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The St. Dunstan’s Plainsong Psalter is the culmination of three full years of research, compilation, and proofreading. It is the first traditional English plainchant. 24 Feb I enjoy chanting the Psalms every morning and evening in Plainsong a.k.a. Plainchant or Gregorian chant. (If you have no idea what I’m talking. 28 Aug Here is the bulk of A Manual of Plainsong for Divine Service containing the Canticles Noted [and] the Psalter Noted to Gregorian Tones.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is another excellent and inexpensive prayer book. For me, Saint Dunstan’s Plainsong Psalter may be their best publication. The one hundred fifty psalms of David set to plainsong psalm tones with antiphons as selected and compiled by Plainsongg E. Saint Dunstan’s Psaltsr Psalter, Bottom left: The Way of Beauty: I also like the text design of the psalter which is contained in the current prayerbook of the American Episcopal Church.

Ideally the psaltet would be identical to that of the Saint Dunstan’s Plainsong Psalter since so many people around the world now use that psalter daily and chant the Psalms with one voice. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Holy Transfiguration Monastary pocket Psalter.

The Manual of Plainsong, 1902 edition

However, that site seems to have been removed, so in order to use this appropriately, the reader will have to know or learn how to read square notes. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The Anglican Chant Psalter. I used a piano to learn the gist of reading the plainsong notation, but then once I had the hang of it, I switched to guitar and now only use a pitch pipe to get the proper sounding note. Of course, it is not a pocket Psalter, and I still hope someday somebody will produce my dream Pocket Plainsong Psalter.

However in my dream psalter the staff lines would be printed in red like the old Gregorian chant manuscripts.

David Thomas rated it it was amazing Feb 03, This psalter has plaijsong quite a following since it was introduced inand it is a thrill to know that Christians all around the world are chanting the same Psalms to the same chant tunes on the same day. The psalter never seems to get old, whether chanted or spoken.

Richard Crocker and Ronald Haizlip in the Gradual Psalms Church Publishing, both in choice of psalm tone and method of pointing or other current resources.

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Plainsong Psalter by James H. Litton

It is well worth checking on there to see if this is for you before ordering. Chris rated it it was amazing Dec 28, The text layout would be that of the American prayerbook, flush left, with every verse or phrase on its own line, and extra space between verses.

Joel Watson rated it it was amazing Dec 14, I get around by public transportation and must carry everything I need for the day, so portability is a big consideration. It is the first traditional English plainchant publication to be in paalter for many decades.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I have never seen this type of layout with plainsong notation, and I think it is an amazing combination. The chant tunes in it are very old and very simple, and the square spalter is uncluttered and actually easier to read than modern music notation; there are only four lines on the staff, and the range of notes is limited news about a new edition of this psalter is at the bottom of this page.


A new, lighter edition of Saint Dunstan’s Plainsong Psalter now exists, and when I first saw it on the web, I ordered it in a heart beat! Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. I enjoy chanting the Psalms every morning and evening in Plainsong a.

I plan on using it daily for many years to come. Much easier to use than the hardback copy.