Gregorian Chant Posters (The Paper Kind, Not the Kind that Contribute to this Forum)
  • I had the fortunate opportunity to sing with Ryan Murphy's TLM choir in O'Fallon after the Colloquium this past week (which everyone should if they get the chance, he's doing an excellent job) but something caught my eye in his choir space. He had a poster which was a sort of "Rosetta Stone" of Gregorian chant, listing the name, Gregorian notation, and modern notation of all the major neums side by side. Below, it listed the eight tones with their ranges, and tonic and resolutions (sp?) listed for each. I asked him where he got it; he said it was a gift.

    Please tell me there's a place where I can find a poster just like this for my choir room.
  • Jes
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    I'll make you one! I do a bit of calligraphy!
  • chonakchonak
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    Gregorio is handy for producing the neum images. If you read the PDF output into an image editor at very high resolution (e.g., 3000 dpi), the resulting images are large and precise.
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  • Jes
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    Or you can just get a special handwritten individual one nobody else has from a quirky Australian chick... Hehe. But yeah use the gregorio in the meantime this is going to take me some time.
  • CCoozeCCooze
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    Did you take pictures?
  • matthewjmatthewj
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    Couldn't you have just forced Murphy to scan it and email it to you?
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  • Jes did send me pictures - do I have the artist's permission to show the early drafts?
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  • Couldn't you have just forced Murphy to scan it and email it to you?


    I guess I'm just too much of a Luddite to have thought of that. But now I've had the Right Galah's offer, and it's a hard one to pass up.
    Besides, Murphy isn't the 'forcing' type. He's more the 'gently coaxing' type. :)
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  • CCoozeCCooze
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    I meant pictures of the original.
    I wouldn't mind seeing what she made for you, though.
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  • Jes
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    Actually have a question...
    Are you wanting like a "table of neumes" which also has modern notation
    and the seven tones as per your description
    or
    just the neumes with their names in pretty calligraphy?
    Also I accidentally did the G in a German style with the rest in English so pedantic calligraphers get off my back please!

    my VERY ROUGH draft is provided of the second variety.
    I call this "GREGORIAN SLANT" cos I was just practicing getting my hands steady.

    720 x 960 - 79K
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  • Jes
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    And actually wouldn't mind a pic of Ryan Murphy's one so I can sorta peak at what you're looking for...
  • I'll have to take a photo of it and post it here. I found it somewhere when I arrived at St. Barnabas.
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  • Jes
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    Okay so far I've been pretty much doing the chant names that you can find in the graduale romanum and I got quite far doing my good copy, I got up to clivis strophica vel cum orisco and of course next up I spell the word Torculus as Torcus.
    Now I know what being an angry monk must feel like... :P
  • Here's the poster:
    1632 x 1224 - 566K
  • chonakchonak
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    Admirable!

    Here's a quick roster of the neumes, for 11 x 17 paper:
    13K
  • CCoozeCCooze
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    You should add a quilisma that precedes a leap. =)
  • The section at the bottom of Ryan's poster, about the modes, was what intrigued me the most. Could you fit in something like that, too, Jes?
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  • donr
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    I noticed that Ryan's poster has a fold in it. I also noticed it was published by GINN AND COMPANY. Could this have been included in "We Sing and Chant" from the same publisher?
  • I've been looking for some good chant posters for my choir room as well, but haven't come across anything worth buying. If anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear them. In particular, I'd like to find a poster print of illuminated chant manuscripts (I can't afford the real ones). Informational posters like the one discussed here would also be good. Maybe even a Guido's hand or image of St. Gregory with the dove...just to keep the legend going! :) I actually have a long blank wall that I could fill with posters or artwork. I know there are some nice framed things available. but something more budget friendly would be good.
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  • canadashcanadash
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    my choir room


    Do you work in heaven?
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  • tomjaw
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    This, can't seem to upload see second poster on this blog post.
    http://the-hermeneutic-of-continuity.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/posters-for-schools-and-church-halls.html

    Can be found here with other posters,
    http://www.ctsbooks.org/school-posters
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  • Jes
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    Oh my gosh that is way less neumes than I've been trying to fit onto the posters!
    That's easy. Can do!

    I look forward to getting this done soon.

    :)
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  • Do you work in heaven?


    Not quite, but close (kind of like purgatory) :)

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  • Jes
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    Hey Tim,

    Struth, my version of soon is a little bit longer than it used to be!
    Just finished masters. I haven't forgotten you.
    Will send an image in a fortnight or so.

    Jes
  • Just finished masters.

    Congratulations!
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  • Jes
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    Thanks Andrew, I can't find the thanks button so thanks.
  • Congratulations, Jes.
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  • Jes
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    Hey guys,

    Stimson, you are not forgotten I am working on it.
    Was sick of making it slanty and been trying to make it perfect.

    The title looks like this! I'm very excited!
    3264 x 2448 - 2M
  • princehalprincehal
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    Eeee! I want one.
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  • bhcordova
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    Me too!
  • canadashcanadash
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    Gorgeous!
  • Stimson Seal of Approval. Exquisite!