Kyriale

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Gregorian chant setting for Kyrie XI notated in neumes.

The Kyriale is a collection of Gregorian chant settings for the Ordinary of the Mass. It contains eighteen Masses (each consisting of the Kyrie, Gloria [excluded from Masses intended for weekdays/ferias], Sanctus, and Agnus Dei), six Credos, and several ad libitum chants. This collection is included in liturgical books such as the Graduale Romanum and Liber Usualis, and it is also published as a separate book by the monks of Solesmes Abbey.

In the Kyriale, the individual chants of the Ordinary are grouped into complete sets, whose title usually indicates the opening of the prosula formerly sung to each respective Kyrie melody. These masses are followed by individual items not grouped with the complete masses.

Contents [4][5][6][edit]

The following list of Masses indicates the seasons or feasts for which each Mass is intended, listing first the Ordinary Form uses, followed by the Extraordinary Form. In practice, however, Mass settings may be used on days that fall outside the seasons or feasts listed below; additionally, chants may be extracted from multiple Mass settings for use during a given Mass.

  • Asperges me (for the Asperges rite outside Paschaltide)
  • Vidi aquam (for the Asperges rite in Paschaltde)
  • Mass I: Lux et origo (in Paschaltide)
  • Mass II: Kyrie fons bonitatis (for solemnities/I class feasts)
  • Mass III: Kyrie Deus sempiterne (for solemnities/I class feasts)
  • Mass IV: Cunctipotens Genitor Deus (for feasts of apostles/II class feasts)
  • Mass V: Kyrie magnae Deus potentiae (for feasts/II class feasts)
  • Mass VI: Kyrie Rex Genitor (for feasts/II class feasts)
  • Mass VII: Kyrie Rex splendens (for feasts/II class feasts)
  • Mass VIII: de Angelis (for feasts/II class feasts)
  • Mass IX: Cum jubilo (for Marian solemnities and feasts/Marian feasts)
  • Mass X: Alme Pater (for Marian feasts and memorials/Marian feasts)
  • Mass XI: Orbis factor (for Sundays/Sundays per annum ["of the year," i.e., time after Epiphany or Pentecost])
  • Mass XII: Pater cuncta (for memorials/III class feasts)
  • Mass XIII: Stelliferi Conditor orbis (for memorials/III class feasts)
  • Mass XIV: Jesu Redemptor (for memorials/III class feasts)
  • Mass XV: Dominator Deus (for weekdays in Christmas season/commemorations and ferias in Christmastide)
  • Mass XVI (for weekdays during Ordinary Time/ferias per annum)
  • Mass XVII (for Sundays in Advent and Lent)
  • Mass XVIII: Deus Genitor alme (for weekdays in Advent and Lent/ferias in Advent and Lent, for vigil Masses, Ember days, and Rogation days)
  • Credo I–VI
  • Cantus ad libitum
    • Kyrie (I–XI)
    • Gloria (I–IV)
    • Sanctus (I–III)
    • Agnus Dei (I–II)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kyriale PDF (4,12 MB) based on the Graduale romanum, 1961
  2. ^ Kyriale Romanum PDF (390 kB) by the German "Bund für Liturgie und Gregorianik", 2001
  3. ^ Kyriale St. Emmeram, 2nd/3rd quarter of the 15th century, digitized by the Bavarian State Library
  4. ^ Kyriale PDF (4,12 MB) based on the Graduale romanum, 1961
  5. ^ Kyriale Romanum PDF (390 kB) by the German "Bund für Liturgie und Gregorianik", 2001
  6. ^ Kyriale St. Emmeram, 2nd/3rd quarter of the 15th century, digitized by the Bavarian State Library

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