Sunday, April 28, 2013

Query: Who Can Provide An Analysis of the Ratisbon Ordinary?

Every since we posted the Ratisbon Gradual of 1871, I've been curious about the ordinary chants in this book. To what extent do they duplicate or depart from the ordinary settings we have in our modern chant books? I see similarities but I think it would require a real expert to explain it all. Is there lost knowledge here or just good riddance? Would love to hear from someone who knows.

Here is the Ratisbon Gradual. Chants of the ordinary appear at the back of the book.