HEN WE ANNOUNCED the upcoming Symposium, reference was made to a remarkable “revolution” that’s happened over 20+ years with regard to reclaiming authentic Roman Catholic liturgy. Another piece has been added—the Church Music Association of America has carefully scanned and posted this book:
Many rare chants in this book were omitted from “Cantus Selecti” (1957) and the “Liber Cantualis” (1995). The Sequence beginning on page 208 (“Sálve díes diérum glória”) is particularly charming. It would later be included—with a bunch of ictus added—in the Ordo Hebdomadae Sanctae printed in 1961 by Solesmes.
Whoever donated this book appears to have favored English for this chant:
What would the tune’s composer—Dom Pothier—have thought of that?
(If anyone owns this book, perhaps they could donate the pages which have been vandalized with English. I suspect the CMAA would replace those pages right readily.)