Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dear CMAA: Where did those communion psalm verses come from?

CMAA has on its web site a number of communion chants with psalm verses.

For a large majority of these, the origin is clear, spelled out in the Ordo cantus Missæ (though CMAA apparently went off Solesmes’s 1974 Graduale Romanum, which has a few typos noted here earlier).

Could someone from CMAA please post here, though, the origin of psalm verses for such chants as “Unde huic” and “Intellege”, which are not given psalm verses in the Ordo cantus Missæ and do not even appear in the 1974 Graduale?

2 Comments:

At Sunday, August 05, 2007 3:46:00 PM, Blogger Mara Joy said...

good question! I've been wondering the same thing...

 
At Thursday, August 09, 2007 5:47:00 PM, Blogger Cantor said...

Answer: “Versus Psalmorum et Canticorum”, a 1962 book giving extra introit verses (in the event of long entrance processions, I think) and communion verses - in the event of congregational communion.

http://scholastmaur.free.fr/versus_psalmorum_et_canticorum.pdf

It appears the verses in the Ordo cantus Missæ were taken from this book.

 

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