How to chant the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary?


#1

I currently pray the Little Office in conformity with the 1961 Editio Typica of the Roman Breviary. I would like to learn how to chant the hours. The book I have includes the chants, but I have some questions.

On hymns, they give the chant for the first verse. What do I do for the following verses? Do I use the same notes and apply it to the words of each verse?

For the psalms, it gives a general guideline. Again, am I supposed to use the same notes for each part? I guess I don’t know how to apply the example they give to each individual psalm.

During Compline, how do I chant the Nunc Dimittis? They give music for the antiphon, but not the actual Nunc Dimittis.


#2

Yes. Use that same melody for all the words.

Is there an “ordinary” section? Try looking there. It’s used every day, so I’d doubt that it would be reprinted every day.


#3

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