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15th Century Chant Manuscript
Plainsong (neumatic) notation on a four-line staff with Latin text written in Gothic Script. The text is from Psalm 150, Verse 1 and Psalm 123, Verse 7.
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The Liber Usualis 1961
A searchable version of a book of commonly used Gregorian chants in the Catholic tradition, compiled by the monks of the Abbey of Solesmes in France. It contains most versions of the ordinary chants for the Mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei)
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Book of Hours -- Praeces Piae
Willamette University's Book of Hours (Link to digital copy)
This Flemish Book of Hours, entitled Praeces piae, made in third quarter of the 15th century in the diocese of Tournai, in modern Belgium. The text provides prayers for the eight hours of the day at which prayers were recited (Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline).
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