Liber Usualis - 1963 Edition
1963 Edition – According to the Rubrics of 1962 / Nº 801
Latin Chant with Gregorian Notation. English Rubrics and Instructions
The Liber Usualis is a practical combination of the various official liturgical-musical books of the Roman Rite (e.g., Kyriale, Graduale Romanum, Cantorinus, Officium Hebdomodae Sanctae Instauratus) used for chanting both the various parts of the Divine Office and the Mass. It also contains a wealth of ancient Latin hymns, ad libitum Kyriale modes, litanies and the Ordo Missae (the Ordinary, Prefaces and Canon of the Mass) allowing it to also be used in assisting at Mass.
The Liber further explains (in Latin) the names of the various components of Gregorian chant, the method for properly rendering it according to the “Solesmes method”, how to chant the Lessons, Epistles and Gospels, a universal 1962 Roman calendar, and a section on general rubrics for applying the calendar and classification system (according to the 1960 reform). In addition, it features important particular rubrical notes as necessary (e.g., for the ceremonies of Ash Wednesday), a general index as well as alphabetical indexes for the various parts of the propers, antiphons, psalms, canticles, hymns, and much more!
All of the Gregorian chant notation contains the important rhythmic signs developed by the Benedictines of Solesmes during their lengthy chant reform (ordered and sanctioned by the Holy See) in the early 20th century.
Features of this new reprint edition include cream bible paper, hardcover, durable end sheets, reinforced binding, smyth sewn, red edges and six ribbons. Proper feasts for the USA dioceses along with a supplement to the Mass of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Aug 22nd) when used as a votive Mass during Septuagesima, Lent & Paschal time are also included. The table of movable feasts is current up to 2041. Truly magnificent! Preserving Christian Publications 7½” x 5″ x 2″ 2177 pp
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