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Dedicated to the memory of
+ Fr. Gerard Farrell OSB, 1919-2000,
who inspired the creation of this resource
on his return to Collegeville
conducting a summer chant course in 1996.

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Collections and Service Books

      Location: SCORE M2 .R2383 v.16-26
        Author: Catholic Church.
         Title: Beneventanum troporum corpus / edited by Alejandro Enrique
                   Planchart and John Boe.
     Publisher: Madison [Wis.] : A-R Editions, c1989-
   Description: v. of music : ill., facsims. ; 29 cm.
  Title-Series: Recent researches in the music of the Middle Ages and
                   early Renaissance, 0362-3572 ; v. 16-26
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
 Contents-Note: I. Tropes of the Proper of the Mass from southern Italy,
                   A.D. 1000-1250 (v. 16 and 17-18) (2 v.) -- II. Ordinary
                   chants and tropes for the Mass from southern Italy,
                   A.D. 1000-1250: pt. 1. Kyrie eleison (v. 19 and 20-21)
                   (2 v.) ; pt. 2. Gloria in excelsis (v. 22 and 23-24)
                   (2 v.) ; pt. 3. Preface chants and Sanctus (v. 25-26)
                   (2 v.).
       Subject: Catholic Church--Beneventan rite.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)
       Subject: Tropes (Music)

      Location: SCORE M2149.2.H9 L4 1983 
        Author: Catholic Church.       
         Title: Liber hymnarius : cum invitatoriis & aliquibus 
     Publisher: Sable-sur-Sarthe, France : Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1983.     
   Description: xvi p., 622 p. of music ; 22 cm.       
  Title-Series: Antiphonale Romanum, secundum liturgiam horarum ordinemque     
                   cantus officii dispositum ; t. 2    
  General-Note: Includes indexes.      
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)        
       Subject: Hymns, Latin.  
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.  

      Location: M2154 .S6 1956 
        Author: Catholic Church.       
 Uniform-Title: Liber usualis  
         Title: The Liber usualis, with introduction and rubrics in    
                   English. Edited by the Benedictines of Solesmes.
     Publisher: Tournai, Belgium, Society of Saint John the Evangelist,        
                   Desclee [1956]      
          Note: Reprint and used copies are available from St. Bonaventure 
   Description: xlix, 1880, 100, [46], 80 p. 20 cm.    
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes 

      Location: SCORE M2148.2 .A1232 1990 
        Author: Catholic Church.       
 Uniform-Title: Missal (Gregorian). Selections 
         Title: The Gregorian missal for Sundays / notated in Gregorian        
                   chant by the monks of Solesmes.     
     Publisher: Solesmes : Abbaye Saint-Pierre, 1990.  
   Description: 717 p. of music ; 22 cm.       
  General-Note: Chants in Latin, with English translations (not intended       
                   for use in the Liturgy) printed separately; prayers 
                   in Latin with parallel English translations; commentary     
                   and instructions in English.        
  General-Note: Plainsong notation with added rhythmical signs.        
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)        
       Subject: Missals.       
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.  

      Location: SCORE M2148.4 .L4 1995 
        Author: Catholic Church.       
 Uniform-Title: Ordo Missae    
         Title: Ordo Missae in cantu : iuxta editionem typicam alteram 
                   Missalis Romani.    
     Publisher: Solesmes : Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1995.      
   Description: 310 p. of music ; 36 cm.       
  General-Note: Plainsong notation.    
  General-Note: Includes indexes.      
       Subject: Catholic Church--Liturgy--Texts.       
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)        
       Subject: Mass (Music)   
       Subject: Church music--Catholic Church. 
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.       

      Location: SCORE M2148.2 .F5 1978 
        Author: Catholic Church.       
 Uniform-Title: Propers of the Mass. Proper of the season. Offertories 
         Title: Offertoires neumes : avec leurs versets : d'apres les  
                   manuscrits Laon 239 & Einsiedeln 121 / [edite] par  
                   Rupert Fischer.     
     Publisher: Solesmes : Abbaye Saint-Pierre, 1978.  
   Description: 180 p. of music ; 21 cm.       
  General-Note: "Reproduction offset" of: Offertoriale sive versus     
                   offertoriorum : Cantus Gregoriani ; edidit Carolus  
                   Ott.  Parisiis : Typis Societatis S. Joannis        
                   Evangelistae, 1935. 
  General-Note: Pref. in French, German and English.   
       Subject: Offertories (Music)    
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)        
        Author: Fischer, Rupert.       
        Author: Ott, Carolus.  
        Author: Catholic Church. Offertoriale sive versus offertoriorum.       
        Author: Laon (France). Bibliotheque municipale. Mss. (239) 
        Author: Stiftsbibliothek Einsiedeln. Manuscript. 121.

      Location: BX2049.B4 P9514 1982 
        Author: Catholic Church.       
 Uniform-Title: Psalter (Benedictine). French & Latin  
         Title: Psautier monastique latin-francais selon la Regle de   
                   Saint Benoit & les autres schemas approuves : note  
                   en chant gregorien / par les moines de Solesmes.    
     Publisher: Solesmes : Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1982.      
   Description: xii, 1054 p. : music ; 22 cm.  
  General-Note: Includes indexes.      
       Subject: Benedictines--Liturgy--Texts.  
       Subject: Benedictine subject: Benedictines--Liturgy--Texts.     
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.       
 Variant-Title: Cover title: Psautier monastique 

      Location: SCORE M2148 .L4 1979 
 Uniform-Title: Graduale romanum. 1979.        
         Title: Graduale triplex : seu Graduale Romanum Pauli PP. VI   
                   cura recognitum & rhythmicis signis a Solesmensibus 
                   monachis ornatum, neumis Laudunensibus (cod. 239)   
                   et Sangallensibus (codicum San Gallensis 359 et     
                   Einsidlensis 121) nunc auctum.      
     Publisher: Solesmis : Abbaye Saint-Pierre, 1979.  
   Description: 918 p. ; 21 cm.        
  General-Note: Foreword in French, German, and English.       
  General-Note: Includes indexes.      
       Subject: Neumes.        
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)        
        Author: Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen. Manuscript. 359.        
        Author: Bibliotheque de Laon. Manuscript. 239. 
        Author: Einsiedeln (Benedictine abbey : Switzerland). Bibliothek.      
                   Manuscript. 121.    
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.

      Location: SCORE M2153 .L56 
         Title: Liber cantualis.       
     Publisher: Sable-Sur-Sarthe, France : Abbaye Saint-Pierre de  Solesmes, 1978.
   Description: 118 p. of music ; 22 cm.       
  General-Note: "...PRIMA PARS canticorum ex thesauro Gregoriano       
       Subject: Chant. 
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes.       

      Location: BX2049.B4 P95 1981 
 Uniform-Title: Psalterium. Benedictine. 1981. 
         Title: Psalterium cum canticis Novi & Veteris Testamenti iuxta        
                   regulam S.P.N. Benedicti & alia schemata liturgiae  
                   horarum monasticae cum cantu Gregoriano / cura et   
                   studio Monachorum Solesmensium.     
     Publisher: Solesmes : Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1981.      
   Description: xi, 560 p. : music ; 22 cm.    
  General-Note: Includes indexes.      
  General-Note: Errata sheet inserted. 
  General-Note: Latin text of the Psalms is the Nova Vulgata version.  
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)        
       Subject: Psalms (Music) 
       Subject: Benedictine subject: Psalterium. Benedictine. 1981.    
        Author: Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes. 

      Location: SCORE M2148 .S7 1957 
        Author: Solesmes, Abbaye Saint-Pierre de       
         Title: Le graduel romain, par les Moines de Solesmes. 
       Edition: Edition critique       
     Publisher: [Solesmes, France] Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1957-       
   Description: v. music ; 31 cm.      
 Contents-Note: Vol II - Les sources. Vol. IV:1 and 2 - Le texte neumatique.   
 Uniform-Title: Graduale Romanum  


Demographics of Chant

      Location: ML3007 .L57 1986 
        Author: Nicholson, David, O.S.B., 1919- 
         Title: Liturgical music in Benedictine monasticism : a 
                   post-Vatican II survey / David Nicholson.
     Publisher: St. Benedict, Or., USA : Mount Angel Abbey, 1986, c1987.
   Description: 2 v. ; 28 cm.  
 Contents-Note: v. 1. The monasteries of monks -- v. 2. The monasteries 
                   of nuns.
  General-Note: Gift of the author to Abbot Jerome [Theisen, Collegeville]. 
       Subject: Music in monasteries. 
       Subject: Benedictines--Liturgy. 
       Subject: Church music.  
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)        
       Subject: Chant.


The "Spirituality" of Chant

      Location: 277 053 D47 s 
        Author: Desplanques, Marianus, 1907-   
         Title: Spiritualite benedictine et liturgie: Mission benedictine
                   [par] Dom Marianus Desplanques, Dom Xavier Hardy,
                   Dom J.-M. Berland.
     Publisher: Paris, Les Editions Nouvelles [1947]
   Description: [112] p. 19 cm.        
 Contents-Note: Dom Marianus Desplanques: Le vrai bonheur.--Dom Xavier
                   Hardy: Spiritualite benedictine et liturgie.--Dom
                   Jean-Marie Berland: Pour une restauration du chant
                   gregorien dans les paroisse.--Apendices: I. Les debuts
                   des sessions d'etudes benedictines et liturgiques
                   de St. Benoit-sur-Loire. II. Compte rendu de la XXe
                   session d'etudes benedictines et liturgiques.--III.
                   Florete, Flores [par Mlle. Simone Legout]   
       Subject: Benedictines--Spiritual life.  
       Subject: Catholic Church--Liturgy.    

      Location: ML3082 .H8513 1995 
        Author: Hourlier, Jacques, O.S.B.      
         Title: Reflections on the spirituality of Gregorian chant /   
                   Jacques Hourlier.   
       Edition: New ed. / rev., expanded and translated into English   
                   by Gregory Casprini and Robert Edmonson.    
     Publisher: Orleans, Mass. : Paraclete Press, c1995.       
   Description: vii, 79 p. ; 21 cm.    
  Title-Series: From Solesmes about the chant  
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-79).        
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.

      Location: ML3082 .L37 1994
        Author: Le Mee, Katharine W.
         Title: Chant : the origins, form, practice, and healing power
                   of Gregorian chant / Katharine Le Mee.
     Publisher: New York : Bell Tower, c1994.
   Description: 169 p. : music ; 16 cm.
  Bibliography: Discography: p. 153.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism. 

      Location: ML3082 .N57 1997
        Author: Ni Riain, Noirin.
         Title: Gregorian chant experience / sing and meditate with
                   Noirin Ni Riain ; scribe, Kevin Healy ; overture,
                   by Sinead O Connor ; foreword, by Austin Flannery
                   ; chant and prayer, by PLacid [sic] Murray.
     Publisher: Dublin : O'Brien Press ; Boulder, Colo. : Irish American
                   Book Company, 1997.
   Description: 187 p. : music ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4
                   3/4 in.)
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 182) and index.
 Language-Note: The chants with Latin words; words also printed as text
                   in Latin with English translations.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.
       Subject: Music for meditation.
        Author: Healy, Kevin, O.S.B.
        Author: O'Connor, Sinead.
        Author: Flannery, Austin, O.P.
        Author: Murray, Placid, O.S.B.

      Location: BX2435 .S68 1995 
        Author: Steindl-Rast, David, O.S.B.    
         Title: The music of silence : entering the sacred space of    
                   monastic experience / David Steindl-Rast ; with Sharon
       Edition: 1st ed.        
     Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, c1995.
   Description: 122 p. : ill. ; 17 cm. 
       Subject: Monastic and religious life.   
       Subject: Divine office. 
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)--History and criticism.

       Library: St. Johns University
      Location: VIDEOTAPE CASSETTE ML3082 .V571 1994
         Title: Visions of Gregorian chants [videorecording c/ produced
                   by Great Tapes.
     Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Quality Video, 1994.
   Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
  Title-Series: Mood film collection
  General-Note: "10063."
  General-Note: On videocassette box:  produced by Great Tapes ; Quality
                   Special Products, 410 Passmore Av., Scarborough,
                   Ontario M1V 5C3, Canada.
  General-Note: Not rated.
  Credits-Note: Producer, Elizabeth Pehlivanian ; director of photography,
                   Chris Smith ; editor, Vic Spalding ; graphics &
                   additional photography, Mel Fontaine.
Performer-Note: Performed by Benedictine Monks of St. Wandrille.
       Summary: The traditional chants performed by Benedictine Monks
                   are brought together with inspirational sights that
                   awaken the senses, release anxiety and instill a
                   state of peacefulness.
  Tech-Details: VHS.
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)
        Author: Pehlivanian, Elizabeth.
        Author: Abbaye de Saint-Wandrille. Choeur des Moines.

      Location: ML3000 .Z78 1998
        Author: Zsok, Otto, 1957-
         Title: Musik und Transzendenz : ein philosophischer Beitrag
                   zur Eruierung der geistig-spirituellen Inhalte der
                   grossen abendlandischen Musik (Gregorianik, Bach,
                   Beethoven und Mozart) / Otto Zsok.
       Edition: [2. Aufl.]
     Publisher: St. Ottilien : EOS Verlag, Erzabtei St. Ottilien, 1998.
   Description: 403 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
  General-Note: Originally presented as the author's thesis
                   (doctoral)--Hochschule fur Philosophie Munchen, 1998.
  Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-394) and
       Subject: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
       Subject: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.
       Subject: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
       Subject: Church music.
       Subject: Transcendence (Philosophy)
       Subject: Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)

Old Manuscripts and Incunabula publishes an excellent series of manuscript facsimiles. These are invaluable resources for the serious student of latin chant and liturgical music.
Address: O.M.I., P.O. Box 6019, FDR Station, New York, NY 10150, Tel. (212) 758-1946; fax (212) 593-6186.


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