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“The main place should be given, all things being equal, to gregorian chant, as being proper to the roman Liturgy. Other kinds of sacred music, in particular polyphony, are in no way excluded, provided that they correspond to the spirit of the liturgical action and that they foster the participation of all the faithful.”
— 2011 GIRM, §41 (Roman Missal, 3rd Edition)

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1949 Practical Instruction in Plainsong Accompaniment
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

1949 Practical Instruction in Plainsong Accomp. HE FOLLOWING BOOK has been made available for free download courtesy of the Jean de Lalande Library. If you appreciate these efforts, please consider making a donation by using the link at the top of the page.

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Note: This book has more practical examples and is more complete than the 1933 book by Potiron with preface by Desrocquettes.
• Practical instruction in plainsong accompaniment • Henri Potiron, professor at the Gregorian Institute of Paris • Translated to English by Gregory Murray • 240 pages • 1949 – Society of St. John Evangelist – Desclée & Co. – Printers to the Holy See and the Sacred Congregation of Rites – TOURNAI, (Belgium) – Printed in Belgium – Publisher’s no. 792 •