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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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1964 Rayburn Gregorian Chant Rhythm
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

km0_GCT-tome_1964_Rayburn_Gregorian_Chant_Rhythm 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.

      * *  1964 John Rayburn’s “Gregorian Chant Rhythm” (PDF)

GREGORIAN CHANT : A history of the controversy concerning its rhythm • 82+ pages • Author: John Rayburn • Publishing Information: Originally printed in New York in 1964 •