Chanted Reading: Evening Prayer (Vespers)
  • Bri
    Posts: 10
    We are interested in chanting the reading at Evening Prayer (Sunday Evening II).

    Is there somewhere we can find these written out so it would be easy for the average volunteer cantor to read?

    If that is not available, do we just use the tones used for the readings at Mass? Or are there different tones?

    Thank you!
  • a_f_hawkins
    Posts: 2,775
    Does page 120-123 of the Liber Usualis give what you want? If you don't have a copy you can download one from here :
    That is for the EF of course, but AFAIK nobody has bothered to revise them for the OF, I presume one would use what it says about the Short Lesson (p123).
    Thanked by 1Bri
  • GerardH
    Posts: 244
    AFAIK nobody has bothered to revise them for the OF

    That's where you're wrong. The tones for the readings at Lauds and Vespers in the OF can be found in the Antiphoale Romanum I & II from Solesmes.

    There isn't a set of the readings transcribed to the tones though, in either Latin or English. For chanting readings you usually have to adapt it on the fly, or write it out yourself.
    Thanked by 1Bri
  • smvanroodesmvanroode
    Posts: 856
    Benjamin Bloomfield has an online tool that comes in very handy:

    This tool can be used to set Latin or English readings according to different tones, and even to your own tones.
  • Bri
    Posts: 10
    Thank you, smvanroode.

    This is an amazing tool!!