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Much of the beauty of the older forms was lost and the hymns did not really become classical. We have reason to hope that the present reform of the breviary will also give us back the old form of the hymns. But meanwhile it seems necessary to keep the later text. This is the one best known, it is given in all hymnbooks and is still the only authorized form. Only in one case have we printed the older text of a hymn, number 57, “Urbs Jerusalem.” The modern form of this begins: “Caelestis urbs Jerusalem.” But in this case the people who changed it in the seventeenth century did not even keep its metre; so the later version cannot be sung to the old, exceedingly beautiful tune.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1913)

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Ravanello Polyphonic Motets
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

km0_misc-tome_1919_Ravanello_Polyphonic_Motets 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.

      * *  Three-part Polyphonic Motets by Oreste Ravanello (PDF)

• Secunda anthologia vocalis (liturgica) • Oreste Ravanello (1871-1938) •

On 8/12/2007, we made the CMAA aware of this book, and a few years later they provided a much higher quality scan:

      * *  3-voice Motets by Oreste Ravanello

HERE IS A SAMPLE piece from the collection by Ravanello (Ave Maria):

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