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2. Manner of singing PRATERS at Vespers Lauds, and Mass.
A prayer is divided into two parts, the 'Body and the Conclusion.
{a). In the Body of the Prayer there are two modula­tions:
Rule: The INFLEXION is made by descending after the last accent before the pause. The MEDIA­TION is made by descending after the penultimate accent, and rising again on the last accent before the pause. The Mediation should always immediately precede the Conclusion. If the prayer be short the Inflexion may be omitted, but if longer than is usual, a Mediation may be made before the Inflexion.
(b). The Conclusion is either long or short. If Iongy it has three modulations: first an Inflexion at tuum or Batrcy and then a ^Mediation at Sancti Deus, which
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