HOW TO SING PLAIN CHANT - online book

A compilation of the practical rules and methods required to perform this ancient form of church music.

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The Tone, therefore, gives, roughly speaking, the compass of the melody, and the Dominanth the note which may be said to dominate it and which in the Psalm chants serves as the reciting-note.
Note: By their Constitutions Domin­icans are required to use only their own Chant (in nota ordinis,No.62) in their various Liturgical services. If they have less variety (as indeed they have) than, for example, the Benedictines, the Order, no doubt, has very good reason for these limitations; for it would be quite easy for it to add other melodies to the present collection, if it so wished.
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