Gogis Liber Cantualis Gregorian Melodies The Solesmes edition of liber cantualis Liber cantualis has a handsome dark blue cover and is printed on quality ivory paper. Spirit of America Band. Together, these two recordings constitute the majority of chants found in the Liber Cantualismaking it an important pedagogical aid for learning chant. Peter for Catholics of Anglican heritage Fraternity of St. Christian Classics — All. The music is in chant notation, but without the florid melismas of more complicated chants, so the selections in the book are easier to read.

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Jump to navigation Jump to search Incipit of the standard Gregorian chant setting of the Asperges , from the Liber Usualis. The Liber Usualis is a book of commonly used Gregorian chants in the Catholic tradition, compiled by the monks of the Abbey of Solesmes in France.

According to Willi Apel , the chants in the Liber Usualis originated in the 11th century. The "usual book" or "common book" also contains chants for specific rituals, such as baptisms, weddings, funerals, ordinations, and benediction. This modal, monophonic Latin music has been sung in the Catholic Church since at least the sixth century to the present day.

An extensive introduction explains how to read and interpret the medieval musical notation square notation of neums or neumes. A complete index makes it easy to find specific pieces. Its use has decreased since the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council opened by Pope John XXIII in , in the constitution on the liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium , allowed the local language to be used in Church rites, even though the same council mandated that Gregorian Chant should retain "pride of place" in the liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium , Gregorian chants are still sung in most monasteries and some churches, and in performances by groups dedicated to its preservation.

In recent years, due to a resurgence of interest in Gregorian chant and the Tridentine Mass, some editions of the Liber Usualis have been reprinted or scanned and made available for download.

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