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Intr. = Introitus, Introit
Grad. = Graduale, Gradual
All. = Alleluia
Tract. = Tractus, Tract
Seq. = Sequentia, Sequence
Offert. = Offertorium, Offertory
Comm. = Communio, Communion

Ant. = Antiphona, Antiphon
Ps. = Psalmus, Psalm
Hymn. = Hymnum, Hymn
Cant. = Canticum, Canticle
Missa. = Missa, Mass
      LU = The Liber Usualis 1961 - PDF
GR = Graduale Romanum 1961 - PDF
GV = Graduale Vatican 1908 - PDF
MV = Mass and Vespers 1957 - PDF
LB = Liber Brevior 1954 - PDF
OF = Offertoriale 1935 - PDF
VPC = Vers. Psalm. & Cant. 1962 - PDF
SOV = Simple Offert. Verses 2008 - PDF
AR = Antiphonale Romanum 1949 - PDF
LR = Liber Responsorialis 1895 - PDF


Singing rules.
     
Mode Final Tenor     M F T
 1  D A serious 1A A E
 2  D F sad/content 2A A C
 3  E C mystic 3A A F
 4  E A harmonious 4B B E
 5  F C glad 5C C G
 6  F A devout 6C C E
 7  G D angelic
 8  G C perfect

(examples at the bottom of the page)

Proper mode
/
tone
LU
1961
GR
1961
Comments
1st Sunday of Advent
LU317
MV260
GR1
Trope. Sanctissimus namque Gregorius
8 Trope

PDF

GV1

E/F
This is called a trope and used to be sung just before the Introit Ad te levavi, in honour of St Gregory the Great (source, forum CMAA, PDF). The melody appears with a picture of St Gregory on page 1 of the official Vatican Graduale in 1908.
- Not too difficult but be careful at the notes on the word Gregorius.
- In the end, slow down and sing ita dicendo as an introduction to the Introit. In other words: start the Introit straight away as you finish the trope. This trope is the same mode as the Introit and starts on the same GD.
Intr. Ad te levavi
Ps. 24, 1-3. 4.
Ps. 24, 5-6.
8 LU318

MV260
GR1

VPC25
E/F
Mode 8 is the perfect mode, lifting your soul to eternity, not necessarily the easiest mode but this piece is memorable and well remembered.
- The jump GC is characteristic of mode 8, happens here on the word animam.
- Lovely porrectus GBAB on the word universi.
- At the end of the Gloria Patri the Amen is the elaborate version A-GAD-FFG, final G so to bring back where the antiphon starts.
Grad. Universi
Ps. 24, 3 et 4.
1 LU320

MV263
GR2
B/C
Notice the change of clef between the antiphon (F clef) and the verse (C clef). It starts on bottom C then down to bottom A, but finally goes up to top E in the verse, beyond top C. So you might want to start the antiphon lower than usual, like B flat.

All. Ostende nobis
Ps. 84, 8.
8 LU320

MV263
GR2
D/E
This is a classic Alleluia which melody comes back a few times during the liturgical year: Christmas Midnight, Epiphany 3rd, Ascension.
- Another lovely proper in mode 8. The various phrases end on G.
- Notice the B flat and B natural at the end of nobis.
Offert. Ad te Domine
Ps. 24, 1-3.
Ps. 24, 5.
2 LU321

MV265
GR3

OF5

SOV1
C/D
This Offertory has the same mode 2 with F clef and starts with the same notes A/C/D/F as the Offertory De profundis of 23rd Sunday after Pentecost... which was the week before.
- Notice the non consecutive 3 notes CEF over the quilisma on irideant (usually quilisma have consecutive notes). Also there is a tendancy to lengthen the torculus on "ant" of irideant: avoid it and go straight to the next word me, dotted punctum.
- Interesting to have the three notes CEG of major C chord on inimici, you do not expect that on mode 2 with F clef.
- Detach the word etenim from universi so to hear the "m" and the bottom A clearly.
- Basse voices: enjoy and express the bottom notes AGA on exspectant.
Comm. Dominus dabit
Ps. 84, 13.
Ps. 84, 2-5, 7-8, 10-12, 14.
1 LU322

MV266
GR3

VPC25
MV1999
F/F
Lauds
1 Ant. In illa die
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
8G LU323
AR213
2 Ant. Jucundare filia
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
8G* LU323

AR213
3 Ant. Ecce Dominus veniet
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
Zach. 14, 5.
5a LU324
AR214
4 Ant. Omnes sitientes
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
Is. 55, 1.
7c LU324
AR214
5 Ant. Ecce veniet Propheta
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
4A* LU324
AR214
Hymn. En clara vox
1 LU--- AR215
Ant. Spiritus Sanctus... ne timens
Cant. Benedictus

8G LU--- AR216
There is a similar Ant. Spiritus Sanctus at 1st Vespers of the Annunciation on 25th March.
Vespers
1 Ant. In illa die
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
8G LU323
MV268
AR213
2 Ant. Jucundare filia
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
8G* LU323

MV268
AR213
3 Ant. Ecce Dominus veniet
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Zach. 14, 5.
5a LU324
MV269
AR214
4 Ant. Omnes sitientes
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
Is. 55, 1.
7c LU324
MV269
AR214
5 Ant. Ecce veniet Propheta
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
4A* LU324
MV270
AR214
Hymn. Creator alme siderum
4 LU324

MV271
AR210

PBC130
G
Ant. Ne timeas
Cant. Magnificat
Luc. 1, 30-31.
8G LU326
MV272
AR143
1st Week of Advent, Monday
Missa. Ad te levavi LU317
MV260
GR1 Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Angelus Domini nuntiavit
Cant. Benedictus
1f LU--- AR219
Vespers
Ant. Leva Jerusalem
Cant. Magnificat
1a3 LU--- AR220
Ant. Leva Jerusalem (monastic)
Cant. Magnificat
1a2 AM191
This is the monastic version of the antiphon, similar to the previous one.
1st Week of Advent - Tuesday
Missa. Ad te levavi LU317
MV260
GR1 Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Antequam convenirent
Cant. Benedictus
Matth. 1, 18.
1f LU--- AR220
Vespers
Ant. Quarite Dominum
Cant. Magnificat
Is. 55, 6.
4A LU--- AR221
1st Week of Advent - Wednesday
Missa. Ad te levavi LU317
MV260
GR1 Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. De Sion exibit
Cant. Benedictus
Is. 2, 3.
2D LU--- AR221
Vespers
Ant. Veniet fortior me
Cant. Magnificat
Marc. 1, 7.
8c LU--- AR221
1st Week of Advent - Thursday
Missa. Ad te levavi LU317
MV260
GR1 Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Cant. Benedictus
4A* LU--- AR221
Vespers
Ant. Exspectabo Dominum
Cant. Magnificat
4A* LU1080
MV1004
AR222
1st Week of Advent - Friday
Missa. Ad te levavi LU317
MV260
GR1 Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Ecce veniet Deus
Cant. Benedictus
1a3 LU1081 AR222
Vespers
Ant. Ex Aegypto vocavi
Cant. Magnificat
4c LU1081
MV1004
AR222
Notice the psalm tone 4c for the Magnificat which is neither to be found in the Liber Usualis nor in the Mass & Vespers. Find it in the Antiphonale Romanum.
1st Week of Advent - Saturday
Missa. Ad te levavi LU327
MV260
GR1 Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
The Liber Usualis gives the melodies for the 1st Vespers of the 2nd Sunday of Advent.
Lauds
Ant. Sion noli timere
Cant. Benedictus
Soph. 3, 16.
4c LU1081 AR223
Vespers
Ant. Veni Domine visitare
Cant. Magnificat
7a LU327

MV1005
AR223
2nd Sunday of Advent
LU327
MV273
GR4
Intr. Populus Sion
Is. 30, 30.
Ps. 79, 2.
Ps. 79, 2-3.
7 LU327

MV273
GR4

VPC26
D/E
- Notice the dot at the end of ecce: there is a lengthening here before going to Dominus.
- There is also a lenthening with a distropha on auditam, here too it is tempting to ignore it.
- The whole ad salvandas gentes has up and down notes, be careful not to rush them.
Grad. Ex Sion
Ps. 49, 2-3 et 5.
5 LU328

MV275
GR4
D/E
- On the word veniet: smoothen the transition between "ve" and "ni-et".
- The long Congregate has a double climacus at the end: BbAG-AGF followed by a dotted A, difficult to pitch. For that I memorize the same A three notes before on the climacus AGF.
- The end of ordinaverunt has a distropha on B natural, it is tempting to sing B flat instead.
- Notice the word sacrificia has a B natural then three B flat.
All. Laetatus sum
Ps. 121, 1.
1 LU329

MV276
GR5
D/E
- On the word ibimus: watch ahead the "bi" after "i" to link them flawlessly, then bring "mus" on the same melody as Alleluia.
Offert. Deus tu convertens
Ps. 84, 7-8.
3 LU330

MV277
GR6

OF6
E/F
- Good breath after convertens for the long coming vivificabis nos.
Comm. Jerusalem surge
Bar. 5, 5 ; 4, 36.
Ps. 147, 1-4, 6-9.
2 LU330

MV277
GR6

VPC26
MV1999
F/G
- Enjoy the lovely introduction Jerusalem surge, one of the best.
Lauds
1 Ant. Ecce in nubibus
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
Luc. 21, 27.
1g LU331
AR224
2 Ant. Urbs fortitudinis
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Is. 26, 1.
7d LU332
AR224
3 Ant. Ecce apparebit
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
Habac. 2, 3.
7a LU332
AR224
4 Ant. Montes et colles
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
Is. 55, 12.
1f LU332
AR225
5 Ant. Ecce Dominus noster
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
Is. 40, 10.
3a LU333
AR225
Hymn. En clara vox
1 LU--- AR215
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. Joannes autem
Cant. Benedictus
Soph. 3, 16. Matth. 11, 2.
1f LU1081 AR226
Vespers
1 Ant. Ecce in nubibus
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
Luc. 21, 27.
1g LU331
MV278
AR224
2 Ant. Urbs fortitudinis
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
Is. 26, 1.
7d LU332
MV278
AR224
3 Ant. Ecce apparebit
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Habac. 2, 3.
7a LU332
MV279
AR224
4 Ant. Montes et colles
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
Is. 55, 12.
1f LU332
MV280
AR225
5 Ant. Ecce Dominus noster
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
Is. 40, 10.
3a LU333
MV280
AR225
Hymn. Creator alme siderum
4 LU324

MV271
AR210

PBC130
G
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. Tu es qui venturus es, an alium
Cant. Magnificat
Matth. 11, 3-5.
8G* LU333
MV281
AR227
2nd Week of Advent - Monday
Missa. Populus Sion LU327
MV273
GR4 Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. De caelo veniet
Cant. Benedictus
I Par. 29, 12.
7a LU1082 AR227
Vespers
Ant. Ecce Rex veniet
Cant. Magnificat
Is. 10, 27.
4A* LU1082
MV1005
AR228
2nd Week of Advent - Tuesday
Missa. Populus Sion LU327
MV273
GR4 Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Super te Jerusalem
Cant. Benedictus
Is. 60, 2.
4A* LU1082 AR228
Vespers
Ant. Vox clamantis
Cant. Magnificat
Is. 40, 3.
5a LU1082
MV1005
AR228
2nd Week of Advent - Wednesday
Missa. Populus Sion LU327
MV273
GR4 Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Ecce mitto Angelum
Cant. Benedictus
Malach. 3, 1.
8G LU1083 AR228
Vespers
Ant. Sion renovaberis
Cant. Magnificat
Zach. 19, 1.
4c LU1083
MV1006
AR229
Notice the psalm tone 4c for the Magnificat which is neither to be found in the Liber Usualis nor in the Mass & Vespers. Find it in the Antiphonale Romanum.
2nd Week of Advent - Thursday
Missa. Populus Sion LU327
MV273
GR4 Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Tu es qui venturus es Domine
Cant. Benedictus
Matth. 11, 3.
7c LU1083 AR229
Vespers
Ant. Qui post me venit
Cant. Magnificat
Ioann. 1, 15. Luc. 3, 16.
4A* LU1083
MV1006
AR229
2nd Week of Advent - Friday
Missa. Populus Sion LU327
MV273
GR4 Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Dicite pusillanimes
Cant. Benedictus
1g2 LU--- AR229
Vespers
Ant. Cantate Domino canticum
Cant. Magnificat
7a LU--- AR230
2nd Week of Advent - Saturday
Missa. Populus Sion LU334
MV273
GR4 Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
The Liber Usualis gives the melodies for the 1st Vespers of the 3rd Sunday of Advent.
Lauds
Ant. Levabit Dominus signum
Cant. Benedictus
1g LU--- AR230
Vespers
Ant. Ante me non est
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU334 AR230
3rd Sunday of Advent
LU334
MV282
GR6
Intr. Gaudete
Phil. 4, 4-6.
Ps. 84, 2.
Ps. 84, 3-5, 7-8, 10-12, 14.
1 LU334

MV282
GR6

VPC27
D/E
No particular difficulty.
- Just be careful at the ascending CEG-EG-ABbG-G at oratione.
Grad. Qui sedes Domine
Ps. 79, 2, 3 et 2.
7 LU335

MV283
GR7
E/F
- Good breath to launch the long incipit Qui sedes, Domine.
- Careful at the descending melody on excita potentiam tuam: first from A to F (major 3rd), second from F to D (minor 3rd), third from A to D (5th).
- The first part of the verse Qui regis is similar to In Deo from the Grad. Liberasti nos from 23rd Sunday after Pentecost.
- regis has a pattern CCA-BAG-AGF-G where the B is natural, not B flat. Similar pattern is found again on deducis.
- On this long melism regis breathe at the quarter bar(s) or sneak a quick breath before Israel.
- Enjoy the final intervals 3rd down and 4th up on Joseph: AFD-GC.
All. Excita Domine
4 LU336

MV284
GR8
F/F
Melody similar to Alleluia from Epiphany 2nd, Ascension, Pentecost.
Offert. Benedixisti Domine
Ps. 84, 2.
4 LU337

MV285
GR8

OF8
E/F
- The incipit Benedixisti has this strange flavour but lovely double note F on "xi", a semitone higher than the starting note E (mode 4 final), so be prepared.
- The word avertisti has a B flat but be careful: it comes back to B natural after that on the word remisisti.
Comm. Dicite : Pusillanimes
Is. 35, 4.
Isaiae, 35, 1, 2-3, 5-7.
7 LU337

MV285
GR9

VPC27
MV2000
D/E
Lauds
1 Ant. Veniet Dominus
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
I Cor. 4, 5.
1a LU338
AR231
2 Ant. Jerusalem gaude
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Is. 52, 9.
7b LU338
AR231
3 Ant. Dabo in Sion
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
Is. 46, 13.
8G LU338
AR231
4 Ant. Montes et omnes colles
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
Is. 40, 4.
5a LU338
AR232
5 Ant. Juste et pie
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
Tit. 2, 12.
2D LU339
AR232
Hymn. En clara vox
1 LU--- AR215
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. Super solium David
Cant. Benedictus
Is. 9, 7.
8G LU--- AR232
Vespers
1 Ant. Veniet Dominus
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
I Cor. 4, 5.
1a LU338
MV286
AR231
2 Ant. Jerusalem gaude
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
Is. 52, 9.
7b LU338
MV287
AR231
3 Ant. Dabo in Sion
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Is. 46, 13.
8G LU338
MV287
AR231
4 Ant. Montes et omnes colles
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
Is. 40, 4.
5a LU338
MV288
AR232
5 Ant. Juste et pie
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
Tit. 2, 12.
2D LU339
MV288
AR232
Hymn. Creator alme siderum
4 LU324

MV271
AR210

PBC130
G
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. Beata es Maria
Cant. Magnificat
Luc. 1, 45.
8G LU339
MV289
AR233
 
 
 
 
 
Great Antiphons
LU340
MV290
GR---
AR234
Introibo: O Sapientia, O Adonai, O Radix Jesse, O Clavis David, O Oriens, O Rex gentium, O Emmanuel.
17 Dec - O Sapientia
Ant. O Sapientia
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Eccli., 24, 3. Sap. 8, 1. Is. 40, 14.
2D LU340

MV290
AR234
E/F
18 Dec - O Adonai
Ant. O Adonai
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Exod. 6, 2, 3, 13. Exod. 3, 2. Exod. 6, 6.
2D LU340

MV291
AR235
E/F
19 Dec - O Radix Jesse
Ant. O Radix Jesse
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Is. 11, 10 & Rom. 15, 12. Is. 52, 15. Habac. 2, 3 & Hebr. 10, 37.
2D LU341

MV291
AR235
E/F
20 Dec - O Clavis David
Ant. O Clavis David
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Is. 22, 22 & Apoc. 3, 7. Is. 42, 7; Ps. 106, 14 & Apoc. 3, 7; Luc. 1, 79.
2D LU341

MV292
AR236
E/F
21 Dec - O Oriens
Ant. O Oriens
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Zach. 6, 12. Hebr. 1, 3. Malach. 4, 2. Is. 9, 2; Luc. 1, 78-79.
2D LU342

MV292
AR236
E/F
- Dissociate the initial "O" from the "O" in Oriens.
- The 21th December is the feast of St Thomas, this antiphon is sung as memory only.
22 Dec - O Rex gentium
Ant. O Rex gentium
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Agg. 2, 8. Is. 28, 16. Ephes. 2, 14. Gen. 2, 7.
2D LU342

MV293
AR236
E/F
23 Dec - O Emmanuel
Ant. O Emmanuel
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Is. 7, 14 & 8, 8. Is. 33, 22. Gen. 49, 10.
2D LU342

MV293
AR237
E/F
Monday before the Vigil of the Nativity
Lauds Specific antiphons at Lauds for this day, psalms of the feria.
1 Ant. Ecce veniet Dominus
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
4A* LU--- AR237
2 Ant. Cum venerit Filius
Ps. 5. Verba mea auribus percipe
8c LU--- AR238
3 Ant. Ecce jam venit
Ps. 28. Afferte Domino filii Dei
5a LU--- AR238
4 Ant. Haurietis aquas
Cant. I. Isaiae. Confitebor tibi Domine
5a LU--- AR238
5 Ant. Egredietur Dominus
Ps. 116. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
4A LU--- AR238
Tuesday before the Vigil of the Nativity
Lauds Specific antiphons at Lauds for this day, psalms of the feria.
1 Ant. Rorate caeli desuper
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
4A LU--- AR238
2 Ant. Emitte Agnum
Ps. 42. Judica me Deus
4A LU--- AR239
3 Ant. Ut cognoscamus
Ps. 66. Deus misereatur nostri
4A LU--- AR239
4 Ant. Da mercedem Domine
Cant. Ezech. Ego dixi in dimidio
4A* LU--- AR239
5 Ant. Lex per Moysen
Ps. 134. Laudate nomen Domini
1g LU--- AR239
Wednesday before the Vigil of the Nativity
Lauds Specific antiphons at Lauds for this day, psalms of the feria.
Thursday before the Vigil of the Nativity
Lauds Specific antiphons at Lauds for this day, psalms of the feria.
Friday before the Vigil of the Nativity
Lauds Specific antiphons at Lauds for this day, psalms of the feria.
Saturday before the Vigil of the Nativity
Lauds Specific antiphons at Lauds for this day, psalms of the feria.
1 Ant. Intuemini quam sit
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
4A* LU--- AR243
2 Ant. Multiplicabitur ejus imperium
Ps. 91. Bonum est confiteri Domino
1g LU--- AR244
3 Ant. Ego Dominus
Ps. 63. Exaudi Deus... a timore
3a LU--- AR244
4 Ant. Exspectetur sicut pluvia
Cant. II. Moysis. Audite caeli quae loquor
4A* LU--- AR244
5 Ant. Paratus esto Israel
Ps. 150. Laudate Dominum in sanctis
2D LU--- AR244
 
 
 
 
 
3rd Week of Advent - Monday
Missa. Gaudete LU334
MV282
GR6 Same as 3rd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Egredietur virga
Cant. Benedictus
1f LU--- AR245
Vespers
Ant. Beatam me dicent... quia fecit
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU1263
MV1717
AR246
From the feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary (LU, MV).
If this day falls between 17th and 23th use the corresponding Great Antiphon instead (see above).
3rd Week of Advent - Tuesday
Missa. Gaudete LU334
MV282
GR6 Same as 3rd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Tu Bethlehem terra
Cant. Benedictus
3a LU--- AR246
Vespers
Ant. Elevare elevare
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU--- AR246
If this day falls between 17th and 23th use the corresponding Great Antiphon instead (see above).
3rd Week of Advent - Wednesday in Ember Week
LU---
MV---
GR9
Intr. Rorate... Ps. Caeli enarrant
Is. 45, 8.
Ps. 18, 2.
Ps. 18, 3-7.
1 LU353

MV294
GR21

VPC28
C/C
Same as 4th Sunday of Advent.
1 Grad. Tollite (portas)
Ps. 23, 7, 3 et 4.
2A LU1269

MV1721
GR9
E/F
From the Mass I of the BVM on Saturday (LU, MV).
2 Grad. Prope est Dominus
Ps. 144, 18 et 21.
5 LU354

MV295
GR21
D/E
Same as 4th Sunday of Advent.
Offert. Confortamini
Is. 35, 4.
4 LU---
MV---
GR10

OF9
Comm. Ecce virgo
Is. 7, 14.
Ps. 18, 2-7.
1 LU356

MV298
GR23

VPC28
D/E
Same as 4th Sunday of Advent.
3rd Week of Advent - Thursday
Missa. Gaudete LU334
MV282
GR6 Same as 3rd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
3rd Week of Advent - Friday in Ember Week
LU---
MV---
GR11
Intr. Prope es tu
Ps. 118, 151-152. 1.
Ps. 118, 4 et 166.
4 LU---
MV---
GR11

VPC28
Grad. Ostende nobis
Ps. 84, 8 et 2.
2A LU---
MV---
GR11
Offert. Deus tu convertens
Ps. 84, 7-8.
3 LU330

MV277
GR6

OF6
E/F
Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent.
Comm. Ecce Dominus veniet
Zach. 14, 5.
Ps. 49, 1-5.
6C LU---
MV---
GR12

VPC29
F/F
Lauds
Ant. Ex quo facta est vox (Adv)
Cant. Benedictus
1f LU--- AR248
If this day is the last Saturday before the Vigil of Christmas use Ant. Noli timere instead.
Vespers
Ant. Hoc est testimonium
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU---
MV---
AR249
If this day falls between 17th and 23th use the corresponding Great Antiphon instead (see above).
3rd Week of Advent - Saturday in Ember Week
LU343
MV---
GR13 Particularity: four graduals are sung during this mass, all built on the same model.
An hymn comes after the 5th lesson.
Intr. Veni et ostende
Ps. 79, 4 et 2. 2.
Ps. 79, 2-3.
2 LU343

MV---
GR13

VPC30
1 Grad. A summo caelo
Ps. 18, 7 et 2.
2A LU343

MV---
GR13
2 Grad. In sole posuit
Ps. 18, 6 et 7.
2A LU344
MV---
GR14
3 Grad. Domine Deus
Ps. 79, 20 et 3.
2A LU345

MV---
GR15
4 Grad. Excita Domine
Ps. 79, 3, 2 et 3.
2A LU347
MV---
GR15
Hymn. Benedictus es Domine Deus
Dan. 3, 52-53.
7 LU348

MV---
GR16
Tract. Qui regis
Ps. 79, 2-3.
8 LU351
MV---
GR19
Offert. Exsulta satis
Zach. 9, 9.
3 LU352

MV---
GR20

OF11
Comm. Exsultavit ut gigas
Ps. 18, 6-7.
Ps. 18, 2-6.
6 LU352
MV---
GR20
VPC30
4th Sunday of Advent
LU353
MV294
GR21
Intr. Rorate... Ps. Caeli enarrant
Is. 45, 8.
Ps. 18, 2.
Ps. 18, 3-7.
1 LU353

MV294
GR21

VPC32
C/C
Quite straightforward. Classic mode 1 starting on a 5th.
- Although I find it difficult to sing the high notes on "per" from the word desuper, it does not come out right...
- Notice Mass & Vespers has a mistake, missing the starting note C.
Grad. Prope est Dominus
Ps. 144, 18 et 21.
5 LU354

MV295
GR21
D/E
On this one too, take a good breath for the long incipit.
- I make a longer pause at the full bar after eum ending on F just to "visualise" AC followed by GF on the word omnibus.
- And in veritate start a 3rd higher E but comes back to C.
- Notice the C key moves from the 1st to 2nd line at the verse, which starts a 5th higher from the end of the antiphon.
All. Veni Domine
3 LU354

MV296
GR22
D/E
Melody similar to Alleluia from Epiphany Octave, Pentecost 20th.
Mode 3 is technical and not obvious for an Alleluia full of melisms.
- First difficulty at the beginning: a 4th DG followed by a major 3rd GB, the incipit itself finishes on B giving this particular flavour.
- Lovely repeated pattern GABCACABG in the middle of the Alleluia.
- At the end of the word noli notice the B flat followed by a minor 3rd down to G.
- Then the "da" of tardare goes CA and it is tempting to sing CG instead, like "tar".
- The word facinora has this repeated pattern AAGGAFG three times. The only thing is to remember to jump to C in the middle with this beautiful 4th GC.
- Also after these three patterns it goes down a minor 3rd GE and this one is not always easy to pitch. What I do: memorize the previous F and go down a semitone.
- In the end the word tuae is acrobatic:
1) it goes down gently FEC but suddenly goes up again a 5th on CG,
2) once again gentle FGA and suddenly another 5th down on DA,
3) finally finishing very low with a 4th down on DA.
My advice: sing prudently, watch your steps. Especially here the ending is not the classic Alleluia proper where the verse usually finishes on a similar melody as the word Alleluia itself.
- Final difficulty is to get back to the Alleluia, from D to EEF. But it starts with a distropha on E giving time to regroup.
Offert. Ave Maria... et benedictus
Luc. 1, 28.
Luc. 1, 34 et 35.
8 LU355

MV297
GR23

OF13

SOV2
D/E
A bit technical but lovely. To be sung with a lot of gentleness.
- The incipit is a bit long so prepare yourself.
- The word Dominus is dynamic on a double pattern, breath at the quarter bar to link "minus" after the second pattern.
Comm. Ecce virgo
Is. 7, 14.
Ps. 18, 2-7.
1 LU356

MV298
GR23

VPC32
MV2000
D/E
- You we will need to tune the dynamic on the word Emmanuel, there is a bunch of lengthening in there.
- For the psalm verse: the difficulty in psalm tone 1 is to remember to sing the 3-notes torculus on the second part of the psalm verse.
Lauds
1 Ant. Canite tuba
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
Joel. 2, 1.
1g LU356
AR250
The Antiphonale Romanum indicates a tone 3g wrongly, when it is actually a tone 1g.
2 Ant. Ecce veniet desideratus
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Aggee. 2, 8.
1f LU357
AR251
3 Ant. Erunt prava
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
Is. 40, 4.
1g LU357
AR251
4 Ant. Dominus veniet
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
Is. 9, 6.
1f LU357
AR251
5 Ant. Omnipotens sermo
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
Sap. 18, 15.
2D LU357
AR252
Hymn. En clara vox
1 LU--- AR215
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. Ave Maria... alleluia
Cant. Benedictus
1g LU1416
MV1109
AR252
From the feast of the Annunciation (LU, MV).
Vespers
1 Ant. Canite tuba
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
Joel. 2, 1.
1g LU356
MV298
AR250
The Antiphonale Romanum indicates a tone 3g wrongly, when it is actually a tone 1g.
2 Ant. Ecce veniet desideratus
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
Aggee. 2, 8.
1f LU357
MV299
AR251
3 Ant. Erunt prava
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Is. 40, 4.
1g LU357
MV300
AR251
4 Ant. Dominus veniet
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
Is. 9, 6.
1f LU357
MV300
AR251
5 Ant. Omnipotens sermo
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
Sap. 18, 15.
2D LU357
MV301
AR252
Hymn. Creator alme siderum
4 LU324

MV271
AR210

PBC130
G
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. O ...
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
2D LU---
MV---
AR253
The O antiphon of the day (see above).
4th Week of Advent - Monday
Missa. Rorate LU353
MV294
GR21 Same as 4th Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds Antiphons and psalms according to the weekdays before the Vigil of the Nativity (see above).
Ant. Dicit Dominus Paenitentiam
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU--- AR253
Vespers
Ant. O ...
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
2D LU---
MV---
AR253
The O antiphon of the day (see above).
4th Week of Advent - Tuesday
Missa. Rorate LU353
MV294
GR21 Same as 4th Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds Antiphons and psalms according to the weekdays before the Vigil of the Nativity (see above).
Ant. Consurge consurge
Cant. Benedictus
2D LU--- AR254
Vespers
Ant. O ...
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
2D LU---
MV---
AR254
The O antiphon of the day (see above).
4th Week of Advent - Wednesday
Missa. Rorate LU353
MV294
GR21 Same as 4th Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds Antiphons and psalms according to the weekdays before the Vigil of the Nativity (see above).
Ant. Ponam in Sion
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU--- AR254
Vespers
Ant. O ...
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
2D LU---
MV---
AR254
The O antiphon of the day (see above).
4th Week of Advent - Thursday
Missa. Rorate LU353
MV294
GR21 Same as 4th Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds Antiphons and psalms according to the weekdays before the Vigil of the Nativity (see above).
Ant. Consolamini consolamini
Cant. Benedictus
2D LU--- AR254
Vespers
Ant. O ...
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
2D LU---
MV---
AR254
The O antiphon of the day, either Ant. O Rex gentium or Ant. O Emmanuel.
4th Week of Advent - Friday
Missa. Rorate LU353
MV294
GR21 Same as 4th Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
This day, if it happens, always falls on 23rd Dec, the day before the Vigil of the Nativity.
Lauds
Ant. Ecce completa sunt
Cant. Benedictus
8c LU--- AR254
Vespers
Ant. O Emmanuel
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Is. 7, 14 & 8, 8. Is. 33, 22. Gen. 49, 10.
2D LU342

MV293
AR255
AR237

E/F
The O antiphon of the day can only be Ant. O Emmanuel (23 Dec).
24 Dec - Vigil of the Nativity
LU358
MV302
GR24
Intr. Hodie scietis
Exodi 16, 6 et 7.
Ps. 23, 1.
Ps. 23, 2-3.
6 LU359

MV302
GR24

VPC33
Grad. Hodie scietis
Exodi 16, 6 et 7.
Ps. 79, 2-3.
2A LU360

MV303
GR24
All. Crastina die
8 LU361

MV304
GR25
The Alleluia is sung only if the Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday.
Offert. Tollite portas
Ps. 23, 7.
2A LU362

MV305
GR26

OF14
Comm. Revelabitur
Is. 40, 5.
Ps. 23, 1-8.
1 LU362

MV305
GR26

VPC33
MV2000
Lauds AR255 In the Liber Usualis antiphons 1, 2, 3 and 5 come with Prime, Terce, Sext and None.
1 Ant. Judaea et Jerusalem
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
2 Paral. 20, 17.
8G LU358 AR255
2 Ant. Hodie scietis
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Ex. 16, 7.
8c LU358 AR255
3 Ant. Crastina die
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
Dan. 9, 24. Mich. 4, 7.
4A LU363 AR256
4 Ant. Dominus veniet
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
Is. 9, 6.
1f LU357 AR256
Same antiphon as Lauds and Vespers on 4th Sunday of Advent.
5 Ant. Crastina erit
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
1 Reg. 11, 9.
8c LU363 AR256
Hymn. En clara vox
1 LU--- AR215
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. Orietur sicut sol
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU--- AR257
Vespers LU364
MV307
AR259 This is the 1st Vespers of the Nativity.
1 Ant. Rex pacificus
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
3 Reg. 10, 23.
8G LU364
MV307
AR259
2 Ant. Magnificatus est
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
7a LU364
MV307
AR259
3 Ant. Completi sunt
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Luc. 2, 6.
8G LU364
MV308
AR260
4 Ant. Scitote quia prope
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
Luc. 21, 31.
8G LU365
MV308
AR260
5 Ant. Levate capita vestra
Ps. 116. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
Luc. 21, 28.
1g LU365
MV308
AR260
Hymn. Jesu Redemptor omnium
1 LU365

MV326
AR260
D
Same as Second Vespers at Christmas.
V. Crastina die
Dan. 9, 24. Mich. 4, 7.
B LU366
MV309
AR262
Ant. Cum ortus fuerit
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Ps. 18, 6.
8G LU367
MV309
AR262
Christmas - Matins
LU368 Found in the Liber Usualis only.
Invit. Christus natus
Ps. 94. Venite exsultemus Domino
4g LU368
Hymn. Jesu Redemptor omnium
1 LU365

MV326
AR260
D
- 1st Nocturn
1 Ant. Dominus dixit ad me
Ps. 2. Quare fremuerunt gentes
Ps. 2, 7.
8c LU371
2 Ant. Tamquam sponsus
Ps. 18. Caeli enarrant
Ps. 18, 6.
8G LU372
3 Ant. Diffusa est
Ps. 44. Eructavit cor meum
Ps. 44, 2.
1a2 LU373
V. Tamquam sponsus
B LU374
1 Resp. Hodie (nobis caelorum)
5 LU375
A/B
2 Resp. Hodie nobis (de caelo)
8 LU376
E/F
3 Resp. Quem vidistis
4 LU377
D/E
- 2nd Nocturn
1 Ant. Suscepimus Deus
Ps. 47. Magnus Dominus
Ps. 47, 9.
8G LU378
2 Ant. Orietur
Ps. 71. Deus judicium tuum
Ps. 71, 6.
3b LU379
3 Ant. Veritas
Ps. 84. Benedixisti
Ps. 84, 11.
8c LU380
V. Speciosus
B LU381
4 Resp. O magnum (mysterium)
3 LU382
E/F
5 Resp. Beata (Dei Genitrix)
7 LU383
D/E
6 Resp. Sancta (et immaculata)
2 LU384
F/G
- 3rd Nocturn
1 Ant. Ipse invocabit me
Ps. 88. Misericordias Domini
Ps. 88, 26.
6F LU384
Psalm 88 is shortened to 36 verses here (as from the 1960 changes).
2 Ant. Laetentur caeli
Ps. 95. Cantate Domino... cantate
Ps. 95, 12.
4A LU387
3 Ant. Notum fecit Dominus
Ps. 97. Cantate Domino... quia mirabilia
Ps. 97, 3.
6F LU388
V. Ipse invocabit me
B LU389
7 Resp. Beata (viscera)
7 LU389
D/E
8 Resp. Verbum (caro)
8 LU390
B/C
9 Hymn. Te Deum
(simple tone)

3 LU1834

MV1976
GR144*

AR69*
D/E
Kneel at Te ergo.
Cf. Introibo.
Christmas - Midnight Mass
LU392
MV310
GR27
Intr. Dominus dixit
Ps. 2, 7. 1.
Ps. 2, 2, 8.
2 LU392

MV310
GR27

VPC34
F/G
Mode 2 with F clef, this beautiful piece reflects contentment and satisfaction: God the Father talks to God His Son.
- Go swiftly through the word dixit, they are only distropha. Besides the old neume shows a little "c" = celeriter, meaning: do not slow down.

Grad. Tecum principium
Ps. 109, 3 et 1.
2A LU393

MV311
GR28
F/G
All. Dominus dixit
Ps. 2, 7.
8 LU394

MV312
GR29
D/E
Melody similar to Alleluia from Advent 1st, Epiphany 3rd, Ascension.
- Be careful: the Graduale Romanum misses a dot at the last note of ego.
Offert. Laetentur caeli
Ps. 95, 11 et 13.
4 LU394

MV314
GR29

OF15
D/E
Comm. In splendoribus
Ps. 109, 3.
Ps. 109.
6 LU395

MV314
GR30

VPC34
MV2001
F/G
Christmas - Lauds
Lauds LU395
1 Ant. Quem vidistis
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
2D LU395 AR264
2 Ant. Genuit puerpera Regem
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
2D LU396 AR264
3 Ant. Angelus ad pastores
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
Luc. 2, 10.
7d LU397 AR264
4 Ant. Facta est
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
Luc. 2, 13.
7d LU398 AR265
5 Ant. Parvulus filius
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
Is. 9, 6.
8G* LU399 AR265
Hymn. A solis ortus cardine
3 LU400
AR266
Ant. Gloria in excelsis
Cant. Benedictus (solemn)
8G LU402 AR267
Christmas - Prime
LU403 AR
Hymn. Jam lucis orto sidere (Solemn feast)
8 LU224 AR14
Ant. Quem vidistis
Ps. 53. Dominus regnavit
Ps. 118i. Beati Immaculati in via
Ps. 118ii. Retribue servo tuo
2D LU395 AR264
R. br. Christe Fili Dei vivi
V. Qui natus es de Maria Virgine

6 LU229 AR19
Christmas - Mass at Dawn
LU403
MV315
GR30 Introit, Alleluia and Offertory contain the first verses of psalm 92, first psalm at Lauds on Sunday and feasts (non penitential). Also the memory of St Anastasia is made at this Mass (collect, secret and postcommunion).
Intr. Lux fulgebit
Is. 9, 2 et 6.
Ps. 92, 1.
8 LU403

MV315
GR30
Grad. Benedictus qui venit
Ps. 117, 26, 27 et 23.
5 LU404

MV316
GR31
All. Dominus regnavit decorem
Ps. 92, 1.
2 LU405

GR31
E
Same as Sunday within the Octave of Christmas (MV).
Offert. Deus enim
Ps. 92, 1-2.
8 LU406

GR32

OF16
A
Same as Sunday within the Octave of Christmas (MV).
- All the B are B natural, they do not sound flat, especially when coming from a note below, like in the words terrae, saeculo, tu and Deus + ex tunc.
Comm. Exsulta filia
Zach. 9, 9.
Ps. 33.
4 LU406

MV318
GR32

VPC36
Christmas - Terce
LU407 AR
Hymn. Nunc sancte nobis (Christmas)
8 LU407 AR266
Ant. Genuit puerpera Regem
Ps. 118iii. Legem pone
Ps. 118iv. Memor esto verbi tui
Ps. 118v. Bonitatem fecisti
2D LU396 AR264
R. br. Verbum caro
6 LU407 AR269
Christmas - Mass of the day
LU408
MV319
GR33
Intr. Puer natus est
Is. 9, 6.
Ps. 97, 1.
Ps. 97, 2-3.
7 LU408

MV319
GR33

VPC36
D/E
Grad. Viderunt omnes
Ps. 97, 3 et 2.
5 LU409

MV320
GR33
D/E
All. Dies sanctificatus
2 LU409

MV321
GR34
E/F
Offert. Tui sunt caeli
Ps. 88, 12 et 15.
4 LU410

MV322
GR35

OF18
F/F
Comm. Viderunt omnes
Ps. 97, 3.
Ps. 97, 1-3, 4-8.
1 LU410

MV323
GR35

VPC37
MV2001
F/F
Christmas - Sext
LU411 AR
Hymn. Rector potens (Solemn feast)
8 LU241 AR32
Ant. Angelus ad pastores
Ps. 118vi. Defecit in salutare
Ps. 118vii. Quomodo dilexi
Ps. 118viii. Iniquos odio habui
Luc. 2, 10.
7d LU397 AR264
R. br. Notum fecit Dominus
6 LU411 AR269
Christmas - None
LU411 AR
Hymn. Rerum Deus (Solemn feast)
8 LU245 AR38
Ant. Parvulus filius
Ps. 118ix. Mirabilia testimonia
Ps. 118x. Clamavi in toto corde meo
Ps. 118xi. Principes persecuti sunt
Is. 9, 6.
8G* LU399 AR265
R. br. Viderunt omnes
6 LU411 AR270
Christmas - Vespers
Vespers LU412
MV323
AR270
1 Ant. Tecum principium
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
Ps. 109, 3.
1g LU412
MV323
AR270
2 Ant. Redemptionem misit
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
Ps. 110, 9.
7a LU412
MV323
AR271
3 Ant. Exortum est
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Ps. 111, 4.
7b LU412
MV324
AR271
4 Ant. Apud Dominum misericordia
Ps. 129. De profundis
Ps. 129, 7.
4A* LU412
MV324
AR271
5 Ant. De fructu ventris tui
Ps. 131. Memento Domine
Ps. 131, 11.
8G LU412
MV324
AR272
Hymn. Jesu Redemptor omnium
1 LU365

MV326
AR260
D
V. Notum fecit Dominus
B LU413
MV327
AR272
Ant. Hodie Christus natus est
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
1g2 LU413

MV328
AR272
26 Dec - St Stephen, the First Martyr
LU414
MV329
GR36
Intr. Etenim (sederunt)
Ps. 118, 23, 86 et 23. 1.
Ps. 110, 2-10.
1 LU414
MV329
GR36
VPC39
Grad. Sederunt (principes)
Ps. 118, 23 et 86.
Ps. 6, 5.
5 LU416
MV331
GR36
All. Video caelos
Act. 7, 56.
2 LU416

MV331
GR37
Similar melody to All. Dies sanctificatus on Christmas Mass of the day (previous day).
Tract. Desiderium
Ps. 20, 3-4.
Sept.
8 LU1131
MV1086
GR[5]
From the Mass I of a Martyr-Bishop.
From the Mass of St Matthias (MV).
Sung at a Votive Mass after Septuagesima instead of the previous Alleluia.
All. Posuisti Domine
Ps. 20, 4.
Pasch.
1 LU1148
MV1135
GR[17]
From the Mass of one Martyr (in Paschal Time).
From the Mass of St Mark (MV).
Sung at a Votive Mass in Paschal Time, following the previous Alleluia.
Offert. Elegerunt Apostoli
Act. 6, 5 et 7, 59.
8 LU417
MV332
GR37
OF161
Comm. Video (caelos)
Act. 7, 55, 58 et 59.
Ps. 118, 1, 78, 84, 86, 95, 150, 153, 157, 161, 173.
8 LU418

MV333
GR38

VPC39
MV2001
Lauds AR273 In the Liber Usualis antiphons 1, 2, 3 and 5 come with Prime, Terce, Sext and None.
The 5 antiphons can be found at the feast of the Finding of the Body of St Stephen (3 Aug).
1 Ant. Lapidaverunt Stephanum
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
8G LU414 AR273
2 Ant. Lapides torrentes
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
7a LU414 AR273
3 Ant. Adhaesit anima
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
8G LU418 AR274
4 Ant. Stephanus vidit caelos
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera

8G* LU1583A AR274
From the feast of the Finding of the Body of St Stephen (3 Aug).
5 Ant. Ecce video caelos
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
4A* LU418 AR274
Hymn. Invicte Martyr unicum (St Stephen)
1 LU--- AR274
Ant. Stephanus autem
Cant. Benedictus (solemn)
8c LU413 AR276
Vespers AR273 Same antiphons and psalms as Christmas Vespers.
1 Ant. Tecum principium
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
Ps. 109, 3.
1g LU412
MV323
AR270
Same as 1 Ant. Tecum principium at Christmas.
2 Ant. Redemptionem misit
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
Ps. 110, 9.
7a LU412
MV323
AR271
Same as 2 Ant. Redemptionem misit at Christmas.
3 Ant. Exortum est
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Ps. 111, 4.
7b LU412
MV324
AR271
Same as 3 Ant. Exortum est at Christmas.
4 Ant. Apud Dominum misericordia
Ps. 129. De profundis
Ps. 129, 7.
4A* LU412
MV324
AR271
Same as 4 Ant. Apud Dominum misericordia at Christmas.
5 Ant. De fructu ventris tui
Ps. 131. Memento Domine
Ps. 131, 11.
8G LU412
MV324
AR272
Same as 5 Ant. De fructu ventris tui at Christmas.
Hymn. Deus tuorum militum (St Stephen)
1 LU419
MV341
AR277
Ant. Sepelierunt Stephanum
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
8G LU420
MV336
AR278
Ant. Hodie Christus natus est
1g2 LU413

MV328
AR272
Commemoration of the Nativity.
27 Dec - St John, Apostle and Evangelist
LU421
MV337
GR39
Intr. In medio
Eccli. 15, 5.
Ps. 91, 2.
Ps. 91, 13-14.
6 MV337
GR[38]

VPC40
E
From the Mass of doctors (LU, GR).
Grad. Exiit (sermo)
Ioann. 21, 23 et 19.
5 LU422
MV338
GR39
All. Hic est discipulus
Ioann. 21, 24.
2 LU422
MV339
GR39
Tract. Beatus vir
Ps. 111, 1-3.
Sept.
8 LU1134

MV1100
GR[8]
E/F
From the Mass II of a Martyr-Bishop.
From the Mass of St Joseph (MV).
Sung at a Votive Mass after Septuagesima instead of the previous Alleluia.
All. Justus ut palma
Ps. 91, 13.
Pasch.
1 LU1207
MV991
GR[49]
From the Mass of Abbots.
From the Mass of St Nicholas (MV).
Sung at a Votive Mass in Paschal Time, following the previous Alleluia.
Offert. Justus (ut palma)
Ps. 91, 13.
Ps. 91, 2.
4 MV340
GR[41]

OF150

SOV27
E
From the Mass of Doctors (LU, GR).
Comm. Exiit (sermo)
Ioann. 21, 23.
Ps. 88, 2, 4-5, 6, 8, 20-22, 25.
2A LU423
MV341
GR40
VPC40
MV2001
Lauds AR279 In the Liber Usualis antiphons 1, 2, 3 and 5 come with Prime, Terce, Sext and None.
1 Ant. Valde honorandus est
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
8G LU421 AR279
2 Ant. Hic est discipulus ille
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
3a LU421 AR279
3 Ant. Hic est discipulus meus
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te

3a LU421 AR279
Notice the same tone and incipit melody as the previous antiphon.
4 Ant. Sunt de hic stantibus
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera

1f LU--- AR280
5 Ant. Ecce puer meus
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
1f LU424 AR280
Hymn. Exsultet orbis gaudiis (St John)
1 LU425
MV341
AR280
Ant. Iste est Joannes
Cant. Benedictus
1g LU420
MV336
AR282
Vespers AR279 Same antiphons and psalms as Christmas Vespers.
1 Ant. Tecum principium
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
Ps. 109, 3.
1g LU412
MV323
AR270
Same as 1 Ant. Tecum principium at Christmas.
2 Ant. Redemptionem misit
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
Ps. 110, 9.
7a LU412
MV323
AR271
Same as 2 Ant. Redemptionem misit at Christmas.
3 Ant. Exortum est
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Ps. 111, 4.
7b LU412
MV324
AR271
Same as 3 Ant. Exortum est at Christmas.
4 Ant. Apud Dominum misericordia
Ps. 129. De profundis
Ps. 129, 7.
4A* LU412
MV324
AR271
Same as 4 Ant. Apud Dominum misericordia at Christmas.
5 Ant. De fructu ventris tui
Ps. 131. Memento Domine
Ps. 131, 11.
8G LU412
MV324
AR272
Same as 5 Ant. De fructu ventris tui at Christmas.
Hymn. Exsultet orbis gaudiis (St John)
1 LU425
MV341
AR280
Same hymn as Lauds.
Ant. Exiit sermo
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Ioann. 21, 23.
6F LU426
LU213

MV343
MV219
AR283
AR52
Ant. Hodie Christus natus est
1g2 LU413

MV328
AR272
Commemoration of the Nativity.
28 Dec - Holy Innocents
LU427
MV344
GR40
Intr. Ex ore (infantium)
Ps. 8, 3. 2.
Ps. 8, 2 et 8.
2 LU427
MV344
GR40
VPC41
Grad. Anima nostra
Ps. 123, 7-8.
5 MV346 GR41
From the Mass II of two or more Martyrs (LU).
All. Laudate pueri
Ps. 112, 1.
4 LU428

MV347
GR42
Same Alleluia as Saturday in Easter Week.
- Sung when the feast falls on Sunday or is celebrated as double of 1st class, or on the Octave, or at a Votive Mass before Septuagesima, in Paschal Time or after Pentecost.
Tract. Effuderunt
Ps. 78, 3 et 10.
Sept.
8 LU429
MV347
GR42
D/E
Sung at a Votive Mass after Septuagesima instead of the previous Alleluia.
Also as explained in the Liber Usualis: « This Tract is said instead of the Alleluia and its verse, unless the feast falls on a Sunday; but it is never said on the Octave day. »
All. Sancti tui... florebunt
Pasch.
8 LU1150
MV1625
GR[19]
From the Mass of two or more Martyrs (in Paschal Time).
Sung at a Votive Mass in Paschal Time following the previous Alleluia.
Offert. Anima (nostra)
Ps. 123, 7.
2 LU430
MV348
GR43
OF145
Comm. Vox in Rama
Matth. 2, 18.
Ps. 78, 1-6.
7 LU430

MV349
GR44

VPC41
MV2002
A
Lauds AR283 In the Liber Usualis antiphons 1, 2, 3 and 5 come with Prime, Terce, Sext and None.
1 Ant. Herodes iratus
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
1f LU427 AR283
Vespers AR283 Same antiphons and psalms as Christmas Vespers.
1 Ant. Tecum principium
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
Ps. 109, 3.
1g LU412
MV323
AR270
Same as 1 Ant. Tecum principium at Christmas.
2 Ant. Redemptionem misit
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
Ps. 110, 9.
7a LU412
MV323
AR271
Same as 2 Ant. Redemptionem misit at Christmas.
3 Ant. Exortum est
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Ps. 111, 4.
7b LU412
MV324
AR271
Same as 3 Ant. Exortum est at Christmas.
4 Ant. Apud Dominum misericordia
Ps. 129. De profundis
Ps. 129, 7.
4A* LU412
MV324
AR271
Same as 4 Ant. Apud Dominum misericordia at Christmas.
5 Ant. De fructu ventris tui
Ps. 131. Memento Domine
Ps. 131, 11.
8G LU412
MV324
AR272
Same as 5 Ant. De fructu ventris tui at Christmas.
Ant. Hodie Christus natus est
1g2 LU413

MV328
AR272
Commemoration of the Nativity.
Sunday within the Octave of Christmas
LU433
MV352
GR44
Intr. Dum medium
Sap. 18, 14-15.
Ps. 92, 1.
Ps. 92, 1-2.
8 LU433

MV352
GR44

VPC38
B
- Watch out the various B which can be flat or natural in this proper.
- You might want to make a pause at the quarter bar just after de caelis ending on GBbGF. The next phrase a regalibus GACBB has a different flavour from the previous: from B flat to B natural. The pause helps to "regroup" before attacking a different set of notes.
- The Gloria Patri ends with GADFFG: memorize the D so to start again the antiphon with the word Dum on CD. Or go down a 5th from G.
Grad. Speciosus (forma)
Ps. 44, 3 et 2.
3 LU434

MV354
GR45
E
Difficult piece, not many Graduale are in mode 3.
- A few patterns are repeated. Learn this proper by decomposing the various phrases into patterns. It helps.
- Notice the 3 occurences of a lovely pattern GB-DCC-ABA on hominum, bonum and Regi.
- Pay attention to the 2 occurences of the episemed note F after E on the word est and the end of calamus. Memorize this particular jump of a semitone.
- Be careful at the 2 patterns GA-FE-GA on the words tuis and scribentis: the second GA is difficult to pitch unless you quickly memorize the first one. Also at the end of these words there is a GF-GE where the F is not easy to pitch: in doubt sing it silently and get to the final double dotted notes.
All. Dominus regnavit decorem
Ps. 92, 1.
2 MV355
GR31
E
Same as Christmas Mass at Dawn (LU, GR).
Offert. Deus enim
Ps. 92, 1-2.
8 MV356
GR32

OF16
A
Same as Christmas Mass at Dawn (LU, GR).
Comm. Tolle (puerum)
Matth. 2, 20.
Ps. 92.
7 LU436

MV357
GR46

VPC38
MV2003
D
- No pause at the first quarter bar, the word "et" imposes to join puerum and matrem ejus: you do not want to separate the child from his mother. :-) And the ending of ejus is lovely.
- Little difficulty on the word terram when going down DB, a minor 3rd...
- Be very careful at the word enim after defuncti: it goes up gently GACBC-DEDE then falls down a major 3rd to C for a final CDED. And this C is a bit difficult to pitch. But after the C comes another DE which you have sung twice just before, so still fresh in the memory. Therefore in doubt sing the C silently and focus on DE.
- Finally on the word animam it goes DCBA-CBAB and it is tempting to repeat the same pattern instead: DCBA-DCBA.
29 Dec - St Thomas Becket of Canterbury, Bishop and Martyr
LU437
MV358A
GR46 1st class in dioceses of England and Wales.
Intr. Gaudeamus
Ps. 32, 1.
Ps. 32, 2-4, 12-15, 18.
1 LU437
MV358A
GR46
VPC41
C
Practically the same as Gaudeamus at the feast of All Saints.
Grad. Ecce (sacerdos magnus)
Eccli. 44, 16. 20.
5 LU1183

MV1560
GR[32]
D
From the Mass I of a Confessor Bishop.
From the Mass of St Martin (MV).
All. Ego sum pastor bonus
Ioann. 10, 14.
1 LU818

MV689
GR47
E
Same as 2nd Sunday after Easter (LU, MV).
Offert. Posuisti (Domine)
Ps. 20, 4-5.
8 LU438

GR[14]

OF136
D
From the Mass II of a Martyr not a Bishop (GR).
From the Mass of St Matthew (MV).
Comm. Ego sum (pastor)
Ioann. 10, 14.
Ps. 22.
2 LU439

MV358B
GR48

VPC41
G
Same as 2nd Sunday after Easter, without the three Alleluia.
30 Dec - 6th day within the Octave of the Nativity
Missa. Puer natus est LU439
MV---
GR48 Same as Christmas Mass of the Day.
Proper epistle and gospel.
31 Dec - St Silvester, Pope and Confessor
Missa. Si diligis me LU440
MV358B
GR48 From the Mass of a Holy Pope.
Proper collect.
Tract. Beatus vir
Ps. 111, 1-3.
Sept.
8 LU1134

MV1100
GR[8]
E/F
From the Mass II of a Martyr-Bishop.
From the Mass of St Joseph (MV).
Sung at a Votive Mass after Septuagesima instead of the Alleluia.
All. Tu es sacerdos
Ps. 109, 4.
Pasch.
8 LU1183
MV1654
GR[33]
From the Mass I of a Confessor Bishop.
Sung at a Votive Mass in Paschal Time.
All. Hic est sacerdos
Pasch.
2 LU1184
MV1655
GR[34]
From the Mass I of a Confessor Bishop.
Sung at a Votive Mass in Paschal Time.
Lauds AR291
Hymn. Jesu redemptor omnium (St Silvester)
1 LU--- AR291
Vespers LU440
MV359
AR292 This is the 1st Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity.
1 Ant. O admirabile commercium
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
6F LU442
MV361
AR294
2 Ant. Quando natus est
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
3a2 LU443
MV362
AR294
3 Ant. Rubum quem viderat
Ps. 121. Laetatus sum
4E LU443
MV362
AR295
4 Ant. Germinavit radix
Ps. 126. Nisi Dominus
1f LU443
MV363
AR295
5 Ant. Ecce Maria genuit
Ps. 147. Lauda Jerusalem
2D LU444
MV363
AR295
Hymn. Jesu Redemptor omnium
1 LU365

MV326
AR260
D
Same as Christmas.
Ant. Propter nimiam
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
8G LU440
MV359
AR293
1 Jan - Octave day of Christmas (Circumcision of Our Lord)
LU440
MV359
GR49 Same as Christmas Mass of the day, except the Alleluia.
Proper collect, epistle, gospel, secret and postcommunion.
Intr. Puer natus est
Is. 9, 6.
Ps. 97, 1.
Ps. 97, 2-3.
7 LU408

MV319
GR33

VPC36
D/E
Same as Christmas Mass of the day.
Grad. Viderunt omnes
Ps. 97, 3 et 2.
5 LU409

MV320
GR33
D/E
Same as Christmas Mass of the day.
All. Multifarie olim
Hebr. 1, 1-2.
7 LU441

MV360
GR49
Offert. Tui sunt caeli
Ps. 88, 12 et 15.
4 LU410

MV322
GR35

OF18
F/F
Same as Christmas Mass of the day.
Comm. Viderunt omnes
Ps. 97, 3.
Ps. 97, 1-3, 4-8.
1 LU410

MV323
GR35

VPC37
MV2001
F/F
Same as Christmas Mass of the day.
Lauds AR294
1 Ant. O admirabile commercium
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
6F LU442
AR294
2 Ant. Quando natus est
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
3a2 LU443
AR294
3 Ant. Rubum quem viderat
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
4E LU443
AR295
4 Ant. Germinavit radix
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
1f LU443
AR295
5 Ant. Ecce Maria genuit
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
2D LU444
AR295
Hymn. A solis ortus cardine
3 LU400
AR266
Same as Christmas.
Ant. Mirabile mysterium
Cant. Benedictus (solemn)
8G LU--- AR296
Vespers LU442
MV361
AR297
1 Ant. O admirabile commercium
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
6F LU442
MV361
AR294
2 Ant. Quando natus est
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
3a2 LU443
MV362
AR294
3 Ant. Rubum quem viderat
Ps. 121. Laetatus sum
4E LU443
MV362
AR295
4 Ant. Germinavit radix
Ps. 126. Nisi Dominus
1f LU443
MV363
AR295
5 Ant. Ecce Maria genuit
Ps. 147. Lauda Jerusalem
2D LU444
MV363
AR295
Hymn. Jesu Redemptor omnium
1 LU365

MV326
AR260
D
Same as Christmas.
Ant. Magnum haereditatis
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
2A LU444
LU214

MV364
MV219
AR297
AR52
2-5 Jan - Most Holy Name of Jesus (Sunday between Circumcision and Epiphany or 2nd Jan if no Sunday)
LU445
MV365
GR50
Intr. In nomine Jesu...
Ps. Domine

Phil. 2, 10-11.
Ps. 8, 2.
Ps. 8, 2.
3 LU446

MV366
GR50

VPC42
C/D
Not particular easy for an introit, it is a mode 3.
- The word terrestrium lingers a lot around B before landing on A.
- Careful at the word confiteatur: coming from the high notes of et omnis lingua it is not easy to move swiftly through the starting AGA (no lengthening there) to the next CBDCC.
- At the end don't forget the major 3rd FA on the word Patris.
Grad. Salvos fac nos
Ps. 105, 47.
Isai. 63, 16.
3 LU447

MV367
GR51
D/E
OK, it is a long and tricky gradual in mode 3...
- First difficulty on the word congrega: it tooks me some practice to master the strange torculus ACA. You would expect the syllable "con" to end up on C, it is not natural to come back to A, but it is actually the "grega" which does end up on C.
- Be careful at the word confiteamur: two small drops a semitone CB after the big jump a 4th on the previous ut.
- On sancto tuo the note A is sung many times, some of these A have an episema meaning emphasis and lengthening; keep the note high in mind before exploring the lower notes of tuo.
- The word gloria is a bit tricky: remember "ria" starts on the same A as ends "glo". Also the "a" is just a second higher than the previous note, and tua starts on F, same as the ending of "ri". Seems obvious but...
- The "a" of tua starts a minor 3rd lower than "tu", it shouldn't be too difficult. At least there is an episema to regroup.
- Good breath before pater noster. Careful at the drop a 4th down DA. And don't forget the "r" at the end of the melism.
- The word saeculo starts on the same note as the previous "a"... There is an episema to regroup again.
- Two difficulties on nomen: 1) there are 9 notes on "no"... 2) "men" has a drop a 4th down CG.
- The final tuum mimics tua, same melism addressing The Lord our God.
All. Laudem Domini
Ps. 144, 21.
1 LU448

MV368
GR52
D/E
Melody similar to All. Domine Deus meus in te from 2nd Sunday after Pentecost.
- When the singers start after the cantors (after the star and the symbol ij.), there is a AG-AGF where it is tempting to add an F and sing it like AGF-AGF. Same thing happens on ejus at the end.
- Try to join et benedicat with omnis caro, it will sound better.
- Avoid saying the "s" of ejus too early like at the first dot, there is a long melism and the "s" is said at the end.
Tract. Domine Deus
Ps. 79, 20
Cant 2, 14.

Sept.
8 LU---
MV---
GR53
Sung at a Votive Mass after Septuagesima instead of the previous Alleluia.
All. Exaltabo te
Ps. 144, 1.
Pasch.
5 LU---
MV---
GR54
Sung at a Votive Mass in Paschal Time, following the previous Alleluia.
Offert. Confitebor tibi... Deus
Ps. 85, 12 et 5.
1 LU448

MV369
GR54

OF---
B/C
Melody similar to Offert. Jubilate Deo from 2nd Sunday after Epiphany.
- The first occurence of Domine Deus can be tricky unless you remember it is built on a succession of G/A before jumping to C: AF-GAG-AG AGCCC...
- Careful at the word corde: after the jump to C there is a gentle descending CBA starting with a semitone and yes it is the first occurence of B natural.
- Go easy and light on the high notes of the words et glorificabo nomen tuum; here too it will sound better if you do not pause at the quarter bar and join the two parts of the phrase.
- Be careful at the drop of a 4th at the end of aeternum. You might remember the G from the previous episemed torculus.
- Lovely B flat on the next occurence of Domine.
- Now before you start suavis et mitis es, visualise the phrase, it is built on a double pattern A-GCBA; once again comes the B natural, rarely heard in this piece in mode 1, so the ear has to be prepared for it.
- For the next phrase et multae misericordiae I suggest to make a slight and imperceptible pause at the bottom D between the two words, like if you had to bounce back and fly up and away.
- The words omnibus invocantibus are a bit technical going up and down from top C to bottom C without the help of lengthened notes, so go easy on this part, no need to rush. You will relax at the word te. Personnally I made a mark on my book: "mni" has the same note A as "o" on the word omnibus, it is tempting to go AC-G instead of AC-A. This note A is coming back a few times before you reach the lowest part of the staff.
- Finally on Alleluia: the episemed F before the quarter bar is to be memorized, it helps when coming back to it after the quarter bar.
Comm. Omnes gentes (quascumque)
Ps. 85, 9-10.
Ps. 85, 1, 11-13, 15-16.
8 LU449

MV370
GR55

VPC42
MV2003
D/E
Melody similar to Comm. Domine memorabor from 16th Sunday after Pentecost.
- The melody on the syllable "mi" of the word Domine drops a semitone then a major 3rd, not a tone then a minor 3rd.
- Separate the words quoniam and magnus so the two "m" are heard and do not sound as one.
- Careful at the word mirabilia: it starts a minor 3rd higher than the previous note D, it is tempting to start on G instead of F.
- Watch out the drop down a 4th CG at Deus, it helps if you remember the double note G from the previous word "es".
Lauds AR301 In the Liber Usualis antiphons 1, 2, 3 and 5 come with Prime, Terce, Sext and None.
1 Ant. Oleum effusum
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
8G LU445 AR301
2 Ant. Scitote quia Dominus
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
3a LU445 AR301
3 Ant. Sitivit... ad nomen
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
4E LU450 AR302
4 Ant. Benedictum nomen gloriae
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
Per. LU--- AR302
5 Ant. Juvenes et virgines
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
1f LU450 AR302
Hymn. Jesu decus angelicum
1 LU--- AR302
A/B
Same melody as Hymn. Jesu dulcis memoria.
Ant. Dedit se ut liberaret
Cant. Benedictus (solemn)
8G LU--- AR304
Vespers AR298
1 Ant. Omnis qui invocaverit
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
Joel. 2, 32. Acts 2, 21.
8G LU451
MV371
AR298
2 Ant. Sanctum et terribile
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
Ps. 110, 9-10.
5a LU451
MV372
AR298
3 Ant. Ego autem in Domino
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Habac. 3, 18.
3a2 LU451
MV372
AR299
4 Ant. A solis ortu
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
Ps. 112, 3.
4E LU452
MV373
AR299
5 Ant. Sacrificabo hostiam
Ps. 115. Credidi
Ps. 115, 7.
8c LU452
MV373
AR299
Hymn. Jesu dulcis memoria
1 LU452

MV374
AR300

LB601

PBC101
A/B
There is a different opinion regarding the last note D on the "a" of memoria: both Liber Usualis and Parish Book of Chant (as well as Antiphonale Romanum) do not show any rhythmic sign but the Mass & Vespers and Liber Brevior have an episema on this note. The singer on the first video shows an interpretation without any pause or lengthening.
Ant. Vocabis nomen ejus
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Matth. 1, 21.
1g LU453
MV375
AR306
5 Jan - St Telesphorus, Pope and Martyr (Memory)
Missa. Si diligis me LU454
MV376
GR56 From the Mass of a Holy Pope.
Proper collect.
5 Jan - Eve of the Epiphany
Missa. Dum medium LU454
MV376
GR--- Same as Sunday within the Octave of Christmas.
Proper collect, gospel, secret and postcommunion.
Suppressed in 1955.
Vespers AR308 This is the 1st Vespers of the Epiphany.
1 Ant. Ante luciferum genitus
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
2D LU463
MV383
AR312
2 Ant. Venit lumen tuum
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
1g2 LU463
MV384
AR312
3 Ant. Apertis thesauris
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
1g2 LU463
MV384
AR313
4 Ant. Maria et flumina
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
4E LU464
MV385
AR313
5 Ant. Stella ista
Ps. 116. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
7c2 LU464
MV385
AR313
Hymn. Crudelis Herodes
3 LU464
MV386
AR308
D
V. Reges Tharsis
B LU466
MV387
AR318
Ant. Magi videntes
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
8G LU455
MV377
AR311
6 Jan - The Epiphany of Our Lord
LU455
MV377
GR57
Intr. Ecce (advenit)
Malach. 3, 1 ;
1 Par. 29, 12.
Ps. 71, 1.
Ps. 71, 10-11.
2 LU459

MV378
GR57

VPC42
C/D
Classic piece in mode 2, not difficult.
- You will probably recognize the same progression of notes (ACDED) as in the Offert. Vir erat (EGABA), same intervals although different key.
- Might be worth remembering there is an identical 4th CF on dominator and et regnum.
Grad. Omnes (de Saba)
Is. 60, 6 et 1.
5 LU459

MV379
GR57
C/E
- Be very careful at the drop a major 3rd down AF at deferentes. The notes A and F (even G) have been heard before but not this major 3rd. It is actually a classic mode 5 reverse progression of 3 notes CAF from the F Major chord. Three notes CAF which can be heard again at Domino, twice at annuntiantes, twice at Surge.
All. Vidimus stellam
Matth. 2, 2.
2 LU460

MV380
GR58
E/F
Offert. Reges Tharsis
Ps. 71, 10-11.
5 LU461

MV381
GR59

OF21
A/B
- The melody on the words omnes gentes reminds us the Intr. Dominus dixit at Christmas Midnight Mass. Even though the Offertory is in mode 5 this double pattern seems to be in mode 2. Sing these two words lightly, no breathing in between.
Comm. Vidimus (stellam)
Matth. 2, 2.
Ps. 71, 2-3, 7-8, 10-12, 17-18.
4 LU462

MV383
GR59

VPC43
MV2004
E/F
Same text as the Alleluia.
- The melody on stellam ejus in Oriente is absolutely beautiful. Sing it lightly but not slow.
- Humility and veneration over the words adorare Dominum.
Lauds AR308
1 Ant. Ante luciferum genitus
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
2D LU463
AR312
2 Ant. Venit lumen tuum
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
1g2 LU463
AR312
3 Ant. Apertis thesauris
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
1g2 LU463
AR313
4 Ant. Maria et flumina
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
4E LU464
AR313
5 Ant. Stella ista
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
7c2 LU464
AR313
Hymn. O sola magnarum
3 LU456 AR313
V. Adorate Deum
B LU457 AR315
Ant. Hodie caelesti sponso
Cant. Benedictus (solemn)
8G* LU457 AR315
Vespers AR308
1 Ant. Ante luciferum genitus
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
2D LU463
MV383
AR312
2 Ant. Venit lumen tuum
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
1g2 LU463
MV384
AR312
3 Ant. Apertis thesauris
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
1g2 LU463
MV384
AR313
4 Ant. Maria et flumina
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
4E LU464
MV385
AR313
5 Ant. Stella ista
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
7c2 LU464
MV385
AR313
Hymn. Crudelis Herodes
3 LU464
MV386
AR308
D
V. Reges Tharsis
B LU466
MV387
AR318
Ant. Tribus miraculis
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
1D LU466
MV388
AR318
7-13 Jan - The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (1st Sunday after Epiphany)
LU467
MV388
GR59 Replaced the Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany of 1st Sunday after Epiphany
Intr. Exsultet gaudio
Prov. 23, 24 et 25.
Ps. 83, 2-3.
Ps. 83, 3 et 5.
7 LU470

MV393
GR59

VPC44
D/E
- The incipit starts a bit like the psalm tone 7.
- If you can: sing together Pater tuus and Mater tua, meaning no breathing at the second quarter bar.
Grad. Unam petii
Ps. 26, 4.
Ps. 83, 5.
5 LU471

MV395
GR60
D/E
Not particularly difficult but:
- Watch out the B flat on the word inhabitem.
- The final melisms are common to Graduale in mode 5.
All. Vere tu es
Isai. 45, 15.
8 LU472

MV396
GR61
F/G
- Lovely jubilus on the word Alleluia.
- Because the verse starts on a similar melody to the Alleluia, one can get caught to continue on the same jubilus after Vere tu es... but actually the next words Rex absconditus have a different flavour, starting by a minor 3rd up AC. Little help: memorize the note A as a safeguard as it will come back often.
- You can enjoy the jubilus once again in the end with Salvator ... and again with the repeated Alleluia.
Tract. Hostiam
Sept.
2 LU---
MV---
GR61
Sung at a Votive Mass after Septuagesima instead of the previous Alleluia.
All. Beatus homo
Pasch.
1 LU---
MV---
GR62
Sung at a Votive Mass in Paschal Time.
All. Vita nostra
Pasch.
1 LU---
MV---
GR63
Sung at a Votive Mass in Paschal Time.
Offert. Tulerunt (Jesum)
Luc. 2, 22.
4 LU472

MV397
GR63

OF---
C/D
Melody similar to Offert. Laetentur on Christmas Midnight Mass... although shorter, with differences.
Here is a comparison: with the Liber Usualis and with the Graduale Romanum.
Comm. Descendit Jesus
Luc. 2, 51.
Ps. 97, 1-3, 4-8
Ps. 83, 2-3, 9-13.
1 LU473

MV397
GR63

VPC44
MV2004
F/F
- Serious tone on Descendit Jesus, followed by a lovely cum eis: I wonder if this melody expresses the happiness rewarding obedience. What do you think?
- Watch out the starting note G at et erat: same note as two notes before.
- The word subditus has five F: memorize this note to come back to it after going down FEC.
- As indicated page VPC44 communion verses are to be found VPC37 or VPC64.
Lauds AR319
Hymn. O gente felix hospita
2 AR325
E
Vespers AR319
1 Ant. Post triduum
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
Luc. 2, 46.
8G LU474
MV398
AR324
2 Ant. Dixit Mater Jesu
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
Luc. 2, 48.
4E LU474
MV399
AR324
3 Ant. Descendit Jesus cum eis
Ps. 121. Laetatus sum
Luc. 2, 51.
8G LU474
MV399
AR325
4 Ant. Et Jesus proficiebat
Ps. 126. Nisi Dominus Luc. 2, 52.
2D LU474
MV399
AR325
5 Ant. Et dicebant
Ps. 147. Lauda Jerusalem
Matth. 13, 54.
8G LU475
MV400
AR325
Hymn. O lux beata
2 LU475

MV400
AR321
E
Ant. Maria autem
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Luc. 2, 51.
8G LU476
MV402
AR329
Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany or 1st Sunday after Epiphany
LU477 GR64 No longer a Sunday mass. It was replaced by the Mass of the Holy Family.
This mass is only said during the ferias following the 1st Sunday after Epiphany.
Intr. In excelso throno
Ps. 99, 1.
8 LU477
GR64
Grad. Benedictus Dominus
Ps. 71, 18 et 3.
7 LU478
GR64
All. Jubilate Deo
Ps. 99, 1.
3 LU479 GR65
Melody similar to Alleluia from Advent 4th, Pentecost 20th.
Offert. Jubilate Deo omnis
Ps. 99, 1-2.
5 LU480
GR66

OF23
Comm. Fili (quid fecisti)
Luc. 2, 48 et 49.
Ps. 26, 1, 4-5, 8, 10.
1 LU481 GR66
VPC44
7 Jan - Second day within the Octave of The Epiphany
LU481
MV404
AR331
Lauds
Vespers
8 Jan - Third day within the Octave of The Epiphany
LU482
MV404
AR332
Lauds
Vespers
9 Jan - Fourth day within the Octave of The Epiphany
LU482
MV404
AR332
Lauds
Vespers
10 Jan - Fifth day within the Octave of The Epiphany
LU482
MV405
AR333
Lauds
Ant. Omnes nationes
Cant. Benedictus
7a LU--- AR333
Vespers
Ant. Omnes de Saba
Cant. Magnificat
8c LU482
MV405
AR333
11 Jan - Sixth day within the Octave of The Epiphany
LU483
MV405
AR334
Lauds
Ant. Venient ad te
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU--- AR334
Ant. Qui odit animam suam
Matth. 16, 24.
3 LU1129
MV127
AR334
Commemoration of St Hyginus.
Vespers
Ant. Admoniti Magi
Cant. Magnificat
Matth. 2, 12.
1f LU483
MV405
AR334
11 Jan - St Hyginus, Pope and Martyr (Memory)
Missa. Si diligis me LU483
MV394
GR67
From the Mass of a Holy Pope.
Proper collect.
12 Jan - Seventh day within the Octave of The Epiphany
LU--- AR335
Lauds
Ant. Manifeste magnus est
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU--- AR335
Vespers
Ant. Tribus miraculis
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
1D LU466
LU213

MV388
MV218
AR318
AR52
Same as Epiphany.
13 Jan - Octave of Epiphany - Commemoration of Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Missa. Ecce advenit LU483
MV406
GR67 Same as Epiphany.
Proper collect, gospel, secret and postcommunion.
There is no commemoration if Holy Family falls on this day.
2nd Sunday after Epiphany
LU484
MV407
GR67
Intr. Omnis terra
Ps. 65, 4. 1-2.
Ps. 65, 3, 5.
4 LU484

MV407
GR67

VPC45
F/F
- Memorize this long F note, it will come back many times as tristopha at the beginning of each phrase to express adoration to God.
- Beware the difference between Omnis terra and psalmum dicat:
     first one goes FFF-DFE-EGAA,
second one goes FFF-DFE-EFAA.
- Watch out the minor 3rd down on the porrectus at "ti" of tibi.
Grad. Misit Dominus
Ps. 106, 20-21.
5 LU485

MV409
GR68
D/E
- It goes top D on the first eos, no need to force the voice there.
- Be very careful at the words de interitu eorum, the melody is tricky. I think the difficulty is to hit the G after B at the beginning of "rum", a major 3rd down GB so to be able to reach bottom D at the end of "rum" and start the verse on the same note. Maybe that's why this G is dotted: to make sure the pitch is right before going further.
- Big breath for the long Confiteantur, it is doable.
- Be careful at the end of Domino: carried by the melody one could sing an additional CBA...
- The melody on et mirabilia is not particularly difficult but could be an occasion of tripping if not practiced enough.
All. Laudate Deum
Ps. 148, 2.
4 LU486

MV410
GR68
F/G
Melody similar to Alleluia from Advent 3rd, Ascension, Pentecost.
Offert. Jubilate Deo universa
Ps. 65, 1-2 et 16.
Ps. 65, 13 et 14.
1 LU486

MV411
GR69

OF69

SOV13
B/C
Same as 4th Sunday after Easter.
- Great piece, starting on a classic 5th CD-DA-BbB.
- Because it goes as high as note top E you'd better start on a low pitch, B flat as suggested.
- The second jubilate Deo is beautiful, but very long; personally I take a quick breath in the ascending notes of "la", just after the tristropha on A, leaving others to breathe at the quarter bar.

And you need enough air to transition smoothly from jubilate to Deo.
- This proper is known to have two different B on a similar pattern (and same word terra):
1) B flat on the first word terra with FACAG-BbGA-BbA,
2) B natural on the second word terra with FACAG-BGA-CCA, etc.
In a way the second one, B natural, is pulling you up so to reach the coming top C.
- Then comes the part with high notes on venite, et audite, et narrabo. Use your classic techniques for singing the high notes: straight neck, looking down, pushing air from belly and diaphragm, etc. Relax. Sing light and smooth.
- Careful at animae: it is DF-GFGF-FFF, not DF-GEFF-FF as recently heard on the words in Jerusalem from Holy Family offertory. Also pay attention at the rest of the word animae.
Comm. Dicit Dominus
Ioann. 2, 7, 8, 9 et 10-11.
Ps. 65, 1-3, 5-6, 8-9.
6 LU487

MV412
GR70

VPC45
MV2005
D/E
Difficult piece. Invest time to practice it.
- First of all the pitch: if sung alone you can start the antiphon on E, but you might prefer D if you sing the psalm verses as well.
- Some Latin words are tricky to the pronounce: hydrias, architriclino, gustasset, architriclinus.
- Can you see on the word gustasset the B natural and the B flat?
- Another lovely B flat at the word dicit (four notes actually), quite easy to pitch.
- The next phrase Servasti vinum bonum usque adhuc is a bit acrobatic with the triple torculus-punctum CED-C. No need to rush here, but remember: the melody has to flow... like the good wine which is served now.
- Notice the psalm verses, page VPC45, are in mode 5 when the antiphon itself is in mode 6.
Lauds AR336
Ant. Nuptiae factae sunt
Cant. Benedictus
8G* LU--- AR336
Vespers LU488
MV413
AR336
Ant. Deficiente vino
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU488
MV413
AR336
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
LU488
MV415
GR70
Intr. Adorate (Deum)
Ps. 96, 7-8. 1.
Ps. 96, 6-7.
7 LU488

MV415
GR70

VPC46
D/E


Grad. Timebunt gentes
Ps. 101, 16-17.
5 LU489

MV416
GR71
C/C
Same as 16th Sunday after Pentecost.
- High notes (top F) on Sion: use the previous episemed notes on D to relax your voice and prepare the jump on this top F.
All. Dominus regnavit (exsultet)
Ps. 96, 1.
8 LU490

MV417
GR72
D/E
Melody similar to Alleluia from Advent 1st, Christmas Midnight, Ascension.
Offert. Dextera Domini
Ps. 117, 16 et 17.
Ps. 117, 5 et 7.
2A LU677

MV558
GR72

OF25

SOV6
C/D
From Maundy Thursday Solemn Mass (LU, MV).
Comm. Mirabantur omnes
Luc. 4, 22.
Ps. 96, 1, 4-6, 7-10, 12.
7 LU491

MV418
GR73

VPC46
MV2006
D/E
Lauds AR337
Ant. Cum autem descendisset
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU--- AR337
Vespers LU491
MV419
AR337
Ant. Domine si tu vis
Cant. Magnificat
1g2 LU491
MV419
AR337
4th Sunday after Epiphany
LU492
MV420
GR73 Same as 3rd Sunday after Epiphany.
Proper collect, epistle, gospel, secret and postcommunion.
Lauds AR338
Ant. Ascendente Jesu
Cant. Benedictus
6F LU--- AR338
Vespers LU492
MV421
AR338
Ant. Domine salva nos
Cant. Magnificat
1g2 LU492
MV421
AR338
5th Sunday after Epiphany
LU493
MV422
GR73 Same as 3rd Sunday after Epiphany.
Proper collect, epistle, gospel, secret and postcommunion.
Lauds AR339
Ant. Domine nonne bonum
Cant. Benedictus
1a3 LU--- AR339
Vespers LU494
MV423
AR339
Ant. Colligite primum
Cant. Magnificat
1g LU494
MV423
AR339
6th Sunday after Epiphany
LU494
MV424
GR73 Same as 3rd Sunday after Epiphany.
Proper collect, epistle, gospel, secret and postcommunion.
Lauds AR340
Ant. Simile est... grano
Cant. Benedictus
7d LU--- AR340
Vespers LU495
MV426
AR340
Ant. Simile est... fermento
Cant. Magnificat
1a3 LU495
MV426
AR340
Saturday before Septuagesima
Vespers LU496 AR340
Ant. Dixit Dominus ad Adam
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU496
LU212
AR341
AR52
V. Benedicamus Domino
B LU783
MV649
AR341
Last time Alleluia is said, twice at Benedicamus Domino, until Easter Vigil.
 
 
 
 
 
Septuagesima
Missa LU496
MV427
GR73 NLM - Daoudal - Mesnil, St Augustin - La Septuagésime - Traits (vidéo)
Intr. Circumdederunt me
Ps. 17, 5, 6 et 7. 2-3.
Ps. 17, 4 et 7.
5 LU497

MV428
GR73

VPC48
D/E
- Maybe a little difficulty: watch out the 5th down on the word invocavi.
Grad. Adjutor in opportunitatibus
Ps. 9, 10-11 et 19-20.
3 LU498

MV430
GR74
E/F
Difficult piece. Doable but need serious practice.
- Careful at the incipit with the various 3rd and 4th.
- The words qui noverunt are a bit tricky: starting on a small semitonesque second EF it jumps with DFA = three notes of a minor chord, giving this unique flavour.
- Then you have a jump a 5th on quoniam which will come back again as a 4th two lines later on the same word.
- A few notes difficult to pitch on Domine:
1) a 4th down CG on the porrectus,
2) then a major 3rd down AF, followed by another major 3rd up GB,
3) finally the porrectus on "mi" is episemed but not the ones on "ne", it is tempting to lengthen the whole.
- After the second quoniam, the word non is divided in two parts:
1st part: chaotic movements between A and C,
2nd part: beautiful jump high BE-FDB followed by D-ECA;
ECA composes a minor chord = minor third AC + major third CE
but this particular set of notes FDB is called a "diminished" chord composed of two minor thirds BD and DF, as explained in this page: http://piano.about.com/od/chordskeys/a/dim_chords.htm:

« Diminished Chords and "Dissonance" - The reason for a diminished chord's bizarre sound is its tonal instability (or "dissonance"). The intervals in a diminished triad, for example, are equally spaced – there are three intervals between B-D, and also between D-F – and this lack of harmony within the chord is what causes the ear to seek tonal resolution. »
... Therefore the need of the following ECA which makes the dissonance vanishing and brings back harmony.
- Next you find again the three notes DFA of a minor chord on the word infinem like previously on noverunt.
- The word pauperis has a quilisma followed by a liquescent, this liquescent is where you sing the "u" of "au".
- Next the word patientia is syllabic, seems obvious but be careful on this DEGAG.
- Double lovely pattern on aeternum to express life forever... I suppose. It will sound better if you sing the whole in one breath.
- The final phrase starts with exsurge, Domine, wonderful with its three fourths. Sing with majesty.
- The final word homo is beautiful too, with these ascending and descending notes from bottom D to top C, to conclude with the final E. This last phrase is a treat.
Tract. De profundis
Ps. 129, 1-4.
8 LU499

MV431
GR75
E/F
Famous psalm 129 from Wednesday Vespers.
- Look at the three clivis AG on the first Domine. It sounds better if you give a different expression for each one, for example a bit more intensity to the second clivis (or the third one), so to make the group less monotonous. You can also express the first and third one, releasing the intensity on the second one, then expressing and holding the double top C.
- Be careful at the first notes FABb of vocem: the apparition of the B flat gives a different flavour from the previous phrases. It comes back to B natural at the end of meam.
- Fiant aures has two liquescents: one for the "n" and one for the "u". Also watch out the 5th down after the "u".
- The word intendentes also has two liquescents for the two "n" but also a long melism on "tes":
1) try not to breath at the quarter bar and move on to the fourth down and up G/D,
2) you find again the three clivis AG, like above, to be sung with different expressions.
- Then again these notes FABb on the word servi with the B flat, developing like before on the words vocem meam.
- Then for the third time we encounter the three clivis on the third occurence of Domine. Sing like explained above.
- The words Quia apud te do not follow the classic GAC from mode 8 but mark a step at B first before reaching the C. After that watch out the 4th CG to get down to propitiatio: same note G as the starting of the verse.
- In the end pay attention to the transition from "mi" to "ne" on the last occurence of Domine.
Offert. Bonum est confiteri
Ps. 91, 2.
Ps. 91, 6.
8 LU501

MV433
GR76

OF26

SOV6
D/E
Worth quoting the words in English: « It is good to give praise to the Lord, and to sing to thy name, O Most High ». That's what we do here.
- First: pay attention to the change of flavour after the incipit, the word confiteri will go GAC but it starts with a low fourth DG. What I do before we start: I play on the keyboard a few incipit notes then the 3 notes G-A-C (including both dominant and final in this mode 8), so it goes this way: Eb-Eb-G-F-F then a quick F-G-Bb. This way the ear is prepared for the next.
- I love the climbing of notes to the highest CDE to emphasize this word psallere = sing, reaching the choir of angels in Heaven.
- Dom Johner indicates the third part should be sung crescendo to the third pressus, through the word Altissime.
- Overall sing this Offertory on a slow pace full of awe.
Comm. Illumina faciem
Ps. 30, 17-18.
Ps. 30, 2-6, 7-9.
1 LU501

MV434
GR76

VPC48
MV2006
D/E
- Sing this one gently.
- Lovely transition a 4th down from A to E, from salvum to me.
Lauds AR341
1 Ant. Miserere mei Deus et a
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
1a LU--- AR341
AR10
2 Ant. Confitebor tibi Domine
Ps. 117. Confitemini... dicat
8G* LU--- AR342
AR11
3 Ant. Deus deus meus
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
1f LU--- AR342
AR3
4 Ant. Benedictus es in firmamento
Cant. II. Puer. Benedictus es Domine Deus patrum
1a2 LU--- AR342
AR12
5 Ant. Laudate Dominum de caelis
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
1a LU--- AR342
AR5
Hymn. Aeterne rerum Conditor
1 LU--- AR6
F/F
Ant. Simile est... homini patrifamilias
Cant. Benedictus
1g LU--- AR343
AR10
Prime LU496 AR343
Ant. Conventione autem
Ps. 53. Dominus regnavit
Ps. 118i. Beati Immaculati in via
Ps. 118ii. Retribue servo tuo
1f LU496
LU226
AR343
AR16
Terce LU497 AR344
Ant. Ite et vos
Ps. 118iii. Legem pone
Ps. 118iv. Memor esto verbi tui
Ps. 118v. Bonitatem fecisti
8c LU497
LU236
AR344
AR27
Sext LU502 AR344
Ant. Quid hic statis
Ps. 118vi. Defecit in salutare
Ps. 118vii. Quomodo dilexi
Ps. 118viii. Iniquos odio habui
1g LU502
LU241
AR344
AR33
None LU502 AR344
Ant. Voca operarios
Ps. 118ix. Mirabilia testimonia
Ps. 118x. Clamavi in toto corde meo
Ps. 118xi. Principes persecuti sunt
8G LU502
LU246
AR344
AR40
Vespers LU502
MV435
AR345 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday.
Hymn. Lucis creator optime
8 LU256

MV119
AR48
E
Ant. Dixit paterfamilias
Cant. Magnificat
7a LU503
LU211

MV435
MV217
AR345
AR52
Septuagesima Week - Monday
Vespers LU--- AR346
Ant. Hi novissimi
Cant. Magnificat
1a3 LU--- AR346
AR52
Septuagesima Week - Tuesday
Vespers LU--- AR346
Ant. Dixit autem paterfamilias
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU--- AR346
AR52
Septuagesima Week - Wednesday
Vespers LU--- AR346
Ant. Tolle quod tuum est
Cant. Magnificat
8c LU--- AR346
AR52
Septuagesima Week - Thursday
Vespers LU--- AR347
Ant. Non licet mihi
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU--- AR347
AR52
Septuagesima Week - Friday
Vespers LU--- AR347
Saturday before Sexagesima
Vespers LU503 AR347
Ant. Dixit Dominus ad Noe
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU503
LU212
AR347
AR52
Sexagesima
LU504
MV436
GR77
Intr. Exsurge
Ps. 43, 23-26. 2.
Ps. 43, 2-3.
1 LU504

MV436
GR77

VPC48
D/E
A beautiful piece, full of emotion. A plea to God. Listen to the first video and the tremendous interpretation by the monks.
- After obdormis Domine you might want to go through the half bar without stopping, it sounds better.
- No pause at the quarter bar between exsurge Domine and adjuva nos.
Grad. Sciant gentes
Ps. 82, 19 et 14.
1 LU506

MV439
GR78
C/C
- Take plenty of air to sing the long incipit in one breath.
- Careful at tu solus: it ends on a G, not natural in mode 1.
- The word terram has difficult up and down, think of memorizing the long starting F as you come back to it after the torculus. Then there is the projection from the dotted E to the episemed A, hopefully without any pause at the quarter bar.
- ut rotam starts on the same G as the previous word illos and the word rotam also starts on G; sounds obvious but...
- Here too you might want to sing the whole rotam in one breath. It's doable.
- Watch out the second "disconnected" quilisma on stipulam: it goes E-G-A, not consecutive notes.
Tract. Commovisti
Ps. 59, 4 et 6.
8 LU507

MV440
GR78
B/C
- Here too there is a long incipit. Eventually you can breathe at the quarter bar but if you can do it in one breath do it.
- The word eam after conturbasti has a long melism, if you want to breathe it is better to breathe at second quarter bar after the dotted F.
- The word est after mota has big 4th jumps, don't lengthen the ictus notes on G.
- Be careful at the 5th down DG on the word arcus; there is a dotted G for everybody to regroup before moving on.
Offert. Perfice gressus
Ps. 16, 5, 6-7.
Ps. 16, 1.
4 LU508

MV442
GR79

OF90

SOV6
C/E
Will be sung again on 6th Sunday after Pentecost.
- Memorize the note F as it is the main recitating note.
- In the end, after facis make a little pause to get the D right, down a fourth from G.
Comm. Introibo
Ps. 42, 4.
Ps. 42, 1-3, 4-6.
8 LU508

MV443
GR80

VPC49
MV2007
E/F
Words pronounced by the priest at the foot of the altar, when the mass starts.
- Think to emphasize the word Dei, not forgetting to lenghten the beginning of the word.
- Make sure to separate the two "d" of ad and Deum.
- At the word laetificat it is tempting to come back to G (mode 8 final) when actually it is the same note A as the previous word qui. Maybe that's why there is an episema (lengthening) on the note, to regroup and stabilise before continuing.
- The word juventutem is a bit tricky: one wants to climb to C but there is a successing of three AG before going to B and C. Also I tend to say the "m" early, like juventum instead of juventutem...
Lauds AR348
1 Ant. Secundum magnam
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
1g2 LU--- AR348
AR10
2 Ant. Si mihi Dominus
Ps. 117. Confitemini... dicat
1a2 LU--- AR348
AR11
3 Ant. In velamento clamavi
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
2D LU--- AR348
AR3
4 Ant. Hymnum dicamus
Cant. II. Puer. Benedictus es Domine Deus patrum
8G LU--- AR349
AR12
5 Ant. In excelsis laudate
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
6F LU--- AR349
AR5
Hymn. Aeterne rerum Conditor
1 LU--- AR6
F/F
Ant. Cum turba plurima
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU--- AR349
AR10
Prime LU504 AR350
Ant. Semen cecidit... in patientia
Ps. 53. Dominus regnavit
Ps. 118i. Beati Immaculati in via
Ps. 118ii. Retribue servo tuo
8c LU504
LU226
AR350
AR16
Terce LU504 AR350
Ant. Qui verbum Dei
Ps. 118iii. Legem pone
Ps. 118iv. Memor esto verbi tui
Ps. 118v. Bonitatem fecisti
1f LU504
LU236
AR350
AR27
Sext LU509 AR350
Ant. Semen cecidit... aliud
Ps. 118vi. Defecit in salutare
Ps. 118vii. Quomodo dilexi
Ps. 118viii. Iniquos odio habui
8c LU509
LU241
AR350
AR33
None LU509 AR351
Ant. Si vere fratres
Ps. 118ix. Mirabilia testimonia
Ps. 118x. Clamavi in toto corde meo
Ps. 118xi. Principes persecuti sunt
7c LU509
LU246
AR351
AR40
Vespers LU509
MV443
AR351 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday.
Hymn. Lucis creator optime
8 LU256

MV119
AR48
E
Ant. Vobis datum est
Cant. Magnificat
6F LU510
LU211

MV444
MV216
AR351
AR52
Sexagesima Week - Monday
Vespers LU--- AR352
Ant. Si culmen veri honoris
Cant. Magnificat
7c LU--- AR352
AR52
Sexagesima Week - Tuesday
Vespers LU--- AR352
Ant. Semen est verbum Dei
Cant. Magnificat
3a LU--- AR352
AR52
Sexagesima Week - Wednesday
Vespers LU--- AR352
Ant. Quod autem cecidit
Cant. Magnificat
1g LU--- AR352
AR52
Sexagesima Week - Thursday
Vespers LU--- AR353 No particular antiphon for this day.
Sexagesima Week - Friday
Vespers LU--- AR353 No particular antiphon for this day.
Saturday before Quinquagesima
Vespers LU510 AR353
Ant. Pater fidei nostrae
Cant. Magnificat
6F LU510
LU211
AR353
AR52
Quinquagesima
LU510
MV444
GR80
Intr. Esto mihi
Ps. 30, 3-4. 2.
Ps. 30, 3 et 6.
6 LU511

MV444
GR80

VPC49
F/G
- Notice the mode 6 final F which is very present all along this proper.
- The words quoniam firmamentum are sung with the intonation/tenor/ending of psalm tone 6. It continues in a similar way with et refugium meum, ends with a solid bottom C on the words es tu.
- Lovely long C on dux mihi « thou will be my leader », top notes probably indicates what is coming from Heaven above.
- The word enutries is a bit difficult: only one note on the initial "e", the temptation is to continue the melody and stay with this vowel when the melody actually continues with four notes on "nu". Then one has to remember the various lengthenings on "tri" and "es", as well as the final "me".
Grad. Tu es Deus
Ps. 76, 15 et 16.
3 LU512

MV446
GR81
A/B
- Watch the various B in this proper, especially followed by C.
- Also memorize the E, final of mode 3, it appears here and there.
- Notice a rare 5th on a torculus resupinus at the word notam.
- Next you encounter a succession of major thirds up and down GB and BG on the words fecisti and gentibus. The word gentibus continues with a jump down a 4th AE on "bus": that's where you remember the importance of memorizing the E.
- The four notes GC-AB of "vir" on the word virtutem are a bit tricky to sing. Before you start, visualize the fourth GC then insert the second AB.
- Another place to look at the various B: in brachio tuo where most of the notes stay between C and A, a little interval of three semitones, when the ear would like to come back to the G of Liberasti. Also here it is tempting to sing not one but two or three notes on "tu"... It is the next "o" which takes all the five ending notes before the quarter bar. Eventually do not breathe at this quarter bar but take one good breath before in brachio.

Tract. Jubilate Domino
Ps. 99, 1-2.
8 LU513

MV447
GR82
E/F
- Similar melody and patterns like in the Tract. De profundis from Septuagesima. Same advices apply here. Notice though at the end of laetitia the additional F which differs from similar patterns.
- You will find again this FABb on two occurences: in (laetitia) and ipse (est Deus).
- Little difficulty on Ipse fecit nos: the melody is going down but not as quickly as one would think, lots of semitones C to B. Big breath after that at the half bar to sing the next et non ipsi nos. And as before sing crescendo the three clivis on nos.
- Lovely triple climacus (more like "podatus sub-bipunctis") on the second nos.
- Finish the last ejus in one breath after a little pause after the star.
Offert. Benedictus es... in labiis
Ps. 118, 12-13.
Ps. 118, 1, 2.
3 LU514

MV449
GR83

OF28

SOV7
E/F
- The second benedictus has the same notes as the first one (incipit) although the notes are not episemed.
- On two occasions: tuas and pronuntiavi, in the end there is a CAA-FGF which is not necessarily easy to grab, the ear would rather go down a fourth with CGG-FGF.
- Make a pause at the last quarter to prepare the ending oris tui, beautiful with the elevating fourths and the finish on semitones: A/Bb and F/E, reflecting on the words « all the judgments of thy mouth ».
Comm. Manducaverunt
Ps. 77, 29-30.
Ps. 77, 1, 3, 4, 23-25, 27-28.
1 LU515

MV450
GR84

VPC50
MV2007
D/E
Lauds AR353
1 Ant. Secundum multitudinem
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
1f AR353
LU1800
AR353
AR10
2 Ant. Deus meus es tu
Ps. 117. Confitemini... dicat
8c LU--- AR354
AR11
3 Ant. Ad te de luce
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
7a LU--- AR354
AR3
4 Ant. Hymnum dicite
Cant. II. Puer. Benedictus es Domine Deus patrum
4E LU--- AR354
AR12
5 Ant. Omnes angeli ejus
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
5a LU--- AR354
AR5
Hymn. Aeterne rerum Conditor
1 LU--- AR6
F/F
Ant. Ecce ascendimus... et consummabuntur
Cant. Benedictus
4E LU--- AR355
AR10
Prime LU510 AR355
Ant. Iter faciente Jesu
Ps. 53. Dominus regnavit
Ps. 118i. Beati Immaculati in via
Ps. 118ii. Retribue servo tuo
1D LU510
LU226
AR355
AR16
Terce LU511 AR356
Ant. Transeunte Domino
Ps. 118iii. Legem pone
Ps. 118iv. Memor esto verbi tui
Ps. 118v. Bonitatem fecisti
1f LU511
LU236
AR356
AR27
Sext LU515 AR356
Ant. Et qui praeibant
Ps. 118vi. Defecit in salutare
Ps. 118vii. Quomodo dilexi
Ps. 118viii. Iniquos odio habui
7a LU515
LU241
AR356
AR33
None LU516 AR357
Ant. Caecus magis
Ps. 118ix. Mirabilia testimonia
Ps. 118x. Clamavi in toto corde meo
Ps. 118xi. Principes persecuti sunt
1f LU516
LU246
AR357
AR40
Vespers LU516
MV450
AR357 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday.
Hymn. Lucis creator optime
8 LU256

MV119
AR48
E
Ant. Stans autem Jesus
Cant. Magnificat
1D LU516
LU207

MV451
MV212
AR357
AR52
Monday after Quinquagesima
Missa. Esto mihi LU517 GR--- Same as Quinquagesima.
Vespers LU517 AR358 Antiphons and psalms of the Monday.
Hymn. Immense caeli Conditor
1 LU517 AR101
Ant. Et qui praeibant
Cant. Magnificat
7a LU515
LU211
AR345
AR52
Tuesday after Quinquagesima
Missa. Esto mihi LU517 GR--- Same as Quinquagesima.
Vespers LU518 AR358 Antiphons and psalms of the Tuesday.
Hymn. Telluris alme Conditor
1 LU518 AR122
Ant. Miserere mei
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU518
LU212
AR358
AR52
Ash Wednesday (Quadragesima)
LU519
MV452
GR84
Ant. Exaudi nos
Ps. 68, 17. 2.
7 LU521

MV452
GR84
D/E
Sung during the blessing of ashes.
Ant. Immutemur habitu
Ioel. 2, 13.
1 LU523

MV454
GR85
G/G
Sung during the imposition of ashes.
- At the half bar after in cinere it starts a fifth higher, visualise the interval before moving on.
- Watch out the B flat on jejuneus.
- Notice the change of B as well on antge Dominum: B natural twice then B flat three times.
- Don't forget the "s" at the end of misericors.
- There is a major third down AF on Deus, with an episema on A to visualise the interval before taking it.
Ant. Juxta vestibulum
Ioel. 2, 17.
4 LU523
MV455
GR85
F/F
Sung during the imposition of ashes.
- Lots of sadness on the fourth down AE at the end of plorabunt sacerdotes (the priests shall weep).
- Parce Domine is easy, put expression in it: plea for mercy.
- But be very careful at parce populo tuo, you would expect it lands on D but it keeps coming back to F, ends on F.
- dissipes might be tricky unless you sing the two torculus neumes on their own.
- Lovely melodic phrase on ora clamantium.
Resp. Emendemus
Esther 13 ;
Ioel. 2.
Ps. 78, 9.
2 LU524

MV455
GR86
C/D
Sung during the imposition of ashes.
- Do not break the phrase ne subito...: no pause before die mortis.
- Beautiful fall on bottom A at paenitentiae.
- Lovely refrain Attende Domine..., very dramatic and penitential. Avoid breathing at the quarter bar.
- Hear the cry of misery at quia peccavimus tibi: "for we have sinned against thee."
Intr. Misereris omnium
Sap, 11, 24, 25 et 27.
Ps. 56, 2.
Ps. 56, 3-4.
1 LU525

MV457
GR87

VPC50
F/F
- Notice the fourth up DG at quae fecisti.
- Same fourth but down on peccata, be ready to come back to FGA (like Do-Re-Mi). And don't forget the B flat on top.
- Another dramatic effect with the top notes of paenitentiam; by the way: anticipate "ti-am" by singing "tsi-am", otherwise it is too late when you come to "am".
Grad. Miserere mei Deus
Ps. 56, 2 et 4.
1 LU526

MV458
GR88
D/E
- The second Miserere mei has large amplitudes and a long melism. Transition through the quarter bar is made by a little bouncing on F before climbing GA to C; a distropha on C prepares for the big drop CAF after that.
- quoniam ends on G before the quarter bar, not necessarily easy to pause on G in mode 1, that's why it is better to move on without pausing.
- Watch out the minor third GE + major third FA on the word confidit, a major third always needs a little push when it goes up.
- Be careful at the word anima: it starts the same as quoniam and it is tempting to hit top C, but instead it goes back to the lowest notes of the scale.
- The word caelo has a major third FA (4 semitones) followed by a B flat (1 semitone): one has to refrain his voice not to go higher than a semitone.
- Again caelo has a long melism after the quarter bar and there is an important lengthening at the dotted A in the middle, the place where you regroup (without stopping) before going further. Because there is a minor third down CA followed by a fourth down CG; it is tempting to sing the third as a fourth, anticipating the fourth which comes only later.
- The words dedit in follow a reversed major chord progression: CAF, and the A is the same note ending the previous word me, just something to remember.
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
With Ash Wednesday starts a serie of tracts in mode 2, sad mode, penitential. See the tract Qui habitat on 1st Sunday of Lent for more explanation about this type of proper.
Notice that: we all kneel at the verse Adjuva nos.
- On the word nobis: I find difficult to come back to D after bottom A, the trick is to remember D from three notes before or sing the same porrectus DCD.
- Try to go through without breathing at the quarter bar after iniquitatum nostrarum.
- As well go through the quarter bar after et propter gloriam...
- Make a pause after et propitius esto and enjoy the top notes of the melody at peccatis nostris.
Offert. Exaltabo te
Ps. 29, 2-3.
Ps. 29, 4.
2A LU528

GR90

OF96

SOV7
C/D
Same as 11th Sunday after Pentecost (MV).
- Try to go through the quarter bar without breathing between Domine and clamavi ad te.
- The pattern on Domine recalls the Intr. Dominus dixit from Christmas Midnight Mass.
Comm. Qui meditabitur
Ps. 1, 2 et 3.
Ps. 1.
3 LU529

MV461
GR90

VPC51
MV2008
C/D
- Jump a fourth between nocte and dabit, visualise it before.
- If you are lost after suum remember it is a minor third down.
Lauds AR358 Antiphons, psalms and hymn of Wednesday Lauds II.
Ant. Cum jejunatis
Cant. Benedictus
7a LU--- AR359
AR10
Vespers AR358 Antiphons, psalms and hymn of Wednesday Vespers.
Ant. Thesaurizate vobis
Cant. Magnificat
4A LU---
MV---
AR359
AR52
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
LU--- GR91
Introit, Offertory and Communion are the same as 10th Sunday after Pentecost.
Intr. Dum clamarem
Ps. 54, 17, 18, 20 et 23, 2.
Ps. 54, 5 et 6.
3 LU1020

MV882
GR344

VPC51
C/D
Same as 10th Sunday after Pentecost.
Grad. Jacta cogitatum
Ps. 54, 23, 17 et 19.
7 LU982

MV844
GR328
D/E
Same as 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.
Offert. Ad te Domine
Ps. 24, 1-3.
Ps. 24, 5.
2 LU321

MV265
GR3

OF5

SOV1
C/D
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Same as 10th Sunday after Pentecost.
Comm. Acceptabis
Ps. 50, 21.
Ps. 50, 3, 10, 12-15, 17, 19-20.
4 LU1023

MV886
GR347

VPC51
MV2019
D/E
Same as 10th Sunday after Pentecost.
Lauds AR360 Antiphons, psalms and hymn of Thursday Lauds II.
Ant. Domine puer meus
Cant. Benedictus
1g2 LU--- AR360
AR10
Vespers AR360 Antiphons, psalms and hymn of Thursday Vespers.
Ant. Domine non sum dignus
Cant. Magnificat
1g2 LU--- AR360
AR52
Friday after Ash Wednesday
LU--- GR91
Intr. Audivit (Dominus)
Ps. 29, 11. 2.
Ps. 29, 4-5.
7 LU--- GR91

VPC52
D/E
Grad. Unam petii
Ps. 26, 4.
5 LU--- GR92
D/E
Melody similar to Grad. Unam petii from Holy Family.
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Domine (vivifica)
Ps. 118, 154 et 125.
3 LU--- GR92
A/B
Comm. Servite (Domino)
Ps. 2, 11-12.
Ps. 2, 1-5, 10, 13.
5 LU--- GR93

VPC52
F/G
Lauds AR361 Antiphons, psalms and hymn of Friday Lauds II.
Ant. Cum facis eleemosynam
Cant. Benedictus
1f LU--- AR361
AR10
Vespers AR361 Antiphons, psalms and hymn of Friday Vespers.
Ant. Tu autem cum oraveris
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU--- AR361
AR52
Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Missa. Audivit Dominus LU530 GR93
AR361
Same as Friday after Ash Wednesday (yesterday) except the Tract is not said.
Lauds AR361 Antiphons, psalms and hymn of Saturday Lauds II.
Ant. Me etenim de die
Cant. Benedictus
2D LU--- AR361
AR10
Vespers AR362
Hymn. Audi benigne conditor
2 LU539

MV473
AR362
F
Ant. Tunc invocabis
Cant. Magnificat
7a LU530
LU211
AR363
AR52
1st Sunday of Lent (or 1st Sunday in Quadragesima)
LU530
MV463
GR93 Note: on that day the tract and all the propers come from psalm 90 which is the second psalm of Sunday Compline ("Lord protect me from the terrors of the night").
Intr. Invocabit me
Ps. 90, 15 et 16. 1.
Ps. 90, 2 et 11.
8 LU532

MV463
GR93

VPC53
E/F
- When you have the C clef on the second line expect a major third between the 3rd and 4th line; especially on the final porrectus of eripiam.
Grad. Angelis (suis)
Ps. 90, 11-1 2.
2A LU533

MV465
GR94
E/F
Melody similar to Grad. Justus ut palma from the Mass I of a Confessor not a Bishop or the Grad. Requiem from the Requiem Mass.
- Not particularly difficult if you are familiar with this family of Graduals. Dom Johner has a long explanation on the melody structure.
- Maybe some attention at the last notes of portabunt te...
- And do not forget the "n" at the end of offendas.
Tract. Qui habitat
Ps. 90, 1-7 et 11-16.
2 LU533

MV466
GR95
F/G
The tract is mode 2 with an F clef.
Mode 2 is known to express sadness, as well as contentment and security. In mode 2 with F clef, final is D, tenor is F. One walks through guided by the double rail D-F; D-F is a minor 3rd (remember "Bridge over the river Kwai"?).
D-F are the two first notes of introit Dominus dixit (same mode) at Midnight Mass.
This is a bit similar to mode 2 with C clef of Offertory 21st Sunday after Pentecost = Vir erat (in terra nomine Job); in this mode 2, final/tenor = A/C

Detail of the 13 verses (1 antiphon + 12 verses):
Most of the verses end with a soft landing pattern 'DEED.' (two long notes in the end), they all end on the final D of mode 2.
Most of the verses have a pause in the middle (long bar) preceded by a similar lovely pattern 'DCEEDEFGDDC.|'
   begin ___        middle ___  end

 1.A  DD __CDEDEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.
 2.V  FG ___ DCEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.    with 'DEDEDEDEDEDE' (2)
 3.V  DC __CDEDEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.
 4.V  GF ___ DCEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.
 5.V  FF ___ DCEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.
 6.V  DF ___ DCEEDEFGDDC.| ___ CDEDEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DFDD.    (6)
 7.V  FG ___ DCEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.
 8.V  DC ___ DCEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.
 9.V  FG ___ DCEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.
10.V  DF ___       DFDDC.| ___ DEE.D.  (10)
11.V  DD ___ DCEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.   (11 and 13)
12.V  DF ___ DCEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.
13.V  FG ___ DCEEDEFGDDC.| ___ DEED.   (11 and 13)    (13)
(2) interesting pattern 'DEDEDEDEDEDE' in the middle:
"et refúúúúú - gi-i - u-um mé-é - u-um, Dé-é - u-us" = "my refuge: (my) God"
this repeated 'DE' is like a heartbeat, repeated 6 times like that 6th day of Good Friday where Jesus' heart did beat for mankind more than ever.


(6) in this verse the ending is different: coming of the devil, troubling the harmony of the ending, daemonio meridiano = "noonday devil". Curiously this is the 6th phrase like the 6th day and "noonday" = sext = 6th hour, the hour of the darkness when Jesus was crucified.

(6*) plus in this verse there is an additional full bar and a pattern 'CDEDEEDEFGDDC.|' before it... as the verse is split in 3 parts.

(10) the middle pattern 'DFDDC.|' is different here, shorter;
one's foot walks (ambulabis) over the lion, the serpent, the dragon... better be quick.

(10) both last note and penultimate note are dotted, why? Maybe not important.
Or maybe to give a rest after the confrontation with the lion, the serpent and the dragon...

(1 and 11) Both verses start the same way: double D lengthened / "episema-ed", possibly to put the two verses in parallel.

(11 and 13) similar pattern 'DFEFD DFFFFF DCEEDEFGDDC' for:
11. liberabo eum = "I will deliver him"
13. glorificabo eum = "I will glorify him"
13. adimplebo eum = "I will fill him" (with length of days)
Do you remember? The pattern 'DFEFD' can be heard twice as 'ACBCA' in Vir erat at the words in facultate et in carne.
           

(13) Once again we find the heartbeat 'DEDE' on '-dine' of longitudine
"I will fill him with long days", a way of saying: and your heart will beat for a long time which is also expressed by the long distropha + tristropha of dierum (days).

The end is divine, especially the "illi" of et ostendam illi salutare meum = "and I will show him my salvation".


Look at the tract for Ash Wednesday, same mode 2 with F clef, and you will see a lot of similar patterns.

Dom Daniel Saulnier in "Les modes grégoriens" says that mode 2 appears as the most human mode. The soul has this attitude made of a little bit of humility but a lot of realism and common sense; it is one of the states of mind of the trustful sinner. This climate is very spiritual and very human.

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Grabbed from the Web:

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2009/02/qui-habitat-tract-for-1-lent.html
http://musicasacra.com/2009/02/25/the-first-sunday-of-lent-a-note-on-the-tract/
http://www.introibo.fr/1er-Dimanche-de-Careme (in French)
http://liberreader.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/qui-habitat-mode-2-tract-analysis/ by Jonathan K.

Dom Johner says: « In the temptation of Christ narrated in today's Gospel, the tempter quotes verses of Psalm 90. Now he must hear these verses, applied in their proper sense, of course, many a time during the Lenten season. A fine irony is revealed thereby. Today, in fact, the songs are taken exclusively from the ninetieth psalm. But there is another reason for the profuse employment of this psalm today: it is the song which best expresses confidence in God. Now that the great days of penance and mortification are at hand, and we give ourselves entirely to God, we are, according to the teaching of the current liturgy, justified in relying on the special protection of the Most High. He will guard His own against all the enemies of the soul, against sin and concupiscence and the evil spirit. »

In this article from The Chant Café there is an interesting comment from a certain "Mahrt" (I wonder if he is the William Mahrt...), From time to eternity interlectionary.
« We began to sing the long tracts that way, singing the first and last Gregorian verses and the rest in a psalm tone; after a while, we made it two Gregorian verses at the beginning and at the end. Eventually, like the building of the Southern Pacific Railway the two parts met in the middle. I think this gradua expansion over the years prepared the congregation for the whole tract.
Now we include in the leaflet for the congregation a note on the tract:
The Sunday which heads the Lenten season takes its theme from the paradigm of all Christian fasting: Jesus' forty-day fast in the desert and his temptation by the devil there. In tempting Jesus to show his divinity by casting himself down from the parapet of the temple, the devil quoted Psalm 90, “He hath given his angels charge over thee, and in their hands shall they bear thee up, lest perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone.” This quotation is such a powerful memory of the event of the temptation that the psalm is the source of all the Propers of the Mass for this Sunday. Rarely are Mass Propers so unified; moreover, the place of this psalm is even more emphasized by the fact that the tract for the day comprises most of the verses of the psalm.
The tract is direct psalmody—the singing of successive verses of a psalm without refrain, and it is sung in alternation by two halves of the choir. By replacing the alleluia sung in the normal seasons, it represents a kind of fasting from the wordless jubilation of the alleluia. While the tract normally comprises three to five verses of a psalm, the tract for this day has thirteen verses. Only two other days have these long tracts: Palm Sunday and Good Friday. On these days, the Passions are sung, and the tract serves as a long preparation for these extended Gospels. Today, however, the long tract simply stands by itself, and its function could be seen as an intense entry into the Lenten Season, a turning to God as refuge and protector. Throughout the Lenten season, the tracts can be the point of recollection in the liturgy and a meditative preparation for the hearing of the Gospel. »

If difficulty or time forbids the singing of this proper, there is a psalm tone version of it: see below.
The Liber Brevior page [1] = page 675 of the PDF has a section called "Graduals, Versicles of the Alleluia and Tracts, in the tones of simple or solemn psalmody". And the Tract for 1st Sunday of Lent is found page [17] = page 691 of the PDF, although it's got the music only for verses 1 and 2, the others verses have bold and italic to indicate the changes in the psalmody. Advantage: it takes 2 pages instead of 4. See below:
Tract. Qui habitat
Ps. 90, 1-7 et 11-16.
(in psalm tone)
2 LU8*
LB[17]
E/F
If it is not possible to sing the whole Gregorian melody for the tract Qui habitat (difficulty, time, etc.), this is a psalm tone version found in the Liber Usualis page 8* and in the Liber Brevior page [17].
Tract. Qui habitat
Ps. 90, 1-7 et 11-16.
(mixed version)
2 LU533
LU8*


GR95
LB[17]

F/G
A mixed version to make it shorter:
- Gregorian melody for two verses at the beginning, two verses at the end, the rest in simple psalm tone (from the Liber Brevior). Duration: 4:49.
- One difficulty is to switch from Gregorian melody to psalm tone, and vice-versa.
Tract. Qui habitat
Ps. 90, 1-7 et 11-16.
(another version)
2 LU533

MV466
GR95
F
To make the tract shorter, this is an interesting and original creation in 2013 by Paul Kolb (from The Newman Consort). First verse is with full Gregorian melody. Then each of the following 11 verses are sung not as psalm tone but with a recitation note F for the main part, keeping the first and last few notes from the Gregorian melody. The last verse is a mix between recitation and Gregorian melody. In total it takes 4:36 instead of the usual 12 min.
Offert. Scapulis suis
Ps. 90, 4-5.
Ps. 90, 2, 5.
8 LU537

MV471
GR98

OF32

SOV8
F/G
- Offertory and Communion share the same Latin text for the antiphon. One might confuse the melodies, both modes 8 and 3 have the recitation (tenor) on C. The difference can be sensed by the many times the note G (final) appears in this offertory in mode 8.
- Now it might a good idea to play the note C for this offertory when playing the few notes for the incipit.
- If you are lost at pitching the podatus AC on the word scuto, remember the same podatus from a few notes ago on sperabis.
- Veritas starts on the same two notes FG heard just before the half bar; after that it is just a minor third to reach the B flat.
Comm. Scapulis suis
Ps. 90, 4-5.
Ps. 90, 1-3, 11-15.
3 LU537

MV472
GR99

VPC53
MV2008
E/F
- After what was said for the Offertory, here in this Communion proper you will find all the phrases end on E, mode 3 final.
- Lovely melodic line on sub pennis ejus = "under His wings".
- On the word scuto no need to lenghten all the notes under the long episema, just the first note of the clivis and the first note of the torculus.
- The words veritas ejus have a ressembling structure to the same words from the Offertory, one can see the major third AF.
Lauds AR365
1 Ant. Cor mundum crea
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
1g LU--- AR365
AR10
2 Ant. O Domine salvum me
Ps. 117. Confitemini... dicat
2D LU--- AR365
AR11
3 Ant. Sic benedicam te
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
7a LU--- AR365
AR3
4 Ant. In spiritu humilitatis
Cant. II. Puer. Benedictus es Domine Deus patrum
2D LU--- AR365
AR12
5 Ant. Laudate Deum caeli
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
2D LU--- AR366
AR5
Hymn. O sol salutis intimis
8 LU--- AR366
Hymn. O sol salutis intimis (2)
2 LU--- AR367
Ant. Ductus est Jesus
Cant. Benedictus
1D LU--- AR369
AR10
Prime LU530 AR369
Ant. Jesus autem cum
Ps. 53. Dominus regnavit
Ps. 118i. Beati Immaculati in via
Ps. 118ii. Retribue servo tuo
1f LU530
LU226
AR369
AR16
Terce LU531 AR370
Hymn. Nunc Sancte nobis (Lent)
1 LU531 AR370
Ant. Tunc assumpsit eum
Ps. 118iii. Legem pone
Ps. 118iv. Memor esto verbi tui
Ps. 118v. Bonitatem fecisti
2D LU531
LU236
AR370
AR27
Sext LU538 AR371
Ant. Non in solo pane
Ps. 118vi. Defecit in salutare
Ps. 118vii. Quomodo dilexi
Ps. 118viii. Iniquos odio habui
5a LU538
LU241
AR371
AR33
None LU538 AR371
Ant. Dominum Deum
Ps. 118ix. Mirabilia testimonia
Ps. 118x. Clamavi in toto corde meo
Ps. 118xi. Principes persecuti sunt
8G* LU538
LU246
AR371
AR40
Vespers LU538
MV473
AR372 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday.
Hymn. Audi benigne conditor
2 LU539

MV473
AR362
F
Ant. Ecce nunc tempus
Cant. Magnificat
8G* LU540
LU212

MV474
MV217
AR372
AR52
1st Week of Lent - Monday
LU--- GR99
Intr. Sicut oculi
Ps. 122, 2. 1.
Ps. 122, 3-4.
4 LU--- GR99
VPC54
Grad. Protector noster
Ps. 83, 10 et 9.
5 LU1003

MV855
GR108
B/C
Same as 5th Sunday after Pentecost (LU, MV).
Same as Saturday in Ember week of Lent (GR).
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Levabo oculos
Ps. 118, 18, 26 et 73.
8 LU--- GR100
OF34
Comm. Amen dico vobis quod uni
Matth. 25, 40 et 34.
Ps. 144, 1, 5, 10-13, 15-16.
4 LU--- GR101
VPC54
Lauds AR372
Ant. Venite benedicti
Cant. Benedictus
7a LU--- AR373
AR10
Vespers AR372
Ant. Quod uni ex minimis
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU--- AR373
AR52
1st Week of Lent - Tuesday
LU--- GR101
Intr. Domine refugium
Ps. 89, 1 et 2. 2.
Ps. 89, 3 et 13.
5 LU--- GR101
VPC55
Grad. Dirigatur oratio mea
Ps. 140, 2.
7 LU1060

MV935
GR109
C/C
Same as 19th Sunday after Pentecost (LU, MV).
Same as Saturday in Ember week of Lent (GR).
Offert. In te speravi
Ps. 30, 15-16.
Ps. 30, 17, 18.
2 LU1035

MV905
GR356

OF101

SOV20
C/D
Same as 13th Sunday after Pentecost.
Comm. Cum invocarem te
Ps. 4, 2.
Ps. 4, 4-8.
2 LU--- GR102
VPC55
Lauds AR374
Ant. Intravit Jesus
Cant. Benedictus
1g LU--- AR374
AR10
Vespers AR374
Ant. Scriptum est enim
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU1019
LU212
AR374
AR52
Same as 9th Sunday after Pentecost (LU).
1st Week of Lent - Wednesday in Ember Week
LU---
MV---
GR102 As Dom Johner explains, the Mass for the 2nd Sunday of Lent was first created for this Wednesday.
Intr. Reminiscere
Ps. 24, 6, 3 et 22, 1-2.
Ps. 24, 4 et 5.
4 LU545

MV475
GR111

VPC57
D/E
Same as 2nd Sunday of Lent.
Grad. Tribulationes cordis
Ps. 24, 17-18.
5 LU546

MV477
GR112
D/E
Same as 2nd Sunday of Lent.
Tract. De necessitatibus meis
Ps. 24, 17, 18 et 1-4.
2 LU841A
MV---
GR102
F/G
From the Rogations Mass (LU).
Offert. Meditabor
Ps. 118, 47 et 48.
Ps. 118, 57, 58.
2A LU548

MV480
GR114

OF109

SOV8
C/D
Same as 2nd Sunday of Lent.
Same as Wednesday in Ember week of September (Offertoriale).
Comm. Intellige clamorem
Ps. 5, 2-4.
Ps. 5, 5-8, 12-13.
5 LU549

MV480
GR114

VPC56
MV2008
D/E
Same as 2nd Sunday of Lent.
Lauds AR375
Ant. Generatio haec prava
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU--- AR375
AR10
Vespers AR375
Ant. Sicut fuit Jonas
Cant. Magnificat
4A* LU--- AR375
AR52
1st Week of Lent - Thursday
LU--- GR104
Intr. Confessio
Ps. 95, 6. 1.
Ps. 95, 2-3.
3 LU1593

MV1338
GR578

VPC56
From the Mass of St Lawrence.
Grad. Custodi me
Ps. 16, 8 et 2.
1 LU1021

MV884
GR345
C/E
Same as 10th Sunday after Pentecost.
Offert. Immittet Angelus
Ps. 33, 8-9.
Ps. 33, 1.
8 LU1039

MV910
GR359

OF102

SOV20
E/F
Same as 14th Sunday after Pentecost.
Comm. Panis quem ego
Ioann. 6, 52.
Ps. 110, 1-10.
1 LU1043

MV917
GR362

VPC56
MV2020
D/E
Same as 15th Sunday after Pentecost.
Lauds AR376
Ant. Egressus Jesus
Cant. Benedictus
1D LU--- AR376
AR10
Vespers AR376
Ant. O mulier magna est
Cant. Magnificat
4A* LU1084
LU210
AR377
AR52
1st Week of Lent - Friday in Ember Week
LU---
MV---
GR104
Intr. De necessitatibus
Ps. 24, 17 et 18. 1-2.
Ps. 24, 4 et 5.
4 LU---
MV---
GR104
VPC56
Grad. Salvum fac servum
Ps. 85, 2 et 6.
1 LU---
MV---
GR105
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Benedic anima mea
Ps. 102, 2 et 5.
5 LU---
MV---
GR105
Comm. Erubescant et conturbentur
Ps. 6, 11.
Ps. 6, 2-7.
4 LU---
MV---
GR106
VPC56
Lauds AR377
Ant. Angelus Domini descendebat
Cant. Benedictus
4A LU1084
LU223
AR377
AR10
Vespers AR377
Ant. Qui me sanum fecit
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU1084
LU207
AR377
AR52
1st Week of Lent - Saturday in Ember Week
LU541
MV---
GR106 Particularity: four graduals are sung during this mass, between the five lessons. An hymn comes after the 5th lesson.
Intr. Intret oratio
Ps. 87, 3. 2.
Ps. 87, 14-15.
3 LU541

MV---
GR106

VPC56
1 Grad. Propitius esto
Ps. 78, 9 et 10.
5 LU999

MV850
GR107
B/C
Same as 4th Sunday after Pentecost (LU, MV).
2 Grad. Protector noster
Ps. 83, 10 et 9.
5 LU1003

MV855
GR108
B/C
Same as 5th Sunday after Pentecost (LU, MV).
3 Grad. Convertere Domine
Ps. 89, 13 et 1.
5 LU1007

MV862
GR108
B/C
Same as 6th Sunday after Pentecost (LU, MV).
4 Grad. Dirigatur oratio mea
Ps. 140, 2.
7 LU1060

MV935
GR109
C/C
Same as 19th Sunday after Pentecost (LU, MV).
Hymn. Benedictus es Domine Deus
Dan. 3, 52-53.
7 LU348

MV---
GR16
Same as Saturday in Ember Week in Advent.
Tract. Laudate
Ps. 116, 1-2.
8 LU776II

MV639V
GR110
E/F
Same as Easter Vigil mass (LU, MV).
There is a typo in the Liber Usualis: the tract is not on page 760 (as written on page 543) but 776II.
Offert. Domine Deus salutis
Ps. 87, 2-3.
8 LU544
MV---
GR110
OF112
Comm. Domine Deus meus
Ps. 7, 2.
Ps. 7, 3, 7-8, 9, 11, 18.
2 LU544
MV---
GR111
VPC57
Lauds AR378
Ant. Assumpsit Jesus discipulos
Cant. Benedictus
2A LU1085
LU223
AR380
AR10
Vespers AR378
Ant. Visionem quam vidistis
Cant. Magnificat
Matth. 17, 9.
1f LU550
LU207

MV481
MV212
AR378
AR52
D
Also sung as Communion at the Transfiguration of the Lord, but with a little difference at the end.
2nd Sunday of Lent
LU545
MV475
GR111 As Dom Johner explains, this Mass was created for the previous Wednesday before it was reused for this day.
Intr. Reminiscere
Ps. 24, 6, 3 et 22, 1-2.
Ps. 24, 4 et 5.
4 LU545

MV475
GR111

VPC57
D/E
Grad. Tribulationes cordis
Ps. 24, 17-18.
5 LU546

MV477
GR112
D/E
Tract. Confitemini
Ps. 105, 1-4.
2 LU547

MV478
GR113
F/G
Offert. Meditabor
Ps. 118, 47 et 48.
Ps. 118, 57, 58.
2A LU548

MV480
GR114

SOV8
C/D
Same as Wednesday in Ember week of September (Offertoriale).
Comm. Intellige clamorem
Ps. 5, 2-4.
Ps. 5, 5-8, 12-13.
5 LU549

MV480
GR114

VPC58
MV2008
D/E
Lauds LU--- AR378
1 Ant. Domine labia mea
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
7c LU--- AR378
AR10
2 Ant. Dextera Domini fecit
Ps. 117. Confitemini... dicat
8c LU--- AR379
AR11
3 Ant. Factus est adjutor
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
1g2 LU--- AR379
AR3
4 Ant. Trium puerorum
Cant. II. Puer. Benedictus es Domine Deus patrum
8G LU--- AR379
AR12
5 Ant. Statuit ea in aeternum
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
7a LU--- AR379
AR5
Hymn. O sol salutis intimis
8 LU--- AR366
Same as 1st Sunday of Lent.
Prime LU545 AR380
Ant. Domine bonum est
Ps. 53. Dominus regnavit
Ps. 118i. Beati Immaculati in via
Ps. 118ii. Retribue servo tuo
1g2 LU545
LU226
AR380
AR16
Same antiphon as Terce.
Terce LU545 AR381
Ant. Domine bonum est
Ps. 118iii. Legem pone
Ps. 118iv. Memor esto verbi tui
Ps. 118v. Bonitatem fecisti
1g2 LU545
LU236
AR380
AR27
Same antiphon as Prime.
Sext LU549 AR381
Ant. Faciamus
Ps. 118vi. Defecit in salutare
Ps. 118vii. Quomodo dilexi
Ps. 118viii. Iniquos odio habui
4A* LU549
LU241
AR381
AR33
None LU550 AR381
Ant. Visionem quam vidistis
Ps. 118ix. Mirabilia testimonia
Ps. 118x. Clamavi in toto corde meo
Ps. 118xi. Principes persecuti sunt
Matth. 17, 9.
1f LU550
LU246
AR378
AR40
Same antiphon as Vespers Magnificat.
Vespers LU550
MV481
AR381 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday.
Hymn. Audi benigne conditor
2 LU539

MV473
AR362
F
Ant. Visionem quam vidistis
Cant. Magnificat
Matth. 17, 9.
1f LU550
LU207

MV481
MV212
AR378
AR52
D
Also sung as Communion at the Transfiguration of the Lord, with the exception of the little difference at the end.
2nd Week of Lent - Monday
LU--- GR115
Intr. Redime me
Ps. 25, 11-12. 1.
Ps. 25, 9 et 11.
2 LU--- GR115
VPC58
Grad. Adjutor meus
Ps. 69,6 et 3.
2 LU--- GR115
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Benedicam Dominum
Ps. 15, 7 et 8.
Ps. 15, 1, 2, 5.
1 LU1004

MV857
GR116

C/C
Same as 5th Sunday after Pentecost (LU, MV).
Comm. Domine Dominus noster
Ps. 8, 2.
Ps. 8, 2-8.
2 LU--- GR117
VPC59
Lauds AR382
Ant. Ego principium
Cant. Benedictus
8c LU1085
LU223
AR382
AR10
Vespers AR382
Ant. Qui me misit
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU1085
LU207
AR382
AR52
2nd Week of Lent - Tuesday
LU--- GR117
Intr. Tibi dixit
Ps. 26, 8 et 9. 1.
Ps. 26, 1 et 9.
3 LU--- GR117
VPC59
Grad. Jacta cogitatum
Ps. 54, 23, 17, 18 et 19.
7 LU982

MV844
GR328
D/E
Same as 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.
Offert. Miserere mihi
Ps. 50, 1, 2.
Ps. 50, 4, 5.
8 LU--- GR118
OF35
Comm. Narrabo omnia
Ps. 9, 2-3.
Ps. 9, 4, 11-13, 15.
2 LU--- GR118
VPC60
Lauds AR382
Ant. Unus est enim
Cant. Benedictus
2D LU1086
LU223
AR382
AR10
Vespers AR383
Ant. Omnes autem vos
Cant. Magnificat
4E LU1086
LU210
AR383
AR52
2nd Week of Lent - Wednesday
LU--- GR118
Intr. Ne derelinquas me
Ps. 37, 22-23. 2.
Ps. 37, 16 et 20.
7 LU--- GR118
VPC60
Grad. Salvum fac populum
Ps. 27, 9 et 1.
7 LU--- GR119
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Ad te Domine
Ps. 24, 1-3.
Ps. 24, 5.
2 LU321

MV265
GR3

OF5

SOV1
C/D
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Comm. Justus Dominus
Ps. 10, 8.
Ps. 10, 2-7.
5 LU--- GR120
VPC61
Lauds AR383
Ant. Ecce ascendimus... et Filius
Cant. Benedictus
7a LU1087
LU223
AR383
AR10
Vespers AR384
Ant. Tradetur enim gentibus
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU1087
LU207
AR384
AR52
2nd Week of Lent - Thursday
LU--- GR120
Intr. Deus in adjutorium
Ps. 69, 2-3, 4.
Ps. 69, 6.
7 LU1027

MV893
GR350

VPC62
F/G
Same as 12th Sunday after Pentecost.
Grad. Propitius esto
Ps. 78, 9 et 10.
5 LU999

MV850
GR107
B/C
Same as 4th Sunday after Pentecost (LU, MV).
Same as Saturday in Ember Week in Lent (GR).
Offert. Precatus est
Exodi 32, 11, 13 et 14.
Exodi 33.
8 LU1030

MV897
GR352

OF97

SOV19
E/F
Same as 12th Sunday after Pentecost.
Comm. Qui manducat
Ioann. 6, 57.
Ps. 118, 1-2, 11, 49-50, 72, 103, 105, 162.
6 LU1019

MV880
GR344

VPC62
MV2018
C/C
Same as 9th Sunday after Pentecost.
Lauds AR384
Ant. Fili recordare
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU1087
LU223
AR384
AR10
Vespers AR385
Ant. Dives ille guttam
Cant. Magnificat
7c2 LU1087
LU211
AR363
AR52
2nd Week of Lent - Friday
LU--- GR121
Intr. Ego autem cum justitia
Ps. 16, 15. 1.
Ps. 16, 2 et 5.
1 LU--- GR121

VPC62
Grad. Ad Dominum
Ps. 119, 1-2.
5 LU961

MV823
GR321
B/D
Same as 2nd Sunday after Pentecost.
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Domine in auxilium
Ps. 39, 14 et 15.
Ps. 39, 1.
6 LU1046

MV921
GR364

OF106

SOV21
F/G
Same as 16th Sunday after Pentecost.
Comm. Tu Domine servabis
Ps. 11, 8.
Ps. 11, 2-7.
3 LU--- GR121
VPC62
Lauds AR385
Ant. Malos male perdet
Cant. Benedictus
3a LU1088
LU223
AR385
AR10
Vespers AR385
Ant. Quaerentes eum tenere
Cant. Magnificat
3a LU1088
LU208
AR385
AR52
2nd Week of Lent - Saturday
LU551 GR122
Intr. Lex Domini
Ps. 18, 8. 2.
Ps. 18, 2-7.
1 LU--- GR122
VPC63
Grad. Bonum est confiteri
Ps. 91, 2-3.
5 LU1041

MV914
GR360
C/C
Same as 15th Sunday after Pentecost.
Offert. Illumina
Ps. 12, 4-5.
Ps. 12, 2 et 3.
4 LU1000

MV852
GR331

OF87

SOV17
F/F
Same as 4th Sunday after Pentecost.
Comm. Oportet te fili
Luc. 15, 32.
Ps. 31, 1-3, 5, 8, 10-11.
8 LU--- GR122
VPC63
Interesting proper: it looks like an hymn, very syllabic.
Lauds AR386
Ant. Vadam ad patrem
Cant. Benedictus
1a3 LU1088
LU223
AR386
AR10
The Antiphonale Romanum has a typo: instead of « 1.3a » it should be read « 1.a3 ».
Vespers AR386
Ant. Dixit autem pater ad servos
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU551
LU212
AR386
AR52
3rd Sunday of Lent
LU551
MV482
GR123
AR387
Intr. Oculi mei
Ps. 24, 15-16, 1-2.
Ps. 24, 2-3, 17-21.
7 LU552

MV482
GR123

VPC64
D/E
Nice Introit in mode 7 = angelic. Lovely start on a 5th. "My eyes are constantly turned towards the Lord" (like the angels...). The epistle will remind us not to be buffoon, avoid jokes, etc. Some serious stuff when you think about it.
- Difficult third down EC on semper, use the episema to mentally visualise the jump.
- Before starting the word respice, visualise the three notes DCE.
- Be careful at the words pauper sum ego: the "per sum" particularly has two major thirds, down and up.
- Place the "u" of pauper on the liquescent, note G.
Grad. Exsurge... non praevaleat
Ps. 9, 20 et 4.
3 LU553

MV483
GR123
D/E
"Exsurge" = raise, stand up.
- Mode 3 = mystic. Sing it with a steady pace to reflect this mystic mood.
- There are a few similar groups of notes with two torculus: G-ABA-BCB, like Do-Re-Mi-Fa, coming back a few times: on praevaleat, judicentur, in conspectu.
- Watch out the major third down AF on tuo, as well as tua in the end.
- Do not pause between inimicum and tuum.
- Read carefully the notes of retrorsum, especially around the porrectus at the top.
- There is a long "peribuuuunt" and after that a longer "facieeeee" to be sung in one breath... if you can, or breathe at the first quarter bar. Good breathing exercise. Relax. Words are expressive: "You have made my enemy perish before Your face". So to make a point. God speaks to his people through the words, through His Word, and the Church expresses through the chant.
- As Dom Gajard from Solesmes once said: "You see, Gregorian chant is the official commentary, given authentically by the Church, of liturgical texts". And it's obvious this proper reflects that. "Rise, O Lord, let not man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your presence. V. Because my enemies are turned back, overthrown and destroyed before You." (source)
Tract. Ad te levavi
Ps. 122, 1-3.
8 LU554

MV484
GR124
B/C
Easier and involves more helpful repetition. Interesting: doing a "horizontal" reading of all these tracts, we leave mode 2 (sad) with F clef from last week and we are back to Septuagesima tracts in mode 8 (= perfect), that we will find again next week with Laetare Sunday and the week after with Passion Sunday. We will come back to mode 2 on Palm Sunday and the responsories on Good Friday, two sad moments.
* v1. Be careful at the incipit Ad te levavi, especially the "va" which pulls the notes up in preparation for the "vi".
- Big breath before qui habitas in caelis. Keep some air for the final "lis".
* v2. Go gently through the word oculi, articulate the torculus, and without delay move on to the next word ancillae.
* v4. On the torculus resupinus of the word ita there is an episema: no need to lengthen everything it would be fastidious; lengthen the first and second notes, come back to speed on the third and sing the fourth note as normal.
- Watch out the word Deum and the transitional note on B. Move swiftly towards nostrum, it is not comfortable to stay on B.
* v5. The final is pretty classic for a Tract in mode 8.
Offert. Justitiae Domini
Ps. 18, 9, 10, 11 et 12.
Ps. 18, 9 et 10.
4 LU555

MV487
GR126

OF94

SOV9
D/F
Will be sung again on 9th Sunday after Pentecost.
Rather becalmed, melodically speaking. Mode 4 = harmonious. To be sung on a calm pace, most of the time on F and ending on E, mode 4 final. Not much to say except the words: "The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart, and His ordinances are sweeter than syrup or honey from the comb; therefore Your servant is careful of them."
- Lovely melody on super mel et favum. Enjoy it.
- There are three time the word et, think of distinctively pronounce the "t", on liquescent if any.
- The same applies for the "et" in the word custodiet.
Comm. Passer invenit
Ps. 83, 4-5.
Ps. 83, 2-3, 9-13.
1A LU556

MV487
GR126

VPC64
MV2009
F/F
As one friend said: « The Communion! Words fail me. It still "sounds" to me in most part like a Jackson Pollock art-work - some monk just dipped his quill in the ink and spattered it across the staves! »
- Yes this Communion proper is very strange: mode 1 (= serious) but with final A. The C clef of mode 1 is usually on the top line but here it is on the 3rd line from the top. It should sound like a mode 1 as the final is on the bottom line and the recitation is on the second line from the top (see psalm verses). This proper is a bit technical and challenging but not that long.
- I like the 'take-off' of the "passer" (sparrow / passereau in French) = a fourth CF and the wing flap of the "turtur" (swallow / tourterelle in French... which is a dove) = DE-CD-DE. See: the monk was an artist and, as you said rightly, used a quill.
- Sing the whole invenit sibit domum, et turtur nidum in one breath and swiftly.
- No pause between Rex meus and et Deus meus as well. Take a big breath before.
- The melody on beati qui habitant can be bit tricky, stay focused. Practice and practice and it will become familiar.
- Here too, no pause between beati qui habitant and in domo tua. Breathe plenty of air.
- On the word laudabunt, sing the first "u" on the liquescent note E.
- Suggestion for the verse number 5 of the psalm: cut it in half at the coma, like this:
5. Qui-a mélior est dies una in átriis tu-is, * su1-per2 míl3-li4-a5.
Lauds AR386
1 Ant. Fac benigne in bona
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
3g LU--- AR387
AR10
2 Ant. Dominus mihi adjutor
Ps. 117. Confitemini... dicat
8G* LU--- AR387
AR11
3 Ant. Adhaesit anima
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
8G LU--- AR388
AR3
4 Ant. Vim virtutis suae
Cant. II. Puer. Benedictus es Domine Deus patrum
1a3 LU--- AR388
AR12
5 Ant. Sol et luna
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
1g2 LU--- AR388
AR5
Hymn. O sol salutis intimis
8 LU--- AR366
Same as 1st Sunday of Lent.
Ant. Dum fortis armatus
Cant. Benedictus
3a LU1089
LU223
AR388
AR10
Prime LU551 AR389
Ant. Et cum ejecisset
Ps. 53. Dominus regnavit
Ps. 118i. Beati Immaculati in via
Ps. 118ii. Retribue servo tuo
1g LU551
LU226
AR389
AR16
Terce LU552 AR389
Ant. Si in digito Dei
Ps. 118iii. Legem pone
Ps. 118iv. Memor esto verbi tui
Ps. 118v. Bonitatem fecisti
3a LU552
LU236
AR389
AR27
Sext LU556 AR389
Ant. Qui non colligit
Ps. 118vi. Defecit in salutare
Ps. 118vii. Quomodo dilexi
Ps. 118viii. Iniquos odio habui
1f LU556
LU241
AR389
AR33
None LU557 AR390
Ant. Cum immundus spiritus
Ps. 118ix. Mirabilia testimonia
Ps. 118x. Clamavi in toto corde meo
Ps. 118xi. Principes persecuti sunt
1f LU557
LU246
AR390
AR40
Vespers LU557
MV488
AR390 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday.
Hymn. Audi benigne conditor
2 LU539

MV473
AR362
F
Ant. Extollens quaedam mulier
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU557
LU212

MV488
MV217
AR390
AR52
3rd Week of Lent - Monday
LU--- GR127
Intr. In Deo laudabo
Ps. 55, 5. 2.
Ps. 55, 9 et 13.
3 LU--- GR127
VPC64
Grad. Deus vitam meam
Ps. 55, 9 et 2.
8 LU--- GR128
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Exaudi Deus
Ps. 54, 2-3.
8 LU--- GR129
OF36
Comm. Quis dabit
Ps. 13, 7.
Ps. 13, 1-3, 6.
5 LU--- GR129
VPC65
Lauds AR391
Ant. Amen dico vobis quia nemo
Cant. Benedictus
1f LU1089
LU223
AR391
AR10
Vespers AR391
Ant. Jesus autem transiens
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU1089
LU207
AR391
AR52
3rd Week of Lent - Tuesday
LU--- GR130
Intr. Ego clamavi
Ps. 16, 6 et 8. 1.
Ps. 16, 1 et 15.
3 LU--- GR130

VPC66
Grad. Ab occultis meis
Ps. 18, 13-14.
2A LU--- GR130
Offert. Dextera Domini
Ps. 117, 16 et 17.
Ps. 117, 5 et 7.
2A LU677

MV558
GR72

OF25

SOV11
C/D
From Maundy Thursday Solemn Mass.
Same as 3th Sunday after Epiphany (GR).
Comm. Domine quis habitabit
Ps. 14, 1-2.
Ps. 14, 3-5.
6 LU--- GR131
VPC66
Lauds AR392
Ant. Si duo ex vobis
Cant. Benedictus
1g LU1090
LU223
AR392
AR10
Vespers AR392
Ant. Ubi duo vel tres
Cant. Magnificat
4A* LU1090
LU210
AR392
AR52
3rd Week of Lent - Wednesday
LU--- GR132
Intr. Ego autem in... speravi
Ps. 30, 7-8. 2.
Ps. 30, 2-6, 7-9.
1 LU--- GR132
VPC67
You will find similarities with Intr. Ego autem cum justitia.
Grad. Miserere mihi
Ps. 6, 3-4.
7 LU--- GR133
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Domine fac mecum
Ps. 108, 21.
4 LU--- GR133
OF37
Comm. Notas mihi fecisti
Ps. 15, 10.
Ps. 15, 1-2, 5-10.
7 LU--- GR134
VPC67
Lauds AR393
Ant. Audite et intelligite
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU1090
LU223
AR393
AR10
Vespers AR393
Ant. Non lotis manibus
Cant. Magnificat
7a LU1091
LU211
AR393
AR52
3rd Week of Lent - Thursday
LU--- GR134
Intr. Salus populi
Ps. 77, 1.
Ps. 77, 2-3.
4 LU1059

MV934
GR375

VPC67
F/F
Same as 19th Sunday after Pentecost.
Grad. Oculi omnium
Ps. 144, 15-16.
7 LU944

MV793
GR314
D/E
Same as Corpus Christi.
Offert. Si ambulavero
Ps. 137, 7.
Ps. 137, 3.
8 LU1061

MV937
GR376

OF118

SOV23
E/F
Same as 19th Sunday after Pentecost.
Comm. Tu mandasti
Ps. 118, 4-5.
Ps. 118, 1-3, 8-9, 26, 59-60, 134, 168.
5 LU1062

MV938
GR377

VPC67
A/B
Same as 19th Sunday after Pentecost.
Lauds AR393
Ant. Exibant autem daemonia
Cant. Benedictus
8G LU1091
LU223
AR393
AR10
Vespers AR394
Ant. Omnes qui habebant
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU1091
LU207
AR394
AR52
3rd Week of Lent - Friday
LU--- GR134
Intr. Fac mecum Domine
Ps. 85, 17. 1.
Ps. 85, 2 et 6.
2 LU--- GR134
VPC68
Grad. In Deo speravit
Ps. 27, 7 et 1.
5 LU1025

MV889
GR348
B/C
Same as 11th Sunday after Pentecost.
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Intende voci
Ps. 5, 3-4.
5 LU--- GR135
OF83
Comm. Qui biberit
Ioann. 4, 13 et 14.
Is. 12, 1-6.
3 LU--- GR136
VPC68
Lauds AR394
Ant. Aquam quam ego
Cant. Benedictus
8c LU1092
LU223
AR394
AR10
Vespers AR395
Ant. Domine ut video
Cant. Magnificat
3a LU1092
LU208
AR395
AR52
3rd Week of Lent - Saturday
LU558 GR136
Intr. Verba mea
Ps. 5, 2-3. 4.
Ps. 5, 5-8, 12-13.
5 LU--- GR136
VPC69
Grad. Si ambulem
Ps. 22, 4.
1 LU--- GR137
Offert. Gressus meos
Ps. 118, 133.
8 LU--- GR137
OF39
Comm. Nemo te condemnavit
Ioann. 8, 10 et 11.
Ps. 31, 1-3, 5, 8, 10-11.
8 LU--- GR138
VPC69
Lauds AR395
Ant. Inclinavit se Jesus
Cant. Benedictus
1f LU1092
LU223
AR395
AR10
Vespers AR395
Ant. Nemo te condemnavit
Cant. Magnificat
3a LU558
LU208
AR396
AR52
4th Sunday of Lent
LU559
MV489
GR138
Intr. Laetare Jerusalem
Is. 66, 10 et 11.
Ps. 121, 1.
Ps. 121, 2 et 7.
5 LU559

MV489
GR138

VPC69
D/E
Lovely piece.
- Be careful to F-Bb on the incipit, it is actually a perfect fourth (5 semitones).
- Lovely progression of notes on the word Jerusalem: FGA-CC. You might want the choir to join quickly after the incipit.
- Notice the many words where "ti" is pronounced "tsi" as followed by a wovel: laetitia, tristitia, satiemini, consolationis.
- Jump a fourth GC on exsultetis followed by a major third, expressing the exultation.
- Long and lengthened neumes on satiemini to express the fulfillment.
... I made a mistake when recording this word satiemini: I sang satiemihi. Doh! Sorry for that.
Grad. Laetatus sum
Ps. 121, 1 et 7.
7 LU560

MV491
GR139
F/F
Sung again on 18th Sunday after Pentecost.
Lovely piece too, familiar melody but a few things to remember.
- The C clef is on the third line; expect the semitone EF between the second line and above, which appears first time on the word sum.
- Mode 7 final G happens at the end of the antiphon and the verse, located at the bottom of the staff. But in this piece it also appears a few times at the top, first line, especially after a fourth DG; it is many times lengthened and looks like a tenor of a pseudo mode 8 with the couple final/tenor = D/G.
- Do no pause at the quarter bar on the word mihi.
- Be careful at the various intervals up and down on the word ibimus, remembering the semitone BC below the 3rd line.
- Lovely expression of peace on the words Fiat pax, starting a fifth GD higher than the previous word ibimus, then jumping a fourth DG after the porrectus and peaking top A.
- Long and lengthened neumes on the word abundantia, starting on a fifth GD, covering an octave, expressing abundance.
- On the last word tuis remember to sing the "s" at the end, do not anticipate it at the quarter bar...
Tract. Qui confidunt
Ps. 124, 1-2.
8 LU561

MV492
GR139
E/F
Classic Tract in mode 8 with its particularities.
* v1. On the word Domino go easy on the descending notes A-GF of "mino".
- Tricky melody on the words sicut mons Sion. It starts on a semitone BB-C, major third higher than Domino. After that, those using the Graduale Romanum have to turn the page early and be ready for the porrectus DBC on mons and the rest... If possible articulate the two "s" between mons and Sion. Finally do not say the "n" of Sion too early at the quarter bar but at the end before the full bar.
- On the word commovebitur, go down a minor third at bi, it is tempting to go down a fourth.
- In the word habitat count the four notes GF-GA (clivis-podatus) on "tat".
* v2. Interesting melody on the word Montes = mountains.
It starts on a double fourth which mimics the sound of an Alphorn (horn from the Alp mountains). And then it goes up and down and up and down, like the valleys and peaks of mountains. Who composed this piece must have lived in a mountain...
Do not lengthen the ictus on the fourth DG, it will sound better like that. Just go light. And no pause at the quarter bar.

- At the end of Dominus notice the second climacus has four notes CBAG when the first one has three EDC.
- On the word circuitu count the five notes GA-CBC (podatus-porrectus). It might help to breathe next, at the apostophe.
- Also breathe after usque to sing the end in one breath.
Offert. Laudate Dominum
Ps. 134, 3 et 6.
Ps. 134, 2 et 5.
2 LU562

MV494
GR140

OF40

SOV9
F/G
- Watch out the ending of benignus est: little push on C, then jump to E before landing on D.
- The word psallite will remind you the Introit Dominus dixit at Christmas Midnight Mass.
- Lovely "pes subpunctis" DG-FE happening twice on voluit and caelo. Go light on the climacus.
- Sing omnia quacumque voluit in one breath, but take a breath at the comma before fecit.
- If possible sing the end in caelo et in terra in one breath.
Comm. Jerusalem quae
Ps. 121, 3-4.
Ps. 121, 1-2, 5-9.
4 LU563

MV494
GR141

VPC69
MV2009
E/F
- For the incipit play three notes EFD to get the tone right.
- Be careful to the word participatio, in Church Latin it is pronounced par-ti-tchi-pa-tsi-o. And at the same time focus on the melody slowly going up.
- Lovely melody on the descending notes of ejus in idipsum, somehow repeated at tribus, tribus Domini. Go light and gently on these notes.
Lauds LU--- AR396
1 Ant. Tunc acceptabis
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
7a LU--- AR396
AR10
2 Ant. Bonum est sperare
Ps. 117. Confitemini... dicat
8G* LU--- AR396
AR11
3 Ant. Me suscepit
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
7c LU--- AR397
AR3
4 Ant. Potens es Domine
Cant. II. Puer. Benedictus es Domine Deus patrum
8G* LU--- AR397
AR12
5 Ant. Reges terrae et omnes
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
1a2 LU--- AR397
AR5
Hymn. O sol salutis intimis
8 LU--- AR366
Same as 1st Sunday of Lent.
Ant. Cum sublevasset
Cant. Benedictus
1g LU1093
LU223
AR397
AR10
Prime LU559 AR398
Ant. Accepit ergo
Ps. 53. Dominus regnavit
Ps. 118i. Beati Immaculati in via
Ps. 118ii. Retribue servo tuo
1f LU559
LU226
AR398
AR16
Terce LU559 AR399
Ant. De quinque panibus
Ps. 118iii. Legem pone
Ps. 118iv. Memor esto verbi tui
Ps. 118v. Bonitatem fecisti
1f LU559
LU236
AR399
AR27
Sext LU563 AR399
Ant. Satiavit Dominus
Ps. 118vi. Defecit in salutare
Ps. 118vii. Quomodo dilexi
P