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Advanced Studies in Gregorian Chant By Justine Ward
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This masterful guide by Justine Ward, enormously rare, is now in print again for the first time since 1949. It is her most advanced guide to understanding and singing Gregorian chant. It covers the... More > management of dynamics, the singing of the Psalms including intonations and rules for adapting syllables to melodic formula, the three styles of chant, the treatment of accents, varieties of notation, forms of composition, the diagramming of chants, centonization, interpretation, chironomy and conducting, expression and accompaniment, as well as the origin, evolution, mutilation, and regeneration of the chant. If you have only thought of Mrs. Ward in connection with children's pedagogy, this book will amaze you. It is probably the most advanced guide to the practical singing and understanding of the details of Gregorian chant ever written. It certainly embodies the height of classical Solesmes styling. It is a must for anyone who aspires to mastery. The book is softcover, 208 pages.< Less
Gregorian Chant for Church and School By Mary Antonine Goodchild
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by Sister Mary Antonine Goodchild, O.P. What a wonderful find this is: an ideal textbook on chant for junior high, high school, or really any age. It is mercifully free of verbiage or exaggerated... More > detail. It is short and completely clear on all aspects of learning to chant (notes, rhythm, Latin, style), and it contains a vast amount of the basic repertoire, in neumes and with English translations. It even has study questions! Many of us have wished that such a book would be written. It took Fr. Samuel Weber to point out that such a book already exists, and now, praise be to God, it is in print again. As the title says, it is the perfect text for Church and school. It came out in 1944 but it isn't in the slightest bit dated. This is priced for mass distribution.< Less
A New School of Gregorian Chant By Dom Dominic Johner
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Dom Dominic JohnerThis is Dom Johner's practical guide to chant, a classic since it was first published in 1912 with the English translation appearing in 1925. It is meant not as an academic treatise... More > (though the research here is extraordinary) but as a training manual for a higher level of singing. The goal of the book is to help the singer render Gregorian chants worthily, and in true artistic style, especially in the Liturgy, and to kindle enthusiasm for this glorious music.< Less
The Spirit of Gregorian Chant By Marie Pierik
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By Marie Pierik Marie Pierik devoted her scholarly life to the explanation, defense, and promotion of Gregorian chant in line with the method and practice of the Solesmes tradition. In this learned... More > and erudite work, she provides a complete overview of its history, theological meaning, and practice in the framework of Catholic liturgy. At once deeply informative and startlingly poetic, this book is a an expression of intellectual accomplishment and deep faith. There is so much that our current generation can learn from her research and enthusiasm. This 200-page paperback was first published in 1939.< Less
Music Fourth Year: Gregorian Chant By Justine Ward
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by Justine Ward This is the first edition of Justine Ward's classic instructional text on Gregorian Chant. Appearing in 1923, it taught generations how to sing chant according to the methods and... More > principles developed by Dom Andre Mocquereau at the Solesmes Monastery in France. It was Ward's pedagogy and systemization of the method that brought the beautiful sound of this chant into the American Catholic life. All these years later, this book still holds up as one of the great chant method books ever published.< Less
The Technique of Gregorian Chironomy By Joseph Robert Carroll
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The Technique of Gregorian Chironomy by Joseph Robert Carroll is an excellent book for anyone looking to learn more about conducting and directing gregorian chant, or even perfecting his own chant... More > skills. Reprint of the 1955 edition.< Less
Chants of the Church By Monks of Solesmes
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This marvelous find was published in 1953, a rare example of a chant collection in Solesmes-style notation with Latin texts, plus literal English translations underneath the words of the chant. For... More > this reason, this book is especially useful in today's parish environment when translations are helpful for singers unfamiliar with Latin. Included here are all the primary chants used in parish settings. The book also includes an excellent primer at the front in how to sing chant and read the notation. Having this back in print is a special gift in the current environment. 164 pages, softcover.< Less
English Psalm Tones Adapted From The Gregorian Repertoire By Peter Johnson
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A selection of English psalm tones for modes I-VIII. These psalm tones have been adapted from the Gregorian psalm tones, and from other chants found in the Gregorian repertoire, using a chant formula... More > which is suited to the rhythm and accent pattern of the English language.< Less
Chants of the Roman Missal By Andrew Hinkley
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This book is a printing of Andrew Hinkley's transcription of the english "ICEL Missal Chants" into neumes.
Chants of the Church By Monks of Solemes Solemes
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"Chants of the Church" is a fantastic little book of Gregorian chant! Published in 1953, it is a fine collection of the best of Gregorian chant from the Benedictine Monks of Solesmes... More > Monastery in France. The traditional square-note musical notation is used with the Latin text. There is a wonderful bonus in "Chants of the Church"--it has English translations underneath the Latin text. "Chants of the Church" also includes an excellent primer at the front in how to sing chant and read the square-note musical notation.< Less

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