Chapter 3 Basics

Featured Pieces in the Anthology, with scores, analyses, and recordings

Select Mass Propers: Frankish monophonic liturgical chants

Date: Late Eighth Century

Sources: From the Graduale Triplex, with both square notation and medieval neumes

Anthology 3.1 (and P1) “Resurrexi”:  Introit for Easter Sunday (Antiphonal Psalmody)
Modern and Medieval Sources: Graduale Triplex, 196, in square neumes, with notation from Laon 239 (above) and Einsiedeln 121 (below)

Anthology 3.2 “Viderunt omnes”: Gradual for Christmas (Responsorial Psalmody)
Modern and Medieval Sources:  Graduale Triplex, 48-49, in square neumes, with notation from Laon 239 (above) and St. Gall 359 (below)

Anthology 3.3 “Pascha Nostrum”: Alleluia for Easter Sunday (Responsorial Psalmody)
Modern and Medieval Sources: Graduale Triplex, 197-198, in square neumes, with notation from Laon 239 (above) and St. Gall 359 (below)

Primer P1 “Haec Dies”: Gradual for Easter (Responsorial Psalmody)
Modern and Medieval Sources: Graduatle Triplex, 196-197, in square neumes, with notation from Laon 239 (above) and St. Gall 359 (below)

Recordings

All four pieces have been recorded by Richard Crocker, incorporating nuances found in the notation of Laon 239.  These recordings can be accessed through the STUDY SPACE accompanying Music in the Medieval West, and are found in many music libraries on the Emeritus label.  The full contents of these recordings can be found on the chant discography:
http://chantdiscography.com/?searchtxt=crocker&Go=SEARCH
and accompanying his book An Introduction to Gregorian Chant.

The entire set of recordings will soon be available online through the Hesburgh Library at Notre Dame, with clips of Professor Richard Crocker teaching chant.

As can be seen from the chant discography, there are numerous recordings of each of these chants, representing a wide variety of performance styles.

You can also find all of these chants on Naxos, in multiple versions.

Select Terms and Names from Chapter 3

Terms
cantor
mass
neume
Gregorian chant
ordinary
proper
responsorial
sanctorale
temporale

Names
Amalar (780-850)
Angilram (768-791)
Aurelian of Réôme (fl. 840-850)
Abbey of St. Gall
Charlemagne (742-814)
Gregory the Great (540-604)