OW TO get started typing up chant? It all depends what you want to type. Here is a video showing how easy it is to arrange the propers to psalm tones for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost.
The links required are:
- gabc.romanliturgy.org/propers.html for the online-install-nothing version and
- the Chrome App for the offline-faster version.
From Benjamin Bloomfield’s Blog comes this quote from the Liber Brevior:
These abridged chants are intended exclusively for churches where it is not possible to properly execute all the melodies of the Roman Gradual and for which a simple melody of the Sacred Texts is tolerated (S. C. R. N° 3697). Where there are Choirs sufficiently trained, the official Chant of the Gradual must be kept.
I had a little technical difficulty with the video software so the picture tends to lag behind the sound, but with a bit of patience I hope it helps explain how to use the Propers Tool. And thanks to Jeff Ostrowski for the great idea to make the video while holding a baby!
Illustration from the Breviary of John the Fearless. Paris, 1413-1419. Harley 2897, f.33v from the British Library.