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CHAPTER V.
PSALMODY
In the chant for the Psalms and Canti­cles (Benedictus and Magnificat) several parts are to be distinguished, namely:—
i. The Intonation or Inception-,
2.   The Inflexion, marked thus:
3.  The Mediation, or Middle Cadence, marked thus:*;
4.  The Termination, or Final Cadence;
5.  The Dominant, Re citing-note, or Tenor.
1.  An Intonation is made in every Psalm that is immediately preceded by the in­toning of an antiphon. It is made, however, only at the first verse, the re­maining verses, including the Gloria, beginning on the Dominant.
2. The Inflexion is to be made where mark­ed thus Here a short pause is also to
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