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Using the shoddiest, sleaziest material we have for the purpose of glorifying God is not very sound theology or even very good common sense. […] (In general, when you see a diminished seventh chord in a hymn, run.) And these chords are usually used in bad hymns in precisely the same order in which they occur in “Sweet Adeline.”
— Paul Hume (1956)

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1903 Solesmes Manuale (Gregorian Notation)
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

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      * *  1903 Solesmes Manuale • Includes a fascinating Preface in English (PDF)

• A Manual of Gregorian chant : : compiled from the Solesmes Books and from ancient manuscripts • no. 581 • 391+ pages • : : 1903 : : Society of Saint John the Evangelist Desclée, Lefebvre & Co., Publishers to the Holy See & Printers to the S. Congr. of Rites. ROME. — TOURNAI (Belgium). 1903. • Fascinating in too many ways to describe. •