While the Graduale Romanum is the Church's official book for the choir, some beginning scholas (chant choirs) may not be up to the full, extensive chants presented.
For them the Church offers the Graduale Simplex for use in smaller churches.
Yet while this book is more simple, it too has two traits that can make it difficult for many to use:
all text is in Latin, even headings and instructions, and the music is in chant notation (neums).
This guide was written to address the first of these two issues.
It has three basic parts.
In the first section, there is a detailed summary of the principles of use described in the introduction.
The second section contains a translation of the headings and major descriptive text for the entire book.
The final section is a list of translations of common abbreviations and words that are used throughout the Graduale.
One copy of this guide is provided free of charge with every purchase of the Graduale Simplex.
Those who need just the guide may purchase it separately.
Free with purchase of Graduale Simplex
Order #: 2151
- Liturgical Settings
- Ordinary Time
- a cappella
- Unison Voices