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Gradual [Responsorium graduale](i)locked

  • James W. McKinnon

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Chant following the Epistle in the Roman Mass.

The gradual, a chant of great melodic elaboration, is so named because it was sung on one of the higher steps – gradus – of the ambo (the same step on which the subdeacon read the Epistle, one below that on which the deacon read the ...

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