Ordinary of the Mass


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(R. C. Ch.) the part of the Mass which is the same every day; - called also the canon of the Mass.

See also: Ordinary

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The far-reaching endurance of a cappella settings of the full Ordinary of the Mass, in particular, testifies to the import that the "old-style" choral music retained from the early 1600s through the late eighteenth century.
Proper of the Time and Proper of the Saints, Ordinary of the Mass (interpolated polyphony folios).
This year, the Sacred Heart Choir will be singing a new setting for the Ordinary of the Mass entitled "A Christmas Mass," by Paul Gibson.
We have yet to find out whether Bach conceived the setting of the Latin Ordinary of the Mass as a whole intended to be performed during Catholic worship, since the individual parts can also be perceived as four independent compositions written over a relatively long period of time--from 1 724 until the final years of his life.
It is a joyful setting of the Ordinary of the Mass, and the chorus sang it with buoyancy and energy.
Iversen is one of a select group, mostly from Swedish institutions, who have worked painstakingly through the thousands of surviving special compositions or tropes and sequences, the texts and music that, from the time of Charlemagne to the thirteenth century, expanded and embellished the Ordinary of the Mass in dioceses all over Europe.
The second is the great range of options or substitutions provided for nearly all of the major parts of the rite (both the Proper and the Ordinary of the Mass) that are articulated in the rubrics in LBW and the rubrics and comments in the Ministers Desk Edition as well as the explanatory material in the Manual on the Liturgy.
The West Coast early music ensemble Magnificat re-creates the entire Easter Mass liturgy, including chants from scripture and the Ordinary of the Mass. Inserted motets, especially the O quam bonum for solo voice, are revelations of style and sentiment.
Another striking feature of Adoremus is the inclusion of the whole Ordinary of the Mass in both Latin and English, on facing pages, with attractive layout, running from p.12 to p.93.
The Ordinary of the Mass, de Rore's most magnificent setting, is unusual in being written for seven parts, with a flamboyant additional soprano, or high alto, line.
Although a great deal of work has been done on the Trent manuscripts in the century or so since these pioneering enquiries, much remains to be clarified; of the more than 1,800 compositions in the collection, of which over half are settings of the Ordinary of the Mass (Gloria settings predominate), many anonymous works remain to be identified, and many vexed questions of dating and function persist.
Grandi's first publication contained twenty motets, as well as a setting of the Ordinary of the Mass. It also included a motet, Quae est ista, by Alvise Grani, a trombone player at S.