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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, 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 [1][2][3][edit]

  • Asperges me
  • Vidi aquam
  • Mass I - Lux et origo (in Easter season)
  • Mass II - Kyrie fons bonitatis (for solemnities)
  • Mass III - Kyrie Deus sempiterne (for solemnities)
  • Mass IV - Cunctipotens Genitor Deus (for feasts of apostles)
  • Mass V - Kyrie magnae Deus potentiae (for feasts)
  • Mass VI - Kyrie Rex Genitor (for feasts)
  • Mass VII - Kyrie Rex splendens (for feasts)
  • Mass VIII - de Angelis (for feasts)
  • Mass IX - Cum jubilo (for Marian solemnities and feasts)
  • Mass X - Alme Pater (for Marian feasts and memorials)
  • Mass XI - Orbis factor (for Sundays)
  • Mass XII - Pater cuncta (for memorials)
  • Mass XIII - Stelliferi Conditor orbis (for memorials)
  • Mass XIV - Jesu Redemptor (for memorials)
  • Mass XV - Dominator Deus (for weekdays in Christmas season)
  • Mass XVI (for weekdays during Ordinary Time)
  • Mass XVII (for Sundays in Advent and Lent)
  • Mass XVIII - Deus Genitor alme (for weekdays in Advent and Lent)
  • Credo I - VI
  • Cantus ad libitum
    • Kyrie (I-XI)
    • Gloria (I-IV)
    • Sanctus (I-III)
    • Agnus Dei (I-II)


  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

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