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These prayers were not peculiar to Good Friday in the early ages (they were said on Spy Wednesday as late as the eighth century); their retention here, it is thought, was inspired by the idea that the Church should pray for all classes of men on the day that Christ died for all. Duchesne is of opinion that the “Oremus” now said in every Mass before the Offertory—which is not a prayer—remains to show where this old series of prayers was once said in all Masses.
— Catholic Encyclopedia (1909)

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Liber Usualis With English Translations (Solesmes)
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

505 Liber Usualis English R. WILLIAM MAHRT, an outstanding scholar of chant, has provided us all with a tremendous gift: the famous Solesmes “Liber Usualis” with English translations!

      * *  Mass & Vespers (Solesmes, 1957)

To help you navigate this monumental book, here’s a special index containing the page numbers for each INTROIT, COMMUNION, OFFERTORY, etc.

The technical title is “Mass and Vespers with Gregorian Chant” (1957). Some call it simply “1957 Mass & Vespers.”