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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
Easter Sunday
LU777
MV640
GR240
Intr. Resurrexi
Ps. 138, 18 et 5-6, 1-2.
Ps. 138, 3 et 14.
4 LU777

MV640
GR240

VPC83
D/E
Grad. Haec dies
V. Confitemini

Ps. 117, 24 et 1.
2A LU778

MV641
GR241
E/F
- Careful at Domino, it does no go the same way as exsultemus.
- At the end of the first quoniam there is a 4th, from D to G, make sure you go high enough to reach that G. Fortunately the D is doubled, leave time to prepare the jump to the top G, which is doubled as well.
- The second quoniam follows the same pattern as exsultemus.
- This gradual will be repeated/sung (with various verses) every day of the Easter Week, except Saturday.
All. Pascha nostrum
1. Cor 5,7.
7 LU779

MV642
GR242
C/C
- Careful to the Alleluia at the beginning: GGGAC-AD-BD-DD.
- Lovely 5th in both ways GD and DG.
- Similar pattern repeated after the second half-bar: D.-EDEDED-B.-CDCDC-AA.
- Major F chord FAC starting with a profound doubled F.
- Lyric Immola with the double 4th D to top G which mimics the one in the Graduale.
- Do not repeat Alleluia at the end as it is sung at the end of the sequence Victimae paschali laudes.
Seq. Victimae paschali
1 LU780

MV642
GR242
D/E
- Sing Alleluia at the end.
- This sequence is repeated/sung every day of Easter Week, from Monday to Saturday.
Offert. Terra tremuit
Ps. 75, 9-10.
Ps. 75, 2.
4 LU781

MV644
GR243

OF55

SOV11
D/E
- On this one, join the terra and tremuit, roll the "r" of both words and sing strong the word tremuit: the earth has trembled.
- Then sing et quievit light and calm: then the earth was still.
- Enjoy the Alleluia and the double minor D chord: DFA-G-DFA-G.
Comm. Pascha nostrum
1. Cor. 5, 7-8.
Ps. 117, 1-2, 5, 8, 10-11, 13-17, 21-26.
6 LU781

MV645
GR243

VPC83
MV2009
F/F
- Careful on the neums of the word azymis: GAGA-AGA-GFG.
- In the end sing the triple Alleluia with joy.
- Before going back to the antiphon, sing the last Amen using the second formula G-F-GAG, so that you hear both notes F and A for the difficult major third FA on Pascha.
Matins The invitatory and responsories for the Easter Week are taken from the 1895 Liber Responsorialis.
Invit. Surrexit Dominus
Ps. 94. Venite exsultemus Domino
6 LR82
LR21
1 Ant. Ego sum qui sum
Ps. 1. Beatus vir... in lege
Ex. 3, 14. Ps. 1, 2.
2D LR83
Ps.1
Ego sum qui sum, * et consílium meum non est cum ímpiis, sed in lege Dómini volúntas mea est, allelúia.
2 Ant. Postulavi Patrem meum
Ps. 2. Quare fremuerunt
Ps. 2, 8.
LR---
Ps.2
Postulávi Pátrem meum, * allelúia: dedit mihi Gentes, allelúia, in hæreditátem, allelúia.
3 Ant. Ego dormivi
Ps. 3. Domine, quid multiplicati sunt
Ps. 3, 5.
LR---
Ps.3
Ego dormívi, * et somnum cepi: et exsurréxi, quóniam Dóminus suscépit me, allelúia, allelúia.
1 Resp. Angelus Domini descendit
3 LR83
2 Resp. Cum transisset
4 LR84
LR50
Missing is the inclusion of a Gloria Patri followed by the repetition of Ut venientes.
The tone for the Gloria Patri in mode 4 is on page LR50.
Vespers AR446 Vespers will be the same for the all Easter Week except the Magnificat antiphon.
1 Ant. Angelus autem Domini
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
8G LU782
LU133

MV646
MV151
AR443
AR44
2 Ant. Et ecce terraemotus
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
7c LU782
LU139

MV646
MV157
AR443
AR45
3 Ant. Erat autem aspectus
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
8c LU782
LU147

MV647
MV165
AR444
AR46
4 Ant. Prae timore autem
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
7a LU782
LU254

MV647
MV115
AR444
AR46
5 Ant. Respondens autem Angelus
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
8G LU783
LU159

MV648
MV177
AR444
AR47
Ant. Haec dies
Ps. 117, 24.
2 LU783
MV648
AR445
Chapter, Hymn and Versicle are omitted and this Antiphon is sung instead.
Same melody as Grad. Haec dies.
Easter Monday
LU785
MV651
GR244
Intr. Introduxit vos
Exodi 13, 5 et 9.
Ps. 104, 1.
Ps. 104, 2-3.
8 LU785
MV651
GR244
VPC87
B/C
Grad. Haec dies
V. Dicat nunc

Ps. 117, 24 et 2.
2A LU786
MV652
GR245
E/F
Same antiphon as Easter Sunday, different verse.
- The whole antiphon « Haec dies... laetemur in ea » is to be found page LU778 or GR241.
All. Angelus... descendit
Matth. 28, 2.
8 LU786
MV653
GR245
E/G
Seq. Victimae paschali
1 LU780

MV642
GR242
D/E
Same Sequence as Easter Sunday.
Offert. Angelus Domini
Matth. 28, 2, 5 et 6.
Matth. 28, 7.
8 LU787

GR246

OF57

SOV12
D/E
Same as Low Sunday (MV).
Comm. Surrexit Dominus
Luc. 24, 34.
Ps. 117, 1-2, 5, 8, 10-11, 13-17, 21-26.
6C LU788
MV655
GR246
VPC87
D/E
Matins
1 Resp. Maria Magdalene
8 LR85
2 Resp. Surrexit Pastor
1 LR86
LR50
The tone for the Gloria Patri in mode 1 is on page LR50.
Easter Tuesday
LU789
MV656
GR247
Intr. Aqua sapientiae
Eccli. 15, 3 et 4.
Ps. 104, 1.
Ps. 104, 3 et 4.
7 LU789
MV656
GR247
VPC87
Grad. Haec dies
V. Dicant nunc

Ps. 117, 24.
Ps. 106, 2.
2A LU790
MV657
GR247
E/F
Same antiphon as Easter Sunday, different verse.
- The whole antiphon « Haec dies... laetemur in ea » is to be found page LU778 or GR241.
All. Surrexit Dominus de sepulcro
1 LU790

MV658
GR248
Seq. Victimae paschali
1 LU780

MV642
GR242
D/E
Same Sequence as Easter Sunday.
Offert. Intonuit de caelo
Ps. 17, 14 et 16.
4 LU791

MV659
GR249

OF58
D
Dom Johner's comments are taken from Whit Monday.
Comm. Si consurrexistis
Coloss. 3, 1-2.
Ps. 104, 1-5, 43-45.
7 LU791

MV660
GR249

VPC87
Matins
1 Resp. Virtute magna
3 LR87
2 Resp. De ore prudentis
8 LR88
LR51
Missing is the inclusion of a Gloria Patri followed by the repetition of Favus distillans.
The tone for the Gloria Patri in mode 8 is on page LR51.
Wednesday in Easter Week
LU792
MV661
GR250
Intr. Venite benedicti
Matth. 25, 34.
Ps. 95, 1.
Ps. 95, 2-3.
7 LU792
MV661
GR250
VPC88
Grad. Haec dies
V. Dextera

Ps. 117, 24 et 16.
2A LU793
MV662
GR250
E/F
Same antiphon as Easter Sunday, different verse.
All. Surrexit Dominus vere
Luc. 24, 34.
8 LU794
MV663
GR251
Seq. Victimae paschali
1 LU780

MV642
GR242
D/E
Same Sequence as Easter Sunday.
Offert. Portas caeli
Ps. 77, 23-25.
8 LU795
MV664
GR251
OF60
Comm. Christus resurgens
Rom. 6, 9.
Ps. 95, 1-4, 7-9.
8 LU795

MV665
GR252

VPC88
Matins
1 Resp. Ecce vicit
7 LR89
2 Resp. Ego sum vitis vera
5 LR89
LR51
The tone for the Gloria Patri in mode 5 is on page LR51.
Thursday in Easter Week
LU796
MV665
GR252
Intr. Victricem manum
Sap. 10, 20-21.
Ps. 97, 1.
Ps. 97, 2-7.
8 LU796

MV665
GR252

VPC89
Grad. Haec dies
V. Lapidem

Ps. 117, 24 et 22-23.
2A LU797
MV668
GR253
E/F
Same antiphon as Easter Sunday, different verse.
All. Surrexit Christus qui
2 LU798

MV668
GR254
Seq. Victimae paschali
1 LU780

MV642
GR242
D/E
Same Sequence as Easter Sunday.
Offert. In die solemnitatis
Exodi 13, 5.
1 LU798

MV669
GR254

OF61
Comm. Populus acquisitionis
1. Petri 2, 9.
Ps. 104, 1-5, 43-45.
7 LU799

MV670
GR255

VPC89
Matins
1 Resp. Tulerunt
8 LR90
2 Resp. Congratulamini. V. Recedentibus
3 LR91
LR50
Missing is the inclusion of a Gloria Patri followed by the repetition of Et dum flerem.
The tone for the Gloria Patri in mode 3 is on page LR50.
Friday in Easter Week
LU800
MV671
GR255
Intr. Eduxit eos
Ps. 77, 53 et 1.
Ps. 77, 2-3.
4 LU800

MV671
GR255

VPC89
Grad. Haec dies
V. Benedictus

Ps. 117, 24 et 26-27.
2A LU801
MV673
GR256
E/F
Same antiphon as Easter Sunday, different verse.
All. Dicite in gentibus
Ps. 95, 10.
8 LU801

MV673
GR256
Also sung at the Finding of the Holy Cross.
Seq. Victimae paschali
1 LU780

MV642
GR242
D/E
Same Sequence as Easter Sunday.
Offert. Erit vobis
Exodi 12, 14.
6 LU802

MV674
GR257

OF63
Comm. Data est mihi
Matth. 28, 18-19.
Ps. 77, 1, 3, 4, 23-25, 27-28.
1 LU803

MV674
GR258

VPC89
Matins
1 Resp. Surgens Jesus
7 LR92
2 Resp. Expurgate vetus fermentum
1 LR93
LR50
The tone for the Gloria Patri in mode 1 is on page LR50.
Saturday in Easter Week (Sabbato in Albis)
LU804
MV675
GR258
Intr. Eduxit Dominus
Ps. 104, 43 et 1.
Ps. 104, 2-5, 43-45.
7 LU804

MV675
GR258

VPC90
All. Haec dies
Ps. 117, 24.
8 LU805

MV677
GR259
Worth noticing: the gradual Haec dies all along Easter Week was replaced by this Alleluia Haec dies, with the same words.
All. Laudate pueri
Ps. 112, 1.
4 LU805

MV678
GR260
Same Alleluia as Holy Innocents.
Seq. Victimae paschali
1 LU780

MV642
GR242
D/E
Same Sequence as Easter Sunday.
Offert. Benedictus qui venit
Ps. 117, 26-27.
8 LU806

MV679
GR260

OF64
Comm. Omnes qui in Christo
Gal. 3, 27.
Ps. 104, 1-5, 43-45.
2 LU807

MV680
GR261

VPC90
Matins
1 Resp. Christus resurgens
LR---
R. Christus resúrgens ex mórtuis, iam non móritur, mors illi ultra non dominábitur: quod enim mórtuus est peccáto, mórtuus est semel: * Quod autem vivit, vivit Deo, allelúia, allelúia.
V. Mórtuus est semel propter delícta nostra, et resurréxit propter iustificatiónem nostram.
R. Quod autem vivit, vivit Deo, allelúia, allelúia.

No melody available.
2 Resp. Isti sunt agni
7 LR169
LR51
The melody is from the Common of Apostles and Martyrs.
Missing is the inclusion of a Gloria Patri followed by the repetition of Repleti sunt clarite.
The tone for the Gloria Patri in mode 7 is on page LR51.
Vespers LU807 AR452 Antiphons and psalms of the Saturday during Paschal Time.
1st Sunday after Easter - Low Sunday / Quasimodo / Dominica in Albis
LU808
MV680
GR261
Intr. Quasi modo
1. Petri 2, 2.
Ps. 80, 2.
Ps. 80, 3 et 11.
6 LU809

MV680
GR261

VPC90
C/C
- Start the C note on low pitch C and come back to it at the end of infantes.
- Try to sing the triple Alleluia in one breath.
- The saecula saeculorum ends on G; go down a fifth to come back to C for the antiphon or memorize the C.
All. In die resurrectionis
Matth. 28, 7.
7 LU809

MV681
GR262
D/E
The cantor sings the Alleluia up to the star and the choir repeats it, but no repetition in the end as a second Alleluia is coming. Check CC Watershed.
All. Post dies octo
Ioann. 20, 26.
7 LU810

MV682
GR262
D/E
- Same mode for both Alleluia. Easy transition: start this Alleluia on the same pitch where the previous one ended.
- The Alleluia (up to the star) is sung by the cantor and the choir does not repeat it but goes forward; only will the Alleluia be repeated in the end.
- Enjoy the melismas.
Offert. Angelus Domini
Matth. 28, 2, 5 et 6.
Matth. 28, 7.
8 MV683

GR246

OF57

SOV12
D/E
Same as Easter Monday (LU, GR).
Comm. Mitte manum... Alleluia
Ioann. 20, 27.
Ps. 117, 1-2, 5, 8, 10-11, 13-17, 21-26.
6 LU811

MV684
GR263

VPC91
MV2011
F/F
- Mode 6, devout, the Lord is talking.
- Here the tenor as well as the final are both F but notice the G on clavorum, up a tone to emphasize the word "nails". How about a brief moment of contemplation?
- Then the severe admonition noli esse incredulus, sed fidelis (be unbeliever no more, but faithful) slowly ending towards the grave bottom C, out of the staff, maybe reminding us that if one does not believe one knows where one will end... Personally I roll the "r" of incredulus for little dramatization.
- Finally enjoy the beautiful jubilus on the final two Alleluia, echo to the first Alleluia, closing the hymn on F where it began, Alpha and Omega.
Vespers LU812
MV473
AR463 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday during Paschal Time.
Hymn. Ad regias Agni dapes
Pasch.
8 LU812

MV685
AR453

F
Sung during Paschal time, from Low Sunday.
Ant. Post dies octo
Cant. Magnificat
Jn. 20, 26.
8c LU815
LU212

MV687
MV217
AR463
AR52
Saturday before the 2nd Sunday after Easter
LU816 GR---
2nd Sunday after Easter
LU816
MV688
GR263
Intr. Misericordia Domini
Ps. 32, 5-6, 1.
Ps. 32, 2-3.
4 LU816

MV688
GR263

VPC91
D/E
All. Cognoverunt
Luc. 24, 35.
3 LU817

MV688
GR264
C/D
All. Ego sum pastor
Ioann. 10, 14.
1 LU818

MV689
GR264
D/E
Offert. Deus Deus meus
Ps. 62, 2 et 5.
Ps. 62, 2 et 3.
2 LU818

MV690
GR265

OF66

SOV12
E/F
Comm. Ego sum pastor
Ioann. 10, 14.
Ps. 22.
2 LU819

MV691
GR265

VPC91
MV2012
G/A
Saturday before the 3rd Sunday after Easter
LU820 GR---
3rd Sunday after Easter
LU821
MV705
GR265
Intr. Jubilate Deo
Ps. 65, 1-2 et 3.
Ps. 65, 8-9.
8 LU821

MV705
GR265

VPC92
E/G
- Start the Jubilate very lightly. As soon as the cantor has finished the choir joins quickly on the omnis terra.
- Expand the "o" of omnis to express the whooole world.
- On the word nomini, syllable "mi": careful to descend a minor third CA, it is tempting to go a fourth CG. Same applies on "ri" of gloriam.
- Enjoy the 3 final Alleluia, possibly in one breath, it's doable. Well enjoy all of them, it's beautiful mode 8; there are 5 Alleluia in total in this proper, which is unusual.

- This 3rd Sunday after Easter Jubilate
echoes to the 3rd Sunday of Advent Gaudete
and the 4th Sunday of Lent Laetare.
All. Redemptionem
Ps. 110, 9.
2 LU822

MV706
GR266
E/F
- Little difficulty on the word Dominus: after the ascension to tritone FGA on misit it wanders with a few semitonesque EFG on "Do", but ends on a classic DF on "mi" and it is tempting to finish "nus" lower than D.
All. Oportebat
Luc. 24, 46.
4 LU822

MV707
GR267
G/A
- Notice two patterns are repeated: FDEDEC.DCDEFE. twice and DAAGAGFGFE. twice as well. Sing each double pattern with one breath. Dom Yves-Marie Lelièvre, former choirmaster of Solesmes, suggests one can sing the repeated pattern lighter, like an echo to the first one. It sounds better than singing all with the same expression. These second patterns can also be sung with more expression, but not necessarily louder.
     
- To my knowledge: the only piece in mode 4 with a F clef. It's a mode 4 because the various parts end on E but it is structured like a mode 2 with an F clef, like the previous Alleluia.
Offert. Lauda anima mea
Ps. 145, 2.
Ps. 145, 7.
4 LU823

MV708
GR267

OF67

SOV13
C/C
Not particularly difficult, just don't rush it and emphasize the episemed and dotted notes.
- Remember the semitone EF, typical of mode 4, it appears so many times here.
- The word "mea" of vita mea has a difficulty: after the starting GE it comes back to G so memorize the G to come back to it.
- No melody break after psallam Deo, go straight to meo.
Comm. Modicum
Ioann. 16, 16.
Ps. 65, 1-2, 4-6, 8-9, 16, 20.
8 LU824

MV709
GR268

VPC92
MV2012
D/F
- Enjoy the 2nd and 3rd beautiful Alleluia, the penultimate as an echo to the first Alleluia of this proper. But the 1st Alleluia is a bit different as it goes up GAFAC when the 2nd Alleluia goes down GFAC (with an episemed G) so be careful not to sing them the same way.
     
- Tricky path on the second modicum: CAC then ABAG.
Vespers LU824
MV709
AR474 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday during Paschal Time.
Hymn. Ad regias Agni dapes
Pasch.
8 LU812

MV685
AR453

F
Sung during Paschal time, from Low Sunday.
Ant. Amen amen dico vobis quia plorabitis
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU825
LU212

MV710
MV217
AR474
AR52
3rd Week of Easter - Monday
Lauds AR475
Ant. Et incipiens a Moyse
Cant. Benedictus
1g AR475
AR10
Vespers AR475
Ant. Tristitia vestra vertetur
Cant. Magnificat
8G AR475
AR52
Three consecutive days where the Magnificat antiphon starts with "Tristitia".
3rd Week of Easter - Tuesday
Lauds AR476
Ant. Et coegerunt illum
Cant. Benedictus
2D AR476
AR10
Vespers AR476
Ant. Tristitia implevit cor
Cant. Magnificat
8G AR476
AR52
3rd Week of Easter - Wednesday
Lauds AR476
Ant. Mane nobiscum
Cant. Benedictus
7a AR476
AR10
Vespers AR477
Ant. Tristitia vestra alleluia
Cant. Magnificat
6F AR477
AR52
3rd Week of Easter - Thursday
Lauds AR477
Ant. Et intravit cum illis
Cant. Benedictus
3a AR477
AR10
Vespers AR477
Ant. Amen amen dico vobis iterum
Cant. Magnificat
1f AR477
AR52
3rd Week of Easter - Friday
Lauds AR478
Ant. Cognoverunt Dominum
Cant. Benedictus
6F AR478
AR10
Saturday before the 4th Sunday after Easter
Vespers LU825 AR478
Ant. Vado ad eum... et nemo
Cant. Magnificat
1a3 LU825
LU207
AR478
AR52
4th Sunday after Easter
LU826
MV710
GR268
Intr. Cantate Domino
Ps. 97, 1 et 2, 1.
Ps. 97, 2 et 4.
6 LU826

MV710
GR268

VPC93
D/F
« Sing a new song unto the Lord. »
- Take a good breath after gentium so to sing the whole revelavit justitiam suam in one breath.
- Tricky part: the 3rd Alleluia where it goes down a fourth BbF then a minor third FD.
- The two Alleluia in the end can be sung in one breath.
All. Dextera Dei
Ps. 117, 16.
4 LU827

MV712
GR269
D/E
- Notice the long quilisma EGA on the jubilus of the Alleluia.
- Also the 5th down AD at the end of this jubilus.
- Watch out the 4th down AE at Dei.
All. Christus resurgens
Rom. 6, 9.
1 LU827

MV712
GR269
D/E
Similar melody to All. Potestas ejus at Christ the King.
- Good breath at the beginning: it is a long incipit.
- Watch out the minor 3rd down GE at the end of Alleluia. (This interval will be found again at the end of the verse)
- Make a clear sound "s" at the end of Christus so to bring a smooth transition to resurgens.
- Then slight pause after resurgens to sing the whole ex mortuis in one breath.
- Articulate the "m" and "n" at the end of jam and non, it helps flowing through jam non moritur.
- Also don't forget the "s" at the end of mors.
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 2nd Sunday after Epiphany.
Another Jubilate Deo following the one from last week introit.
Comm. Dum venerit Paraclitus
Ioann. 16, 8.
Ps. 97, 1, 2-7.
8 LU828

MV714
GR270

VPC93
MV2013
F/G
This one is tricky. It's a mode 8 so should be straight forward but there is this B coming back a few times, not to mention the B flat at the beginning which is not repeated after the star *. It's not easy to catch this B. So for this one you might want your organist to accompany on the organ.
- The word peccato goes GA then a porrectus CAB and it is tempting to sing it CBA instead, lower than it is.
- The first word et goes a minor third down GE with a liquescent and it is not easy to pitch this note E; don't bother too much as the melody comes back to G on the word de.
- Dom Johner mentions the similarity of text and melody with the Magnificat Antiphon on Tuesday coming after the 4th Sunday after Easter: comparison.
Vespers LU829
MV714
AR480 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday during Paschal Time.
Hymn. Ad regias Agni dapes
Pasch.
8 LU812

MV685
AR453

F
Sung during Paschal time, from Low Sunday.
Ant. Vado ad eum... seq quia
Cant. Magnificat
2D LU829
LU208

MV715
MV213
AR480
AR52
4th Week of Easter - Monday
Lauds AR480
Ant. Nonne cor nostrum
Cant. Benedictus
1D AR480
AR10
Vespers AR480
Ant. Ego veritatem dico
Cant. Magnificat
7a AR480
AR52
4th Week of Easter - Tuesday
Lauds AR481
Ant. Pax vobis ego sum
Cant. Benedictus
6F AR481
AR10
Same as Easter Monday.
Vespers AR481
Ant. Cum venerit Paraclitus Spiritus
Cant. Magnificat
8G AR481
AR52
Saturday before the 5th Sunday after Easter
LU829 GR---
5th Sunday after Easter
LU830
MV715
GR270
Intr. Vocem jucunditatis
Is. 48, 20.
Ps. 65, 1-2.
Ps. 65, 4-5.
3 LU830

MV715
GR270

VPC94
C/D
- Watch out the first alleluia: starts on a semitone interval EF then D and back to F.
- Do not confuse the words ad extremum with the well-known ad dexteram (Patris).
- Avoid breathing at the quarter bar between Dominus and populum.
- You might breathe between the last two alleluia.
All. Surrexit Christus et illuxit
1 LU831

MV717
GR271
C/C
- During the Alleluia jubilus: make a smooth transition a fifth up DA after the 4-notes climacus GFED. Then regroup at the last dotted D and visualize the 3 notes CEG. These two indications also apply to the word suo at the end of the verse.
- The beginning of the verse is a bit tricky with this semitone interval EF, it happens at surrexit: EFGGF coming from C.
- Little difficulty: to pitch correctly the major third GB (podatus) on redemit.
All. Exivi a Patre
Ioann. 16, 28.
7 LU831

MV717
GR272
G/G
Lovely start with a fourth DA. It is interesting to see the whole piece pretty much stays on top of the staff, eventually comes back to bottom G, mode 7 final, for an impressive effect.
The succession of these climacus makes it sound good: 42 climacus in total, including the repetition of the Alleluia, better sing them legato, alright?
Offert. Benedicite gentes
Ps. 65, 8-9 et 20.
Ps. 65, 1 et 2.
2 LU832

MV719
GR272

OF71

SOV14
C/D
- After the incipit which has its own flavour A/C/D/E at the bottom of the staff, be ready for the major chord CEG with a different flavour on Dominum.
- As a lot of propers in mode 2 with F clef it turns around two notes D and F, especially this typical sounding recitating note F.
- Interesting sound on the torculus EFE at the end of vitam; E is not the mode 2 final but the melody is briefly suspended before going further.
- The words et non dedit commoveri are built on a double similar pattern, it should reflect when you sing it.
- If possible do not pause at the quarter bar between amovit and deprecationem and also between misericordiam and suam.
- At the word suam it might be good to slightly lengthen the ictus note F to prepare reaching the top A.
Comm. Cantate Domino
Ps. 95, 2.
Ps. 95, 1, 3-4, 8-10, 13.
2A LU833

MV720
GR273

VPC94
MV2013
F/G
- No pause and no lengthening between benedicite and nomen.
- At the word salutare there is the only excursion down to F, which might sound strange but remember you come back to the same torculus ABA.
- Careful at the psalm verse: the antiphon ends on A but the verse starts on G, a second below.
Vespers LU834
MV720
AR485 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday during Paschal Time.
Hymn. Ad regias Agni dapes
Pasch.
8 LU812

MV685
AR453

F
Sung during Paschal time, from Low Sunday.
Ant. Petite et accipietis ut
Cant. Magnificat
8G* LU834
LU212

MV721
MV217
AR485
AR52
Rogations - Greater and lesser litanies
LU835
MV722
GR274 Introibo : lundi, mardi, mercredi.
The pagination is a bit different between The Liber Usualis 1961 and The Liber Usualis 1962.
Ant. Exsurge Domine adjuva
Ps. 43, 26.
2 LU835
MV722
GR274
Litany
C LU835
MV722
GR274
Ps. Deus in adjutorium
Ps. 69
A LU839
MV728
GR279
Intr. Exaudivit
Ps. 17, 7. 2-3.
4 LU840
MV732
GR282
All. Confitemini... quoniam (Rogations)
Ps. 117, 1.
8 LU---
MV733
GR---
There was this one sole Alleluia until 1960,
replaced by the two following Alleluia after 1960.
All. Propitius esto
Ps. 78, 9-10.
1 LU841
MV---
GR[148]
All. Exsultabo et laetabor
Ps. 30, 8.
7 LU841B
MV---
GR[148]
Offert. Confitebor Domino
Ps. 108, 30-31.
6 LU842
MV734
GR283
Comm. Petite
Luc. 11, 9-10.
Ps. 30, 2-6, 7-9.
1 LU843
MV735
GR284
VPC95
Rogations - Greater and lesser litanies (Out of Paschal Time)
LU835
MV722
GR274
Intr. Exaudivit
Ps. 17, 7. 2-3.
4 LU841
MV---
GR282
Same as above except one does not sing Alleluia and the ending is different.
The Liber Usualis 1961 does not have the "Out of Paschal Time" introit.
The Liber Usualis 1962 has it page 841.
Grad. Liberasti nos
Ps. 43, 8-9.
7 LU1075

MV958
GR387
D/E
Same as 23rd Sunday after Pentecost.
All. Propitius esto
Ps. 78, 9-10.
1 LU841
MV---
GR[148]
Same as above.
Tract. De necessitatibus meis
Ps. 24, 17, 18 et 1-4.
2 LU841A
MV---
GR102
F/G
Same as 1st Week of Lent - Wednesday in Ember Week (GR).
After Septuagesima the previous Alleluia is replaced by this Tract.
Offert. Confitebor Domino
Ps. 108, 30-31.
6 LU842
MV734
GR283
Same as above except one does not sing Alleluia.
Comm. Petite
Luc. 11, 9-10.
Ps. 30, 2-6, 7-9.
1 LU843
MV735
GR[142]
VPC95
Same as above except one does not sing Alleluia and the ending of aperietur is different.
5th Week of Easter - Monday - Rogations
Lauds AR485
Ant. Petite et accipietis quaerite
Cant. Benedictus
8G* AR485
AR10
Vespers AR486
Ant. Ipse enim Pater
Cant. Magnificat
8G AR486
AR52
5th Week of Easter - Tuesday - Rogations
Lauds AR486
Ant. Oportebat pati
Cant. Benedictus
8G* AR486
AR10
Vespers AR487
Ant. Exivi a Patre
Cant. Magnificat
8G AR487
AR52
Vigil of the Ascension
Missa. Vocem jucunditatis LU---
MV---
GR284 Mass of 5th Sunday after Easter.
Proper readings.
Ascension - Matins
LR94 Found in the Liber Responsorialis only.
Invit. Alleluia Christum
Ps. 94. Venite exsultemus Domino
5 LR94
LR19
- 1st Nocturn
1 Ant. Elevata est magnificentia
Ps. 8.
4A LR95
Ps.8
Elevata est * magnificentia tua super caelos Deus, alleluia.
2 Ant. Dominus in templo (Asc.)
Ps. 10.
8c LR95
Ps.10
Dominus in templo * sancto suo, Dominus in caelo, alleluia.
3 Ant. A summo caelo
Ps. 18.
4A LR95
Ps.18
A summo caelo * egressio eius, et occursus eius usque ad summum eius, alleluia.
1 Resp. Post passionem suam
3 LR96
2 Resp. Omnis pulchritudo
1 LR97
3 Resp. Exaltare Domine
7 LR98
- 2nd Nocturn
- 3rd Nocturn
Ascension
LU844
MV736
GR285
Intr. Viri Galilaei
Act. 1, 11.
Ps. 46, 2.
Ps. 46, 6-7.
7 LU846

MV736
GR285

VPC96
D/E
- Not particularly difficult but stay focused as it is a long piece, you might find traps where you don't expect them. Really think about singing the tristropha as three notes, it sounds obvious but...
- Normally no breath at the quarter bar between vidistis eum and ascendentem but you can breathe at the comma after caelum.
- Try to sing the triple Alleluia in one breath, or give yourself a breath at the second quarter bar, or split the choir in two for breathing at each quarter bar.
All. Ascendit Deus
Ps. 46, 6.
4 LU848

MV738
GR286
F/F
Melody similar to Alleluia from Advent 3rd, Epiphany 2nd, Pentecost.
All. Dominus in Sina
Ps. 67, 18-19
8 LU848

MV739
GR286
D/E
Melody similar to Alleluia from Advent 1st, Christmas Midnight, Epiphany 3rd.
Offert. Ascendit Deus
Ps. 46, 6.
Ps. 46, 2.
1 LU849

MV740
GR287

OF75

SOV14
D/E
- Sublime ascending notes fitted to the Ascendit (ascended) reaching top C and D: DCD-DEF-GA-ABC. Then beautiful sounding pattern CAGABABBA at the end of Deus.
- Great fifth at the beginning of in jubilatione reaching the top C expressing shouts of joy, followed by a similar fifth on Dominus.

- The in voce tubae possesses two porrectus. Normally the notes of neumes are sung together but here because of episemas and double notes
instead of singing: AG-AG-CA-AFG-FDF
it is easier to sing: AGA-GCAA-FGF-DF

- The final Alleluia resonates the joyful echoes of Heaven down to the Earth (bottom C and D).

- If you cannot do it in one breath, split the choir in two groups: those who breathe at the quarter bar and those who breathe at the end of "le" (just before "lu").
Comm. Psallite Domino
Ps. 67, 33-34.
Ps. 67, 2, 5, 19-21, 25, 27, 29-30, 33.
1 LU849

MV741
GR287

VPC96
MV2014
D/E
The Alleluia in the end is not difficult but because the starting F is not necessarily easy to pitch coming from the previous C we intuitively lengthened it to stabilize the note before going further. And it worked. The same applies with the E after the torculus, we lenghtened it (a bit like a note preceding a quilisma) before going further up FGA.

Friday after Ascension
Missa. Viri Galilaei LU---
MV---
GR287 Mass of Ascension.
Sunday after Ascension
LU853
MV746
GR288
Intr. Exaudi Domine... Alleluia
Ps. 26, 7, 8 et 9. 1.
Ps. 26, 1, 4-5, 8, 10.
1A LU854

MV746
GR288

VPC96
D/E
Another mode 1 with final A.
Singers with a basse voice will enjoy the descending scale to the bottom C on vultuum tuum Domine requiram and show authority: Lord I seek your face, your presence.
- Coming back to the antiphon after the Gloria Patri: be careful at the semitone on B flat, it does not come naturally.
All. Regnavit Dominus
Ps. 46, 9.
1 LU855
MV747
GR288
D/E
Difficult piece, many jumps up and down make it tricky to sing. For example look at the Regnavit Dominus: DC-ED-FG-ED-FE DC-EFD-D.

Suggestion: keep alive in your head the sound of the bottom D note as it is the final of mode 1 and you frequently come back to it; if you are lost, it is a lighthouse.
All. Non vos relinquam
Ioann. 14, 18.
1 LU856

MV748
GR289
D/E
A beautiful Alleluia with its various melisms starting on a fifth, for a total of 10 fifth, including the repeated Alleluia.
- Like the second Alleluia of 3rd Sunday after Easter this proper has repeated patterns and there too it sounds better if you sing the repeated pattern lighter, like an echo to the first one.

Offert. Ascendit Deus
Ps. 46, 6.
Ps. 46, 2.
1 LU849

MV740
GR287

OF75

SOV14
D/E
Same offertory as Ascension.
Comm. Pater cum essem
Ioann. 17, 12-13 et 15.
Ps. 121, 1-2, 5-9.
4 LU856

MV749
GR289

VPC96
MV2015
F/F
During practicing we found two difficulties:
1) sometimes the "is" of cum eis can be heard as BG-ABA when it is actually AG-ABA. Possible explanation: it is tempting to repeat the descending BG from "e".

2) the sed ut serves going DFA-Bb seems to be a difficult path and I don't know why. So practice it many many times until you know it.

Vigil of Pentecost (Whitsun Eve) before 1955
Vigil of Pentecost (Whitsun Eve)
LU859
MV752
GR290
Intr. Dum sanctificatus
Ezech. 36, 23, 24 et 25-26.
Ps. 33, 2.
Ps. 33.
3 LU859
MV752
VPC97
C
Same as Wednesday in 4th Week of Lent (GR).
All. Alleluia
8 LU776II
MV639V
GR239L
Same as Holy Saturday Paschal Mass.
Sung only once.
V. Confitemini Domino
Ps. 106, 1.
8 LU776II
MV639V
GR239L
Same as Holy Saturday Paschal Mass.
Alleluia is not repeated but straight to the following tract/psalm.
Tract. Laudate
Ps. 116, 1-2.
8 MV754
GR239L
E/F
Same as Easter Vigil mass (LU, GR).
Offert. Emitte Spiritum
Ps. 103, 30-31.
8 LU860
MV755
GR290
Comm. Ultimo festivitatis
Ioann. 7, 37-39.
Ps. 103, 1, 30-31, 33-34.
5 LU861
MV755
GR291
VPC97



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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