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The Vatican Gradual cheered our hearts by restoring the authentic form of the hymns therein. But there are very few hymns in the Gradual. We looked forward to the continuation of the same work, where it was so much more needed, in the Vesperal, and then in the new Breviary. Alas, the movement, for the present, has stopped. The new Vesperal and then the Breviary contain Urban VIII’s versions. So at present we have the odd situation that in the Gradual the old form of the hymns is restored; but when the same hymn (for instance “Vexilia regis”) comes again in the Vesperal, we must sing the seventeenth-century mangling.
— Adrian Fortescue (25 March 1916)

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1920 Solesmes Liber Usualis (Fragment)
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

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      * *  1920 Solesmes Liber Usualis (Fragment)

• Paroissien Romain : contenant la messe et l’office, pour tous les dimanches et fêtes de I. et de II. classe. Chant Grégorien extrait de l’edition vaticane et signes rythmiques des Bénedictins de Solesmes. Book in French 1920 : : Société de Saint Jean L'évangeliste (SOCIÉTÉ DE SAINT JEAN L'ÉVANGELISTE) Desclée & Cie Imprimeurs du Saint-Siège et de la Sacrée Congrégation des Rites ROME, TOURNAI

      * *  1921 Solesmes Liber Usualis (Fragment)

• Liber usualis missae et officii pro Dominicis et festis I. vel II classis : cum cantu gregoriano ex editione Vaticana adamussim excerpto et rhythmicis signis in subsidium cantorum a solesmensibus monachis diligenter ornato. Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes. xxvii, [1], 1605, 13 p. : music ; 19 cm. 1921 Romae ; Tornaci : Typis Societatis S. Joannis Evang., Desclée & Socii • Mocquereau’s 1921 Liber Usualis. Interesting (but used earlier?) Preface, in Latin. •

      * *  1954 Liber Usualis (Solesmes) in modern notation (Fragment)

LIBER USUALIS : Missae et Officii : Pro Dominicis et Festis cum cantu Gregoriano quem ex editione typica in recentioris musicae notulas translatum solesmenses monachi rhythmicis signis diligenter ornaverunt Author: Solesmes Publishing Information: : : 1954 : : Typis Societatis S. Joannis Evang. : : Descleé et Soc. : : S. Sedis Apostolicae et Sacrorum Rituum Congregationis Typographi : : PARISIIS, TORNACI, ROMAE : : 1954 • There are no differences between the 1924 version • Compare the HENRI DU MONT MASS in modern notation transcribed by Solesmes •