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In PASCHAL TIME the Paschal Kyrie should be sung on all S'wiplex feasts and above; on Sundays; within Solemn and Most Solemn octaves; and also on the Vigils of Easter and of Pentecost.
On the VIGILS of EASTER and of PENTE­COST, the Gloria, etc. should be from the Duplex Mass.
The Order has now adopted, as one of its Masses, the MISS A de ANGELIS together with its Credo. For directions as to the use of this Mass, as well as of the others, see the Ordinarium Missae, pp. 57 to 63.
According to Dominican law, the Credo should be sung unaccompanied.
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AT BENEDICTION of the 'BLESSED SACRA­MENT, if the choir be composed of religious, it is most desirable (even though it may not be of obliga­tion), that all the music be restricted to Plain Chant. If, however, the choir be composed of seculars, there is no objection to the use of modern music, provided the regulations of Pope Pius X be not departed from. Nevertheless, whatever be the nature of the choir, it is very undesirable that the music be partly accord­ing to modern, and partly according to Plain Chant principles. For the principles of each are so different that to endeavour one moment to sing according to one set of principles, and the next moment according to the other set, is almost sure to be to the detriment of both kinds of music.
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