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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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1934 Potiron Benediction Accompaniments
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• Accompagnement du chant grégorien pour les Bénédictions du T. S. Sacrement : : d’après les “Cantus Selecti” et les “Varii Cantus” • Henri Potiron, maître de chapelle de la Basilique du Sacré Coeur et Professeur a L’institut Grégorien • 99+ pages • 1934 : : No publisher date: Copyright and Imprimatur from 1934 • : : Société Saint Jean L'évangéliste : : Desclée et Cie : : Imprimeurs du Saint Siège et de la Sacrée Congrégation des Rites : : PARIS, TOURNAI, ROME • Made in France • There is no publication year. Imprimatur and Copyright in 1934. Simply put, it is Potiron’s “Solesmes-style” organ accompaniments to many little items not in the Liber Usualis. •