GABC Psalm tone-no text
  • SMire
    Posts: 13
    New GABC user here. I am creating a worship aid for Liturgy of the Hours. I've entered the antiphon into the GABC transcription tool, but cannot figure out how to enter the tone to be used for the subsequent psalm without entering in the text. Any advice?
  • MatthewRoth
    Posts: 1,596
    E.g. for tone 8G.

    %% (c4) (g)(h) (j)(j) (k)(jr)(j) (:) (j)(j)(j)(i)(j)(h)(gr)(g.)(::)

    However, it would work better with text (and is more standard, even if you don't actually use a psalm [somehow I put “small” here originally…], like in the official Antiphonale Romanum) because the spacing works best with text, and you want to show the accented syllables correctly, get the syllabification right (especially in Latin…) etc.

    %% (c4) Di(g)xit(h) Do(j)mi(j)nus(j) Do(j)mi(j)no(j) me(k///jr)o:(j) (:) Se(j)de(j) a(j) dex(i)tris(j) me(h///gr)is.(g.) (::)

    or %%
    (c4) The(g) Lord(h) said (j) to(j) my(k//jr) Lord:(j) (:) sit(j) at (i) my (j) right(h) hand.(grg.) (::)


    (Also, I belatedly realized that you're using a different site. The Source and Summit editor, the 2.0 edition of the "Alpha" editor" works with the way that I've showed you. I don't think that it works on the GABC transcription tool, which doesn't allow for anything but the most basic tasks, and even then, it needs a lot of improvement.)
  • SMire
    Posts: 13
    Thank you, Matthew! This is most helpful, I'm going to check out the Source and Summit editor. I feel so lost...
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  • GerardH
    Posts: 279
    @SMire it can be done on the GABC Transcription tool using Matthew's method above, you just need to select "Show integrated GABC" and encode it as he describes.
  • Bri
    Posts: 45
    I also have also been using the Source and Summit editor for just this although I've been using the original version.
  • MatthewRoth
    Posts: 1,596
    If you are interested in doing Vespers or another hour of the Office in the future (which you are, I think), I do recommend using Gregorio on your computer or even this online editor, because it becomes easier to control the position of the flex needed for longer psalm verses and, for antiphons printed separately from the psalm tone, the EUOUAE from "Saeculorum. Amen."
  • SMire
    Posts: 13
    Thank you, everyone!
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