Gregorio question
  • Is there a users guide for Gregorio? I watched the YouTube tutorial video, but it doesn't offer enough information. Thank you for your help!
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 8,331
    At my on-line Gregorio website http://gregorio.gabrielmass.com/ , there's a link to a tutorial that goes through the process of building a score for a Kyrie.

    Incidentally, it starts with some mention of different methods for running Gregorio: that is suited for people who install Gregorio on their own PCs; that's a rather complicated process you don't need to take on just yet. Many users find that the web site interfaces for running Gregorio (either mine above or the very nice one at Illuminare Publications) are enough to accomplish what they need.

    There are other handy resources listed at http://gregoriochant.org/ .
  • Earl_GreyEarl_Grey
    Posts: 831
    OK. I watched the video and thought I'd give it a shot with something easy. I tried the following code in the illuminare editor and I see the correct pitches on the screen, but I can't get the file to generate (if that's the right term). I was just trying to write out a psalm tone with no text--is that even possible? What am I missing?

    %%
    (f3)
    (e)(f)(h)(hr0)(//)(ir1)(hr)(h.)(:)(hr0)(//)(g)(er2)(fr)(f)(::)
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 8,331
    You do need to specify an initial character. However, it can be a space, inserted as a TeX literal: <v>\ </v>

    In addition, put a space after each right-parenthesis.


    %%
    (f3)<v>\ </v>(e) (f) (h) (hr0) (//) (ir1) (hr) (h.) (:)
    (hr0) (//) (g) (er2) (fr) (f) (::)


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  • Earl_GreyEarl_Grey
    Posts: 831
    Thanks! TeX is Greek to me. I'll have to try to read more about it. I've been holding out for Finale to come out with a Gregorian Font, but that will probably never happen. Meanwhile I've just been using Meinrad Font, so I thought I would give Gregorio a shot.

    Has someone already done the code for the Magnificat and Benedictus in all the modes? I don't see it on Gregorobase.

    Another editorial question: is it proper to use the grave accent used when the accented pitch goes down? It seems some editions always use the acute accent.
  • tomjaw
    Posts: 1,863
    Has someone already done the code for the Magnificat and Benedictus in all the modes? I don't see it on Gregorobase.


    Yes see here,
    http://bbloomf.github.io/jgabc/psalmtone.html
    Choose Magnificat or Benedictus from the drop down menu labeled Psalm.
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