the beautiful melodies of the ancient chant of the Church. But, however well the theory of the chant and the rules of its interpretation may be known, it will not be possible for any choir to obtain really good results, unless there be held regular and fairly frequent practices. And if it be felt that all these rules and practices are too much of a burden and an ever recurring impediment to the freedom of devotion, let it be well borne in mind that the Divine Office is primarily ^.public act of Divine Worships and that consequently private devotion, though by no means a negligible matter, should nevertheless be subordinated to whatsoever the perfect performance of the public act may demand. In point of fact this should not be found too exacting. In this collection of rules and definitions there is nothing, it is hoped, which is contrary to the Regulae Cantus to be found in ourDomimcan Processionarium. (1913 ed.) The author takes this opportunity of expressing his gratitude to Father Clement Donovan, O.P., of the United States Province, for his great kindness in giving much valuable help andfor revising the manuscript.
HOW TO SING PLAINCHANT, Index Page
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|Title Page CONTENTS Contributors PREFACE PREFACE CHAPTER I. NOTATION - 0105 Page - 0106 7 TYPES OF SINGLE NOTES - 0107 clivis, the top note of which is sung first - 0108 ancus,or climacus liquescens - 0109 SCANDICUS FLEXUS: - 0110 SYLLABIC AND NEUMATIC CHANT - 0111 ACCIDENTALS - 0112 Page - 0113 Page - 0114 THE MODES OR TONES - 0115 Page - 0116 Page - 0117 Page - 0118 RHYTHM - 0119 Page - 0120 Page - 0121 Page - 0122 Page - 0123 LENGTH, PAUSES, EXPRESSION - 0124 Page - 0125 Page - 0126 Page - 0127 Page - 0128 Page - 0129 Page - 0130 LIQUESCENT NEUMS - 0131 PRONUNCIATION OF LATIN- 0132 Page - 0133 Page - 0134 Page - 0135 PSALMODY - 0136 Page - 0137 FIRST TONE - 0138 Page - 0139 Page - 0140 Page - 0141 Page - 0142 Page - 0143 THIRD TONE - 0144 Page - 0145 MEDIATION begins on the penultimate accent - 0146 EXCEPTIONS - 0147 Page - 0148 Page - 0149 MEDIATION, for both methods, begins generally two syllables - 0150 FIRST METHOD - 0151 TERMINATION of the first method - 0152 Page - 0153 The MEDIATION begins on the last accent - 0154 The MEDIATION of this tone is exactly the same as that of the first tone - 0155 Page - 0156 Page - 0157 Page - 0158 Page - 0159 Page - 0160 Page - 0161 Page - 0162 TONUS PEREGRINUS - 0163 Page - 0164 VARIA - 0165 Manner of singing PRATERS at Vespers Lauds, and Mass - 0166 Page - 0167 Manner of singing PRATERS at all other times - 0168 Page - 0169 Page - 0170 Page - 0171 Page - 0172 Manner of singing the EPISTLE. - 0173 Page - 0174 Page - 0175 Page - 0176 Page - 0177 Page - 0178 Page - 0179 Page - 0180 Page - 0181 ACCOMPANIMENT - 0182 Page - 0183 APPENDIX - 0184 Page - 0185 BIBLIOGRAPHY I - 0186 Page - 0187|