Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary According to the Use of Salisbury, Part I
Introduction and Choir Book.
Edited by John Harper with Sally Harper and Matthew Cheung Salisbury
First published in 2019
Dimensions (mm): 324 x 246 x 27
This volume inaugurates a new subseries devoted to plainsong and monophony. The Choir Book provides all the Proper and Ordinary chants at daily and weekly Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Use of Salisbury throughout the year. It forms a pair with EC60. The edition is based principally on the Sarum Gradual printed by Prévost in Paris in 1527, a time when Lady Mass was at its height, and often enriched by polyphony. The new typeface, based on that used by Prévost, is comparable in size to the exemplar. It is therefore ideal for a group singing from a lectern. The volume begins with a substantial account of the Mass of the BVM across the late Middle Ages, setting the Use of Salisbury in a wider historical context.