laying out chant for learning
  • bonniebede
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    I am preparing some music for people to learn (O salutaris and such). In the versions I have, the music just continues along, presuming that you can read the chant in a sort of continuous line. But in fact there are phrases which repeat, like verses, though not quite.
    question: Is there some reason not to lay out the music divided in this way, so the repeated endings for example always come at the end of the line, so that it looks more like a hymn that they would be used to, with a regular metre?
    Sorry I may not have been clear, if you get my drift, can you tell me is there some important rule I am breaking here?
    I will try to work up an example.
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  • I think you mean arranging the a score similar to this example of the Kyrie for Mass II. There is no rule against this. The main reason for not inserting line breaks at the end of phrases or verses is to conserve space.
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  • bonniebede
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    yes, that's it. Thank you. It will help the children to see where phrases are repeated, or other patterns.
    Thanked by 1noel jones, aago