(48) The line was included in a responsory
of the Office of the Dead in the third Nocturn of Matins.
This Mass was a two-man show, the priest doing everything, with a kneeling middle-aged layman reciting the responsory
prayers on behalf of us silent lay folk.
Those Psalms are followed by the singing of a hymn, the chanting of a lesson and responsory
(a passage from Scripture), the chanting of the canticle of Simeon (Lk 2:29: "Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, according to thy word"), and before the final blessing the singing of a votive antiphon of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
(60) The Creed concludes on the verso, where a rubric instructs "sacerdos dicat R." (Let the priest chant the responsory
In addition, Conserva me, Domine, a setting based on Psalm 16, and Ascendens Christus in altum, a Matins responsory
for the Ascension appear.
Following the reading, there is a short responsory
consisting of a verse, a response, the first half only of the Gloria Patri, and then the verse again.
72, quoting the responsory
Surgens Jesus for Matins, Feria VI within the Octave of Easter, according to the 1962 Breviarium Romanum; ET, http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_xxiii/encyclicals/documents.
The Te Deum was traditionally sung after the last responsory
at Matins, as a processional chant, and on other special occasions to express strong emotions of thanksgiving.
For instance, "Peruse the '300 Poems of the Tang Dynasty" and you'll be well read about critiquing poetry." (21) A popular proverb has it that "Read a hundred times, and you will grasp the spirit of the text." Su Shi's poem had it that "Content not with reading the classics repeatedly; deep thinking afterwards will naturally add to your understanding of them." (22) Yang Yi (1986) also thinks that if a reader wants to have a two-way communication with the author on the equal basis, he must first "look through and chew all the previous works before the author who he is reading, so that he can appreciate the good of the book at hand and even admire the author," or else it will be difficult to "conduct responsory
, or exchange views, with the writer." (23)
Chorus Pro Musica sang heartily throughout their appearance (it's always a good sign in this piece when the opening responsory
"Freude!'' has a nice bite, as it did Thursday) and navigated Beethoven's sometimes highly treacherous vocal writing with vigor and ease.
Is the chant a hymn, a sequence, a responsory
, or an antiphon?
As the sisters processed to chapel singing the responsory
Vidi Dominum facie ad faciem, the Lord showed his face to Gertrude.