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Ps. 107, 1. Parátum cor meum, Deus, parátum cor meum: * cantábo, et psallam in glória mea.

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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
GB = GregoBase


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 3B B G
 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 - MV
LB
GR - AR
OF - GB
Comments
1st Sunday of Advent
LU317
MV260
GR1
AR213
Trope. Sanctissimus namque Gregorius
8 Trope

GB4654


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

GB132

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

GB1169
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

GB1115
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.
2 LU321

MV265
GR3

GB962

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.
Offert. Ad te Domine (verses)
Ps. 24, 1-3.
Ps. 24, 5.
2 OF5

GB11393

SOV1
C/D
OF... are taken from the Solesmes book Offertoriale 1935.
They have additional verses but no rhythmic signs.
Comm. Dominus dabit
Ps. 84, 13.
Ps. 84, 2-5, 7-8, 10-12, 14.
1 LU322

MV266
GR3

GB1036

VPC25
MV1999
F/F
Lauds
1 Ant. In illa die
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
8G LU323
LU221

AR213
AR2

GB2835
GB13253
2 Ant. Jucundare filia
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
8G* LU323
LU221


AR213
AR2


GB2392

GB11953
3 Ant. Ecce Dominus veniet
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
Zach. 14, 5.
5a LU324
LU221

AR214
AR3

GB2289
GB11773
4 Ant. Omnes sitientes
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
Is. 55, 1.
7c LU324
LU221

AR214
AR4

GB1876
GB12279
The Antiphonale Romanum wrongly indicates a psalm tone 8c instead of 7c.
5 Ant. Ecce veniet Propheta
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
4A* LU324
LU222

AR214
AR5

GB2631
GB12276
Hymn. En clara vox
1 LU--- AR215
GB11919
Ant. Spiritus Sanctus... ne timens
Cant. Benedictus

8G LU--- AR216
AR10

GB12304
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
LU133

MV268
MV151
AR213
AR44

GB2835
GB13253
2 Ant. Jucundare filia
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
8G* LU323
LU140


MV268
MV158

AR213
AR45


GB2392

GB11953
3 Ant. Ecce Dominus veniet
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Zach. 14, 5.
5a LU324
LU145

MV269
MV162
AR214
AR46

GB2289
GB11773
4 Ant. Omnes sitientes
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
Is. 55, 1.
7c LU324
LU254

MV269
MV169
AR214
AR46

GB1876
GB12279
The Antiphonale Romanum wrongly indicates a psalm tone 8c instead of 7c.
5 Ant. Ecce veniet Propheta
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
4A* LU324
LU155

MV270
MV173
AR214
AR47

GB2631
GB12276
Hymn. Creator alme siderum
4 LU324

MV271
AR210

GB2134

GB11815
G
Ant. Ne timeas
Cant. Magnificat
Luc. 1, 30-31.
8G LU326
LU212

MV272
MV217
AR218
AR52

GB2629
GB11899
1st Week of Advent, Monday
Missa. Ad te levavi LU317
MV260
GR1
AR219
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Angelus Domini nuntiavit
Cant. Benedictus
1f LU--- AR219
AR10

GB13074
Vespers
Ant. Leva Jerusalem
Cant. Magnificat
1a3 LU--- AR220
AR52

GB11764
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
AR220
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Antequam convenirent
Cant. Benedictus
Matth. 1, 18.
1f LU--- AR220
AR10

GB12719
Vespers
Ant. Quarite Dominum
Cant. Magnificat
Is. 55, 6.
4A LU--- AR221
AR52

GB13038
1st Week of Advent - Wednesday
Missa. Ad te levavi LU317
MV260
GR1
AR221
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. De Sion exibit
Cant. Benedictus
Is. 2, 3.
2D LU--- AR221
AR10

GB11819
Vespers
Ant. Veniet fortior me
Cant. Magnificat
Marc. 1, 7.
8c LU--- AR221
AR52

GB11882
1st Week of Advent - Thursday
Missa. Ad te levavi LU317
MV260
GR1
AR221
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Cant. Benedictus
4A* LU--- AR221
AR10

GB12807
Vespers
Ant. Exspectabo Dominum
Cant. Magnificat
4A* LU1080
LU210

MV1004
MV215
AR222
AR52

GB2713
GB12824
1st Week of Advent - Friday
Missa. Ad te levavi LU317
MV260
GR1
AR222
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Ecce veniet Deus
Cant. Benedictus
1a3 LU1081
LU223
AR222
AR10

GB13206
Vespers
Ant. Ex Aegypto vocavi
Cant. Magnificat
4c LU1081
LU210

MV1004
MV215
AR222
AR52

GB2354
GB13293
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
AR223
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
LU223
AR223
AR10

GB2270
GB13325
Vespers
Ant. Veni Domine visitare
Cant. Magnificat
7a LU327
LU211


MV1005
MV217

AR223
AR52


GB2686

GB13153
2nd Sunday of Advent
LU327
MV273
GR4
AR224
Intr. Populus Sion
Is. 30, 30.
Ps. 79, 2.
Ps. 79, 2-3.
7 LU327

MV273
GR4

GB356

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

GB1268
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

GB292
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

GB631


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

GB966

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
LU221

AR224
AR2

GB2102
GB13215
2 Ant. Urbs fortitudinis
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Is. 26, 1.
7d LU332
LU221

AR224
AR2

GB1927
GB12660
3 Ant. Ecce apparebit
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
Habac. 2, 3.
7a LU332
LU221

AR224
AR3

GB2626
GB12475
4 Ant. Montes et colles
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
Is. 55, 12.
1f LU332
LU221

AR225
AR4

GB2768
GB12019
5 Ant. Ecce Dominus noster
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
Is. 40, 10.
3a LU333
LU222

AR225
AR5

GB2376
Hymn. En clara vox
1 LU--- AR215
GB11919
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. Joannes autem
Cant. Benedictus
Soph. 3, 16. Matth. 11, 2.
1f LU1081
LU223
AR226
AR10

GB12175
GB2679
Vespers
1 Ant. Ecce in nubibus
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
Luc. 21, 27.
1g LU331
LU128

MV278
MV147
AR224
AR44

GB2102
GB13215
2 Ant. Urbs fortitudinis
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
Is. 26, 1.
7d LU332
LU139

MV278
MV157
AR224
AR45

GB1927
GB12660
3 Ant. Ecce apparebit
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Habac. 2, 3.
7a LU332
LU146

MV279
MV164
AR224
AR46

GB2626
GB12475
4 Ant. Montes et colles
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
Is. 55, 12.
1f LU332
LU148

MV280
MV166
AR225
AR46

GB2768
GB12019
5 Ant. Ecce Dominus noster
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
Is. 40, 10.
3a LU333
LU154

MV280
MV172
AR225
AR47

GB2376
Hymn. Creator alme siderum
4 LU324

MV271
AR210

GB2134

GB11815
G
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. Tu es qui venturus es, an alium
Cant. Magnificat
Matth. 11, 3-5.
8G* LU333
LU212

MV281
MV217
AR227
AR52

GB2504
GB13204
2nd Week of Advent - Monday
Missa. Populus Sion LU327
MV273
GR4
AR227
Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. De caelo veniet
Cant. Benedictus
I Par. 29, 12.
7a LU1082
LU223
AR227
AR10

GB2395
GB13093
Vespers
Ant. Ecce Rex veniet
Cant. Magnificat
Is. 10, 27.
4A* LU1082
LU210

MV1005
MV215
AR228
AR52

GB2405
GB11752
2nd Week of Advent - Tuesday
Missa. Populus Sion LU327
MV273
GR4
AR228
Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Super te Jerusalem
Cant. Benedictus
Is. 60, 2.
4A* LU1082
LU223
AR228
AR10

GB2303
GB12580
Vespers
Ant. Vox clamantis
Cant. Magnificat
Is. 40, 3.
5a LU1082
LU210

MV1005
MV216
AR228
AR52

GB2481
GB12676
2nd Week of Advent - Wednesday
Missa. Populus Sion LU327
MV273
GR4
AR228
Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Ecce mitto Angelum
Cant. Benedictus
Malach. 3, 1.
8G LU1083
LU223
AR228
AR10

GB2706
GB12839
Vespers
Ant. Sion renovaberis
Cant. Magnificat
Zach. 19, 1.
4c LU1083
LU210

MV1006
MV215
AR229
AR52

GB2752
GB12758
The Liber Usualis does not detail the Magnificat in psalm tone 4c.
Psalm tone 4c = Intonation/Mediant like psalm tone 4A, then Tenor on D and Termination on C.
2nd Week of Advent - Thursday
Missa. Populus Sion LU327
MV273
GR4
AR229
Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Tu es qui venturus es Domine
Cant. Benedictus
Matth. 11, 3.
7c LU1083
LU223
AR229
AR10

GB1890
GB11832
Vespers
Ant. Qui post me venit
Cant. Magnificat
Ioann. 1, 15. Luc. 3, 16.
4A* LU1083
LU210

MV1006
MV215
AR229
AR52

GB2742
GB12049
2nd Week of Advent - Friday
Missa. Populus Sion LU327
MV273
GR4
AR229
Same as 2nd Sunday of Advent, without the Alleluia.
Lauds
Ant. Dicite pusillanimes
Cant. Benedictus
1g2 LU--- AR229
AR10

GB13015
Vespers
Ant. Cantate Domino canticum
Cant. Magnificat
7a LU--- AR230
AR52

GB13277
2nd Week of Advent - Saturday
Missa. Populus Sion LU334
MV273
GR4
AR230
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
AR10

GB11898
Vespers
Ant. Ante me non est
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU334
LU207
AR230
AR52

GB2616
GB12600
3rd Sunday of Advent
LU334
MV282
GR6
AR231
Intr. Gaudete
Phil. 4, 4-6.
Ps. 84, 2.
Ps. 84, 3-5, 7-8, 10-12, 14.
1 LU334

MV282
GR6

GB1225

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

GB1007
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

GB855
F/F
Melody similar to Alleluia from Epiphany 2nd, Ascension, Pentecost.
Offert. Benedixisti Domine
Ps. 84, 2.
4 LU337

MV285
GR8

GB113


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

GB218

VPC27
MV2000
D/E
Lauds
1 Ant. Veniet Dominus
Ps. 92. Dominus regnavit
I Cor. 4, 5.
1a LU338
LU221

AR231
AR2

GB2145
2 Ant. Jerusalem gaude
Ps. 99. Jubilate Deo omnis terra
Is. 52, 9.
7b LU338
LU221

AR231
AR2

GB2116
GB13315
3 Ant. Dabo in Sion
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
Is. 46, 13.
8G LU338
LU221

AR231
AR3

GB2830
GB11813
4 Ant. Montes et omnes colles
Cant. I. Puer. Benedicite omnia opera
Is. 40, 4.
5a LU338
LU221

AR232
AR4

GB2443
GB12232
5 Ant. Juste et pie
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
Tit. 2, 12.
2D LU339
LU222

AR232
AR5

GB1937
GB11923
Hymn. En clara vox
1 LU--- AR215
GB11919
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. Super solium David
Cant. Benedictus
Is. 9, 7.
8G LU--- AR232
AR10

GB12671
Vespers
1 Ant. Veniet Dominus
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
I Cor. 4, 5.
1a LU338
LU128

MV286
MV147
AR231
AR44

GB2145
2 Ant. Jerusalem gaude
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
Is. 52, 9.
7b LU338
LU139

MV287
MV157
AR231
AR45

GB2116
GB13315
3 Ant. Dabo in Sion
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
Is. 46, 13.
8G LU338
LU147

MV287
MV165
AR231
AR46

GB2830
GB11813
4 Ant. Montes et omnes colles
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
Is. 40, 4.
5a LU338
LU150

MV288
MV168
AR232
AR46

GB2443
GB12232
5 Ant. Juste et pie
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
Tit. 2, 12.
2D LU339
LU153

MV288
MV171
AR232
AR47

GB1937
GB11923
Hymn. Creator alme siderum
4 LU324

MV271
AR210

GB2134

GB11815
G
Same as 1st Sunday of Advent.
Ant. Beata es Maria
Cant. Magnificat
Luc. 1, 45.
8G LU339
LU212

MV289
MV217
AR233
AR52

GB2027
GB13037
 
 
 
 
 
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
LU214


MV290
MV219

AR234
AR52


GB2169

GB7450
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
LU214


MV291
MV219

AR235
AR52


GB2596

GB13013
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
LU214


MV291
MV219

AR235
AR52


GB2203

GB12771
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
LU214


MV292
MV219

AR236
AR52


GB2877

GB12780
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
LU214


MV292
MV219

AR236
AR52


GB2371

GB11874
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
LU214


MV293
MV219

AR236
AR52


GB2133

GB12069
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
LU214


MV293
MV219

AR237
AR52


GB2483

GB12273
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
GB13274
2 Ant. Cum venerit Filius
Ps. 5. Verba mea auribus percipe
8c LU--- AR238
GB13147
3 Ant. Ecce jam venit
Ps. 28. Afferte Domino filii Dei
5a LU--- AR238
GB12857
4 Ant. Haurietis aquas
Cant. I. Isaiae. Confitebor tibi Domine
5a LU--- AR238
GB12197
5 Ant. Egredietur Dominus
Ps. 116. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
4A LU--- AR238
GB11909
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
GB12764
2 Ant. Emitte Agnum
Ps. 42. Judica me Deus
4A LU--- AR239
GB12041
3 Ant. Ut cognoscamus
Ps. 66. Deus misereatur nostri
4A LU--- AR239
GB12425
4 Ant. Da mercedem Domine
Cant. Ezech. Ego dixi in dimidio
4A* LU--- AR239
GB12672
5 Ant. Lex per Moysen
Ps. 134. Laudate nomen Domini
1g LU--- AR239
GB12000
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
AR10

GB11920
Vespers
Ant. Beatam me dicent omnes
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU1263
MV1717
AR246
GB2950
GB12818
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

GB79

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

MV1721
GR9

GB756
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

GB284
D/E
Same as 4th Sunday of Advent.
Offert. Confortamini
Is. 35, 4.
4 LU---
MV---
GR10

GB290


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

MV298
GR23

GB1144

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

GB86

VPC28
Grad. Ostende nobis
Ps. 84, 8 et 2.
2A LU---
MV---
GR11
GB1055
Offert. Deus tu convertens
Ps. 84, 7-8.
3 LU330

MV277
GR6

GB631


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

GB439

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

GB169

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

MV---
GR13

GB698
2 Grad. In sole posuit
Ps. 18, 6 et 7.
2A LU344
MV---
GR14
GB203
3 Grad. Domine Deus
Ps. 79, 20 et 3.
2A LU345

MV---
GR15

GB38
4 Grad. Excita Domine
Ps. 79, 3, 2 et 3.
2A LU347
MV---
GR15
GB506
Hymn. Benedictus es Domine Deus
Dan. 3, 52-53.
7 LU348

MV---
GR16

GB2166
Tract. Qui regis
Ps. 79, 2-3.
8 LU351
MV---
GR19
GB1157
Offert. Exsulta satis
Zach. 9, 9.
3 LU352

MV---
GR20

GB929


OF11
Comm. Exsultavit ut gigas
Ps. 18, 6-7.
Ps. 18, 2-6.
6 LU352
MV---
GR20
GB88
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

GB79

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

GB284
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

GB224
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 et 42.
8 LU355

MV297
GR23

GB843

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.
Offert. Ave Maria... et benedictus
(verses)

Luc. 1, 28 et 42.
Luc. 1, 34 et 35.
8 OF13

GB14211

SOV2
D/E
Comm. Ecce virgo
Is. 7, 14.
Ps. 18, 2-7.
1 LU356

MV298
GR23

GB1144

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
GB11919
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
GB2837
GB12363
GB12445
5 Ant. Omnipotens sermo
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
Sap. 18, 15.
2D LU357
MV301
AR252
Hymn. Creator alme siderum
4 LU324

MV271
AR210

GB2134

GB11815
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
GB12783
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
GB12473
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
GB12778
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
GB12710
If this Thursday falls on 23rd December (i.e. the day before the Vigil of the Nativity),
the Ant. Ecce completa sunt from Friday is sung instead.
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.

If this Thursday falls on 23rd December (i.e. the day before the Vigil of the Nativity),
the Ant. O Emmanuel from Friday is sung instead.
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

GB12271
Vespers
Ant. O Emmanuel
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
Is. 7, 14 & 8, 8. Is. 33, 22. Gen. 49, 10.
2D LU342
LU214


MV293
MV219

AR255
AR237
AR52


GB2483

GB12273
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

GB150

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

MV303
GR24

GB202
All. Crastina die
8 LU361

MV304
GR25

GB167
The Alleluia is sung only if the Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday.
Offert. Tollite portas
Ps. 23, 7.
2A LU362

MV305
GR26

GB171


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

MV305
GR26

GB367

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
GB11919
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 3B B G
 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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