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A Virga standing alone and a little apart from a group which follows, is to be doubled in length.
After any neum attached to a syllable which immediately precedes another syllable of the same word, no disjunctive pause should ever be made by the taking of a fresh breath, lest the word be incongruously broken. This is known as the (jolden Rule.
Care should be taken not to sing the descending notes of a Climacus more quickly than other notes.
Attention should be paid to shades of expression; it is not human to sing a piece through at an uniform loudness. Consequently it is important to understand the meaning of the text, for the melody is meant to be so united to the words as to give them theiry«//expression.
Hence, the general rule that the singing of the chbant (as also the so-called "recita-