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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
Ash Wednesday (Quadragesima)
LU519
MV452
GR84
Ant. Exaudi nos
Ps. 68, 17. 2.
7 LU521

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

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

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

MV457
GR87

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

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

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

GR90

OF96

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

MV461
GR90

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

MV882
GR344

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

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

MV265
GR3

OF5

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

MV886
GR347

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

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

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

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

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

MV463
GR93

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Grabbed from the Web:

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

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

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

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


GR95
LB[17]

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

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

MV471
GR98

OF32

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

MV472
GR99

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

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

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

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

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

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

MV905
GR356

OF101

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

MV475
GR111

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

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

MV480
GR114

OF109

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

MV480
GR114

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

MV1338
GR578

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

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

MV910
GR359

OF102

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

MV917
GR362

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

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

MV---
GR106

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MV475
GR111

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

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

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

MV480
GR114

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

MV480
GR114

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

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

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

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

MV857
GR116

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

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

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

MV265
GR3

OF5

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

MV893
GR350

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

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

MV897
GR352

OF97

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

MV880
GR344

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

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

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

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

MV921
GR364

OF106

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

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

MV852
GR331

OF87

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

MV482
GR123

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

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

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

MV487
GR126

OF94

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

MV487
GR126

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

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

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

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

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

MV558
GR72

OF25

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

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

MV934
GR375

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

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

MV937
GR376

OF118

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

MV938
GR377

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

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

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

MV489
GR138

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

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

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

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

MV494
GR140

OF40

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

MV494
GR141

VPC69
MV2009
E/F
- For the incipit play three notes EFD to get the tone right.
- Be careful to the word participatio, in Church Latin it is pronounced par-ti-tchi-pa-tsi-o. And at the same time focus on the melody slowly going up.
- Lovely melody on the descending notes of ejus in idipsum, somehow repeated at tribus, tribus Domini. Go light and gently on these notes.
Lauds LU--- AR396
1 Ant. Tunc acceptabis
Ps. 50. Miserere mei Deus secundum
7a LU--- AR396
AR10
2 Ant. Bonum est sperare
Ps. 117. Confitemini... dicat
8G* LU--- AR396
AR11
3 Ant. Me suscepit
Ps. 62. Deus deus meus ad te
7c LU--- AR397
AR3
4 Ant. Potens es Domine
Cant. II. Puer. Benedictus es Domine Deus patrum
8G* LU--- AR397
AR12
5 Ant. Reges terrae et omnes
Ps. 148. Laudate Dominum de caelis
1a2 LU--- AR397
AR5
Hymn. O sol salutis intimis
8 LU--- AR366
Same as 1st Sunday of Lent.
Ant. Cum sublevasset
Cant. Benedictus
1g LU1093
LU223
AR397
AR10
Prime LU559 AR398
Ant. Accepit ergo
Ps. 53. Dominus regnavit
Ps. 118i. Beati Immaculati in via
Ps. 118ii. Retribue servo tuo
1f LU559
LU226
AR398
AR16
Terce LU559 AR399
Ant. De quinque panibus
Ps. 118iii. Legem pone
Ps. 118iv. Memor esto verbi tui
Ps. 118v. Bonitatem fecisti
1f LU559
LU236
AR399
AR27
Sext LU563 AR399
Ant. Satiavit Dominus
Ps. 118vi. Defecit in salutare
Ps. 118vii. Quomodo dilexi
Ps. 118viii. Iniquos odio habui
4A* LU563
LU241
AR399
AR33
None LU564 AR399
Ant. Illi ergo homines
Ps. 118ix. Mirabilia testimonia
Ps. 118x. Clamavi in toto corde meo
Ps. 118xi. Principes persecuti sunt
1D LU564
LU246
AR399
AR40
Vespers LU564
MV495
AR400 Antiphons and psalms of the Sunday.
Hymn. Audi benigne conditor
2 LU539

MV473
AR362
F
Ant. Subiit ergo
Cant. Magnificat
1g LU564
LU207

MV495
MV212
AR400
AR52
4th Week of Lent - Monday
LU--- GR141
Intr. Deus in nomine tuo
Ps. 53, 3-4. 5.
Ps. 53, 7-8.
4 LU--- GR141
VPC70
Grad. Esto mihi
Ps. 30, 3.
Ps. 70, 1.
5 LU1013

MV872
GR339
D/E
Same as 8th Sunday after Pentecost.
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Jubilate Deo omnis
Ps. 99, 1-2.
5 LU480
GR66

OF23
Same as Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany.
Comm. Ab occultis meis
Ps. 18, 13 et 14.
Ps. 18, 2-5, 8, 15.
4 LU--- GR142
VPC70
Lauds AR400
Ant. Auferte ista hinc
Cant. Benedictus
3a LU1093
LU223
AR400
AR10
Vespers AR401
Ant. Solvite templum hoc
Cant. Magnificat
5a LU1082
LU210
AR401
AR52
4th Week of Lent - Tuesday
LU--- GR143
Intr. Exaudi Deus
Ps. 54, 2-3. 3-4.
Ps. 54, 17-18.
5 GR143
VPC71
Grad. Exsurge... fer opem
Ps. 43, 26 et 2.
3 GR143
Offert. Exspectans
Ps. 39, 2, 3 et 4.
Ps. 39, 3.
5 LU1043

MV916
GR362

OF104

SOV21
F/G
Same as 15th Sunday after Pentecost.
Comm. Laetabimur
Ps. 19, 6.
Ps. 19, 2-5, 7-8.
2 GR144
VPC71
4th Week of Lent - Wednesday
LU--- GR145 Notice there are two Graduals, following the lesson and the epistle.
Intr. Dum sanctificatus
Ezech. 36, 23-26.
Ps. 33, 2.
Ps. 33.
3 LU859
MV752
GR145
VPC72
C
From the Vigil of Pentecost (LU, MV).
The Alleluia is not sung.
I Grad. Venite filii
Ps. 33, 12 et 6.
5 LU1010

MV867
GR336
B/C
Same as 7th Sunday after Pentecost.
II Grad. Beata gens
Ps. 32, 12 et 6.
1 LU1048

MV924
GR366
D/E
Same as 17th Sunday after Pentecost.
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Benedicite gentes
Ps. 65, 8-9 et 20.
Ps. 65, 1 et 2.
2 LU832

MV719
GR272

OF71

SOV14
D
Same as 5th Sunday after Easter.
Comm. Lutum fecit
Ioann. 9, 11.
Ps. 33, 1, 3-6, 8.
6 LU--- GR146

VPC72
F
4th Week of Lent - Thursday
LU--- GR146
Intr. Laetetur cor
Ps. 104, 3-4. 1.
Ps. 104, 1-5, 43-45.
2 LU--- GR146
VPC72
Grad. Respice Domine
Ps. 73, 20, 19 et 22.
5 LU1033

MV903
GR354
C/E
Same as 13th Sunday after Pentecost.
Offert. Domine ad adjuvandum
Ps. 69, 2, 3 et 4.
6 LU--- GR147
OF42
Comm. Domine memorabor
Ps. 70, 16-17 et 18.
Ps. 70, 1-2, 3, 5-6, 9, 12, 14, 23.
8 LU1046

MV922
GR365

VPC72
D/E
Same as 16th Sunday after Pentecost.
4th Week of Lent - Friday
LU--- GR148
Intr. Meditatio
Ps. 18, 15. 2.
Ps. 18, 2-7.
1 LU--- GR148
VPC72
Grad. Bonum est confidere
Ps. 117, 8-9.
5 LU1037

MV908
GR358
C/E
Same as 14th Sunday after Pentecost.
Tract. Domine non secundum
Ps. 102, 10.
Ps. 78, 8-9.
2 LU527

MV459
GR89
F/G
Same as Ash Wednesday.
Offert. Populum humilem
Ps. 17, 28 et 32.
Ps. 17, 7.
5 LU1015

MV875
GR341

OF93

SOV18
D/E
Same as 8th Sunday after Pentecost.
Comm. Videns Dominus
Ioann. 11, 33, 35, 43, 44 et 39.
Ps. 21, 2-3, 22-25.
1 LU--- GR148
VPC72
4th Week of Lent - Saturday (Saturday before the 1st Sunday of the Passion)
LU565 GR149
Intr. Sitienties
Is. 55, 1.
Ps. 77, 1.
Ps. 77, 2 et 3.
2A LU565 GR149
VPC73
Grad. Tibi Domine
Ps. 9, 14 et 1-2.
3 LU566 GR149
The melody on the word Domine in the verse can be found on the Grad. Adjutor from Septuagesima.
Offert. Factus est Dominus
Ps. 17, 3.
4 LU567 GR150
OF42
Comm. Dominus regit me
Ps. 22, 1-2.
Ps. 22, 3 et seq.
2 LU567 GR151
VPC73
The VPC says "psalm 33 with verses 3 and next", which probably means starting on verse 2, the initial verses are part of the antiphon, no need to be repeated.
Vespers AR405
Hymn. Vexilla Regis
1 LU575

MV504
AR405

PBC152
F
Ant. Ego sum qui testimonium
Cant. Magnificat
8G LU568
LU212
AR407
AR52



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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