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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


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
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



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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