Graduale Triplex: Developments in Performance Practice. Gregorian chants first passed on in an oral tradition. Only in the 10th century we see for the first time. The official gradual of Roman Catholic Church is currently Graduale Romanum ( GR) published in Graduale Triplex (GT)() is actually Graduale. A reproduction of the GRADUALE ROMANUM with the neums from the Loan. Manuscript printed above the modern square notes in black, and the neums of the.

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Posted in Gregorian ChantLiteratureScores at 9: A must of an Gregorian schola is a so called gradual, a book collecting all musical items of the Mass for the whole liturgical year. It contains chants for ordinary invariable parts of the mass like Kyrie, Gloria, Credo… and for proper parts of the mass that varies like Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, Communion…. Apart from texts of these chants it contains of course the melody of it in quadratic notation.

Above the quadratic record there is black transcription of Laon neumatic manuscript and beow the system is red neumatic record of St.

Gallen family of manuscripts. The majority of proper is notated in this manner. This is where its name comes from. Here you can see samples from the same site in GR and GT.

Click to the picture to see the whole image in bigger size. The following manuscripts have been used mainly the first three of them:.

At the beginning of each piece of chant there are given the sigla of the manuscripts from which the neums have been drawn, together tgiplex an indication of the page and folio number. The above notation is taken from Laonfolio L and the red one under the text is from Einsiedelnfolio E You may have already learned from our Articlethat the copy of GR is available online. The most important difference between it and the current GR is the order of chants.


We can simply use index of GR and substitute it in this manner.

But we will probably not find GT online for a long while. We could try to transcribe neums from one of St.

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Gallen manuscripts — it is not simple work, I could confirm it. As you will read later on, there is one more possibility. The goal of this process tripldx to apply the new results of the research of old manuscripts. The result should be a chant book, which would be by its content as close as possible to chant praxis in the gold era of chant approx. In booklets, published continuously on his website Gregor und Taube there are chants for particular celebrations in quadratic notation modified in accordance garduale BZG along with st.

Gallen neumatic notation above the line. Already today there are files for almost every sunday of liturgical year.

Ictus — the vertical rhytmical sign. The theory of ictuses was introduced by Dom Mocquereau from the Abbey of Solesmes firstly in GRand it was used by hundreds of thousands of people in the whole world. But still today scholars meet ictuses on almost every step. The performance of Gregorian chant with the use of Semiology really seems to be the right way. Its price is a bit higher than the price of GR, but the value is almost 3 times higher.

The next step would be to learn to understand these mysterious signs. We might discuss this topic in future.

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It will serve to sustain the voice as it passes from note to note. Gradually he should diminish the force of the ictus until, finally, it disappears materially, remaining merely a mental support, an intuition, a feeling for form.


By following this process the singer will attain complete control of his voice and will use one or the other of these ways of treating the ictus according to the norms of good taste, of art and the laws of expression. Semiology has to be seen as triiplex aid, not an end in itself. If it becomes an end in itself, problems can graduqle. If you try and sing everything marked in tgiplex semiology you will end up tying yourself in knots and the result will probably be stiff rather than flowing.

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The singer must never feel a victim of a system and the chant must seem natural. Is it possible to buy your graduale recordings? Yes, the recordings are available on several places: Gregoriana The Movement which comforts and calms down, the Music that speaks the unspeakable.

The following manuscripts have been used mainly the first three of them: Ictus — the vertical rhytmical sign The theory of ictuses was introduced by Dom Mocquereau from the Abbey of Solesmes firstly in GRand it was used by hundreds of thousands of people in the whole world. Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes Associazione Internazionale Studi di Canto Gregoriano www. Lilypond Frescobaldi Lilypond Lilypondtool.