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the greater should be the pause.
There should be no pause between verse and verse. At the same time, great care should be taken that a new verse be not be­gun before the completion of the previous one.
In the "recitation" of the Office, it is in­cumbent upon every individual member of the choir to make an effort to to take up, and keep to, the note given out by the can­tor, hebdomadarian, or versicularian, as the case may be.
The note (FA, F in modern music, is a good reciting note for most choirs of men) decided upon should be the one most suit­able to the majority of the members of the choir, and it should not be changed throughout the whole Office. It is ad­visable to use a tuning-fork, or something equally effective, for the purpose of ob­taining the correct note or pitch.
If, however, it is obvious that the choir
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