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A second class of tunes—which can also be said with certainty to fall under the profane—are those which are written in the style of secular songs and which, if heard without the words, would be recognized only as such. In these, as a rule, the devotional gives way to the sentimental, cheerfulness to levity and oftentimes vulgarity, while not even an attempt is made to give a serious or dignified musical expression to the sentiments embodied in the words of the hymn. Not the least objectionable feature of some of these tunes is a jingling piano accompaniment quite unsuited to the church organ.
— Preface to a Roman Catholic Hymnal (1896)

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

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