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These prayers were not peculiar to Good Friday in the early ages (they were said on Spy Wednesday as late as the eighth century); their retention here, it is thought, was inspired by the idea that the Church should pray for all classes of men on the day that Christ died for all. Duchesne is of opinion that the “Oremus” now said in every Mass before the Offertory—which is not a prayer—remains to show where this old series of prayers was once said in all Masses.
— Catholic Encyclopedia (1909)

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1880 Les Mélodies Grégoriennes d'après la tradition
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

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• Les mélodies grégoriennes, d’après la tradition • Abbot Joseph Pothier • French Book : : vii, 268 pages • Par le Rév. Père Dom Joseph Pothier (1835-1923), moine bénédictin de l’abbaye de Solesmes, de la Congrégation de France • 1880 Tournay, Impr. liturgique de Saint Jean L'évangéliste, Desclée Lefebvre • There is as-yet no differentiation between the salicus and scandicus. •