A compilation of the practical rules and methods required to perform this ancient form of church music.

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In the Dominican chant there is only one melody for the Verbum Supernum and hence for the 0 Salu-taris. But other melodies (if change be desirable) can be easily adapted. For example, the melodies sung to the Compline hymn Te Lucis, are very suit­able.*
For the Pange Lingua, and hence for the Tantum Ergo, we have three melodies (see desperate for the feast of Corpus Chrisii). But the melody of the hymn Urbs Jerusalem, or of S. Michael's hymivTibi Chr'iste, may be adapted. We would recommend for use at Benediction Cant us Pro 'Benedictionibus SS. Sacra-mcntl, by Fr. M. Barge, O. P. (Society of S.John the Evangelist—Desel^e, Lefebvre & Co. —Tournai [Belgium] and Rome).
It is as necessary for the good rendering of Plain Chant, as it is for that of modern music, that great attention be paid at least to the elementary rules of good voice production. Hence, vocal exercises should be practised in order to obtain a sufficient volume of sound, a true and precise "attack," smoothness of execution, and purity of vowel sounds.t
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