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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



Mode Final Tenor examples M F T
 1  D A serious Kyrie XI, Jesu dulcis, Ave maris stella, Gaudeamus, Inclina, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Dies irae 1A A E
 2  D F sad/content Dominus dixit, Qui habitat, Jerusalem (surge), Vir erat, De profundis, Justus (ut palma) 2A A C
 3  E C mystic Pange lingua, Exsurge, Eripe me, Omnia, Gaudens, Dignus, Benedicite 3A A F
 4  E A harmonious Credo I, Creator alme siderum, Resurrexi, Laetentur, Confirma, Various Alleluias 4B B E
 5  F C glad Credo III, Adoro te, Salve Regina, Attende Domine, Cogitationes, Tribulationes, Timebunt 5C C G
 6  F A devout Ave verum, Ave Regina, Regina caeli, Ubi caritas, In splendoribus, Pascha nostrum, Requiem 6C C E
 7  G D angelic Asperges, Hosanna, Oculi mei, Factus est repente, Ecce panis, Signum, In paradisum
 8  G C perfect Ad te levavi, Veni Creator, O salutaris Hostia, Introibo, Jubilate Deo, Pater, Lux aeterna



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