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Introits for Epiphanytide

Monday, December 8th, 2008

These are the introits for the Feast of Epiphany and the Sundays that follow. There are only three Sundays after Epiphany, since the third Sunday’s introit is repeated for the remaining Sundays. The last Sunday in the Lutheran tradition is always the Transfiguration. None of the early Lutheran sources available to me (Lossius Psalmodia 1561, Jesperssøns […]

Advent & Christmas Introits

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Here are the historic introits for Advent and Christmas. These Advent introits contain a few corrections from the previous postings. The text varies in a few spots between the Latin and the Common Service. The translation reflecting the Latin appears in parentheses underneath the text of the Common Service (an option that could be used). […]

How to use Gregorian Chant Propers

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Gregorian chant is typically written in square notation making use of neumes. This form of musical notation has become nearly obsolete in our modern time. Yet, this modern notation is, in truth, unable to adequately communicate gregorian chant to the singer. For this reason gregorian notation will always be preferred, is easily learned, and will be a […]

Gregorian Chant Propers in English

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

“Music is next to theology.” It is because of this that the Church has always had its own unique music, as it has its own language, art, and culture. Martin Luther especially understood the importance of music, and wrote this in his preface to a collection of funeral hymns and Latin Responsories: “We have collected […]