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

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Attention is here called to certain differences to be found in some editions of Plain Chant other than Do­minican.
The Rhythmical accent, or ictus, or thesis, is some­times shown by a little perpendicular line placed above or below a note, (see Dom Pothier's edition of the Graduate O.S.B.); or by a very small stroke added to a punctum (much smaller than the stroke of a virgay and not to be confused with the Dominican liques­cent stroke); or by a very small perpendicular stroke joined to the left corner of a diamond note. Thus
A little horizontal line placed over or under a note or group of notes, indicates that that note or group of notes is to be sung a little more slowly.
A little dot placed to the right of a note doubles that note, thus:
The quarter bar indicates a pause or delay whcre breath may be taken but need not be. If, however,
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