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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
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) - 1st Vespers
LU862
MV757
Hymn. Veni Creator Spiritus
8 LU885

MV768
AR500

PBC115

GR150*
E/F
All kneel for the first verse.
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) - Matins
LU863 Found in the Liber Usualis only.
Invit. Alleluia, Spiritus
Ps. 94. Venite exsultemus Domino
5 LU863 LR107
Hymn. Jam Christus
1 LU866 LR107
1 Ant. Factus est
Ps. 47. Magnus Dominus
8c LU868 LR108
Ps.47
One Nocturn only, 3 antiphons and 3 psalms, and the same psalm tone.
2 Ant. Confirma hoc Deus
Ps. 67. Exsurgat Deus
8c LU869 LR112
Ps.67
3 Ant. Emitte Spiritum
Ps. 103. Benedic anima mea
8c LU871 LR115
Ps.103
Lesson I.
Cap. 14. c.
LU873
1 Resp. Cum complerentur
3 LU873 LR109
Little difference: LU starts the verse on B when LR starts the verse on C.
Lesson II.
LU874
2 Resp. Repleti sunt
2 LU875
LR110
LR does not have the Gloria Patri.
Lesson III.
LU875
3 Hymn. Te Deum
(simple tone)

3 LU1834

MV1976
GR144*
D/E
Kneel at Te ergo.
Cf. Introibo.
Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
LU878
MV757
GR292
Intr. Spiritus... replevit... alleluia
Sap. 1, 7.
Ps. 67, 2.
Ps. 67, 29, 33.
8 LU878

MV758
GR292

VPC97
B/C
All. Emitte Spiritum
Ps. 103, 30.
4 LU879

MV760
GR293
F/F
Melody similar to Alleluia from Advent 3rd, Epiphany 2nd, Ascension.
All. Veni Sancte Spiritus
2 LU880

MV760
GR293
E/F
- Lovely ascending of notes in the Alleluia: it starts with CD, then goes to G for the next pattern, then Bb for the 3rd pattern. Each time: the G is above all the notes from the previous pattern, the Bb is above all notes from the previous pattern as well. These 3 patterns will be repeated as usual in the end, at the accende.
- Notice that: we all kneel at the verse Veni Sancte Spiritus.

- The Alleluia is not repeated in the end as it is sung at the end of the sequence.
Seq. Veni Sancte Spiritus
1 LU880

MV761
GR294
C/C
- Least to say it is a difficult piece, fortunately shorter than other sequences (one page and a half in the Liber Usualis). I strongely suggest to learn it by heart rather than sight reading.
- There are 10 verses. Technically the melody repeats itself two verses by two, so that's 5 patterns to learn, syllabic and neumatic.
There is a 5th DA between verses 2 and 3, between 3 and 4.
There is an octave DD between verses 4 and 5, between 5 and 6.
There is a 5th DA between verses 6 and 7.
There is an octave DD between verses 9 and 10.
- All the verses end with "ium" with a dotted note so make it double and make the "um" vibrate and sound profound.
- When you reach the final Amen you're happy it's finished, although you've enjoyed it, haven't you?
- And don't forget the Alleluia in the end.
Offert. Confirma hoc
Ps. 67, 29-30.
Ps. 67, 5.
4 LU882

MV763
GR295

OF79

SOV14
D/E
- This piece is interesting as using a lot of E and Bb, two "semitones" notes on both sides of three notes set: E-[FGA]-Bb which gives its unique flavour. It is especially the case in the end: munera, alleluia. The symmetry is complete by the two extreme notes D and top C: DE-[FGA]-BbC.

- Little trap: it is tempting to sing the "bis" of nobis like this: ACGGF when it is actually ACAAG. The mind wants to come back down on the starting G.

Comm. Factus est repente... alleluia
Act. 2, 2 et 4.
Ps. 67, 2-4, 12, 27, 29.
7 LU882

MV764
GR296

VPC98
MV2015
D/E
- Contrary to where the position of star is (before repente), the usage is that the cantor sings the whole Factus est repente. In the new Graduale 1974 the star is after repente. To the cantor: don't shout but sing out loud the Factus est repente; after all: the Holy Spirit came down from Heaven like a blasting sound.
- Enjoy the top FEF on "so" in the word sonus.
- Be careful on the word magnalia: it is tempting to start with a fourth GC when it is actually a (major) third GB.

Vespers LU884
MV765
AR509
1 Ant. Dum complerentur
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
3a2 LU884
LU130

MV765
MV149
AR503
AR44
2 Ant. Spiritus Domini replevit
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
8G LU884
LU140

MV766
MV158
AR504
AR45
3 Ant. Repleti sunt omnes
Ps. 111. Beatus vir qui timet
8G LU884
LU147

MV766
MV165
AR504
AR46
4 Ant. Fontes et omnia
Ps. 112. Laudate pueri
1a3 LU884
LU148

MV766
MV166
AR504
AR46
5 Ant. Loquebantur
Ps. 113. In exitu Israel
7c2 LU884
LU157

MV767
MV175
AR504
AR47
Hymn. Veni Creator Spiritus
8 LU885

MV768
AR500

PBC115

GR150*
E/F
All kneel for the first verse.
Monday in Whitsun Week (Whit Monday)
LU887
MV771
GR297
Intr. Cibavit eos... alleluia
Ps. 80, 17. 2.
Ps. 80, 3 et 11.
2 LU887

GR297

VPC98
C/D
Same as Corpus Christi (MV).
All. Loquebantur
Act. 2, 4.
1 LU888

MV771
GR297
All. Veni Sancte Spiritus
2 LU880

MV760
GR293
E/F
Same Alleluia as Pentecost.
Seq. Veni Sancte Spiritus
1 LU880

MV761
GR294
C/C
Same Sequence as Pentecost.
Offert. Intonuit de caelo
Ps. 17, 14 et 16.
4 LU791

MV659
GR249

OF58
D
Same as Easter Tuesday.
Comm. Spiritus Sanctus
Ioann. 14, 26.
Ps. 50, 3, 9-10, 12-15, 17, 20.
8 LU889

MV773
GR298

VPC98
Vespers LU889
MV773
AR510
Ant. Si quis diligit me
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
3a LU889
LU214

MV773
MV220
AR510
AR52
Tuesday in Whitsun Week (Whit Tuesday)
LU890
MV774
GR298
Intr. Accipite
4 Esdr. 2, 36 et 37.
Ps. 77, 1.
Ps. 77, 2-3.
4 LU890
MV774
GR298
VPC99
All. Spiritus Sanctus
Ioann. 14, 26.
8 LU891

MV775
GR299
All. Veni Sancte Spiritus
2 LU880

MV760
GR293
E/F
Same Alleluia as Pentecost.
Seq. Veni Sancte Spiritus
1 LU880

MV761
GR294
C/C
Same Sequence as Pentecost.
Offert. Portas caeli
Ps. 77, 23-25.
8 LU795
MV664
GR251
OF60
Same as Wednesday in Easter Week.
Comm. Spiritus qui
Ioann. 15, 26 ; 16, 14 ; 17, 1 et 5.
Ps. 77, 1-3, 4-5, 7, 23-25, 29, 71-72.
8 LU892

MV776
GR299

VPC99
Lauds AR511
Ant. Ego sum ostium
Cant. Benedictus (solemn)
8G AR511
AR10
Vespers LU892
MV777
AR511
Ant. Pacem relinquo vobis
Cant. Magnificat (solemn)
6F LU426
LU213

MV343
MV219
AR511
AR52
Wednesday in Whitsun Week (Ember Wednesday)
LU892 GR300
Intr. Deus dum egredereris
Ps. 67, 8 et 9. 2.
Ps. 67, 4 et 10.
3 LU892 GR300
VPC100
All. Verbo Domini
Ps. 32, 6.
8 LU893 GR300
All. Veni Sancte Spiritus
2 LU880

MV760
GR293
E/F
Same Alleluia as Pentecost.
Seq. Veni Sancte Spiritus
1 LU880

MV761
GR294
C/C
Same Sequence as Pentecost.
Offert. Meditabor... Alleluia
Ps. 118, 47-48.
Ps. 118, 57, 58.
2A LU894
GR301

SOV8
C/D
Same as 2nd Sunday of Lent but with Alleluia.
Same as Wednesday in Ember week of September (Offertoriale).
Comm. Pacem meam
Ioann. 14, 27.
Ps. 121.
5 LU895
GR301

VPC101
Lauds AR512
Ant. Ego sum panis vivus dicit
Cant. Benedictus
8G AR512
AR10
Vespers LU895 AR512
Ant. Ego sum panis vivus... et panis
Cant. Magnificat
1f LU895
LU207
AR512
AR52
Thursday in Whitsun Week (Whit Thursday)
Missa. Spiritus Domini LU896 GR302 Mass of Pentecost.
Proper readings, additional collect.
Lauds AR513
Ant. Convocatis Jesus duodecim
Cant. Benedictus
4E AR513
AR10
Vespers LU896 AR513
Ant. Spiritus qui
Cant. Magnificat
8G* LU896
LU212
AR513
AR52
Friday in Whitsun Week (Ember Friday)
LU897 GR302
Intr. Repleatur
Ps. 70, 8 et 23. 1-2.
Ps. 70, 2-3.
3 LU897
GR302

VPC101
All. O quam bonus
Sap 12, 1.
1 LU898
GR303
All. Veni Sancte Spiritus
2 LU880

MV760
GR293
E/F
Same Alleluia as Pentecost.
Seq. Veni Sancte Spiritus
1 LU880

MV761
GR294
C/C
Same Sequence as Pentecost.
Offert. Lauda anima mea
Ps. 145, 2.
4 LU899

GR267

OF67

SOV13
C/C
Same as 3rd Sunday after Easter (MV, GR).
Comm. Non vos relinquam
Ioann. 14, 18.
Ps. 121.
5 LU899
GR303

VPC101
Lauds AR514
Ant. Dixit Jesus Ut sciatis
Cant. Benedictus
1D2 AR514
AR10
Saturday in Whitsun Week (Ember Saturday)
LU900 GR304
Intr. Caritas Dei
Rom. 5, 5.
Ps. 102, 1.
3 LU900
GR304
All. Spiritus est
Ioann. 6, 64.
8 LU901 GR304
All. Spiritus ejus
Iob 26, 13.
8 LU902 GR305
All. Dum complerentur
Act. 2, 1.
1 LU903 GR305
All. Veni Sancte Spiritus
2 LU880

MV760
GR293
E/F
Same Alleluia as Pentecost.
All. Benedictus es Domine
Dan. 3, 52.
8 LU904

GR306
Same Alleluia as Trinity Sunday (MV).
The Liber Usualis and the Graduale Romanum replicate the melody.
Tract. Laudate
Ps. 116, 1-2.
8 LU776II

MV639V
GR110
E/F
Same as Easter Vigil mass (LU, MV).
Same as Saturday in Ember Week in Lent (GR).
Seq. Veni Sancte Spiritus
1 LU880

MV761
GR294
C/C
Same Sequence as Pentecost.
Offert. Domine Deus salutis
Ps. 87, 2-3.
8 LU905 GR307
Same as Saturday in Ember Week (1st Week of Lent) but with an Alleluia.
Comm. Spiritus ubi vult
Ioann. 3, 8.
Ps. 77, 1-3, 4-5, 7, 23-25, 29, 71-72.
8 LU906 GR307
VPC102
1st Sunday after Pentecost - Trinity Sunday
LU907
MV778
GR308 Notice that all the propers start either by the verb "benedicere" or the adjective "benedictus".
Intr. Benedicta sit
Tob. 12, 6.
Ps. 8, 2.
Ps. 8, 2 et 3.
8 LU909

MV780
GR308

VPC102
E/F
Grad. Benedictus es
Dan. 3, 55-56.
5 LU910

MV781
GR308
B/C
- Be careful at the word Cherubim: it is pronounced Kerubim.
All. Benedictus es Domine
Dan. 3, 52.
8 LU911

MV782
GR309
E/F
Offert. Benedictus sit
Tob. 12, 6.
Tob. 12, 6.
3 LU911

MV783
GR310

OF81

SOV15
B/C
Comm. Benedicimus Deum
Tob. 12, 6.
Tobias, 13, 1, 3, 5-6, 8-10.
4 LU912

MV783
GR310

VPC103
MV2015
A/B
Vespers LU914
MV785
AR523 Observe that the 5 psalm tones follow a mode progression: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5.
1 Ant. Gloria tibi Trinitas
Ps. 109. Dixit Dominus
1f LU914
LU128

MV785
MV147
AR518
AR44
2 Ant. Laus et perennis
Ps. 110. Confitebor... in consilio
2D LU914
LU134

MV785
MV153
AR518
AR5773
Former 1st Sunday after Pentecost
LU--- GR311 Replaced by Trinity Sunday.
The Graduale Romanum has some propers.
Intr. Domine in tua misericordia
5 LU--- GR311
Grad. Ego dixi
5 LU--- GR311
All. Verba mea
2 LU--- GR312
Offert. Intende voci
Ps. 5, 3-4.
5 LU--- GR135
OF83
Same as Friday in the 3rd Week of Lent.
Comm. Narrabo omnia
Ps. 9, 2-3.
Ps. 9, 4, 11-13, 15.
2 LU--- GR118
VPC60
Same as Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Lent.
Corpus Christi - Matins
LU917 Found in the Liber Usualis only.
The antiphons and responsories follow a progression in psalm tone and mode numbers:  1 ,  2 ,  3 ,  4 ,  5  etc. (CMAA forum)
Invit. Christum Regem
Ps. 94. Venite exsultemus Domino
4 LU918
Hymn. Sacris solemniis
4 LU920
- 1st Nocturn
1 Ant. Fructum
Ps. 1. Beatus vir qui non abiit
1D LU922
2 Ant. A fructu frumenti
Ps. 4. Cum invocarem
2D LU923
3 Ant. Communione
Ps. 15. Conserva me Domine
3a LU924
Lesson I.
Cap. 11.
LU925
1 Resp. Immolabit
1 LU926
Lesson II.
LU926
2 Resp. Comedetis
2 LU927
Lesson III.
LU927
3 Resp. Respexit
3 LU927
- 2nd Nocturn
1 Ant. Memor sit
Ps. 19. Exaudiat te Dominus
4E LU928
2 Ant. Paratur nobis
Ps. 22. Dominus regit me
5a LU929
3 Ant. In voce exsultationis
Ps. 41. Quemadmodum desiderat
6F LU930
Lesson IV.
Sermo St Thomas Aq.
LU931
4 Resp. Coenantibus
5 LU931
Lesson V.
LU932
5 Resp. Accepit
6 LU932
Lesson VI.
LU933
6 Resp. Ego sum
7 LU933
- 3rd Nocturn
1 Ant. Introibo
Ps. 42. Judica me Deus
7a LU934
2 Ant. Cibavit nos
Ps. 80. Exsultate Deo
8G LU935
3 Ant. Ex altari tuo
Ps. 83. Quam dilecta
6F LU936
Lesson VII.
St Evang. sec. Joann.
Homilia St Augustini Ep.
LU937
7 Resp. Qui manducat
7 LU938
Lesson VIII.
LU938
8 Resp. Misit me
8 LU938
Lesson IX.
LU939
9 Hymn. Te Deum
(simple tone)

3 LU1834

MV1976
GR144*
D/E
Kneel at Te ergo.
Cf. Introibo.
Corpus Christi
LU943
MV791
GR313
Intr. Cibavit eos... alleluia
Ps. 80, 17. 2.
Ps. 80, 3 et 11.
2 LU943

MV792
GR313

VPC104
C/D
Is sung previously at Pentecost Monday (Whit Monday).
Grad. Oculi omnium
Ps. 144, 15-16.
7 LU944

MV793
GR314
D/E
Unusual to have the C key on the 3rd line from the top.
- Savour the top F, it comes back regularly along the proper.
- Not particularly difficult but because of the total length of the Graduale+Alleluia+Sequence (13+ minutes) we made the choice to sing the Graduale in psalm tone. Source: page [36] in the Liber Brevior or page [87] in the Graduels, Versets de l'Alleluia et Traits.
Also sung at Pentecost 20th and 3rd Week of Lent - Thursday.
All. Caro mea
Ioann. 6, 56-57.
7 LU944

MV794
GR314
C/C
Seq. Lauda Sion
7 LU945

MV795
GR315
B/C
You thought the sequence Veni Sancte Spiritus from Pentecost was difficult? This one is even more difficult. And long (24 verses, 7 minutes).
- All the verses end on G, mode 7 final.
Verses  1 to 18 have 3 lines (separated by a half bar).
Verses 19 to 22 have 4 lines.
Verses 23 to 24 have 5 lines.
Verses have the same melody two by two (same melody for verses 1 and 2, verses 3 and 4, etc.), except 5+6 grouped together have the same melody as 7+8 (with little differences between 6 and 8 to accommodate the shorter lines); in other words: same melody for verses 5 and 7, and (pretty much) same melody for verses 6 and 8. My suggestion: if you sing alternatively the verses in two groups, make an exception here, first group sings 5+6 and second group 7+8.

- Little difficulty: many verses start on top D, a 5th above G ending the previous verse, except for verses 19 and 20 which start on top C, a 4th above G; you might get caught starting on a 5th instead a 4th but you can quickly catch up with the descending pattern CBAG and then AFGG.

- The peak of this sequence is verse 21:

    Ecce panis Angelorum,
factus cibus viatorum:
vere panis filiorum,
non mittendus canibus.

Bread, that angels eat in heaven,
Now becomes the pilgrim's leaven,
Bread in truth to children given,
That must ne'er to dogs be thrown.

- The four verses 21 to 24 actually compose the hymn "Ecce panis Angelorum" usually sung in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. It can be found on page 99 of the Parish Book of Chant. It is referenced in the Liber Usualis index as "Ecce panis" page 948. The melody will sound familiar to anyone who heard it during processions of the Blessed Sacrament.
Offert. Sacerdotes Domini
Levit. 21, 6.
Ps. 67, 27.
4 LU949

MV800
GR319

SOV15
F/F
Melody similar to Confirma (hoc Deus) from Pentecost.
- Don't forget to sing Alleluia in the end.
Comm. Quotiescumque
1. Cor. 11, 26-27.
Ps. 22.
7 LU950

MV802
GR320

VPC104
MV2016
D/E
Melody similar to Factus est repente from Pentecost.
- Enjoy the top FEF on "ca" in the word manducabitis.
- Don't forget to sing Alleluia in the end.
Hymn. Pange lingua
3 LU957

MV818
GR216

PBC105
D/F
To be sung at the procession of the Blessed Sacrament.
Repeat the first 4 verses until the procession has come back to the altar then launch verses 5 and 6: Tantum ergo and kneel at the same time.
There are a few melodies for this hymn but the well-known one is to be found page 957 in the Liber Usualis.


2nd Sunday after Pentecost (formerly known as Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi)
LU960
MV821
GR320 The Octave of Corpus Christi was removed in 1961 so this Sunday is now known as 2nd Sunday after Pentecost.
Intr. Factus est Dominus
Ps. 17, 19-20. 2-3.
Ps. 17, 3-4.
1 LU961

MV821
GR320

VPC105
D/E
Nothing difficult here, classic mode 1 starting on a fifth DA-BbA.
I heard some stumbling on the porrectus of fecit though...
- The 1974 Graduale Romanum moved the star after the word Dominus.
Grad. Ad Dominum
Ps. 119, 1-2.
5 LU961

MV823
GR321
B/D
1. First trap: be careful at the Bb at the end of the word Domine; until then the B natural is used but suddenly it switches to B flat. Usually you find a B flat coming from A, rarely coming from C like here. My suggestion: once you reach the top D sing the 3 notes DCBb like Mi-Re-Do which has tone-tone interval between each note.

2. Second trap: memorize the Bb at the end of Domine because it will be used for the "li" of libera, actually the descending DCBb like Mi-Re-Do becomes an ascending BbCD like Do-Re-Mi.
It's tempting to start libera on ABbC (semitone-tone) instead of BbCD (tone-tone). Actually this error gives a totally different flavour to the melody, going down to some gloomy notes. The melody here was really meant to go up with a strong 'tone-tone' as a cry to the Lord, calling for liberation of one's soul (libera anima meam).
All. Domine Deus meus in te
Ps. 7, 2.
1 LU962

MV823
GR322
D/E
Melody similar to All. Laudem Domini from Most Holy Name of Jesus.
- When the singers start after the cantor / after the star (on the symbol ij.), there is a AGAGF where it is tempting to add an F and sing it like AGFAGF.
- Salvum me fac is acrobatic, it goes up and down: down to D on "Sal" then up to F on "vum" reaching A then down again to F on "me".
- Same acrobatic manoeuvre happens to the word persequentibus.
- Be careful on the "mni" of the word omnibus: it starts after the torculus + porrectus of the "o"; the typography of "mni" makes people think that it starts earlier, on the porrectus.
Offert. Domine convertere
Ps. 6, 5.
Ps. 6, 2.
6 LU963

MV825
GR322

OF84

SOV16
F/G
This proper is not difficult: most of the time the melody sticks to F, which is the mode 6 final, leaving room for the mind to express devotion (characteristic of mode 6): « Return, O Lord, save my life; rescue me because of Your kindness. »
- One video has the first verse sung, see page 84 in the Offertoriale.
Comm. Cantabo Domino
Ps. 12, 6.
Ps. 12, 1-6.
2A LU963

MV825
GR323

VPC106
MV2016
C/E
A motto for singers: « I will sing to the Lord, who giveth me good things: * yea I will sing to the name of the Lord the most High. «
- One difficulty is when coming back to the antiphon (starting on F) after the Gloria Patri which ends on A, so a major 3rd down.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
LU965
MV828
GR324
Intr. Cogitationes
Ps. 32, 11 et 19. 1.
Ps. 32, 2-3.
5 LU970

MV831
GR324

VPC106
D/E
- Starts on classic FAC of a mode 5, three notes of a major chord.
- Try no to pause at the quarter bar after morte.
- It is also tempting to lengthen the last note A of eos, but one should not and go straight to the next words in fame.
- Careful at the verse and Gloria Patri: they have two notes D for the mediant. Compare with the classic fifth psalm tone in the Liber Usualis page 115.
Grad. Dulcis et rectus
Ps. 24, 8-9.
1 LU971

MV833
GR324
D/E
- Contrary to usual introits starting on a fifth DA, this one does not have a vertical episema on the A (making a salicus), so no lengthened note and no delaying towards the following notes. The notes should flow legato.
- A bit difficult to pitch the E at the beginning of "a" on the word via: think of heading towards the following F, which is a note you will come back often.
- Watch out the B natural on "bit" of docebit.
- If you make a little pause at the star after vias, it is possible to sing the remaining suas in one breath.
All. Tollite
Matth. 11, 29.
3 LU972

MV833
GR325
B/C
- Lovely double pattern DGA-CCC-BGAGAB starting by a 4th on the word "et" before humilis Corde. Better take a breath in between at the quarter bar so to go straight to humilis.
- There is a tricky transition at the full bar after super vos: the word "et" before discite starts on a 4th DG not easy to pitch. My advice: sing the two first notes DG the same way you would start the double pattern mentioned above.
Offert. Improperium (Sacred Heart)
Ps. 68, 21.
8 LU974

MV835
GR326
D/E
The melody is similar to the Offert. Improperium from Palm Sunday although the verse 22 is omitted, therefore the word inveni here ends on G instead of F.
Comm. Unus militum
Ioann. 19, 34.
Ps. 88, 2-3, 6, 15-16, 18, 25, 29, 34-35.
7 LU975

MV836
GR326

VPC106
MV2017
A/B
3rd Sunday after Pentecost (formerly known as Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart)
LU980
MV842
GR327 The Octave of Sacred Heart was removed in 1961 so this Sunday is now known as 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.
Intr. Respice in me
Ps. 24, 16 et 18. 1-2.
Ps. 24, 4 et 17.
6 LU981

MV842
GR327

VPC106
E/F
- Introit in mode 6, devout, which fits the humbling attitude of the sinner pleading: « Look toward me, and have pity on me, O Lord, for I am alone and afflicted. Put an end to my affliction and my suffering, and take away all my sins, O my God. »
- This attitude of the sinner prostrated before God can be perceived through the recurrent note of F, mode 6 final.
- The sinner's cry to God is lifted up to top C and above, when the man sees himself alone (unicus) and afflicted (pauper).

followed by « look at my humiliation » (vide humilitatem meam) expressed by the move from top C down to bottom C.

- Then the plea to forgive all his sins (dimitte omnia peccata mea) kneeling on the constant F note.
- Interesting word omnia, in two parts: first the tristropha on "o" aknowledges the great amount of sins, then the clivis going down to bottom C on "mnia" and you can imagine the sinner bowing the head in contrition.
- Finally the little jubilus on Deus meus, putting all his hope in « my God ».

- The introit continues, in psalm tone, with the same psalm 24 and the words one can hear on 1st Sunday of Advent: Ad te levavi animam meam, « To You, I lift up my soul, O Lord. In You, O my God, I trust; let me not be put to shame. »
Grad. Jacta cogitatum
Ps. 54, 23, 17 et 19.
7 LU982

MV844
GR328
D/E
- Do not pause at the quarter bar after cogitatum tuum, go straight to in Domino, lovely C-CDEFED.
- Little difficulty on the words et nutriet: memorize the starting G because you frequently come back to it, G-ABCDC-G-AB-G-AEF-GG-DCD-G, etc. After all it is a mode 7, so you can expect the final G to happen a few times.
- The tenor voices will enjoy the fifth CG (and a repeated G) on "num" of Dominum.
- The basses will savour the bottom D on mihi followed by a double fourth DG and GC.
All. Deus judex justus
Ps. 7, 12.
8 LU982

MV844
GR328
E/F
- Be careful at the pattern FGAC during the Alleluia: until then, one has not sung a single F; all the notes CDEGAB are used but not F, a lot of G as we are in mode 8 but no F, so the ear is not necessarily prepared to start on F for the pattern FGAC.
- Then it continues by a lovely climbing to top E.
- Also be careful on the last DCB, it really starts on D, not C.

Offert. Sperent in te
Ps. 9, 11-12 et 13.
Ps. 9, 5, 6 et 9.
3 LU983

MV846
GR329

OF85

SOV16
E/F
Comm. Dico vobis
Luc. 15, 10.
Ps. 31, 1-5, 7-8, 10-11.
5 LU984

MV846
GR330

VPC108
MV2017
A/B
Mode 5, the happy one, obviously for this proper: « I say to you: there is joy among the angels of God over one sinner who repents. »



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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