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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devotionem amittant, sifestinanier, confuse etsinepausis,et non tractim etdistincte dicatur; et ne etiam studium eorum impediatur, si nimis morose et cum caudis etprotractione vocis in medio vel in fine versuum dican-tetur."(No. 63). Between these two extremes there is plenty of latitude for variety. If, however, the directions we have given, or shall give, as to the manner of rendering the Chant, be faithfully carried out, there will be little or no danger of falling into either extreme.
Changes of speed are sometimes desir­able, but it is for the cantor to settle such matters beforehand.
The pause in the middle of a verse of the Psalms should be clearly longer than the pause at an inflexion. It should vary in length, some authors say a pause of from two to four beats, in accordance with the dignity orsolemnity of the feast. Thus, since the pause is an element of Rhythm, the more solemn (or the slower) the chant,
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